Monday, February 29, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch; SSS Flickr Challenge; CAS Colors & Sketches


Hi there blog friends,
I have a few cards and a tag to share with you...The first card is for this week's challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch



I wanted to use something other than balloons, so I pulled out the very first stamp set I ever bought from PTI...Up, Up & Away, and paired it with SSS 'You' sentiment. The clouds were die cut from the blue cardstock and the card base is peeking through.

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This week's challenge at SSS Flickr Group is titled 'Come Tag Along', so I created a shaker tag ~



These cute little critters are from an exclusive set by SSS and Mama Elephant called 'Skater Kids', and the tag and sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. 

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CAS Colors & Sketches is a 'new to me' challenge, and I thought it would be fun to play along ~




This was a fun card to create...I used my NBUS Paper Smooches Paint Palette die set and watercolored the palette and brushes with KOI watercolors. Once dry, I gave everything 2 coats of Glossy Accents and added a sentiment from PTI. The spatters were created with my sprays, and the handles on the brushes are cherry woodgrain paper. 

And that's it for me ~ Thank you so much for stopping by, and of course for your sweet comments! Have a great week,



 









31 comments:

Karen L K said...

Nice cards Barb! Really nice balloons and the layout of the card. Super cute critters! Nice paint pallette too.

Hannelie said...

Three lovely card on your blog today Barb! I LOVE the way you used our sketch this week!
Thanks for joining CTS!

Barb said...

Fabulous projects, Barb! Love your balloon card - so perfectly designed! Your paint palette looks amazing - so bold and bright! And I adore your shaker tag! It's absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge! ♥

Aileen Ryan said...

Three brilliant projects Barb, love the air balloons instead of party balloons. That looks great and the critters on the tag so cute but the last card with the double glossy accent paint pallet fantastic idea. Looks perfect.

lostinpaper said...

All such wonderful cards Barb, totally genius to swap out the air balloons. shaking tags is definitely on my 'to do' list and this one is too cute and love how it looks like the paint is shining on the palette!

Betty Keefe said...

3 wonderful creations, Barb - love the color combo on your balloon card, the shaker tag is adorable (must give that a try) and the palette is very clever - woodgrain brush handles - how fun!

I Card Everyone said...

'that's it' she says! OH my goodness the cuteness is on over-load here today, Barb!! Before I forget: LOve the hot-air balloons as stand ins - perfect for our sketch, and just plain perfect!
The skater-dudes are darling in their shaker home - love the puppy looks like Peety! [do you know who that is? =] Gorgeous ready-to-dip-into palette!
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Loll said...

Hi Barb. Looks like you've been having a lot of fun! :) Three awesome creations. The soft blue card base makes a beautiful backdrop for your sweet hot air balloons and clouds. Those adorable critters peeking out through the windows of your shaker tag just make me smile. :) And your artist palette is perfection with the colours, gloss and splatters. I'm totally inspired after stopping by for a visit. Thank you! xx

Beverley said...

FAB creations, and great crafting session you have had! LOVE the colours and paint palette for your CC&S card, so fun. Thanks for playing along this week. Hugs Bev x

Kay Miller said...

All of your cards are beautiful Barb! I love the first one with the PTI balloons! Some sets are just classic :) The little tag with the ME animals is darling! And You paint set with the glossy accents is too cute!! That might be my favorite of all! Beautiful work on these! ((Hugs))

jintyoo7 said...

Barb, you have been on a creative roll - and all are fabulous! Lovely detailing :-)

Liz Bailey said...

I love the hot air balloons, really fun. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week - I hope that we see you again soon. Liz x

Cat Craig said...

Barb, what an awesome trio of projects. Those hot air balloons are such fun. Your animals peeking out those spaces are just too darling, and because I tend to love shiney and sparklie things...your paint pallet has me swooning. Well done on all fronts.

Anita in France said...

What a trio of treats, Barb! Dreamy hot air balloons ... you've brilliantly captured the sense of the sentiment in those gorgeous up, up and away images! That little tag shaker's so cute and fun ... and oh my, that rainbow art palette with those dots of shiny colour ... so delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Bar three amazing cards! Those PTI balloons are stil a favourite set of mine,-timeless and the firt set I ever ordered. Your sweet skater kids tag is very adroable and finally the painters palette I never ordered but it was on my wish list, so I can admire your awesome card instead!

maria f. said...

Such eye candy! Love the colored cardbase on the first card. Your tag is just precious. And what a great touch to add the Glossy Accents to your palette!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all wonderful! I love the little critters poking through the windows and your fun paint palette, too!

Rosemary said...

fun set of projects, barb... the tag is just too cute!!

karen h said...

All your projects look wonderful! I came here from CC&S. Your card is so fun - love the splatters in the background! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

donna mikasa said...

Such wonderful cards, Barb! You are one busy lady! I love your take on the sketch--those hot air balloons are perfect!

Patricia Hays said...

The paint palette and brushes card is such a clever take on our CC&S sketch! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this past week. I hope you'll come back again soon!
I love the animal tag, too - so cute!

Louise van Vuren said...

Very pleased you found us at CC&S, welcome! I just love your CAS card, very clever to use paintbrushes for your horizontals. The palette makes it so colourful too. Awesome card, hope you play along again
Louise xx

Cindy C. said...

Hi Barb, you've been busy!! Delightful cards, love those balloons!! I am never good at making anything with critters, but I sure enjoy looking the your super cute tag!! Great take on the Colour and Sketch challenge!!

Thanks so much for all the love you left on my blog!! I don't have a die for the match box, I created it myself. I kept the prototype, I'll scan it and share on my blog soon. :)

Monika Reeck said...

wooow Barb they are all adorable
First card I love the blue paper you have used
I did not found similar like this in Germany
may I ask which company is this lovely blue paper?
I adore the soft color of hot air balloon... the TAG one ooh ooh sooo sooo cuuutee love the shaker behind the cute critter I want to kiss them so cuuutee...
the last card its a winner..clever used that pallette...cool really I love the bling of that colors..
Great post Barb
hugs
Monika

TaeEun said...

Great creations, Barb!!! The soft colors of the hot air balloons on the first card give a good balance to the cool and bold design. The tag is so adorable with that cute faces peeking through the window :)! And your take on the sketch on the third one is so clever and creative!

Bonnie said...

What a super fun trio of cards, Barb! I think that palette die is going to be in my NBUS pile soon! LOL!

Joyce said...

Oh, how much fun is this post. Three wonderful projects. What a treat to see those PTI hot air balloons. They were also one of my very first PTI purchases, and I love them as much today as I did then. Thanks for the inspiration to pull them out again soon.

Deepti said...

These are all amazing :) love the paint palette!

cm said...

A trio of delights, my friend! Your hot air balloons are charming; your critters beyond adorable; your paintbrushes and palette colourful fun! So enjoying your burst of creativity here!
Hugs~c

Skylark said...

Time ran away with me for commenting last week! Thank you so much for sharing your unique card with us at CC&S. Stef x

Darnell J Knauss said...

What amazing cards for our inspiration, Barb! You just get better and better and always leave me swooning! Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition from CAS Colours and Sketches! That card blew my socks off!! Hugs, Darnell