Masking Technique

I love using this technique, there are so many awesome things you can do with Masking. The card I’m sharing with you today using two slightly different masked techniques. 

  
Firstly, I have stamped the lighthouse image onto a piece of post-it note (slightly sticky backed paper to hold the paper in place) and put that over the stamped image on my card.  Next I have die cut a circle out of another piece of scrap paper and layered that over my pre-stamped card layer. I’ve then used sponges to put colour inside the circle. This is called Reverse Masking. 

My card is going into the challenge at The Male Room, where you can see heaps of other great ways to do masking. 

Happy Stamping!

Chris

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Pretty new Kaszazz goodies

It’s been quite a while since I shared any of my creations with you, so I’m going to make up for it!  I spent a wonderful day yesterday having a play with lots of new Kaszazz goodies which have been released with the new catalogue. So here is just one of the pretty cards we made, and I promise to come back soon and share more with you. 

  
Aren’t the colours just gorgeous?

Happy stamping!

Chris

Just Add Ink #365

This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is a Sketch Challenge, and I do love my sketches for card and scrapbook inspiration.
So I have made a card to go with the sketch:

My card uses the very cute Kaszazz Kookaburra stamp, which was at the absolute top of my Wish List when I first joined Kaszazz.  I love all the Australian stamps that are available from Kaszazz, but this one is my favourite.

I have also used some lovely patterned papers which use the image of the Aussie gum leaves.  And I have just added a little sponging to the edges and a piece of twine which I unravelled and then knotted, and it’s a pretty simple card.  I might have to make some more like this one! Perhaps a set.
Happy stamping!
Chris xx

 

 

Heartfelt

The beautiful patterned papers from the Kaszazz Heartfelt range make papercrafting so very easy, whether that’s scrapbooking or in this case, a very pretty card.
I have combined this gorgeous paper with the card sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, and come up with this,

Not the best photo, the papers are soooo much prettier in real life.  I have sponged the edges and done some faux stitching with a paper piercer and white gel pen.

Here is the sketch:

I wonder what else I can use this pretty paper for??  I do have lots of ideas, and I’ll share them with you soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Heirloom Page and Pockets

I had a wonderful time on Sunday, sharing some crafting time with some lovely ladies.  We all made the same layout, this page and pockets using the Heirloom range of gorgeous patterned papers.  The colours are sooooo lovely!

 

I can guarantee that everyone’s turned out differently.  I know mine did.  I decided not to make my second page into a set of 6 smaller projects to go into pockets, but added them onto a background paper the same colour as the first page.
Here they are separately:

 

This was a heap of fun, a lovely mixed media, messy heap of fun!  We used some Gesso to adhere tissue paper which we had previously stamped, onto the white cardstock, and then some watercolouring to create the lovely textured background.
I’ll share some similar cards we made over the next few days.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Playing along in a Challenge

It’s been a very long time since I joined in with a cardmaking challenge, so what better way to get back into it, than to join in with The Male Room.  At one stage, I was member of the Design Team with this great group of ladies, so it’s lovely to join in again with them.
The current challenge is to use Dies on a project, and I have chosen a simple card, using the Kaszazz Hexagon Dies.


The fabulous patterned papers are a collection, again from Kaszazz, from the Industrial collection, the background looks like an old Aussie traditional tin roof!  The Hexagons are cut from another piece of patterned papers, and they have just been sponged with black ink.
Here is a close up of the hexagons:

Well, that’s me done for today, it is good to be feeling creative and have some mojo happening again, and I have more to share with you real soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris

I joined Kaszazz!!

Yes I did!  I haven’t been involved with Stampin’ Up! for some time now, having decided I needed a break from stamping.  The creative mojo is starting to flow again, and yes, I do feel like making some cards and scrapbooking, so I have joined the lovely Kaszazz family.

If you would like to know more about Kaszazz, which is an Australian company, you can click here:  http://www.kaszazz.com/

And the catalogue for all the amazing, wonderful Kaszazz products:  http://www.kaszazz.com/Products/BrowseOurCatalogue

I still have heaps of Stampin’ Up! goodies that I will use over time, so I will still be sharing projects using what I have.

Happy stamping, and looking forward to sharing some new creations with you soon!
Chris