Saturday, January 19, 2019

ATCAS Challenge #151 - Friends

Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Our Hostess is Jaydee and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Friends’.
Our Guest Designer is Izzy  (winner of challenge #149) and she has created a really cute card for our challenge.

In an effort to ink up my NBUS stash, I used this new MFT stamp set ~

I stamped, die cut and colored the images with Copic markers. I added stitched hills and a little Glossy Accents to the hearts.

Ok, now we would love to see how the code word ‘Friends’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, we would love to see your creation at the  ATCAS Blog ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Sweet Somebunny
Dies: MFT - Sweet Somebunny; Mama Elephant - Landscape Trio
Stencil: Mini Cloud Edges
Misc: Glossy Accents; TH - Tumbled Glass Distress Inks; Versafine - Onyx Black Ink; Gelly Roll Pen - White

Friday, January 18, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #12 - Birds

Hi there blog friends ~  
I've been busy this week working on DT stuff, but Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge 
is one of my all-time faves, so I had to make time to play along.

For my birthday card, I stamped and die cut this sweet little bluebird and after coloring him with Copic markers, I popped him up on the galaxy sky panel (leftover from a previous project). I used wood veneer cardstock for the branch and watercolored the leaves ~ 


The rules of this challenge are to create 2 different cards for 2 different occasions, using the same stamps, stencils and/or dies. So, I stamped another bluebird and invited his girlfriend to join in the fun ~

For this ‘Love’ card, I stenciled a cloudy sky, created a mask to add some grass, then stamped and colored both images. The gold foil heart and musical notes tie into the sentiment, and I thought the stitched scalloped frame added a little charm to the theme. And, that was it!

Here's a photo of both cards for Darnell’s Challenge Blog

Darnell and her team have provided lots of beautiful inspiration on the Challenge Blog so be sure to check it out...Here are the rules of the challenge, if you would like to play along...deadline is the 24th!

Have a great weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Tweet Friends, Greetings Galore
Dies: MFT - Tweet Friends, Cross Stitch Oval Die; Memory Box - Branch; SSS - Mini Flowers and Leaves
Misc: Stash - Galaxy Sky (TH Distress Inks); Gansai Tambi - Starry Colors; Crafter's Comanion - Wood Veneer cardstock; Imagine Sheer Shimmer Spray; Peerless Watercolors

Card #2:
Stamps: MFT - Tweet Friends
Dies: MFT - Tweet Friends, Blueprints 27, Surf & Turf (to create the stencil)
Stencil: MFT - Mini-Clouds 
Misc: Stash - Gold foil heart

CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Reminder

Hi friends! I'm back with a reminder for anyone who would like to join us at the CAS Stencil Challenge...Here is my card:

For this 5x7 card, I used a scene builder set of stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. The water was created with Distress Oxide inks and for the images, I used white pigment ink. The fishes and sentiment are from MFT.

Our challenge is open until the 24th, so there is still plenty of time for you to join us! Hope to see you there ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stencils: Honey Bee Stamps - Ocean Scene Builder
Stamps: MFT - Gillfriends
Inks: TH Distress Oxide Inks - Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers; Memories - Unicorn Pigment Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Misc: Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear EP; Copic Markers

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CAS Mix Up Challenge - Bokeh

Hello all ~ I haven't played along at the CAS Mix Up Challenge in quite a while, so when I saw that Loll and Bonnie are asking us to use the Bokeh Technique on our cards, I had to jump in :)

Meet Poindexter...isn't he CUTE?! He has a girlfriend too, so I'll be showcasing her in a future post :) 
I started by ink blending the front panel with DOX ink, and after it dried, I used Unicorn ink and a stencil to create the Bokeh effect. Since a lot of kids are walking around with purple, or blue, or pink hair these days, I thought it would be fun to give him aqua hair with my Copic markers. I also used a small piece of an old washcloth that I soaked with '0' Various Ink and blotted his jeans to add texture to my card. Lastly, I added Pico Embellisher to the beakers and his glasses, and a few PTI Rain Stones...a fun little card, using:
Bokeh Technique
Ink Blending
Die Cutting
Adding texture with Various Ink and washcloth

Loll, Bonnie and their DT have a lot of fabulous inspiration and a few videos explaining the Bokeh Technique...go check it out at the CAS Mix Up Blog, and play along, if you like...there is still plenty of time!

I hope everyone is having a great week ~ Thanks so much for stopping by, and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment...I really appreciate it!

Stamps & Dies: MFT - Cute Chemists
Stencil: MFT - Shapes (Circles)
Misc: Tim Holtz - DOX ink; Memories - Unicorn; Copic Markers & Various Ink; Pico Embellisher; Altenew - Gold Border Washi