Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stamp-a-faire 2016 -- Part III

Well, Sage and I made two cards each yesterday evening
before calling it a night and watching a couple of episodes of Castle.

Sage had started on Danielle's Gilded in Gold Challenge
in the morning, having diecut and stamped her butterflies using Floral Pops Butterflies.

She used a foam brush to paint on the Liquid Gold.
She was very frustrated (I should have had some smaller foam brushes on hand)
and I had to touch things up a little for her. 
Her best friend, with whom she's going to camp tomorrow, is named Faith,
so Sage wanted to make her a card with her name on it. :)

While Sage worked on her card, I tackled a Masterpiece Inspiration Challenge.
My best friend, with whom I went out for lunch yesterday, requested
a masculine birthday card from me, for a rancher.
I chose this piece as my inspiration (as well as Melissa's card):

And used my On The Farm stamps and dies to create my card:

I started by stamping the checker board pattern (from On the Farm) 
onto my white cardstock panel in pure poppy.
Then, I masked it off and blended classic kraft ink onto my panel.
Then, I layered a Tim Holtz stencil over top and added more kraft ink.
For the tag, I diecut a Tag Sale 7 die from white cardstock 
and just the end of it from black cardstock.

I stamped the tag with images from the set and added
a black cow diecut -- since Sage was painting with the Liquid Gold,
I decided to dip his hooves into the gold -- a fun little finishing touch!

Sage also created a card for the Masterpiece Inspiration Challenge.
She decided to make a birthday card for Jonah using this piece:

She was inspired by the colours in the painting and the numbers,
which made her think of ages, which is perfect for a birthday card.

She has really taken to the ink blending technique and repeated it here,
in smokey shadow, orange zest and Altenew Caribbean Sky.
She spritzed it with water and then used a paintbrush to blend the colours.
She diecut the ferris wheel and cars from my MIM County Fair kit
and stamped them in enchanted evening and blueberry sky.
She stamped the sentiment (from KIS: Birthday) in enchanted evening.

And lastly, I decided to create a card for
Lizzie's Mastering Drips & Splatters Challenge.
I used this Master Colour Recipe, but substituted hawaiian shores for the aqua mist:

I pressed each colour onto my acrylic black and used my water brush
to splatter the ink onto my card.

I really love how the ink concentrated on the bottom of my card like that!
(I liked it so much, I chose not to add drips to it, leaving it as is -- I hope that's okay.
Once it was dry, I trimmed it out and adhered it to hawaiian shores cardstock.

I added some thread and the Inspired: Faith diecut from black cardstock
and the sentiment which I heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock.

Well, I tidied up my space last night so Sage and I would be
ready to tackle the rest of the challenges when we get home from church.

Thanks for looking!


cm said...

I am in a complete state of WOW (picture that FB emoji with the big eyes and *o* mouth...that's me!) in seeing your cards, Sage and Leigh! Sage, your card for Faith is gorgeous! I know she'll love it, as do I! You've created a lovely gold background for the oh-so-pretty butterflies! Jonah's B-day card: marvelous! Your blending is outstanding and you've chosen *the* perfect image to showcase! Impressive! Leigh: your rancher-destined B-day card has me smiling all over my face! Farm-fantastic! The checkerboard section...excellent! Your Faith card is a beautiful rendition of Van Gogh's Wheat Field; love the sentiment! Excited to see what else you have in store...

Lynn said...

Wow! You and Sage have created absolutely amazing cards. The splatters are perfect and I love the gold on Faith's card. Stunning!

Kathy said...

Wonderful cards by both of you! I think the people who receive these cards will feel very loved by receiving them.

Nora N. said...

Both of your cards are so stunning!! I like that Sage was inspired by a totally different artist then you. Her card is fabulous!! I LOVE your last card with the splatters!!! I would love to make tons of them like that!!

Lisa said...

Faith is a lucky girl to have a thoughtful friend like Sage!! She is going to love her pretty card! Love all of yours too Leigh, you girls make a great team!!

Betty Neville said...

These are so awesome! Great takes on the challenges! I think Sage inherited your talent!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome! You guys are both SO talented!

Daria G. said...

Awesome cards!

Greta said...

Oh so pretty! Fun to be making these with your daughter!