Friday, June 15, 2018

CASology Challenge #304 - Pearl

Hi there ~ I'm stopping in today with a quick post to share a card for this week's challenge at CASology. I haven't played along for the past few weeks, so I was really excited to see the Cue Card is 'Pearl' ~

I started with a panel of SSS Sea Glass cardstock (white space doesn't have to be white, right?). I've had a jar of Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste in my stash for ages, so I used it with the Wave of Stars stencil to create a trail for the is a close-up:

I colored the butterfly with Copics and finished with the sentiment, both from Altenew Dream Big stamp and die set.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June "Twofer" Challenge!

Hi all ~ It's time for Darnell's June Twofer Challenge, and this month the prompt is 'Trees'!

And, here are the rules:

I love playing along with this challenge, and I think it's because it really IS a challenge! I had an NBUS stamp set in my stash, so of course, it was the best excuse to ink it up :)

For my one layer 'Friendship' card, I created a mask with an oval die and did some ink blending fading out on the upper right. I deliberately kept it CAS by refraining from adding gems or enamel dots...

For my monochromatic Christmas card, I did more ink blending, this time in shades of blue/green. I stamped the trees, leaving them bare, and added a sweet little bird using the same colors.

And, here they are together ~

If you're looking for a really fun challenge, look no further than Darnell's Twofer Challenge...there's still plenty of time to play along, and I know she would love to see your take on her latest prompt!

Have a great day ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Modern Trees; PTI - Keep it Simple - Friendship
Dies: MFT - Cross Stitched Oval STAX
Inks: SSS - Hot Lips, Duckling; Hero Arts - Orange Soda, Soft Vanilla; Versafine - Onyx Black

Card #2
Stamps: MFT - Modern Trees, I'm Tweet on You, Snow Globe Sentiments
Dies: Mama Elephant - Landscape Trio
Inks: TH Distress Inks - Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio; Versafine - Onyx Black; MFT - Black Licorice Hybrid
Misc: Copic - Markers, Opaque White; Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Sequins

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A few more CAS Challenges

Hello again, blog friends ~
I'm back to share a quick post for 2 of my favorite challenges. First up is the CAS Christmas June Challenge, and the theme is Masculine

I love, love, love this Stag Stencil and I think it's perfect for a masculine Christmas card. I inked the stencil with Delicata Gold and added a thin gold foil border before mounting it on a black card base. 
If you are interested, you can buy this and other stencils at Sarah Gray's Folksy Store.


Next is a card I created for the CAS Watercolor June Challenge for the theme 'Ocean':

I started by creating a wash with Peerless Watercolors in a few shades of blue and aqua. After stamping the fish and seaweed, I colored the mermaid with Copic markers and added a few bubbles with PTI Rainstones. And that was it!


Thanks so much for stopping by,

Christmas Card:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Ornamental Style (sentiment)
Stencil: Stag from Sarah Gray's Folksy Shop

Watercolor Card:
Stamps and Dies: MFT - Mermazing, Stitched Rectangle STAX #1
Watercolors: Peerless - Joanne Palette

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #138

Hi there, blog friends! It's time for a new challenge at ATCAS and yours truly is your hostess! If there's one thing I love when creating a card, it's to use the colors of the rainbow for my images :) CarolG is our Guest Designer, and Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring the challenge with a $20.00 GC to the store.

For the birds, I used the MFT "I'm Tweet on You" stamps and dies (listed below) in rainbow order. The clouds are from the MFT mini cloud stencil inked with TH Tumbled Glass.  

If you have time, grab your inks and stamps/stencils and join us for the challenge...we always love to see your creations in the gallery!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate your visits and read every one of your lovely comments...Thank you!

Stamps: MFT - I'm Tweet on You
Dies: MFT - I'm Tweet on You, Slanted Sentiments; Silhouette Cameo - Branch; Mama Elephant - Confetti (heart)
Stencil: MFT - Mini Cloud
Inks: Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass; SSS - Hot Lips, Hero Arts - Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Green Hills, SSS Audrey Blue, Hero Arts - Passion Flower; Versamark
Misc: Stampendous - Detail White EP; Gelly Roll - White Pen; Wink of Stella - Clear Sparkle Pen