Saturday, June 22, 2019

Addicted to CAS #162

June seems to be wedding month (I have four anniversaries in my family) so it was such an appropriate word that Vicki picked for this week's challenge at Addicted to CAS.
I recently purchased the hemstich ovals (and circles) to go with my rectangles, and used them to make a place for my WPlus9 roses and the silver embossed Verve sentiment.  Damask embossing added some wonderful texture.

The Design Team has plenty of inspiration for you so please check out their cards.  We hope to see you make a wedding card and enter it in our gallery.

Just Us Girls #493 - Photo Week

I sure wish I could plant myself into the photo that Lisa picked for our challenge this week at Just Us Girls.

I tried to recreate the scene with my Newton's Nook stamp set.
I used DI to make my beach and ocean and then let it show through an MFT dome.  The margarita is colored with Zigs and some glitter was added to the rim. 

Our guest designer Marlena and the rest of the Design Team have some wonderful cards to inspire you.  If you enter a card you may be chosen Chic of the Week with a chance to be a guest designer.


Thursday, June 20, 2019

AAA Cards #142

One layer cards.  Not my favorite.  But black and white?  I love it so I had to put them together for  AAA Cards.
The image is from Altenew and the sentiment is from PTI.  QACAS

Thanks for dropping by.

Twofer Challenge #17

I love the topic of the Twofer Challenge this time - Bees.  I only have one bee stamp from RC but I love it.  Here's what I did with it.
You know you have to do a card for two different occasions using the same image.  First up is my uplifting card.
I mixed Distress Ink with translucent texture paste and spread it on my card base.  While it dried I cut the panel with a TH die and stamped the sentiment.  I colored the bees with Inktense pencils and replaced the wings on this one with some stamped on iridescent vellum with silver and sparkle embossed. 
The background was make with Scattered Straw and Wild Honey DI through a Funky Fossil stencil.  When it was done I didn't like the white showing through so I spread the Scattered Straw over the entire panel that was cut with an MFT die.  Then I didn't like the white border so out came the Scattered Straw again.  The sentiment is from the same set and one I get a kick out of.

Thanks for dropping by.  Now that the floors are done and almost everything is back in order I will have more time to make cards and comment on your blogs.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch #326

I really didn't think I'd get a card made for CAS(E) This Sketch with all the turmoil at my house but I had the perfect stamp for the sketch and I just had to make the time.
The image is CP stamped in GinaK amalgam ink and the sentiment is HA stamped in CP All That Jazz on a MFT oval die cut, stacked four times. 

Gotta run.  Still putting things back together after the last of the carpet was laid this morning.  I'm hoping for a calm evening when I can do some stamping and enter a couple of challenges.

Thanks for taking time from your busy day to drop by.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

CAS Mix--Up Reminder

There's still time to make a card for CAS Mix-Up
My first card was rather feminine so I went masculine with this one.
I stamped the balloons from C9. stamped and masked the sentiment from PTI, then stamped then strings.  I used one set of Altenew Inks, adding one from a different set for the lightest balloon. White gel pen was used to make the polka dots pop.

Have you made an ombre card yet? The Design Team has inspiration for you.

The Flower Challenge #33 - Reminder

There is still time to play along with The Flower Challenge where Deepti Malik joins us as both a guest designer and sponsor.

I used another of Deepti's designs to make a background for this card.
I stamped the bouquet several times in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored the entire panel with Zigs and Distress Inks.  I wanted those little berries white so I used my embossing pen to color them in and white heat embossed.  The same brown ink was embossed on a vellum flag for my sentiment.

The Design Team and Deepti have cards to inspire you to make one for the challenge.  Please check them out.

Just Us Girls #492 - Color Week

Carol wants us to use one color on our cards this week but there's more to it than that.  You need to use the light, medium and dark of that color for the challenge at Just Us Girls.
I hadn't seen the banner when I made my card using blues which seemed appropriate for the Altenew Morning Glories.
Using a layered stamp I got all three colors on one image.  This is the newest set of Altenew blues and they are beautiful.  I used gray for the leaves and the sentiment from EbyE.

What colors will you use?  We welcome our guest designer for June, Marlena from Marlena is Faithfully Crafting.  She and the Design Team have some lovely cards to inspire you.  We hope to see your card in our gallery.  If you are the challenge winner you too have a chance to be our guest.