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Saturday, November 3, 2018


Sometimes something crosses your path and a lightbulb explodes in your head and you think why didn't I ever think of that!

I was looking through a journal page on facebook the other day and a lady was showing one of her pretty Franken pages. I had no idea what Franken was, after googling, I now understand it to be like building Frankenstein from pieces, you create pages with bits and pieces of left over papers from your stash. Bit like quilting with paper.  But it wasn't the page that interested me it was the technique and being able to reduce my stash.  I wanted to see what I could do with an envelope.

There in started a new obsession, I have done a number of Christmas envelopes which will be on this blog in a couple of weeks, so so easy to do and such a great result.

Basically, I used an already premade envelope, then started layering different papers.  I used a glue stick (my go to whenever I do a collage) then a brayer to make sure all the edges are stuck down.

So my mind is wondering, singing loudly "We are the Champions"  (having just seen Bohemian Rhapsody) and I'm beginning to get an idea together.

I love doing uncluttered cards, it is where I started many moons ago and I have decided 2019 will be the year that simplicity returns, not necessarily CAS, but simple cards and adding a  matching envelope.  Also, I would be using scraps as I create my cards and that would be great leaving me in a less cluttered space.

Then today, I am looking at facebook again, (have to stop seeing things to do) and there is a DT Call for a new monthly challenge commencing in January, the  Rainbow Card Challenge, where the themes are going to be colours, how great is that, different colour or colour combo each month. I cannot wait for it to commence in January.  Click on the banner below to check out all the details
The Design Call for Rainbow Cards is asking for a monochromatic card.  Here is a chance for me to begin my simplicity card and envelope sets.  This card is made with Stampin Up papers.  The little Kewpie doll is a stamp from Creative Splendour which has been coloured with Acrylic Chalk Paint and fussy cut.  Then from the scraps a matching envelope.

I hope you like this new idea, I will certainly be using it a lot more often, and although I would love to join the Rainbow Card Challenge in January, if I don't get chosen, I will definitely be keeping the challenge in my diary, as I love the idea of just working with different colour palettes.  Fingers crossed!

Entered into:
Rainbow Card Challenge - DT Call
Crafting with an Attitude -AG
If you give a Crafter a Cookie.. - Babies
Love to Scrap - AG


Mynn xx said...

Cass , I love hearing about how you were inspired to create this fabulous set of creations! I absolutely adore your darling image, and the layered blue papers work so wonderfully together! Super sweet! Thanks so much for joining our DT Call at The Rainbow Card Challenge! We will get back to you before December 15th about our final decision! Sending HUGS! Mynn xx

Monica C. said...

Love your monochrome card. There is so much inspiration out there and I enjoyed reading what you found and how it inspired you.
Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
Monica C. DT CWAA

Jacqueline said...

What a beeautiful creation and such lovely papers too. Thank you so much for joining in our DT Call at The Rainbow Card Challenge - I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work - Jacqueline xx

Jonnece said...

Stunning card, I love your colour choice and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

Debra Davison said...

What a unique technique !! Great card for this challenge !! Thank you for joining in on the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge. We hope you will come back for another !! Debra Davison / Design Team