Saturday, January 20, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #128

Hi there, blog friends! It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and as hostess I have chosen 'Ombre' for the code word. 

Here is my take on the code word:

I used SSS Audrey Blue ink to create the ombre effect on the MFT sentiment and added a few stars from Mama Elephant's Confetti die.

I had lots of new goodies on my desk, so I decided to create a 2nd card:

The same layout, except a different die cut and I moved the sentiment banner down to enhance the ink blending on the die cut
Once again, we are being sponsored by Happy Little Stampers and the winner will receive a $15. Gift Card to the store...we hope you'll join us!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1:
Stamps and Dies: MFT - Smile, Slanted Sentiment Strips, Blueprints 15; Mama Elephant - Confetti
Ink: SSS - Audrey Blue; Versamark
Misc: Hero Arts White embossing powder

Card #2:
Stamps: SSS - All My Love (Laura Bassen design)
Dies: MFT - Love, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Ink: Picked Raspberry DI; Versamark
Misc: Hero Arts - White embossing powder; Lucie's Cards - Ice Cube Mix (Gems)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Muse Card Challenge #249

Hi there, blog friends ~
When I saw Tracey's beautiful watercoloring and adorable penguin for Muse this week, I had to play along!

I ruined 4 pieces of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock trying to re-create Tracey's gorgeous background, and finally gave up ~

Even though my watercoloring attempts failed, I still wanted to create a snowy hill for my bear...So, I masked off the bottom on an angle and ink blended with distress ink. I found a small stamp in the MFT Distress Patterns set and used it to emboss the snow kicking up behind the bear :) Lastly, I added Glossy Accents to the goggles...and that was it!

I focused on Tracey's:
- Snowy Hill/Outdoor Scene
- Embossed Sentiment Strip

Happy 'Hump Day', everybody! I hope you are all having a fun and crafty week ~
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Cooler with You, Distressed Patterns
Dies: MFT - Cooler with You, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Ink: Versamark, Salty Ocean DI
Misc: Copic Markers; Stampendous Detail White EP; White Gel Pen; Glossy Accents

Sunday, January 14, 2018

CASology Challenge - Hug

Hi there ~
I'm back with a quick post to share a card I created for this week's challenge at CASology ~ I have several 'Hugs' dies, but this one from PTI is my fave...

We are experiencing overcast skies today, so I apologize for the dark photo. 
I started by stamping 'Sending' with Versafine Onyx black ink, and before I stacked the letters, I left the flower petals and leaves in one layer and colored them with Copics. I poked out the top layer for a clean look and added the B&W striped border. 

I hope everyone is having a fun and crafty weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your sweet comments! I appreciate you so much!!!

Stamps and Dies: PTI - Big Hugs
Patterned Paper: MFT - Black and White Basics Paper Pack
Ink: Versamark Onyx Black
Copic Markers: RV25, YG07

Friday, January 12, 2018

January Challenges

Hi there! I'm back to share a few cards that I created for Loll and Bonnie's fabulous January challenges ~ My first card is for the CAS Watercolor Challenge and the theme is 'Birthday' 

I used Brushos to create a watercolor panel for the foliage and I mixed pink and orange from my Koi watercolors to create coral for the bloom. I made a big mess with my distress inks for the vertical striped pattern, so I finally stamped them with dye inks to get a crisp image.


My 2nd card is for the January CAS Mix Up Challenge and this month, they are asking us to use 'Cling Wrap' ~ So FUN! Loll and Bonnie always provide links to video tutorials and for my card, I used Lydia Fiedler's Technique for my watercolored panel~

I created 5 panels before I was happy with the colors, and I still wish it was a little brighter. The curved die cut is from MFT, and I thought it was a fun way to reveal this technique. Besides using Cling Wrap, I stamped the bird, hat, and sentiment and 'my choice' for this card is die cutting.

That's it for me...wishing you all a wonderful and relaxing weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by ~

Card #1:
Stamps: MFT Distressed Patterns, Up in the Air
Dies: MFT Stitched Flowers, Fab Foliage, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Ink: Brushos; Koi Watercolors; SSS Audrey Blue, Duckling; MFT Coral Crush; Versamark
Misc: Stampendous Detail White E/P

Card #2:
Stamps: I'm Tweet on You, Up in the Air
Dies: MFT Blueprints 25, I'm Tweet on You, Up in the Air
Ink: Peerless Watercolors; Versamark
Misc: Glad Cling Wrap; Stampendous Detail White E/P; Lucy's Gems; Copic Markers; White Gel Pen