Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hatching, Matching, and Dispatching

Happy Saturday! We're offering lots of options with the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge, HATCHING, MATCHING, AND DISPATCHING!

In case this phrase is new to you, hatching=birth, matching=marriage, dispatching=death. I do believe it's British in origin, but is used in parts of Canada as well. I hadn't actually heard it until CBC had a tv series titled that a few years ago. Anyway... all this is to say we're looking for cards (etc.) for one of those events. Of course, the real challenge would be to combine all three. 😉
I needed a wedding card anyway, so that's the direction I went: 

No snark here AGAIN! My snarky mojo seems to be on vacation. (Although, when you think about it, fairy tales are full of trolls and ogres and child-eating witches...) This perfectly nice card uses a technique demonstrated by my friend Ardyth recently (the link will take you to the card and accompanying how-to video). Each layer of the flowers and leaves was inked then misted with water before stamping for a more watercoloured look. Extra added bonus: no need to feel every layer has to be stamped perfectly. This set doesn't have a solid base stamp for the flowers, so I simply flipped over one of the other layers to use. I filled in a few spaces with twigs and unknown small shapes inked in platinum, which is very close to the moonstone embossing of the sentiment. Both panels are popped up on a green card base. 
Have no fear, not all the sisters went snarkless for this latest challenge! We also have a talented return guest designer, and current Queen, Helen. For a chance at a snarky crown of your very own, come and join us! 

Supplies: Strathmore mixed media paper, Hero Arts layering cardstock, WPlus9 Pretty Little Peonies & Unity fairy tale stamps, Versamark, Altenew blush, crimson & velvet, Colorbox platinum & iced spruce and peeled paint distress inks, Stampendous moonstone embossing powder, MFT blueprints 24 & Sizzix circle dies, pop dot tape

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Chris Dring said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS, and I mean to case it. Someday. ;)

Dotty Jo x said...

This is beautiful! Love, love, love it! I think the whole hatched, matched and dispatched is something to to with the births, marriages and deaths columns in The Times newspaper, Jo x

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, love how you did the watercoloured roses. great technique.

Donna said...

Beeeeeeee-u-tiful card sistah!
And I loved that all too brief hatching matching & dispatching show - had all my favourite Newfoundlanders in it (well most of em)

Jane Willis said...

Oh, what you said about fairytales being full of trolls and witches - I know so many people whose fairytale romance has turned into that kind of story! Not mine, thank goodness! Snark or not, it's a really beautiful card

Heather said...

Your snark has gone awol! I love this delighful wreath.
I assume your snark will return in good time; I send my friends to your blog when they are looking for edgy/snarky sentiments ;-)

Majo said...

Super elegant, dear Sistah ♥

Melissa Melissa said...

Anyone would be lucky to receive this incredible card