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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Addicted to CAS Challenge #69

Hi everyone ~
I'm back with the latest challenge details for Addicted to CAS. For this challenge, our hostess is Bhavana, and she has chosen the Code Word 'Banners'. We also have an amazing Guest Designer for the month of August ~ Linda Beeson, and she has created the most adorable card for this challenge! 

So, here is my first card:

I started by embossing the background with PTI Sunrise Impression Plate and die cut the banners with my Silhouette after water coloring with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors. The sentiment is from Penny Black and the bows are from La Pareja Creativa. 


A few weeks ago, I won the Time Out Challenge, and my prize was one of Deepti's newest stamp sets called Balloons and Banners - Dee's Artsy Impressions...Banners you say? Oh yes, so here is my second card:

I stamped one of the banners in rainbow order, and repeated it in reverse order. I divided the panel, stamped the sentiment, then added a few enamel dots...and that was it!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Scrappiness Designs, and they have generously offered a $5.00 voucher to their digi store for the winner!

We would love to have you join us for this challenge...deadline is Friday, August 14th, so there is plenty of time to submit your entries! Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, July 31, 2015

Muse Card Club Challenge #126

Hello there blog friends,
I have a quick post to share a card I created for this weeks' challenge at Muse Card Club. The amazing Tracey McNeely created the sweetest card with one of my new 'favorite' stamp sets, so of course I had to play along! Here is her card:

And, here is my card:

I inked SSS Ledger Drops Stencil with Mint Julep and Maliblue to create a soft background, then stamped and die cut the images from MFT's Penguins in Paradise. I added the sentiment, and a bit of Wink of Stella on the ice cream cone, that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate your visits and lovely comments! Have a great weekend ~

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #154

Hi everyone,
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps, and this time our theme is CAS! For this challenge we have two sponsors: Deedee's Digi's, who will be awarding the winner with a $15 coupon to the store as well as Rosey Hearts who are offering a prize of 5 digi's from the store!

Here is my card:

I just love a one layer card...and, I couldn't resist playing with my Ahoy Stamp Set from PTI again. I created a mask and sponged yellow and a touch of orange for the sun, stamped the waves with SSS Maliblue ink, then the boat and seagulls in black for a silhouette effect.

We would love to have you stop by the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog to see all of the wonderful inspiration by our Design Team, and to play along in this week's challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by ~


Monday, July 20, 2015

SSS Flickr Challenge and Water Coloring

Hi everyone,
Just a quick post to share a few cards I created for the current SSS Flickr Challenge ~
It's no secret that my water coloring skills leave a lot to be desired, but I signed up for Deepti's Watercolor Cards Made Simple class over at Craftsy  and I have to tell you, it was FABULOUS!!! It's comprehensive, educational, and a lot of fun!

For my first card, I used my Koi water colors for the 'Variegated Wash Background' technique for the balloon and die cut sentiment:

And, for my second card, I used a traditional water coloring technique for the fruit, also using my Koi water colors:

There are several lessons in Deepti's class, so stay tuned for more water coloring techniques from me, now that I've gotten a bit of confidence :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,