Sunday, March 24, 2019

CASology Challenge #336 - Ocean


Hi there ~ I'm back with a card for the current challenge at CASology...LOVE this cue card!


I started by creating a mask with an oval die, then blended 3 Distress Inks, and stenciled the upper portion of the oval shape. I then used one of my mermaid dies for my focal point and added a small white pearl as an accent. And, that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Accent It (sentiment)
Dies: Impression Obsession - Mermaid; MFT - Cross Stitched Oval STAX
Stencil: Honey Bee Stamps - Ocean Scene Builder
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass; MFT - Sweet Tooth; Gina K. - Jet Black Amalgam
Misc: Stampin' Up - Pearl Gem; Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes

Friday, March 22, 2019

Darnell's Twofer Challenge


I'm running way behind this month but no matter what, I had to play along with one of my all-time favorite challenges ~ Darnell's Twofer Challenge! I'm not clever enough to create a non-conventional card, but I did have fun with my Lil' Inkers balloon die :)

  
For my first card, I used my newest MFT stamp set 'Sweet Friends' and colored her with Copic markers. I added the cloud die cut and softly stenciled clouds behind the little girl. Lastly, I stamped the little blades of grass and sentiment...and that was it!
Now, we can't forget the rules of the challenge...


I used the same Lil' Inkers balloon die and created this card:


With silver EP, I stamped "Make a" and used patterned paper for the die cut alphas. I love this cute little birthday bird, and couldn't resist adding him to the design. I added a stitched border, and this card was done and dusted :)
Here is the photo for Darnell's Challenge Blog


Be sure to check out all the great cards by Darnell's Design Team and play along if you can...the challenge closes on the 24th! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies
Card #1:
Stamps: MFT - Sweet Friends, Ewe & Me Forever (grass)
Dies: MFT - Sweet Friends, Stitched Cloud Edges; Lil' Inkers - Balloon
Stencil: MFT - Clouds

Card #2
Stamps: MFT - Birthday Chicks, More Essential Sentiments
Dies: Lil' Inkers - Balloon; Altenew - Bold Alphas; MFT - Birthday Chicks, Stitched Rectangle STAX
Misc: Altenew - Antique Silver EP; MFT - Sweet Stack Paper Pack

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge - Create

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Create’. This time I used the inspiration photo for my card ~


I was inspired by the word 'Create' on the wall and the wooden chair for the handle on the paintbrush.
I started by stenciling and splattering the background, then used a piece of an alcohol inked panel for the die cut word. I added a simple stamped sentiment and die cut paintbrush for fun :) To add a little contrast, I placed the wonky stitched panel on a grout gray card base ~ 

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 taking a few minutes out of your day to stop by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Too Cute Turtles (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Wonky Stitched Rectangles; SSS - Create; Paper Smooches - Paint Palette
Stencils: ARTplorations - Art Splatters

Monday, March 18, 2019

So Happy Together - March CAS Stencil Challenge


Hi there blog friends ~
I'm stopping in today with a reminder...there is still time to play along with our challenge at CAS Stencil.


For the sunburst stencil, I used three shades of yellow distress ink with Loll's Ghosting Technique that she shares in her video tutorial. So sorry if it looks very bright on your screen...they're actually really soft shades of yellow in person. I colored the owls and branch with Copic markers, popped them up with foam tape and added Glossy Accents to the hearts before stamping the sentiment.

Be sure to check out the CAS Stencil challenge blog to see all the beautiful reminder cards that my teamies (and our Guest Designer, Ishani) created using the Ghosting Technique! The challenge ends on the 24th, so there is still time to play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Forever & Owlways
Dies: MFT - Forever & Owlways, Inside - Out Stitched Squares
Stencil: Papertrey Ink - Make it Market mini kit (Sunshine & Rainbows
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw; Versafine - Onyx Black
Misc: Copic Markers; Glossy Accents

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge #155 - Green



Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Our Hostess is Stephanie and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Green’.

For this challenge, I thought it would be fun to play with this super cute turtle ~


I started by embossing the background with a textured embossing folder, then die cut the stitched hill, colored the images with Copic markers, and added a googly eye (with lashes) on the turtle. After adding a few accents on the images, I used Glossy Accents on the flower center and bird's beak. A quick and CAS card...or as Darnell calls it QACAS :)

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

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Too-Cute Turtles
Dies: MFT - Too-Cute Turtles; Mama Elephant - Landscape Trio
Stencil: MFT - Mini Cloud Edges
Misc: Stampin' Up - Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions; Copic Markers; Googly Eyes (stash)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge


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



I love mint green, but I don't have the proper ink colors, so I went with aqua. I decided to go with elements on the inspiration photo, namely the pretty feather in the top right corner. I started by embossing the feather die, then lining up the stamp using 3 shades of ink to create an ombre' effect, like the yarn at the bottom of the photo. To add texture, I embossed the sentiment and accents on the feather with gold EP.  Here is a close-up of the impression that was created by dry embossing the feather ~



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: Papertrey Ink - Feather Finery
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Feather Finery; MFT - Stitched Rectangle STAX 1
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist; Versamark
Misc: Ranger - Superfine Gold Embossing Powder; Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Jewels