Sunday, January 10, 2016

Happy Little Stampers - January CAS Challenge; Muse Challenge #147





Hello again, blog friends ~
I'm back with 2 cards I created for a few challenges. The first is for Happy Little Stampers January CAS Challenge:


For this challenge, we are being asked to use the 'Smooshing' technique. I just got a few jars of Inka Gold, and I have to say...I'm in heaven! The shimmer on these inks is amazing! I blended Aquamarine and Champagne with distress inks and water, and smooshed water color cardstock onto it for my background. It was pure luck that it looked like an ocean and sky, so that is what dictated my design. I die cut the mat and sailboat, and stamped the sentiment and seagull...and that was it!

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My next card is for the Muse Card Challenge. Here is Michele Ferguson's fabulous card ~


And this is my take on her card:
  

 I love how Michele placed the oval mat, and her repeat heart pattern really pops on her card. I don't have papers or stamps to create the heart pattern, so I chose MFT Dots & Stripes papers, and the PTI stamp and die set 'Uncorked'. I just added a few sequins, and that was it. For the die cut sentiment I used Silver Luxe cardstock, just to add a little shimmer to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by, 







19 comments:

lostinpaper said...

What fabulous cards Barb, I can really see the shimmer in the background, I have a jar of inka gold somewhere.... I must get it out. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards, love the shimmer in your 1st one, Cathy x

Betty Keefe said...

both such great cards, Barb - love the colors in your smooshing card and the wine theme one is so cute!

carol (krillsister) said...

Your cards are great. You nailed the muse challenge. Love your images.

Barb said...

Wow, Barb! Awesome cards! Love how your ink smooshing turned out - so beautiful - and perfect for the boat die-cut! Your second card is such a wonderful take on Michele's! Love the soft colors paired with the silver! ♥

Karen L K said...

Nice cards Barb! That sea & sky background looks great. Your second card is nicely laid out with glasses off the edge of the circle & the cheers at an angle.

TaeEun said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Love the smooshed background of the first card! so soft! perfect for the ocean scene!

Ardyth said...

Your ocean is amazing! I love the silver sentiment on your Muse card - very celebratory! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week, Barb!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Both great cards Barb! That 'smooshed' layer is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx
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Kay Miller said...

Oooooh love that smooshing!! All of those inks blended together sounds amazing! Wish I could see that in person! The little boat looks so cute on the Mat stack! Your second card is so elegant! Love those pretty pastels with the black dotted paper! Just beautiful!! (Hugs and happy week!)

Loll said...

Two awesome cards Barb. Your smooshed background is GORGEOUS! I'm excited for you having all the fun inka gold to play with. And fabulous take on Michelle's sweet card. xx

Cat Craig said...

Amazing that the smooshing got you both sky and sea...so clearly separated. Fabulous card. Your muse card is a great take, love that sentiment.

Deepti said...

Beauties as always, I always love your cards that incorporate aqua. so soft and so soothing !

cm said...

Your ocean-and-sky sailboat card is shimmer-stunning, Barb! I'm not even going to try delving into smooshing, so know that I admire your finesse with this technique immensely! A most gorgeous card! Your take on Michele's: brilliant and classy! You've got some marvelous, magical creativity happening here!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Your ocean-sky smooshing is so wonderfully shimmery, Barb ... and gorgeous with the crisp white boat and tiny pops of black! Ahhh, the Cheers ... those soft pastel drinks are delicious with bold black and white DP ... love that touch of silver ... very stylish! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

Fantastic smooshing on your first card. Lovely shades of green and perfect for that boat and bird. And, your Muse card is such a perfect way to highlight that Wine set, which I had to have and almost never use.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background these colors made, Barb! So perfect for this stamp! And I love those black and white polka dots and the fun images and sentiment!

Sue said...

Gorgeous background and I like the shaped aperture. So fresh and clean. Thank you for joining in at Happy Little Stampers.

Greta said...

2 great cards, Barb! You make me want to check out the Inka Gold as I especially love the sailboat card!