Thursday, August 17, 2017

Muse Card Challenge #229

Hi there ~ I haven't played along with Muse in a few weeks and when I saw Tracey's adorable inspiration card, I couldn't resist! Here is her card:


And, my take on her card:



I focused on Tracey's layout and blue background, although instead of ink blending I thought it would be fun to use this whimsical stencil. I also added the oval shadow die cut for the bear to stand on and some glossy accents on the balloons :)

Ingredients:
MFT: Bold Paisley Stencil, Polar Bear Pals, Happy Hippos (balloons), Up in the Air (sentiment), Essential Speech Bubble
Copic Markers, Lucy's Cards (sequins)

Thanks so much for stopping by,








Sunday, August 13, 2017

CASology Challenge #261; SSS Flickr Challenge #77

Hello again,
I'm back to share 2 cards ~



First up is a CAS card I created for this week's CASology Challenge #261 and the Cue Card is ‘Safari’


I used MFT Jungle Friends dies for the grass and giraffe and created the spots with my old punches :) The sentiment 'Stripe Greetings' is from SSS. I used Peerless Watercolors for the grass and added a few splatters for texture, and I also added clear embossing powder to the sentiment for some shine.

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My 2nd card is for the current SSS Flickr Challenge and the theme is 'Splatter It' ~ 


I don't usually add splatters to my card, so it was fun to use them on both cards this week :)


I stamped the background with SSS Artsy Flower Parts in white EP and added distress inks. The sentiment is from the SSS 'You' stamp and die set.

So, that's it for me today...I hope everyone had a lovely weekend ~
Thanks so much for stopping by,








Sunday, August 6, 2017

CASology Challenge - 'Juicy'; CAS Watercolor August Challenge - 'Salt'

Hi there ~ I'm back to share 2 cards but before I do, I just want to thank you all for your sweet thoughts and lovely condolences since we had to say goodbye to our furry sidekick, Movado ~ You are all so kind!

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First up is this week's CASology Challenge for the theme 'Juicy'! 


There's nothing like a bowl of sweet and juicy fruit...especially at this time of year! So, I started with stenciling the front panel with PTI's 'Sunburst' in 2 shades of yellow, then used SSS 'You're So Sweet' stamps and dies for the fruit and sentiment. A good coat of Glossy Accents on everything and this card was finished :)


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 The theme for the August CAS Watercolor Challenge is 'Salt'. Loll and Bonnie provided several video tutorials for us, but I happened to have a video from Jen McGuire which I used for the galaxy background on this card:



It's difficult to see the effects of the salt (Sea Salt & Kosher Salt) on screen, but this background really sparkles in person! I also added a few teeny-tiny star gems which were part of a 'Happy Mail' package from my sweet friend Betty a few years ago :) I used Grout Gray for the card base and embossed it with PTI Linen/Canvas Impression Plate. The astronaut and sentiment are from MFT 'Space Explorer' set. 
Here is a close up of the card:




Have a wonderful week ahead...Thanks so much for stopping by,








Saturday, August 5, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge #117




Hi there blog friends,
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS and this time I am playing Hostess! I thought long and hard about a code word and finally decided on 'One Layer Card' ~ challenging, right?


We also have an incredibly talented and super sweet Guest Designer ~ Pam Sparks!
And, don't forget that we always have a great prize for our winner and this time it's a $10.00 voucher from STAMPlorations

OK...on to my one layer card:


These blooms are called 'Fancy Flowers' and they're from MFT's December Card Kit. There are so many beautiful flowers in this set, and I think this one works well on a single layer and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I didn't use Gamsol to blend the colors because I like the sketchy look with shades of gray. I also used Stone Gray cardstock for my card base, and this gorgeous Avery Elle Sentiment was a birthday gift from my dear friend, Loll! Thank you again, Loll...I love it!

If you would like to play along, stop over at the Addicted to CAS Challenge Blog ~


Thanks so much for stopping by,