Saturday, January 20, 2018

Addicted to CAS #128

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS and this time the code word as chosen by our host Barb is
I have neglected some of my SOA/CPD stamps so I got out this birthday one and clear heat embossed it on white cs and cut the banner. Wilted Violet DOX was used to ink it,  going from dark on the bottom and lighter toward the top.  I laid the banner on white cs and simultaneously cut them with a stitched rectangle from SSS.  Then I did something I rarely do.  I added sequins. (gasp)  Two look like blue in the photo but they're actually iridescent and much like the purple color IRL.

The Design Team and our guest designer have some wonderful cards to inspire you and the winner of the challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to Happy Little Stampers.

Will we see your ombre card in the gallery?




Just Us Girls #424 - Color Week

It's time for some color at Just Us Girls and our host Ina has chosen
I must say that color challenges are one of the most difficult for me but after seeing this card by Carly, I knew I had a great way to make my card.
I randomly inked my Bristol with Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade Oxides and then clear heat embossed the Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals.  I went over the entire panel with Peacock Feathers, wiping off the ink on the embossing when I was done.  I decided to trim the panel down and mount it on some 'mustard' paper.  The sentiment is from HA.

How would you use these colors?  The Design Team and our guest designer, Cathymac, have some inspiration for you over on the blog.  If you win a challenge this month, you have a chance to be the guest designer for March.  We'd love to see your card in the gallery.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Merry Monday #273

Just a quick post today before I get to sewing on sofa cushions for my DIL. 

My card is for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - red and turquoise. That seems to be a popular Christmas color combo lately.
I colored the elf from MFT with Zigs and used the packages from the set for my background.  I didn't know how else to do a sentiment so I repeatedly stamped the 'JOY' from PB. 

That's all for now.  Thanks for dropping by. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #254, The Card Concept #84 and Inspirational #152

It's not often I have a card that fits two challenges let alone three but today's card is one of those.

I had a productive day making these roses from WPlus9.  If you haven't seen this video that Dawn made on mass producing layered stamps you need to watch it.  It has been a life saver for me.  I made a ton of the flowers and leaves and then based my design on the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.  I also sat down one day with my Cricut and made a bunch of frames so they were ready when I needed them.  This one I heat embossed with pearl although it looks cream in the photo.  That's not the only thing that's off in the photo.  The sentiment is silver embossed and we all know how our cameras don't like shiny things.

While in the middle of creating I saw the challenges from The Card Concept
and Inkspirational.
Pink roses all around.  Plus some curvy lines and pearls.  A match made in blogland.

Thanks for dropping by.  I love it when you do.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #275

Challenge #275 at Addicted to Stamps and More is a photo challenge.  We're asking you to make a card inspired by this photo.  

There are a variety of elements in the photo that would make a wonderful card.  Here's what inspired me.
I loved the pictures on the wall with the black and white stripe but I wanted to do something a little different.  I had this black striped acetate that I cut to A2 card size.  Then I had to figure out how to put the card together so I could adhere the acetate and also have some hanging off the edge.  My solution was to fold a portion of my card panel over the acetate, glue it down with Scor-tape and use it for my sentiment from CF.  I cut off the other edge of the panel the same width.  The measurement in between is what I used for the actual card portion and adhered the panel to it.  The MFT tree was cut from gold foil polka dot paper. 

This is something different than I've ever done before and I enjoyed the creativity of it.  We'd love to see you get creative and make a card for the challenge.  How about it?

Less Is More #362

I know some people will be overjoyed that the color challenge at Less Is More is purple.  A lot of petunias are purple so that is how I rolled.
Panel:  Reverse Confetti borrowed from Michele
Stamp: WPlus9
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper (closed)
Inks:  Altenew and PTI

Thanks for dropping by.