Tuesday, November 27, 2018

AALL&Create Guest Designer Project - Checkmate

Hi folks, I'm sharing another AALL&Create Guest Designer project using Chess Art #115 and Chess Pieces #122 designed by Bipasha BK and For The Record  #125 designed by Aida Domisiewicz along with Stencils #21, #30 and #39 all designed by Autour De Mwa. I love the detail on the Chess Art stamp set and it reminds me that life is very like a game of chess, all about strategies and making good moves. You can find all the products I used and a list of stockists HERE
I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to measure  9" x 4", applied Black Soot Distress Oxide ink through Stencil #30 using a mini round blending tool,spritzed with water and blotted with a paper towel
added dots using Stencil #21
and more dots using Stencil #39 with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide ink
I stamped the image from Chess Art #115 on to the panel with Versafine Onyx Black
added the circle images from For The Record #125 inked with Dusty Concord
I stamped the image from #115 again on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card, fussy cut and added shading with diluted Dusty Concord.
I stamped the circle numbers from #125 with Dusty Concord, attached the chess pieces with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive and added highlights to the chess pieces with a Signo Uniball Silver Gel Pen.

I stamped "Checkmate" from Chess Pieces #122, trimmed, edged with Dusty Concord and fixed in place with mini foam adhesive.

I added strips of striped paper from my stash to the top and bottom edges and matted the panel on to a 4.1/2" x 7.1/2" Black card blank.

Hugs Kath xxx


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  1. Lovely background and those stamps are amazing in your hands Kath xx

    TFS and hugs
    Annie xx

  2. Wow Kath, the amount of work that goes into making cards like this one is just amazing but so worth it, I love the finished design, its gorgeous.xx

  3. I absolutely love the chess stamp sets, this card is stunning with so many beautiful layers! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Beautiful! I love the background and the pink just makes everything pop.
    Linda xxx

  5. Great design.I watched this company on Create and Craft a couple of weeks ago.hugs xx


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hugs Kath xxx