Friday, 25 August 2017

Friends Are Flowers!

Hello!  Thank you for visiting me, I am so grateful!  I think some of you got the wrong idea from my last post.  I said it was a really quick post as I was hurrying for a challenge deadline which was true, but it was just the writing of the post not the actual making of the card that was fast! Sorry if I wasn't clear!

This card however was speed crafting!  One of the challenges I am entering involves speed stamping and after planning my card and getting everything I needed ready, it took me just a few seconds under ten minutes!  I got carried away with the splattering and almost went over the time!  Very close!



Its a one layer card so I worked directly on the card base..  I used a circle stencil and inked through it with Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint Distress Oxides for an autumnal pallet then spritzed with water to give some texture and activate the lovely chalky look of the ink.  The ink was quickly dried with my heat tool and I stamped, using my Misti and Black Versafine,  the gorgeous flower and sentiment  from Originally Organic by Uniko - I won this fabulous set along with the matching dies, thank you so much Bev at Uniko!  Notice my sentiment is straight - that is because my fabby friend Di very kindly sent me a couple of acetate grids to use in my Misti for straight sentiments and  spacing etc.  -  so awesome!  Thank you Di!

There are some black spots in the image so I added some extra ones on the card to continue the theme using a black fine liner and also the faux stitching round the edge of the circle then used Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on the image for some sparkle.  Finally, using the same inks mixed with water, I added the splatters - I think I got a bit carried away!  A few seconds under ten minutes and all done! I think I will make some more like this as I really like the look!  CAS and quick too!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Uniko - Flowers


Time Out - Autumn with the Optional Twist of Speed Stamping - I used autumnal colours and speed stamping! Yay!
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Only Cards
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes

Fabulous challenges, every one!

Thank you again for visiting me!  Take care.  Christine xxx

23 comments:

Jane said...

Looks amazing! Love how you've used the Originally Organic stamp. Thanks for playing at Uniko.

sandie said...

Well done for doing this under 10 mins and we are so pleased you took up our challenge! I love this design, love how the flower overlaps the sponged the circle. Gorgeous warm colours and blended perfectly. Thank you for your lovely comment on our main blog and joining us at Time Out x

chrissie said...

A very beautiful card love the colours in the circle

Chrissie xx

dutchess said...

Wow Chris under 10 mins...it takes me longer than that to decide what colours to use....loving your design..oh how do you get your splatters to fall where you want them...mine end up in all the wrong bits of mycard.Have a lovely weekend xxx

Redanne said...

I do so admire people who can do reasonably CAS cards, but to do one in 10 minutes - wow - I take my hat off to you! It is gorgeous - definitely not something I could ever re-create - I procrastinate far too much! Love the splatters and the faux stitching is just perfect. Hugs, Anne xx

Mia said...

Beautiful quote and lovely card, Sue. I love the small dots all around. Kisses, my friend.

Marina said...

Great speed stamping and I think the extra time spent splattering was worth it!

brenda said...

A really striking CAS design Chris and the splatters carry the colours beautifully, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Carol said...

I love your colours Chris and the way you have stamped your card.

Beautiful work. Hugs Carol

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love all the splattering, it looks like happy colorful confetti but isn't too much. Great speed card. Remember that magazine "Take Ten"? Maybe it still exists, but it was showing cards and projects that took less than 10 minutes to make. In the beginning you truly felt that was true. As they evolved the projects got more and more elaborate and you just scoffed at the under 10 minute idea--maybe it everything was spread out before you and there was a prototype to follow, maybe then.

Anne said...

This is lovely Chris, certainly doesn't look like a 10 minute card!
I like how you've added dimension to the one layer by taking the image out of the circle, the splattering is a nice finishing touch too

Anne x

Darnell said...

Your OLC is so fabulous, Chris! I'm pinning this one as I love everything about it, including the (not too many) splatters and the fact that it is a QACAS card, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

I love this gorgeous Uniko image, Chris ... and you've showcased it beautifully here with those yummy colours and the sense of texture from the sponging and splatters! A simply delicious card ... and all the better that you made it within our 10 minute twist! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Maria Evans said...

Love this card Chris and made so quickly, amazing xx

Beverley said...

LOVE your placement of the Originally Organic image and FAB splattering. Lovely to see you enjoying your Uniko stamps and joining in on the Uniko Challenge too. Hugs Bev x

scrappymo! said...

What a pretty card. You are a good stamper to make this in under 10 minutes. I am in awe of you!

The acetate sheets for the Misti interest me. How do you use them? Are the sold with the Misti and it's accessories?

Dora said...

What a lovely card in these style.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Deborah Frings said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I really like the way you've framed this with the shaded circle. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What an amazing achievement in 10 minutes Chris, I struggle with CAS cards at the best of times. Love those splatters. Thank you for sharing with us and joining the *Only Cards* That's Crafty Blog Challenge. Best Wishes Tracey.

SARN said...

This is so cool Chris. Lovely colours and great CAS card altogether.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappymo! said...

I like the sound of this challenge. I spend far too long on some cards and then see all the mistakes. I think your way with this card is helped by good organization skills and then the seconds under the ten minutes is achievable.
Great idea!

Sharon Fritchman said...

What a gorgeous card, Chris! I love all of the wonderful details!!! Cool challenge, too!

Jackie said...

Wow, I would never be able to produce such a beautiful card like that in 10 minutes! I'm too messy for one thing .... Jx