Firstly, thank you so much for all your kind comments on my Copic colouring. I really do think I am improving - just shows that practice makes perfect! Aileen and I will be taking a short hiatus as we get going on Christmas cards and shopping and spending time with family and friends. We'll be back in the new year to finish the course off - lots of cards I think!!
So I saw this week's Muse challenge and HAD to play along. Ardyth's daughter is this week's Muse and created the cutest CAS card I have ever seen:
Bearing in mind that all I'm thinking about at the moment is Christmas cards, I remembered I'd purchased the cutest little set of Christmas stamps ever back in October at my local-ish non-Hobbycraft shop, Samuel Taylors. They're called Majestix Clear Peg Stamps - Christmas Treats and are tiny and designed to be used with special acrylic pegs, but I found they worked fine with a small acrylic block.
I was inspired by the line of food and the bright colours and decided to make an equally CAS (Clean And Simple) card on watercolour card.
I lined each of the stamps up as equally spaced as possible and as best I could in a straight line - this is where a MISTI would come in handy and am ever convinced it would be worth the £50 now we can get them in the UK - I then took my large acrylic block, picked them up, inked them up with Archival Jet Black ink and stamped them onto a piece of card stock cut slightly smaller than my A2 card base. The results are quite good!
I then selected different bright colours of Spectrum Aquas and water coloured a splodge on top. The sentiment was added at the bottom and I completely mucked it up with not adding enough ink so had to go over it with my Copic Multiliner - better than I ever expected though despite my wobbly hand - and again, a MISTI would have coped well with this! I then adhered the panel to my A2 card base with some tape.
[Supplies: Card-io Majestix Clear Peg Stamps - Christmas Treats; White card stock 300gsm; Spectrum Aqua - Primaries and Florals; Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink; WH Smith water colour paper; Clearly Besotted Best Christmas]
I love the result and hope that you do too. I hope you feel inspired to try your hand at the Muse challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by. If you are interested in doing something crafty over the weekend, can I remind you of the Mind Crafternoon I posted about a few weeks ago? Verity's Crafternoon is on Saturday and the official Crafternoon on Sunday. I'll be on Instagram using the hashtag #crafternoon - come join me and feel free to tag me @craftingwhilethebabynaps and I'll do my best to pop by and say hello.