Friday, July 31, 2015

Muse Card Club Challenge #126

Hello there blog friends,
I have a quick post to share a card I created for this weeks' challenge at Muse Card Club. The amazing Tracey McNeely created the sweetest card with one of my new 'favorite' stamp sets, so of course I had to play along! Here is her card:

And, here is my card:

I inked SSS Ledger Drops Stencil with Mint Julep and Maliblue to create a soft background, then stamped and die cut the images from MFT's Penguins in Paradise. I added the sentiment, and a bit of Wink of Stella on the ice cream cone, that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate your visits and lovely comments! Have a great weekend ~

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #154

Hi everyone,
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps, and this time our theme is CAS! For this challenge we have two sponsors: Deedee's Digi's, who will be awarding the winner with a $15 coupon to the store as well as Rosey Hearts who are offering a prize of 5 digi's from the store!

Here is my card:

I just love a one layer card...and, I couldn't resist playing with my Ahoy Stamp Set from PTI again. I created a mask and sponged yellow and a touch of orange for the sun, stamped the waves with SSS Maliblue ink, then the boat and seagulls in black for a silhouette effect.

We would love to have you stop by the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog to see all of the wonderful inspiration by our Design Team, and to play along in this week's challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by ~


Monday, July 20, 2015

SSS Flickr Challenge and Water Coloring

Hi everyone,
Just a quick post to share a few cards I created for the current SSS Flickr Challenge ~
It's no secret that my water coloring skills leave a lot to be desired, but I signed up for Deepti's Watercolor Cards Made Simple class over at Craftsy  and I have to tell you, it was FABULOUS!!! It's comprehensive, educational, and a lot of fun!

For my first card, I used my Koi water colors for the 'Variegated Wash Background' technique for the balloon and die cut sentiment:

And, for my second card, I used a traditional water coloring technique for the fruit, also using my Koi water colors:

There are several lessons in Deepti's class, so stay tuned for more water coloring techniques from me, now that I've gotten a bit of confidence :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Addicted to CAS Challenge #68

Hi everyone ~
Today, we kick off another challenge at Addicted to CAS, with the Code Word 'Chevron'. Our Hostess is the incredibly talented Deepti Malik and our sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps who are offering the winner four digital stamps from their store! Also, I would like to welcome back our Guest Designer for the month of July, Kathy K of Purple Princess Diaries, with another beautiful card :)
I love playing with my Chevron stamps and stencils, so I created two cards for this is the first one:

 It's no secret that my water coloring skills are poor, so when I saw Loll's card HERE, I knew 2 things: First - I would love to CASE this card, and second - I 'need' Brushos! So, I finally bought them and had myself some fun! I heat embossed the chevrons with white EP, and added 3 colors of Brushos...Turquoise, Emerald Green and Purple. I also created a panel with the same colors for the solid part of the butterfly. I shaped the sentiment to mimic the curve, added a few gems and that was it!

And, here is my second card:

For this card, I pulled out my MFT chevron dies. I embossed the large one and inked the smaller one in rainbow order with dye inks. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the gems are SSS.

So, that's it for me...I hope you'll find some time to stop over to the ATCAS Blog to see what my teamies have created for this challenge, and consider playing along ~ Have a great weekend,