Saturday, May 18, 2019

May CAS Stencil Challenge Reminder


Hi there ~
Today I’m sharing my reminder card for the CAS Stencil Challenge. Our theme is ‘Stenciling over a colored background’ and our hostess is Sue!
For my card, I decided to stencil with Smoke Gray ink on a Cement Gray panel.


I started by stenciling the skateboarder (Sarah's Funky Fossil Designs Shop) on a wonky stitched panel. I masked the image and added splatters with black and white watercolors, then placed the grout gray die cut sentiment. 

I hope you’ll check out the Challenge Blog to see the beautiful reminder cards from our DT and our awesome Guest Designer, Michele Ferguson ~ We would love to have you join us in the challenge while you're there!

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stencil: Funky Fossil Designs
Dies: MFT - Smile, Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Ink: SSS - Smoke; Pink Fresh Studios (black); Winsor & Newton (white); MFT - Cement Gray


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge - Hedgehog Scooter


Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Hedgehog Scooter’ For my card, I chose a square format, and combined the sketch and inspiration photo



I stayed true to the sketch and started by stamping the pattern with the MFT Radiating Halftone background stamp with Versamark ink, then colored the critters with Copic markers. It's hard to see in the photo, but I stenciled clouds using TH Tumbled Glass ink and stamped some grass using my new stamp builder set.
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 fabulous 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 - Happy Hedgehogs, Radiating Halftone Background
Dies: MFT - Happy Hedgehogs, Essential Speech Bubbles, Stitched Dot Circles; Spellbinders - Nestabilities Circles
Misc: Copic Markers; Versamark Ink

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge #159 - Horizon


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

I recently purchased the MFT Scene Builder stamp set, and thought it would work well for this card:


I stamped a few of the background images from the Scene Builder set, then added the critters from another stamp set. I used Distress Inks for the grass and Copic markers to color the images and horizon line...and that was it :)

We would love to see how the code word ‘Horizon’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team, and play along with us, visit the ATCAS Blog HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Scene Builder, Fox & Friend
Dies: MFT - Fox & Friend, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Copic Markers; Gina K. Amalgam Ink


Saturday, May 4, 2019

May CAS Stencil Challenge


Hi there ~
Today starts a new challenge at the CAS Stencil Challenge. Our hostess is Sue, and she has chosen the theme for this month. For my card, I decided to go with a navy blue background and white pigment ink ~


I started by stenciling the Warp Speed pattern, then colored the images with Copic Markers. To keep my card CAS and preserve white space, I placed my focal point in the upper third of the card.

I hope you’ll check out the Challenge Blog to see the beautiful cards from my teammates and our 'Super Duper' Guest Designer, Michele Ferguson!  While you're there, check out the great video tutorials which are really helpful ~ We would love to see your take on this month's challenge!

I am also entering this card into the challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their theme Clean & Simple ~



Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Fox & Friend, Adorable Elephants (butterfly)
Dies: MFT Fox & Friend, Adorable Elephants, Slanted Sentiments
Stencil: Altenew - Warp Speed
Misc: Copic Markers; Versamark; MFT - Sweet Tooth Ink; Hero Arts - Detail White EP



Thursday, May 2, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge - Butterfly Wreath

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Butterfly Wreath’. Today, I decided to go with the inspiration photo for my card:


I started by using a white woodgrain panel, although it's very hard to see on screen. Here is a close-up


I die cut the butterflies and wreath and blended DOX inks to color them, and used gold foil to die cut the sentiment and bow. A few sparkly sequins and gold embossing on the stamped sentiment, and this card was complete!
  
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 beautiful 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 - Because You
Dies: MFT - Because You; SSS - Chisholm Wreath; Butterflies - Memory Box
Cardstock: SSS - White woodgrain cardstock; PTI - Luxe Gold cardstock
Ink: Tim Holtz DOX - Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers
Misc: Ranger - Super Fine Gold EP; Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkly Clear Gems

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge #158 - Contrast


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Raga is our Hostess and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Contrast’.
Our Guest Designer is the uber-talented Kuni, and she has created the cutest card for this challenge...check it out here ~  

I had a hard time with this code word and eventually considered how bold bright colors work in contrast to black.....


Ah, yes...a rainbow of circles :) I wanted to add dimension to the design, so I used circle punches in various sizes (glad I saved them) and popped some of them up with one or two bits of foam tape. A white embossed sentiment and that was it ~


We would love to see how the code word ‘Contrast’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from my amazing teammates and play along with us, come on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Keep It Simple: Friendship
Ink: Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Inks; Versamark
Circle Punches: Martha Stewart
Misc: Hero Arts Detail White EP