Saturday, July 20, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Daisy


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Bobby is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Daisy’.
Our Guest Designer is the amazingly talented Chrissie Stokes.


I watercolored some of my new AliExpress dies with Peerless Watercolors. and to keep this 5x7 card CAS, I added a gold embossed sentiment and a few gold sequins. 

We would love to see how the code word ‘Daisy’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog  ~

Earlier this month the  CAS Watercolor DT Girls celebrated Darnell's birthday and this time, everyone is also sharing Hapy Birthday wishes for our sweet friend Bonnie! So...this card is already on its' way to her, and I am adding it to their challenge blog to join in the celebration.

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! You deserve the best on your special day! Thank you for being such a sweet blog friend and for being such a wonderful Mentor to us all!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Calligraphy Classics
Dies: AliExpress - Daisy Blossom; Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Addie's Garden (leaves)
Misc: Peerless Watercolors; Ranger Super Fine Gold EP; Pretty Pink Posh - Gold Sequins

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Reminder - July CAS Stencil Challenge


A quick reminder that we have a really fun technique to use on your cards at the CAS Stencil Challenge...Alcohol Inks/Lift.


I started by adding several colors of alcohol inks to a panel of Yupo Silver Sparkle Paper. While that dried, I die cut the butterfly, then created my own stencil with the flourish die and a piece of acetate. The alcohol lift ink didn't work very well to remove the ink from the panel, so I tried a Copic Colorless Blender Pen and traced the flourish...it worked like a charm! Lastly, I added a few clear gems and embossed the sentiment with silver EP. And that was it :)

I hope you'll check out the CAS Stencil Challenge ~ Our Guest Designer is Janet (Swanlady Impressions), our Hostess Cathy has provided links to several great videos, and my teamies have created some amazing cards to inspire you!


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps:  MFT - Greetings Galore
Dies: MFT - Fancy Flourish Die, Stitched Rectangle STAX 1, Flutter of Butterflies
Misc: Yupo Silver Sparkle Paper; Copic Colorless Blender; Stampin-Up - Clear Gems

Saturday, July 13, 2019

July Twofer Challenge #18


Hi there, blog friends ~
Today I'm playing along with Darnell's Twofer Challenge  ~ I love playing along with this challenge, so I'm really glad I have a brand new stamp set with lots of beautiful flower silhouettes for my cards.


Sometimes I like to send a card to a friend or family member...Just Because. So for this 5x7 card, I started by masking the hills and ink blending the background in sunset colors with distress oxide inks. Once dried, I stamped the blooms and hills in black. I used my new antique frame and added a simple sentiment.

Unfortunately, not all of our cards are 'happy', so my 2nd card is for someone who needs a few prayers...


For this design, I'm channeling my inner 'Torico' ~
I started this card by ink blending the background with three shades of blue Altenew ink cubes. I used the darkest shade of blue to stamp one layer of flowers, then added a few more with Versamark and white embossing powder. I framed it with the Venice Lace die and dark blue cardstock...and that was it! Here's the photo I used for Darnell's challenge blog:


This is one of my all-time favorite challenges! Darnell always has a fun prompt and I love creating a 2nd card while I have my supplies out. Here are the rules:


If you would like to play along, the deadline for the challenge is July 24th so you still have plenty of time :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Card #1:
Stamps: MFT - Flower Silhouettes; Papertrey Ink - Keep it Simple: Just Because
Dies: MFT - Flower Silhouettes; Penny Black - Antique Frame
Inks: Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Inks (Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot); Versafine - Onyx Black ink

Card #2:
Stamps: Stamps: MFT - Flower Silhouettes, Beautiful Blessings (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Flower Silhouettes; Spellbinders - Venise Lace
Inks: Altenew Ink Cubes (Iceberg, Eastern Sky, Ultramarine); Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark Ink
Misc: Stampendous - Detail White Embossing Powder

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fusion Challenge

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is Ombre. 

I needed a card for my sweet little granddaughter Desi, so I decided to go with the sketch ~


I used one of the MFT Pure Innocence stamps and colored her with Copic markers. To add texture to the image, I soaked a piece of an old washcloth with Copic Colorless Blender and dabbed it on her jean shorts, then popped her up on the scallop oval frame. For the striped panel, I applied 1/8" Scor-Tape and gold Deco Foil.  

Don't forget the best thing about the Fusion Card Challenge is that you can choose between the sketch and the inspiration photo, or both! My teamies have created some amazing cards to inspire you, so feel free to stop by the challenge blog and play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Sweet Summertime, Sweet Celebrations (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Sweet Summertime, Stitched Oval Scallop Edge
Misc: Copic Markers; Scor-Tape; Gold Deco Foil; Ranger - Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Heat


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Ceal is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Heat’.
Our Guest Designer is the amazingly talented Deepti ~
 


I love this stencil, so of course I had to show off the steam and heat coming out of this coffee cup! I tried to create an ombre effect with my inks, then added a touch of clear glitter to the steam...and that was it!

We would love to see how the code word ‘Heat’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog  ~


Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Perk Up
Stencil: ARTplorations - Coffee Cup
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade
Misc: Spectrum Noir - Clear Glitter Pen



Friday, July 5, 2019

Happy Birthday, Darnell!

Hi there! Today I'm joining the CAS Watercolor DT to celebrate Darnell's birthday with a card featuring a bouquet of flowers!!


For the vase, I used Brushos and spritzed it with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. The roses were colored with Zig markers and the shadow was created with Copic markers. I added a few sparkly sequins and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink...and that was it ~

If you have a chance, stop by the CAS Watercolor Challenge Blog to see all of the beautiful cards created by the team and special featured designers (friends from their retreat)!

Happy, Happy Birthday, Darnell! I hope all of your birthday wishes come true and that the coming year is filled with good health and fun times!!!



Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Brushstroke Expressions
Dies: MFT - Roses in Bloom; La Pareja Creativa (vase)
Misc: Brushos; Zig Clean Color Markers