Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SSS Flickr Challenge, Muse. CAS(E) This Sketch, Merry Monday


Hello again ~
I've been busy playing in my craft room, and being the challenge junkie that I am, I have a few cards to share ~

My first card is for the current SSS Flickr Challenge for the theme "What's New" (Mosaic Heart), and this week's challenge at Muse.


Anita Bowdin is our Muse this week, and I love how she added texture to her design with a background stamp. I used a PTI Impression Plate after I inked the panel behind the mosaic in the same colors that she chose. I also followed her CAS design. Here is Anita's fabulous card:


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My next card is for this week's challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch. My dear friend Michele Ferguson created this beautiful sketch to inspire us:


And, here is my take on her sketch ~


I've been trying to learn how to create 'fluffy clouds', and was directed by Francine Vuilleme to her You Tube Channel for her Video Tutorial. By the way, check out HER BLOG if you haven't already...Swoon!!!
I used MFT's Cooler With You Card Kit and Copic Markers to color the bear and sled. The clouds were created with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. To show off the interactive component of this card, I played with the sled and took 2 more photos:



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My last card is for this week's Challenge at Merry Monday. They would like us to use the word 'Noel' or to include a Scandinavian feel to our card.


Here is my card:


I used the Tim Holtz Festive Layering Stencil, and before it dried, I added gold EP, which I also used for the sentiment.


Thanks to Sarah, I would like to add this card to the Happy Little Stampers January CAS Challenge ~


That's it for me today...I hope everyone is having a great week ~

Thanks so much for stopping by.











36 comments:

TK said...

Three wonderful cards! Love the soft blend on the first; then there's that adorable bear on a sled - oh my; and then you throw in that beautiful glittery wonder!

lostinpaper said...

Oh my, you have been busy Barb. Your take on Anita's card is perfect, I almost thought I was looking at one of her wonderful designs lol. and who wouldn't love a slide-y polar bear, a totally fun and clever take on this sketch!

Colleen said...

Awesome collection of cards! I came here by way of the Merry Monday challenge...I love how you used the inspiration photo and made your card! It is a wonderful design with the angle cut at the bottom! Thank you for joining us at the Merry Monday Challenge!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely cards Barb! Your mosaic heart is just beautiful and your cute little sledding guy is just perfect among all those puffy clouds! I came from the Merry Monday site, so of course I'm a little partial to your last card...SO elegant all embossed in gold! Love the stencil you used and the CAS perfection of this card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all three cards, Barb! That mosaic heart looks amazing and I love the sledding bear! Your MM card is so elegant with the gold embossing too!

Lisa Lara said...

What a showcase Barb!

TaeEun said...

Awesome collection of cards, Barb! The Muse card is so unique and stylish. The polar bear on your interactive card looks so cool with the goggle and shimmery pink scarf! And the last card is so elegant with that gold embossing!

Jacquie Southas said...

I love the inked, mosaic heart on the Muse card, Barb! Beautiful, clean & fresh!

Barb said...

You've been a busy crafter! Love all these fabulous cards, Barb! The first one is so gorgeous! Love those colors and so glad you joined us for the SSS Flickr challenge! ♥

Loll said...

Three amazing cards Barb! Looks like you've been having lots of fun playing!! LOVE your mosiac heart stencil. It's gorgeous with the colours you've used and I love how the black "hugs" pops.

The bear card is adorable. Not only adorable but so cool how it is interactive. Great job on the clouds!

And the last card with the gold stenciling is so elegant - love the design. You always inspire me Barb!! xx

cm said...

Echoing the others in cheering and applauding your trio of delights! Your heart is a gorgeous translation of Anita's muse inspiration; your sledding bear is not only cute and delightfully interactive, but those clouds are ah-mazing; your Noel card is, simply, stunning! Happy sigh in dropping in for a visit...
Hugs~c

Karen L K said...

Very nice! Pretty & fun!

