Saturday, February 16, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge #153 - Grid


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS . Our Hostess is Bobby and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Grid’.
Our Guest Designer is Elizabeth Stewart  (winner of challenge #151).


For this code word, I thought my diagonal grid stencil would work well with the large alphas and camouflage technique. Of course, I couldn't resist this sweet bird, and once I added the sentiment, this card was finished!

We would love to see how the code word ‘Grid’ 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 - Tweet Friends
Dies: MFT - Tweet Friends, Slanted Sentiment Strips; Altenew - Bold Alphas
Stencil: Create a Smile - Diagonal Grid


Friday, February 15, 2019

You're Awesome

Hi there ~ I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! When I saw the cue card for this week's challenge at CASology, I had to grab one of my favorite new stencils and play along ~


I started by masking the surfer and surfboard then stenciled the waves with  Mermaid Lagoon DI and a coat of shimmer spray for some sparkle. I wanted to keep the card monochromatic, so I sponged the surfer and surfboard with Tumbled Glass DI and added clear embossing powder to the sentiment. And, that was it for this one-layer wonder :)


Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew - Dainty Swiss Dots (sentiment)
Stencil: Funky Fossil Designs - Surfer (Sarah Gray's Folksy Store)
Inks: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Versafine - Onyx Black
Misc: Ranger - Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #13


Hi there blog friends! I am truly honored to share the cards I created as Guest Designer for the February Twofer Card Challenge ~ I was so excited when Darnell shared the February prompt with me, as I have a new stamp set with lots of fabulous stars...


Here is my first card:


I started by inking the background with distress inks and added a few extra stars and splatters. I then stamped the swirly star's image and sentiment and spritzed the entire panel with Shimmer Spray.

And, here is my Twofer:


For this card, I wanted my gold fairy to 'reach for the stars'...I added the gold embossed sentiment and placed everything on the stenciled cloud background. 

I know Darnell would be thrilled if you played along and if you do, remember the special rules for the challenge:


Here is the photo I am posting to Darnell's Challenge Blog:


My dear friend Cat Craig is Co-Guesting with me, and as always, she has created two fabulous cards for the challenge! We hope to see you there ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Space Explorers; Uniko - Reach for the Stars
Dies: MFT - Space Explorers
Misc: TH - Distress Inks; Winsor & Newton - White Paint; Hero Arts - Detail White EP; Imagine - Sheer Shimmer Spray

Card #2
Stamps: Uniko - Reach for the Stars
Dies: Poppy Stamps - Posing Fairy; MFT - Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX
Misc: MFT - Vellum, Mini Cloud Edges Stencil; Ranger - Super Fine Gold EP


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge - Tea & Bouquet

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is Tea & Bouquet.  I thought it would be fun to combine the layout from the sketch with the color palette on the inspiration photo...and this is what I came up with ~


I love a CAS design, so I embossed the Stitched Arch and blended Distress Inks for the pattern on the teacup. I created a stencil with the steam shape die and added a touch of clear glitter marker to it for some sparkle. A scripty sentiment and another stitched border, and this card was ready to mount on a hot pink 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! As always, 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: PTI - Keep it Simple - Thank You
Dies: PTI - Fancy Teacup; MFT - Stitched Arch STAX, MFT - Hot Cocoa Cups (steam)
Inks: TH DOX Inks - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade; Gina K. Amalgam - Black
Misc: Spectrum Noir - Clear Sparkle Pen

Monday, February 4, 2019

CAS Stencil February Challenge


Hi there ~
It's time for the next challenge at CAS Stencil and our Hostess, Nancy, has chosen powdered inks for our stenciling technique! I chose to play with my Brushos to create this card:


Using powdered inks with stencils can be tricky, so I referred to one of Loll's video tutorials for my background. I started by ink blending in light blue, then I placed the waves stencil and added Brushos and water. The fish was colored with Copics and I added a coat of Glossy Accents to the heart and a few dots to mimic bubbles. 

If you would like to play along with us and have never used powdered inks with stencils, there are links to several video tutorials on the challenge blog to guide you :) Of course, my teammates have also created some beautiful cards to inspire you...Hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Adorable Ocean Friends, More Essential Sentiments
Dies: MFT - Adorable Ocean Friends, Stitched Rectangle STAX, Stitched Squares
Stencil: SSS - Waves
Misc: Brushos; Glossy Accents; Copic Markers; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Strathmore Mixed Media Paper

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Addicted to CAS Challenge #152 - Birds



Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. Our Hostess is Vicki and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Birds’.
Our Guest Designer is Sandie Munro  (winner of challenge #150) and she has created a beautiful CAS card to inspire everyone.

I have several bird stamps and dies in my stash so it was hard to choose, but I finally decided on this little guy:


I started by sponging the stencil then coloring the Toucan with Copic markers. I added a wonky stitched circle die cut in vellum and googly eyes (with eyelashes!).

Ok, now we would love to see how the code word ‘Birds’ 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 - Toucan Do It
Dies: MFT - Toucan Do It, Wonky Stitched Circles
Stencil: Hero Arts - Long Leaves
Inks: Hero Arts - Green Hills; Papertrey Ink - Green Parakeet, New Leaf
Misc: Copic Markers; Pretty Pink Posh - Sequins; Vellum cardstock; Googly Eyes