Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch #187

It's been a while since I've had the chance to make a card for a challenge and since CAS(E) This Sketch is one of my favorites, I had to make one for them.

Fog cs, stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Sparkling Snow embossing glitter.
Sentiment embossed in silver
It's all based on this sketch using stamps from CASual Friday that were part of the holiday Stamp of Approval kit.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Just Us Girls #358

It's photo challenge week at Just Us Girls and the photo Judy picked has a lot to inspire you.
I wanted to try and make a background with wavy lines and different colors. After much thinking and some practicing I made one with the embossing folder print technique.
I wiped 4 different Distress Inks on the Forest Branches folder and pressed my cardstock into it.  After adding the sentiment from PB, I stamped some little butterflies in colors similar to the background and made a larger die cut one for the top.

There's plenty of inspiration for you at the challenge blog so go take a look and then look hard at the photo and see it there isn't something that catches your eye that you would like to make a card with.  If you are chosen Chic of the Week you could be our next Guest Designer like Colleen Foelker.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Inkspirational #115

It's been a while since I've made a card for anything other than my Design Team assignments but I saw the challenge from Inkspirational and had an immediate idea.  They are asking for patterned paper and who doesn't have a lot of that.  For an optional twist, you can stamp on that paper and that's what I did.
I have the stencil to this PB stamp and it worked perfectly to color in the flowers after I stamped in Wet Cement and clear embossed.  A yellow DI marker added just a little color to the berries and with all the words I decided to leave off a sentiment.

I'm hoping to get back into crafting after Labor Day when things slow down and maybe I'll get a couple of things done before then.  I miss entering the challenges just for fun.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Just Us Girls #357

Another week has rolled around and they're passing by too quickly.  This is is our Color Challenge at Just Us Girls.
I started out with another card in mind until I remembered that I could use only the three colors.  I have a tendency to do that but I caught myself and switched gears.
I recently got the PTI Golden Gate Kit and planned to use the hollyhocks but they didn't look good without yellow centers.  I did use the lattice stencil from the kit for my background and added flowers from Altenew and a sentiment from Hero Arts, popped up on an oval die cut layered with foam.

What will you make using aqua, white and kraft?  For inspiration check out the Design Team and Guest Designer Colleen Foelker at Just Us Girls.  If you enter your card in the gallery, you may be chosen Chic of the Week and be eligible for a guest design spot in October.