Saturday, December 3, 2016

CASology Challenge - Candle; SSS Flickr Challenge - Make it a Happy Holiday Challenge


Hello again, blog friends ~ 
I can't resist inking up some of my new stamps, so I'm playing along with a few challenges...First up is CASology, and this week's Cue Card is 'Candle'.


I colored this magical dragon with Copic markers and added a touch of WOS to his wings. I used vellum for the candle flame (colored from behind with Copics), then gently inked a few clouds in the background. The Wonky Stitched Rectangles and Soft Stone card base seemed perfect for this design...and that was it!

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My next card is for the current challenge at the SSS Flickr Group, and the theme is Make it a Happy Holiday. Of course, I'm way behind on my Christmas cards, so I created this card:


I used an old SSS stamp set for the snowflakes, and inked them up with Versamark for a tone-on-tone effect, then embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum EP. To color the inside of the letters, I used a dark blue Inktense pencil and added some WOS for sparkle. I like the CAS feel of this card, so I think I'll be using this design for mass production ~




Have a great weekend...Thanks so much for stopping by,










29 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

I just love your CASology card Barb. Perfect.

Betty Keefe said...

your little dragon puffing on the candle is adorable, Barb - and your "believe" card is gorgeous in that soft blue and the silvery colors.

Loll said...

Your dragon card is so sweet Barb. Awesome colouring of this fun and creative design. It just makes me smile! :)

And your Christmas card is so pretty. Two fantastic makes Barb! xx

Karren said...

Your little dragon flying in from the side of the card is adorable Barb. And your 'believe' card is so elegant.

Meg said...

Both cards are great, but I love that dragon - super cute.

jintyoo7 said...

Haha - so adorable. The dragon card is and love the elegance of the believe card!

Cindy C. said...

Both fantastic! The first one is really sweet too!

Joyce said...

Your dragon and candle card is so cute and clever. Great idea. And, love the elegance of your second card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

TaeEun said...

The candle and dragon card is so adorable and perfectly CAS! Love the subtle clouds and mint color of the main actor! Your second card is fabulous, too! Simple yet elegant! Have a great weekend, Barb!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful cards Barb. That sweet dragon is so much fun whooshing in from the side to light the candle. Your second card is delicate and lovely perfect for the holidays.

Kay Miller said...

Awwww that little dragon is so adorable!! I love how you have him half off the card! Brilliant! Your second card is so pretty! That embossed silver sentiment is lovely!! Amazing work on these my friend! ((Hugs))

nancy littrell said...

You're on Fire Barb with your awesome CAS designed cards!!! Love them both. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

I Card Everyone said...

Barb your CASology card is just brilliant!!! OH how cute is he?!! LOve the way you've colored inside the lines of that gorgeous sentiment stamp, tooo ... you ARE on fire!
=]

Darnell said...

These are both fantastic, Barb, but your dragon card just stole my CASlovin heart! And it's a big smile-inducer!! I prolly said this before, but if not, I want to say I love the banner and signature Loll made for you!! Hugs, Darnell

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Barb, I love the new additions to your blog! So pretty! I also adore both cards shared here...that dragon is about the cutest thing ever, and the vellum candle frame is perfect! I also love your classy Christmas as card...what a gorgeous sentiment and embossing! The dark blue accents add to the classy feeling of the card. Just beautiful! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Bobby said...

The dragon blowing out the candle is such a darling idea, Barb. I love the softness and simplicity of the Christmas card.

TK said...

Your dragon is as sweet as can be! and he looks awesome on that gray cs... Love your "believe" card too, so precious!

Melissa said...

I love everything about your dragon card, Barb!!! The subtle pop of red in the sentiment is such a perfect touch!
Your second card is so elegant and the soft blue is such a great color for the overall design!
Thank you so much for joining CASology! :)

Greta said...

Beautiful Christmas card & the first one is so clever & sweet! Great work, as always, Barb!

Tracey McNeely said...

I love the magical dragon and what a sweet scene you created Barb! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology this week! That believe die is amazing and the background is gorgeous, I am so far behind on my Christmas cards too!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, I am loving what you created, Barb! The first dragon card is just perfect! The 2nd one is so CAS and classy! Love it!

cm said...

Yes, YOU are on fire with these two bedazzling creations! The dragon has captured my heart...so adorable 'lighting' the candle! Your second: classy and gorgeous! You've sent my festive spirit soaring!
Hugs`c

Anita in France said...

Your little dragon is just adorable, Barb ... so clever to have him igniting the candle! Congratulations on your shout out at CASology with this cutie! Your believe card is beautiful ... stylish and so elegant! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

Love that sweet candle blowing dragon Barb - in my fave colour too.

Monika Reeck said...

yayy the dragon card sooo cuuutee
love always your adorable coloring and cute scene cute cute cute card and the Believe is so elegant on this color...
Barb are you okay
you did not post for long time ...
hope all is well with you and your family
please inform me if you or hubby sick
I will pray for you and family
big hugs from Germany
Monika

Francine said...

Wow Barb, both cards are so beautiful but the first one, with the dragon and the candle is so fabulous and clever!!! Just love it! <3
I would also thank you for ALL your lovely comments you left on my blog this year! I so appreciated each one! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!
Francine

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That little dragon stole my heart - awesome idea to use him as a candle lighter ;)
I hope the New Year will be good to you! All the best, Cornelia

Sue said...

I love the adorable little dragon blowing out the candle, so creative Barb, a great idea!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Terrific cards.
What a stunner your little dragon card is.
Just perfect.
xxx