Betty Keefe said...

three wonderful cards, Barb - love the interactive bear (darling) and your "noel" card is gorgeous!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous cards Barb! I think your take on Muse is spot on and your fluffy clouds are perfect! Topped off with your pretty Merry Monday--way to get started on your Christmas cards!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm jumping right to those fabulous clouds, Barb!!! WOW they are just like those on your blog!!! Gorgeous, fun, and love that your little snow-dude gets his moves on ... thanks for including this cutie in our CTS gallery, my friend! All three fantastic... xx
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Bonnie said...

Four awesome cards, Barb! Love that little sledder that moves! How fun! And the stenciled card is so elegant!

Linda said...

Love the design of your pretty Scandinavian card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Hannelie said...

WOW x 3!!!
Barb love that you made an interactive card for our CTS challenge. Clever... and beautiful!
So glad you joined us at CTS!

Linda said...

Great job with the clouds Barb - that's something I haven't tried - yet lol. I do love Francine's work too.

Shona Chambers said...

You've been so busy!! Your MUSE card is perfect for the challenge and I'm so jealous you have the sliding dies, really want to try and make one of these. And all that gold is so luxurious and rich, perfect!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

oooh! You are a busy bee Barb! Happy New Year to you and what a gorgeous trio of loveliness here! So crisp and stunning and I love your mosaic heart to interpret Anita's card. Fun and cute polar bear with shades and loving your super sophisticated festive card. You could link that one up at HLS CAS challenge too! ;-)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such fun cards! Love your NOEL card - the gold is stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Ardyth said...

Great cards - love the mosaic heart with the colours behind it! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Barb!

Kay Miller said...

Oh I'm so glad that I'm not the only one still making Christmas cards! And yours is ever so lovely!! The embossing is beautiful! All of your cards are wonderful Barb! I'm loving the little bear on the sled too! Fabulous work my friend!! :)

Magic Flying Boots said...

wow, that is beautiful! Love the mosaic heart!

Jen xx

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards as always, Barb! And I love your interactive take on the sketch--so cute!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, definitely time well spent in your craft room. The slider card is such a fantastic and brilliant take on the sketch! YOur Noel card is so pretty in white and gold. I love that look...I might just have to case it. Your mosaic heart is another fabulous challenge take. Amazing stuff here my friend. Love them all.

Joyce said...

What a beautiful collection of cards you created. I love seeing the results of your time playing in your craft room. I think that mosaic heart card is my favorite--such a cool way to play with shape and color.

Neets B said...

Barb, you're amazing, as are these beauties! I LOVE your interpretation of my card with the mosaic heart, perfect choice. Your polar bear is just totally adorable and your clouds look fabulous. And a super classy golden delight!
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Meg said...

All your cards are great, but I was drawn by the mosaic heart... just beautiful!

Bobby said...

I'm rather late to the party so I'll probably just say what everyone one else did, Barb, but I did want to comment on your wonderful cards. Your interactive bear card is so cute and something I have yet to tackle. You learn well because those clouds are perfect. I did that same stencil with embossing paste and gold powder and it really makes an elegant card doesn't it.

Anita in France said...

What a trio, Barb ... love those soft colours on the mosaic heart ... your cute sledding bear set amidst those fabulous soft clouds is brilliant (and such fun!) ... and what elegance on your final card, the rich stencilling with the noel sentiment is just gorgeous! Francine's blog ... yep, it's just delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Jen W. said...

A trio of beauties, Barb! Your heart is so pretty and full of movement and texture. That bear is adorable with his sparkly scarf and shiny glasses! That cloud background is pretty brilliant too... Finally I love the simple elegance of your Noel card. :)

Karren said...

I just all all of these cards, Barb! The first two are such clever and unique interpretations of the challenge and the Noel card is so beautiful and elegant! What a feast for the eyes!

sandie said...

Wonderful set of cards. Love that fabulous embossing for your HLS card and great angled design. Thanks for joining HLS

Linda said...

Beautiful cards .... your stenciled design for the HLS CAS Challenge is simply stunning! Thank you for playing along xx