Sunday, January 22, 2017

CASology #232

Sometimes a cue word can spark lots of ideas and sometimes not.  For the "Cut" cue at CASology all I could thing of was using a die cut and since I will be needed some masculine birthday cards soon I went with one I haven't used in a long time.
This little 'happy' banner from PTI was cut from paper from my stash that just happened to have a coordinating color on the back that I used to inlay the letters.  The birthday stamp is from HLS and is actually the color of the lighter burgundy-ish spots - not pink at all.

This weekend flew by way too fast and I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I wanted to.  Too many challenges - not enough time.  And I need time for more of those masculine cards and I'm now in need of two more sympathy cards.  Looks like I'll be busy this week.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

CAS Watercolor for January

I love to watercolor so I don't know why I was having so much trouble with it the other day.  I did end up with a card for the CAS Watercolor Challenge but I'm not too happy with it.
This is actually the third try and since the deadline is nearing I'm going to enter it anyway.  I was glad to see that Tim Holtz has come out with distressed snowflake stamps because these SSS ones look like they're in distress to me.  Maybe it was a heavy hand with my Dr. Ph Martin watercolors which I rarely use but pulled out for the CAS Mix-up Challenge. Maybe is was not enough embossing powder.

While I was typing this I decided to show you the other two.  I can probably salvage them to make cards but it will take some creative thinking.
I love the background on the left but you can see that large snowflake didn't emboss well.  On the right I left the stamp in my MISTI, stamped and embossed again but it looks blotchy.  Let's hope February's challenge goes much better.


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Addicted to CAS #103

This is my first card as a design team member at Addicted to CAS.  Some of you may have seen the announcement but if not I'm telling you now.  I made the team!  I'm so excited to join this talented group.  The first challenge is
and our sponsor is Create a Smile.

I decided to use one of my older MFT stamps and sentiment.
I used Altenew Rocky Shore and HA Unicorn White to stamp on the Neenah Desert Storm that I cut with MFT's Wonky Rectangle.

How do you see the word "Wish" translated into a card?  Check our what the Design Team and Guest Designer Michelle Lupton have made to inspire you.  We'd love to see what you create.

Just Us Girls #377

Chris is our host this week at Just Us Girls for our Color challenge.
I'm not the best at color challenges but this one was rather easy.  I love pink and gray together.  It was just a matter of how to fit the navy in.
I can't tell you how many times I stamped the Altenew layered flower to get a good color combination.  Everything looked too orange-y to me.  Or darker than I wanted.  I used a frame die from SSS in gray and navy and stamped the sentiment in HA Navy.

Now it's your turn to make a card using these colors.  For inspiration check out the design team at Just Us Girls and guest designer Shawna Standish. If you're chosen Chic of the Week, you could be one of our guests.



Friday, January 20, 2017

CAS Mix-up for January

I played around the other day with liquid colors for a card for the CAS Mix-Up challenge and things kind of fell apart so I'm going with a background I made a while ago for a marbling challenge.
I used liquid food coloring and shaving foam to do my marbling and this is probably one of the last few because the colors are pretty well mixed together.  I think it looks like a stormy sky - perfect for a sympathy card.  I added a TH wildflower die cut ( my choice) in chocolate and a sentiment stamped to match from CF.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Merry Monday #231

It's another Merry Monday Christmas Challenge and this time they want reindeer on your card.  I aim to please.
The only reindeer I have are these cuties from Mama Elephant.  I colored a couple of them with Zigs and let them play around the layered die cut word from PTI.  I thought this fun called for a wonky stitched panel from MFT.  As Darnell would say, QACAS (quick and clean and simple).

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