This is my second entry for CAS(E) this Sketch this week. I was playing around with some Distress Inks the other day and had an idea that included a rainbow. It took a bit of fiddling and blending but I'm so happy with the final product:
Now, if you know me, you know I'm not so confident with using stencils etc but totally jumped out of my comfort zone for this one!
I cut a square from some plain paper for a mask and then die-cut three different sized clouds from white CS. I used washi tape to hold the square against the card front and the clouds in position. Out came my mini-blending tool and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and I went to town creating my sky. After die-cutting the rainbow from different pastel coloured cardstocks, I arranged my rainbow using washi tape behind it to hold it together. It was then popped up on foam tape over the clouds. The first part of the sentiment was stamped in black ink and the rest in soft pink.
This card is for Phoebe. She loves rainbows and did so well with her camp, dealing with scary situations (rock climbing, abseiling) and also some bullies. So will fill this out tonight and leave by her bed. She really is wonderful!
The rainbow die is from Paper Smooches, as is the 'wonderful' stamp (Kudos set). The 'you are' stamps are from Winnie and Walter 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy'. The cloud dies are from Couture Creations and the enamel dots are from Papervine.
I have three other challenges I would like to link this too:
Virginia's View Challenge # 14 (Layers and Dimension)
AAA Card Challenge # 36 (Easter Colours)
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - Week 5 (Anythings Goes)
Right, I'm off to put on my pj's and jump in bed with Phoebe. We can watch some more Modern Family and catch up with whats been going on this week with each other. Boy, I've missed her!!
Oh, this is fabulous Shona, you go with the stencil GF!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous card for your sweet daughter - I adore all of the elements.ReplyDelete
Love the background and the sweet little rainbow Shona. Thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!ReplyDelete
So bright and happy, made me smile when I really needed one!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card! Great job stenciling. Phoebe will love this!ReplyDelete
so sweet ShonaReplyDelete
love your sponging cloud and that rainbow
cute card you made and Love that colors..so soft
hugs from Germany
Oh so beautiful, Shona!!! Oh my husband wants to know if you are the very smart lady who won the card on April 1st in NZ? I quickly told him it couldn't have been, we would have heard you all the way around the world!! Your Time OUt card is fantastic... while I'm here =] MicheleReplyDelete
Shona....this is just so pretty. I love your beautiful sky and that rainbow is amazing.ReplyDelete
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Shona, this is another CAS perfect card! Love the use of dies for the dimensions! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge!ReplyDelete
What a lovely pastel rainbow, Shona ... way to go stepping out of your comfort zone with that fab stencilled sky! Great to hear Phoebe had fun at camp ... sounds as though she stepped out of her comfort zone too! Anita :)ReplyDelete
Such an appealing card Shona. I love everything about it and I'm sure Phoebe does too. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.ReplyDelete
Great idea to use the rainbow! And so good to see you stencilling in this beautiful way! Happy Eastern, GerrinaReplyDelete
Perfect match of the inspired colors! Love this fun card - Thanks for joining in at AAA!ReplyDelete
Love your stencilled clouds, would never know you were out of your comfort zone. Love the colours of your rainbow die too xReplyDelete
love your springy rainbow! soon cute and delightful! thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS!ReplyDelete
What a delightful post about two people stepping outside their comfort zones, then coming back together to share their experiences! Your daughter's trip sounds marvelous (except for the bullying: not nice) and your lovely pastel rainbow card, with your marvelous stenciled sky, is such a perfect gift for her! What a marvelous mom you are!ReplyDelete
Total gorgeousness!!! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards "Easter" Colors!!!!ReplyDelete