Aug 13, 2014

Case Study 4th Anniversary Challenge + SSS Kids Challenge

Hey everybody. Today is a double bang post. I feel like there are so many things to participate in, i can't decide which one to do first. Then as I'm checking things out online, my list gets even longer and then I usually got to bed and forget altogether what I wanted to do until the last minute and then its a mad dash and double posts!

Today I wanted to share with you my challenge card for the first week of the Case Study Anniversary. I was inspired by Laura Bassen and HER CARD from the blog hop (seriously, who's not?) I love when she does her sponging with inks. It seems too fun not to join in. I actually made two cards. the first one was SO messy, I cannot in good conscience show it to you. I used some Tim Holtz Specialty paper and that stuff is so slick, it does not take much ink to make your mark. And in fact, I made my mark ALL OVER the card, so while it still got made, its the kind you send to your mother because you know she will love it regardless ; )

Ok, but the other card I made is here:

I found some new stencils at the art store! Can I get an AW-YeaH! This one is by Plaid. I LOVE it! I used three shades of Distress Inks and blended them all up nice and smooth. This Tim Holtz Specialty paper is really cool and takes that ink like buddah. So smooth like.  I die cut my hello using a technique I saw over at Damask Love (I think.. sorry Amber!) A quick little thing to help spread your die cut from end to end. Inside I added some Wink Of Stella to help the hello shimmer.

And just because I'm in the mood, here is my first card I made. Very similar to Laura's card, except for super messy! I only show it to you so you can be sure that I am NOT a perfect crafter and not afraid to show it. I can be sloppy and distracted, and it's just not pretty.

Ok, next challenge is the Kids Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. I asked my older boys if they wanted to participate and they both quickly said 'No'! So I roped my little 4 year old into it. He LOVES art. He loves to paint and colour and especially cut. He will cut up the whole house if I don't watch him. So today I tried to suppress my inner 'control freak' and let him hang around the office. Which he does anyway, but this time I didn't try to stop him from tearing through things. I will be honest, it was difficult for me to create while he was in there. I just couldn't concentrate! But it was fun to share space with this little guy. He's just so pleasant all the time. 

I had to help him stamp, because it was his first time! He showed me where to put all the 'guys'. He said the "super hero (i.e. vampire) goes at the top." He really liked it. My favourite was when he said "Lets do a bats, cause bats is awesome." Then while he was colouring he said, "Do I have to colour all this?" "Why?" to which I told him, "Because we get prizes if we win"!! Ok.. that's not the only reason I roped him into this, is it? 

Actually this picture is why I did it.... Cause look at that mug! He was so excited to take pictures and wanted to show his team spirit. Can you see his hand? That was from him painting his entire arm today at a friends house. I told you he LOVEs art....all over his body!  So this is his card! My cute little guy with the crazy red curls and sweet smile. I love him so...

Ok, that's all for me today. I must go to bed. I have an early morning bus ride to take big boys to school. Can't wait until my husband gets back into town so he can start doing it again! I'm definitely ready for a break (I'm such a whiner.. I have only done it a handful of times, but riding a bus for an hour at 6:30 in the am, just plain stinks!)

Thanks for stopping in today.


Miriam Prantner said...

Love your stenciled cards! The look fantastic and so do your kids' cards, love the concentration in that photo!

Jeanne J said...

Great take on the original card - so bright and beautiful. I love that you got your son to do a little crafting with you too! He's a cutie!!

Lindsey said...

Your CASE of Laura is amazing...seriously amazing! And I adore your (darling!) little one's card. He did such a good job! I love how he colored his "guys".

mischelle smith said...

Love your cards!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my gosh, so precious!!

Laura B. said...

Best post ever! Your son. His smile. Forget about it! Love the rainbow stencil card...too cool!

Anonymous said...

OMGosh---i love the photo of your little boy
doing the coloring... I have that rainbow stencil and
you gave me a great idea how to use it.

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Kai :-) the super hero's are awesome and I love your colouring ! :-)

your cards are gorgeous too Kristie :-)

thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Summer Vacation Kid’s Challenge on the Wednesday Challenge Blog and good luck with the prize draw :-)
Lols x x x

Caryn said...

Fantastic cards but hey - move over mummy - I think you have some competition on your hands there!! What a delightful card your son has made - and LOOK at those inky fingers!
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Challenge.
Caryn xxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards but I love Kai card what great images and colouring. Did chuckle at painting his whole body.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Childrens Challenge.

Heather said...

Great cards. A fabulous card Laura,I love the colours used and blended so well. Your card is great Kai, so many fabulous image - I really love your green witch!!! Painted hands and bodies is unavoidable when crafting!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Childrens Challenge
Heather xx

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