Saturday, 3 March 2012

This month’s challenge on KCUK is to use something new, unused or new to you and/or something you’ve had for ages. 

Continuing my mission to use up scraps, I used some of my stash of backgrounds to make my cards, with new and not so new images.

The first one is a set of stamps from Eco Green that I’ve had for quite a while but never used because I wasn’t sure I liked them once I’d got them.  I used three of them on this card, along with a text stamp, a scrap of swirly rubber and a postmark stamp I’ve had for ages. The background is water colour paper and Ecoline inks.

new

The second one uses a similar background, two new images and some Dylusions words I’ve had for a while.  I don’t think I’ve used this one before, so it was uninked until now.  I fell in love with the girls when I saw them on Vada’s Blog, here – I love the way she used it, too. Once I’d scanned this, I realised I’d missed cutting out part of the image between two of the girls but too late to do anything about it now.  The next one is nicely cut out already!

the little things

I’m entering the second one into this month’s Chestnut Theme Challenge at Gingersnaps, which is Words of Wisdom.

Do you ever think you may be a little obsessed with one particular colour family? I was washing my short sleeved t-shirts yesterday, ready for the Spring weather I’m hoping for when I realised just how bad I’ve become– partly because I was trying to find the perfect match for one particular skirt, but this is a bit OTT!

teal and turquoise 

The weather’s back to normal in the not so sunny North West of England – grey and wet, although the sun is trying to peek through the clouds. Let’s hope he comes out to play!

Enjoy your weekend!

xxx

35 very much appreciated comments:

Ann B said...

Love the vibrancy on these Cath and would never have noticed the uncut bit on the second if you hadn't said - but then you very helpfully used big files on the photos so I could click and have a much closer look ha ha.
I have some of the Ecoline - wonder where I bought them???

sam21ski said...

Great colour combo's on the card and lol re your greeny-blue wave of t-shirts!!!

Sam xxxx

stephacine said...

Wouah, the first card is really nice, I love this colors!

Sandy said...

Oh wow so colorful cards.
This pink rock.
Absolutely pretty. Love them.

Deborah said...

Love the bright colour, something I'm really into at the moment. The pink card is divine!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The backgrounds are so vibrant, bursting with energy.
Great cards.
Wishes
Lynne

Karen said...

The backgrounds are wonderful! Adore the images on the first one and if you don't like them any more they're welcome here lol (only joking)! fab cards love all your inkiness hugs Karen x

Trish Latimer said...

oooh like these a lot Cath!! Fab backgrounds. For some reason my Ecoline stash seems to be confined to blues and purples...that pink is lush.(And we sooooo have the same taste in stamps, that line of ladies is sitting right now on my desk, in a big pile of 100 proof press rubber that arrived last week!!)

Carol Q said...

gorgeous cards Cath, lovely colours and what a good quote. very true. funny about that colour family - that's the one that I gravitate to in all my cards most of all!

Hermine said...

Cool, both look great, the second one is my favorite.

Mynnette said...

These are just fabulous--I LOVE the collage stamping on the first one! :)

Jack said...

Fab cards, very bright and cheerful. And yep, totally understand how you can get bogged down with not enough colours, lol. xx

Sue said...

These are fabulous Kath, I love your bright colours, I really must get my Ecoline's out from wherever they are burried.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love the wonderful color combination, fabulous cards!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wonderful and beautiful Cath. Love the colors you have used but also the composition. The second is really cool. Beautiful.
Lovely greet and a nice Sunday
Marja

Vicky Hayes said...

These dayglo backgrounds are a good foil for the black and white images Cath. Love the words of wisdom on the second card - so true! Vicky x

Gail said...

Very true! Love the background colours. Very vivid and striking

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Cath how gorgeous these creations are...great coloring!

greetings, Alie :-)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love love the colour palette on these cards, you have some fabulous stamps too. Tracy x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Cath, and I love the photo of your washing, lol! I reckon mine would be very similar!We could have big and juicy themed wash baskets. This one is definitely waterfall! Have a good week my friend

flutterbycrafter said...

Two gorgeous cards, stunning colours xx

catherine said...

really like what you have done and the colours are great.
catherine

friemelchen said...

WOW so beautiful colors and fabulous cards !

lg Uli

Sandra Hall said...

Both cards are gorgeous Cath - backgrounds are truly lovely and that girl stamp is great! x

hazel said...

Gorgeous cards Cath, I love how you've collaged the Eco Green stamps - I didn't think of doing that.
xxx Hazel.

Lottie said...

Absolutely stunning Cath and no one makes their backgrounds like yours.

Love your tee shirt colours - I tend to be the same with my clothes. I guess we find a colour we like or suits us and stick to it.

Martina2801 said...

What brilliant art work, dear Cath! Fantastic colours and design.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful cards in great colors.

Dotpat said...

Colours are fab Cath, 2 gorgeous cards

Terry said...

Both of these cards are fabulous! Love the colors and I am a fan of those ladies also! Have a great day!

trisha too said...

Cath, congratulations on being chosen as a Ginger Gem!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fabulous use of color Cath! Love the saying on the second one.
Hugs Lynn

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wow so wonderful new pieces are here.. I love all your art Cath.. your colors and style is perfect for me!
xxx Susi

Rosie said...

Really beautiful pieces, Cath. Thank you so much for your visit on my blog earlier today

Faye said...

Beautiful and bright colors, Cath. I don't think you can get too many items of clothing in the green and blue family! I have loads of them myself. Seems to be my best colors. Thanks for visiting back to let me know how to find your wonderful blog.