Friday, July 8, 2016

CASology #205 and Color Q #349

I'm off to the lake for the weekend so I have to post a couple of cards that are due Monday.  First up is the one for CASology where the cue word is 'chevron'.
The chevrons from Catherine Pooler (Stamp of Approval kit) are stamped in HA India Ink Black. The sentiment and die are also from SOA and are by Casual Friday.  'You' is cut four times, the top one in glitter paper.

Next is a card for Colour Q.  This is a card that did NOT want to be made. Here are the colors:
And here's the little trouble maker.

Seeing it next to the banner, the colors don't look quite right.  I started by stamping the weeds in London Fog and clear embossing them.  Next came the inking with Broken China and Salty Ocean -how appropriate *wink*.   I planned on some red coral but when I stamped the sentiment I messed it up and so I went with a red fish to cover it up.  That left some bare spaces at the bottom so I stamped some more weeds in gray but when I embossed them they came out dark blue.  Okay, that's closer to one of the colors but then I had three blues, so I went over the top with Salty Ocean to make it all the same.  Now I need more white than around the fish so I white embossed the sentiment.  Actually I accidentally embossed it in clear because the new ep I bought was not white.  :(  I stamped right over it and you can't see what's underneath.  I don't think I could handle two fish covering messy sentiments.  The images are from MFT and the sentiment from CB. At least I persevered and have a card for the challenge, even if it's not what I started out with, and maybe not the right colors.

Enough about my troubles.  Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend.


Tracey McNeely said...

Bobby both your CASology and colourQ are delightful. The black and red chevron card is an awesome design and your ocean background on colourQ is perfect! Thank you for sharing with us at both CASology and the colourQ!

Jen W. said...

Bobby, your chevron card rocks! I love the pop of sparkly red on the sentiment - it's perfect. And your fishy card was worth all the effort - I'm glad you didn't quit on it - you've got to just keep swimming!! :D Hope you've having a fabulous time at the lake and thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Loll said...

LOVE your chevron card Bobby. Very cool design! And great job with persevering with the fish card ... looks great! xx

Judy1223 said...

Bobby, you shared two amazing cards here! I love those graphic chevrons...and so perfectly paired with your glittery popped up sentiment! Fun, FUN! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Anita in France said...

Oh wow, Bobby ... that chevron card is so cool ... stylish and chic with a touch of retro in the shimmery red die cut! What a fun fish ... this ocean scene turned out so cute after all your persistence ... such a sweetie! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

These are both wonderful. That chevron is so cool stamped in all those different patterns, and your ocean card is certainly worth all the trouble. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology and ColourQ this week.

cm said...

Ooh la la with the first card; love the dramatic impact of your black/white chevrons and red you! Striking! Your fish is such fun; your persistence paid off wonderfully!