Friday, October 25, 2019

AALL&Create - One Day Special

Hi folks, I've been out of action this week after a bit of a run in with the handle of the oven door on Friday night resulting in a head wound and loads of blood requiring a visit to A&E and a tube of super glue but I'm feeling almost tickety boo again and ready to get back in the cubbyhole and tackle the much neglected crafty list of things to do. Today I'm sharing two of the samples I made for the AALL&Create One Day Special on Hochanda last weekend with stamp sets designed by the lovely and very talented Tracy Evans. The One Day Special sold out in 11 minutes so well done to all the lucky stampers who will soon be having as much fun as I did with the ODS stamp sets and huge congratulations to Tracy for two amazing and inspiring days of demos.
I masked off the edges of Distress Watercolor card, trimmed to 8" square and used #39 Stencil Lotza Dotz with Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste to create a resist pattern. Once dry, I coloured the background with Rusty Hinge and Tea Dye Distress Oxide inks using mini round blending tools and spritzed with water to create that waterdroplet effect. I stamped the images from #230 On Dragonfly Wings with Versafine Clair Nocturne and added splatters of Antiqued Bronze Distress Mica Spray. I removed the masking tape, doodled around the edges with a Sakura Black Micron Pen and added highlights with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.

I trimmed Kraft Card to measure 4.1/2" x 6.1/2", die cut a circle from Distress Watercolor card, coloured the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink using a mini round blending tool and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I stamped the numbers image from #234 Brush Flower with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink randomly over the background and the flower image inked with Versafine Clair Nocturne. I added Ranger Opague Texture Paste through Stencil #39 Lotza Dotz and stapled the kraft panel to a panel of Black Classic Kraft Stock. I stamped the sentiment on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card, coloured the edges, fixed with a staple and matted the panel on to a 5" x 7" white card blank.
You can find the stamps I used and a list of worldwide stockists at AALL&Create

I'll be back soon to share more One Day Special samples, in the meantime, I have a hot date over at my adorable Professor's studio tonight for the Facebook Live launch of the final 12 colours of Distress Oxide Sprays - 9.00am PST or 5.00pm if you're in the UK. I've booked my front row seat so why don't you join me. Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday to share my DT project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Fabulous projects Kath. I love these stamps but unable to get them locally

  2. Kath, both projects are stunning and it was lovely to see them on TV!

    So pleased that you are feeling a lot better, just in time to see the 'Professor' tonight, got my seat booked too! Big hugs my friend, Anne xxx

  3. So pleased to read your ok Kath, that was some bang to the head, ouch!!! just happy to read this.
    As always your gorgeous creations blow me away, fabulous and love the colours.
    Take care now, have a good weekend.x

  4. Aw that sounds painful hopefully your on the mend These are such gorgeous cards l just love all that you have done to create it take care x

  5. I was wondering...I missed seeing your project this past glad you are going to be OK. Yes, I am ready for our "Professor" as well. Glad there are so many front row seats...LOL...Enjoy...

  6. Glad to see you are well and creating again Kath. These cards are gorgeous and as a total dragonfly addict I'm going to have to have that stamp set.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Kath, I adore these samples, and seeing what you create with my designs, you bought them to life. Thank you so much for all the work. Look after yourself . Big hugs 😘😘😘

  8. Here I thought you had taken a break and were sipping a drink on a beach in Portugal. I would have been there with you if that were a possibility! Me - I had a run - in last Thursday night with a 3-hole punch and the tray beneath it that when I pushed it to open it and release all that extra paper I did serious damage to my middle fingertip! UGH! I made a visit to my local Urgent care and I thought I was going to have stitches, but the Dr. used that super glue on my finger, too! Such dangerous items (stove doors and 3-hole punches) we have to live with!!! Glad to see your artsy-self back and creating!

    Mary in Oregon

  9. Loooove the dragonfly card and colors!
    So glad you're feeling better!

  10. So sorry to hear about your run in with the oven door, and glad you are back to crafting. Like one of the other comments, I was hoping you were on holiday as well with a little time to refresh! These are two absolutely stunning cards; love the palette you chose for each card, they are so different and lovely! Happy crafting, Kath!

  11. Lovely to see you back and hope you have recovered. Beautiful cards as always, loving the layers and stamps.
    Linda xxx