Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Flower Challenge #59

It's time for the new challenge at The Flower Challenge and this month we want you to use a die.


There is also the option of making a slim line card.  


I saw a video by Nicole Watt that inspired the colors I used on the Larkspsur from Altenew.  You can see her card here.  I added the frame and sentiment from PTI.  

Out guest designer this month is the very talented Therese Calvird.  You will definitely want to check out her card and those of the other designers on our team.  We also have Rachel Vass providing the winner with 3 of her fabulous digital images totaling $15.

I hope we see your card in the gallery.


Monday, August 2, 2021

Perfectly CAS #17

While commenting on cards, I saw that someone had posted a card to Perfectly CAS and since I often do CAS cards I figured I'd make a one for their current challenge.

The image from Altenew's Poppy Garden was stamped and gold heat embossed on watercolor paper.  I used Altenew watercolors to paint the flowers and added a gold heat embossed sentiment.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

CAS Mix-Up August - Stencil

I'm happy to be guest designing for CAS Mix-Up this month.  Here are the parameters for the challenge.


I used one layer of the Argyle stencil by PinkFresh Studio to ink up my panel with CP ink.

Leaving the stencil in place, I used Onyx Black ink on the crackle background stamp from SU.  To keep it CAS, I trimmed down the panel to two rows, leaving me enough to make another card.  I added a couple of blossoms from PFS cut from kraft and a sentiment from Hero Arts.

The CAS Mix-Up Design Team has wonderful inspiration for you.  Take a look and then try out the technique.  We'd love to see your card in the gallery.












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INKspirational #244 and NBUS #29

Another card from my rainy day crafting session.  This one is for INKspirational -  Spots/Dots.  It gave me a chance to use my NBUS die from Jillian Vance so my card will head over there too.

The flowers are a layered stamp from Altenew and the sentiment is from the same set.  I bought the die because I thought it would make a great background.  For this card I left the panel behind it white.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Just Us Girls #595 - Wild Card

It's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Ina is hosting.  Here's what she picked for the challenge.


Having lots of tags since I was once on a Tag Design Team, I decided to make use of one of them.


The tag die is from PTI .  I cut a square to fit inside and blended on some Distress Ink. The little forget-me-nots are from The Greetery watercolored with DI.  I added a sentiment from Penny Black and some ages old baker's twine. 

You have lots of options for this challenge so I hope you'll enter.  Check out what the Design Team and our guest Chrissie have done.