Thursday, 18 February 2016

CC&S 161 Colours: Text Me Purple

I had to work the first couple of days in half term but now I'm off for the rest of the week, yay! And it's back to my favourite cool colours for this week's colour palette choice at CAS Colours and Sketches. 

With my interest in mixed media slowly building, the starting point for my inspiration (alongside the three colours) was a challenge new to me organised by Craft Stamper magazine. Their February technique challenge is 'Text Me' i.e. to use text or script background stamps, or text paper in our projects. These can be any language, any style, old book pages, bits torn from magazines, scrapbooking papers, etc.

I stamped the script stamp with two colours of Distress ink, spritzing the stamp with water before stamping. The Rennie Mackintosh inspired 'Glasgow Rose' stamp was free with an old copy of Craft Stamper Magazine (July 2014). This was stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver EP. I coloured parts of the image with the same colours of Distress ink using a paintbrush. I then stamped and embossed the image again on an old book page. I cut just a few sections of the image out and paper-pieced them over the original image. Both layers have been matted onto a piece of metallic silver paper and the sentiment is computer-generated, again in silver.

I hope you feel inspired to make a card using these colours and joining us at CC&S this week and I would like to enter my card into the Craft Stamper challenge.

Take It, Make It Challenge

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Glasgow Rose (Chocolate Baroque/Craft Stamper July 2014), Script Background SB1 (IndigoBlu)
Inkpads: Dusty Concord & Shaded Lilac (TH Distress Inks)
Sentiment Font: Allegro
Snippets: White cardstock, Silver EP, Metalllic silver paper, Old book page

You have until Wednesday 24th February to link your card at CC&S. Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT!

Stef x


  1. I love the way that you've pieced the old book text into the glasgow rose image Stef. And I love the colours that you chose for the challenge. Enjoy the rest of your week of freedom. Liz x

  2. Fabulous little stained glass window, love it! Thank you for the fabulous colours too Stef.

  3. What a pretty rose window image! Piecing the text into it is a really neat idea. Your card is awesome!

  4. Lovely project .... I like how you've added the text to the stamped image. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge. Linda xx

  5. Wonderful card! I love the text background.

  6. Loving the Rennie Mackintosh feel to your card, Stef. Caro x

  7. Sorry I'm late visiting you, but still want to say that Ilove this card. Interesting choice of image for a CAS card, as I would never say thatArt Deco/Nouveau was CAS but just proves that you can do anything with the right touch. It's beautiful.
    Louise xx