Sunday, July 10, 2016

CASology Week #205; Muse Card Challenge #173

Hello again,
Happy Sunday, everyone! I'm back to post two cards for a few challenges before they close...

The first is for CASology, and the Cue Card this week is 'Chevron' ~



I started by sponging PTI Soft Stone ink on the SSS chevron pattern stencil (retired), split the panel and added the lavender cardstock. I used a small scrap of watercolored cardstock from my stash to die cut the mini flowers and leaves, then die cut the sentiment with an old piece of gray cardstock. A few mini pearls and a touch of Wink of Stella to the flowers and leaves, and that was it!


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My 2nd card is for this week's challenge at Muse. Anita Bowden created this beautiful Silhouette card to inspire us:


Here is my take on her card:


I sponged the background with distress inks, and instead of stamping an image in black, I used my Cameo (Thanks to Hannelie for your help) to die cut this fairy. The trailing butterflies were in my stash, and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  

So, that's it for me...I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment if you have time...I read and appreciate every one of them ~







28 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

Barb - your chevron card is gorgeous - love everything about it - the lavender with the grey is so pretty and soft.

Neets B said...

Love your softly coloured chevrons with the lavender accents, so pretty. And wow, what a great choice of colours for your blended background, they look wonderful behind your lovely silhouette.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Deepti said...

Beautiful creations, ur second card takes my breath away 😍

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Your chevron card is stunning and your Muse card is so very, very sweet.

Judy1223 said...

WOW, Barb...two absolutely amazing cards! You sure know how to ink your cards, Barb! I adore your chevron card...such beautiful colors together! Your second card is fabulous, too...it is breathtaking! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Greta said...

Love the design & every detail of your first card, Barb & the sponging of the second one is stunning!

Hannelie said...

Oh my goodness, I love the subtle way you used the pattern Barb!
Beautiful!
Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!
Your muse card is amazing too!

Dawn Turley said...

What beautiful cards. The softly sponged chevrons are so pretty Barb and your fairy card is really delightful

Anita in France said...

Soft and delicate chevrons, Barb ... so pretty with the tiny posy of sweet blooms! Awesome sponged background for that silhouette fairy ... there's definitely a touch of magic about it! Hugs, Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb a very subtle and unique take on CASology! Beautiful! love your Muse silhouette great background colours! Have a wonderful week!

Tracey McNeely said...

...and thank you for sharing at CASology this week!

Ardyth said...

Fantastic cards, Barb! Love the fairy die cut and the smooth, subtle background of chevrons! So glad you joined us at Muse and CASology this week!

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Beautiful cards,I love the Fairy and your blending is just awesome!

Joyce said...

Love them both, Barb. Your lightly sponged chevrons add so much interes, and yet your card still feels CAS. And, your second card is so pretty and fun. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Cat Craig said...

Barb, both cards are darling. YOur soft chevrons are very appealing with the break on the card. Your fairy is so sweet in that lovely combination of soft colors. Beautifully blended.

I Card Everyone said...

That 'old gray cardstock' is just gorgeous for your die cut sentiment, Barb ... or anything else, in my book!!! Such a gorgeous choice to compliment that lovely lavender, and your fab chevrons!
We just watched 'Pan' another version of a fave childhood classic ... Tinkerbell is looking darling with her butterflies!
=]

Kara Lynne said...

I love the subtle shading of your chevrons and those sweet little purple flowers. What a wonderful fairy silhouette - great job using your Silhouette!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Just gorgoeus, REALLY inspiring and lovely!!!

Deni(se) said...

Beautifully blended and I love the fairy. Delightful.

nancy littrell said...

Oh My Barb...both your cards are so beautiful. I love the softness and angled design of your 1st card. Your background and silhouette images are stunning on your 2nd card. TFS both my friend. Hugs, nancy

Loll said...

Two fantastic cards Barb. LOVE the soft stenciling chevrons with the split panel ... the soft lilac is so pretty. And your sponging on your second card is perfect. Such a sweet silhouette image. Just Us Girls Challenge this week is sponging so you might want to enter both cards. xx

lostinpaper said...

Wonderful cards Barb, love those subtle chevrons, they have made for such a pretty card!

Melissa L. said...

Wow, Barb. 2 BEAUTIES! Congrats on your HM at CASology!

Karen L K said...

Such pretty cards! A really nice silhouette with that fairy!

Francine said...

Barb, your cards are fabulous!!! The second one with the fairy is my fav!!! <3 The blending is awesome! I want to thank you for commenting on my blog so often!! You are so sweet and kind to take time to leave me some comments! Love reading them. I also apologize that I rarely comment (I don't have so much time to blog). I hope you don't mind! Big hugs and thanks SO much!!! Francine

Bobby said...

The lavender and green are so soft and pretty, Barb, and the tiny flowers are a great finishing touch. The inking on the fairy card is wonderful and I'm glad you got to use your Silhouette. I have the small version and have only used it once - and it didn't turn out that well.

Nora N. said...

What pretty cards!! I love the colors that you used. The first card with the soft green and purple is just so peaceful. I LOVE your silhouette on the second card. This is amazing!! I really like how you used your cameo for this too!! I have the original and do not utilize it as much as I should!! Really nice cards!!

cm said...

Such pretties here, Barb! My stencil-loving heart is pitter-pattering at the beauty of your first one! You have the delicate touch! Your fairy is so lovely against the gorgeous background you've created for her! WOW and WOW!
hugs~c