Monday, July 16, 2018

CAS Watercolor - July

Splash watercoloring is such a fun way to make a background and it's this month's theme for the CAS Watercolor challenge.  You can get varied looks depending on colors and how many times you splash or layer and that's what makes it interesting. 
I used Broken China and Faded Jeans Oxide inks for my 'sky' and placed it behind an oval die cut from MFT.  The bird is from PB and the sentiment from PTI.  Inside it says "And in my prayers."  It seems I need a lot of prayer cards lately.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your week is off to a good start.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

CAS Mix-Up Challenge July

I really like the CAS Mix-Up challenge this month.
Coloring die cuts is such a simple request and the results can be fantastic.  Plus it gave me an excuse to use my Dr. Ph Martin's liquid watercolor.  I've had them for years and rarely use them.
The PB iris was cut from watercolor paper and layered on two other die cuts to give it stability.  I stamped the sentiment from PTI, added some splatters and a frame cut from Royal Velvet cs. 

I'm so glad you dropped by.

The Flower Challenge #22 - Reminder

Have you made a card for The Flower Challenge this month?  There's still time and the Design Team has more inspiration for you over on the blog.  The theme is
There are a couple of definitions of monochrome.  One is black and white, and the other is various shades of the same color.  Like my first card, I decided to use color and this time I went with red.
I stamped and heat embossed the Mondo Sakura from EBE in Altenew Velvet and then colored it with Zigs.  Once it was dry I colored the background with Festive Berries Distress Ink, sprinkled it with water and blotted.  The SSS sentiment was die cut from paper similar in color to the darkest Zig I used for the leaves and stamen.

We hope you'll join us this month.  Remember that flowers have to be the focal point of your card.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Less Is More #375

It's a color challenge at Less Is More and one that works well with summertime images.
The first thing I thought of was my Altenew Hibiscus.
I stamped it with Altenew inks, adding some second generation stamping on the background leaves from Wildflower Garden which is where the sentiment is from. 

I'm so glad you dropped by.  Enjoy your weekend.


Just Us Girls #449 - Trend Week

It's time for the Trend Week challenge at Just Us Girls and I had to think long and hard about what was trending that we hadn't already done or that would be easy enough for you all to want to make a card.  I chose
There are so many ways you can go with this as exemplified by the wonderful cards that the Design Team has waiting for your inspiration over on the blog.  We're also fortunate to have Julia Aston as our guest this month. 
I used Distress Inks on watercolor paper for my beach scene.  A PTI die made a window and I added the flowers and sentiment from MFT.

We'll be waiting to see what you enter in our gallery.



Friday, July 13, 2018

CAS Christmas and AAA Cards #119

I'm glad there are still challenges to help me get my Christmas cards done ahead of time.  There is always CAS Christmas but now AAA Cards has a Christmas in July challenge.  My card works for both.
I gold heat embossed the PTI poinsettia on Pine Feather cs and colored them with my PolyChromos pencils.  The sentiment is from HLS.

I've been working fast a furious to get my Design Team cards made ahead since the next four weeks will be really busy and I don't want to forget anything.  It's nice that I can slip in a card or two for other challenges. I'll have another one tomorrow.

So glad you dropped by.