Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Inspired By #117

I love the title of Inspired By's challenge.
Yellow does make me happy.   It's such a sunny color.  So I was inspired to make a card.
I know lavender is in it's name but I had to take artistic license and make one yellow, to look similar to the flowers? in the photo.  Some ancient patterned paper frames it.

Thanks for dropping by. 

Monday, March 30, 2020

CAS(E) This Sketch #365

CAS(E) This Sketch has quite the sketch this week.  Because I need more Easter cards I turned it upside down to make this card.
I started by stamping the eggs and animals from Gerda Steiner and coloring them with Zigs.  I needed something for the third panel and decided to make my version of an Easter basket by inking up a basket weave embossing folder with HA Soft Brown and running it through my die cutting machine.

Now that we're social distancing until the end of April, it's more important than ever to send out those cards we've been making to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, friends who are having difficulty dealing with all that is going on in their lives, and those working on the front lines.

You are all in my prayers.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #428

Just a quick post with a card for Freshly Made Sketches.
I see flowers in a lot of sketches and this one from Altenew is rather large so I thought it would work beautifully. 

Thanks for dropping by. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Addicted to CAS #181

Angie has chosen this for the next Addicted to CAS challenge.
There are so many ways to add texture to your cards.  I chose to use some gauze paper.
This is something I bought quite a while ago because I thought it was neat and have barely used.  I cut a strip of the gray and then added a die cut flower from SSS that was colored with Distress Inks and a blending brush. I decided to run the sentiment vertically along the side of the gauze strip.

The Design Team would like you to take a look at what they've made using texture.  They hope to inspire you to make a card for the challenge.

Just Us Girls #529 - Photo Challenge

It's officially been Spring here in the USA for a week now and we may soon see flowers pushing through the ground.  I bet Lisa was thinking about that when she chose the photo for this week's challenge at Just Us Girls.
It's easy to see what inspired me.
The Altenew tulips were placed on an MFT panel embossed with a chain link folder and then on a green card base.  I embossed a darkened scrap of the same green with a sentiment from PTI.

Want to see what the Design Team and our guest Vicky Hayes did with the photo?  Head on over to Just Us Girls.  They may inspire you to make a card and you may be our next guest.