Edited to add: I was so happy to be chosen as the TOP SPOT at Art Impressions – Challenge #230 Good Goes Round! Thanks so much!
I was also fortunate to be selected as a Happy Little Stampers – April Mixed Media Challenge – Travel.
Hello and welcome
Here we are back again with Kath’s new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.
I have just returned from a holiday in South Australia, where I visited a couple of lighthouses, which I just love. As I had also recently received the wonderful new Lighthouse Circlet Mini Tryfolds stamp set from Art Impressions, I decided it was perfect for this week’s challenge.
As it is a trifold card, it is really difficult to photograph clearly.
On the back of the packet are very clear instructions for the using the 3 stamps and 2 mini die cuts to create the look through circle card.
My card is slightly taller (5″), rather than the 4″ suggested, as I wanted to play around with a background.
After stamping and die cutting each of the 3 circles, I water coloured the scenes using Distress Inks. I then added a little white paint to the wave caps to make it a bit more realistic.
Front panel Middle inside flap
Inside back panel
I wanted my card to give the impression of looking through an old brick wall across to the wonderful views.
Unfortunately, when I checked, I didn’t have a brick stencil, but I found a Kaisercraft die.
So I cut a stencil using an old piece of packaging – not too strong, but perfect for a decayed look.
Using white Ranger Texture Paste, I added some bricks to the front, the second panel and on the inside of the back panel.
To give the impression of the wall decaying, I used Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die to cut the top RH corner of the front and top LH of the middle panel. As I didn’t want the shapes, I just cut off the die cuts to leave an uneven shape.
On the back panel, I added a circle using Mama Elephant – Sew Fancy Creative Cuts. I used the banner die from this set and stamped the sentiment from MFT – All Smiles set. To finish, I added three small, craft die cut shells from Memory Box Seaside Treasures.
Sorry this has been such a long post!
Now it’s over to you! Don’t forget to check out the clever creations from the rest of the talented Design Team members at our blog.
Thanks so much for visiting.
Have a wonderful week and happy creating
Art Impressions – Challenge #230 Good Goes Round!
Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour Challenge April
Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies – April
Happy Little Stampers – Mixed Media Challenge – Travel
Die Cut Divas – April’s challenge theme is to make a project you associate with April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, Autumn, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com)
Dies R US Challenge #95 – Springtime
Cardz 4 Guyz – Challenge #192 Travel or Transport
Time Out Challenge – Spring
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