Thursday 20 October 2016

New Home for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are well.

Thank you to everyone who has sent me well wishes over the last several weeks while I have been recovering from my elbow operation. Progress has been slower than I'd thought but I have to keep hoping I will recover the strength in my arm. I had a follow-up with the surgeon last week and he thinks I may have nerve and/or muscle damage so I am waiting for some tests (not sure I want to know the results ;D )

Anyway, I'm still managing to do a bit of crafting so that is keeping my spirits up :D
Here is the second card that I made for the launch of Leonie's new stencils/masks and stamps last week.

First I inked up part of a stamp from the 'Flower Burst' stamp set with black memento ink and stamped it in the centre of a 5"x5" card blank

I then drew in the 'snail' body with Ice Grey 5 Promarker and coloured in the shell with Tan, Cinnamon and Walnut

To do the wording I masked off individual letters on the stencils and stamped through the aperture with the scribbly circles stamp (from the same set)

Tip: draw a horizontal line in pencil along the bottom of the card to help line the letters up

I did one letter at a time and drew in outlines with a fineliner pen, using the stencil as guide.

To write Home I used the o,m, and e from the Memories stencil and H from Laugh

and for 'new' I used the n and e from Imagine and an upside down m from Memories

To finish the snail I added tiny black pearls for his eyes and stamped the dotty squiggle for his slime trail (with added Clear Overlay Sparkle pen)

And there he goes, off to his new home

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Addicted to Stamps and More #216 Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft  #38 AG always
That's Crafty! Challenge Blog clean and simple
Artistic Stampers  Patterns
Happy Little Stampers (Mixed Media)  nature
Noor! Designs UK #23 CAS OR FULLY LOADED
Squirrels Not-So-Random Challenge #2 one colour
Glitter n Sparkle #210 AG

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope it is good news for you soon. Very cute card x

Fikreta said...

oh so cute!

Donna Mosley said...

This is sooooo cute Kat, love it! You are so clever.

hollyberry said...

This card is so clever and cute. Thanks for all the step by step.
Really hoping that you get good news from the tests. Nicola x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the CAS design
Kevin xx

Creative world said...

Awesome idea and project,love your Clean and Simple style...thank you for joining us at ATSM
Ċ½eljka DT

Tanja said...

such a cute and creative idea - thanks for sharing your creation at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge

Tanja said...

love your creativity - I hope you join us again at Addicted to Stamps and More

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

This is so beautiful ! thank you so much for sharing with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

Vicky said...

Such a cute CAS card.
Thank you for joining us at Noor Design UK, hope you will join us in our next challenge. Good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx