Monday, June 27, 2016

Muse Challenge #171; CASology Challenge #203; CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #178

Hi all ~ Just sharing a few cards for some of my favorite challenges, and because this is a photo heavy post, I'll get right to it ~

First up is this week's Muse Challenge. Tracey McNeely created this gorgeous card to inspire us:



And, here is my card:


I used the same stamp set as Tracey, but switched up the design a bit and colored the flowers and leaves with soft pastels. My apologies for the glare on this sentiment...I embossed it (and the flowers) with Liquid Platinum, and my camera wasn't happy :)

I'm also adding this to Virginia's View Challenge 'All About Colors'
  

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My next card is for this week's CASology Challenge for the Cue Card 'Congratulations'.





For this card, I used the negative of the die cut, and inked a panel in each color (ombre), then placed them behind the images. The sentiment is from a retired Avery Elle set called Sentimental Swirls.


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My last card is for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. 



I kept my card very CAS, and used clear EP for the underwater plants. I also used PTI Rainstones for the bubbles.

So, that's it for me ~ I hope your week is off to a great start...Thanks so much for stopping by,









27 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Barb, three stunning cards. Love the colours you did those flowers. They are the most stunning design those flowers. On my wish list, the never ending list :)
Your next card, the blending is just perfect, those drinks and bottle are perfect and finally the wonderful fish card. All looks so good.

Karen Mead said...

Three wonderful cards Barb and clever designs as always - I love them all:) xx

Julie B said...

Three fab cards Barb, love the soft pastel colouring on the first and the clear embossed 'weeds' on the last! :)

Betty Keefe said...

three wonderful cards Barb - the first is so pretty in the pastels - love the design

Ardyth said...

Well done! love the softness of the colours of your flowers! I think I missed your birthday - hope it was a good one! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

I Card Everyone said...

All gorgeous, but stopped by to say thanks for sharing this fabulous little under-the-sea darling with us at CTS, Barb! I am loving every blended, inked, die cut, and stamped element of your cards!!
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Lin said...

I love your soft colors, Barb, on that first card! such a lovely set - it's on my list! And such a cute design for your fish card!

lostinpaper said...

What wonderful inspiration Barb, those pastel flowers bunched in the corner are exquisite! Loving those negative ombre glasses and of course a fish will always make me smile!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Such a fabulous suite of cards, Barb! I really love the elegance of those ombred bottles and glasses in your congratulations card! CAS loveliness! Pink champagne is always a favourite with me! :-) So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Barb!

Creative world said...

Stunning set of cards you created dear Barb...LOVE IT...hugs...Ċ½eljka

Harriet Skelly said...

All three cards are beautifully done Barb! I especially love your Muse card! Hugs, Harriet

Ardyth said...

Oops - back to also thank you for joining us at CASology with your fabulous ombre wine-party!

Joyce said...

Yay--what a treat to stop by and see three magnificant cards. Love how you did your Muse card, your congratulations card looks wonderful with those sponged colors, and your fish card is adorable. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb I love the way you used that SSS set for Muse, looks beautiful. The wine bottles are fabulous I need to get those stamps and dies! Fianlly the MFT fish is among my favourites! Love seeing all of your work my friend. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse and CASology this week!

Kara Lynne said...

Wow, Barb, you were busy! They are all wonderful! Those soft pastel flowers are perfect in platinum! I love the touch of embossing on your wine bottle, and that fish with his bubbles is adorable!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards, Barb. The one for Muse looks so elegant.

Karren said...

Fabulous cards, Barb! I just love the soft look on your Muse card - so very pretty!

Bobby said...

Wonderful cards, Barb. I love the layout and soft colors of the Muse card and the inking on the glasses and bottle. I really came to congratulate you on winning the W & W gift card from Michele's Leading Lady stint. I can't wait to see what you buy and what you create.

Betty Keefe said...

congrats on your HM at CASology!

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL work, Barb! Love the ink-blending on your "Congratulations" card! The gradient of colors speaks volumes! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All about Colors” Challenge!

Cat Craig said...

All are fabulous Barb. Love the special touches you give each one. (the metallic sentiment on the first, the fabulous shadows you got on the second one and the air bubbles for the fishy)

Nora N. said...

Oh Barb!! Your cards are STUNNING!! LOVE the pretty colors on the first one. The second one is fantastic with the bottle of wine. (so want this set!!) and the third one is adorable with the fish. Fabulous design!

Anita in France said...

What a trio, Barb ... love the platinum shimmer with the soft pastel florals, the wine looks delicious (French of course!!), and that little fish with the rainstone bubbles is just the cutest ... a wonderful collection! Hugs, Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all wonderful! I especially love your sweet fish -- great take on the sketch!

Chrissy Larson said...

So pretty and happy!

jintyoo7 said...

Absolutley gorgeous selection of cards Barb!

Monika Reeck said...

First card I love the color of your flowers and the embossing in white so modern Barb
great sentiment too
second card so feminin and colored so beautiful I adore the sentiment in gold/silver...
the card with bottle wine hmm so CAS and beauty
the fish card oh so cute
love the background there and the circe dies with scallop so cool Barb
I love it
Adorable cards all