Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Addicted to Stamps & More - Photo Inspiration

Hello there, blog friends ~
It's Challenge #200 and our 4th birthday at Addicted to Stamps & More! And, we are celebrating in a big way ~ We have 3 Sponsors for this challenge, and the prizes are pretty fabulous...here are the deets:
Happy Little Stampers - $30.00 Gift Card
Paper Smooches - $25.00 Gift Card
QKR Stampede - 3 Digital Stamps

And, what's a party without some refreshing popsicles?

I drew inspiration from all the great colors in the photo. I stamped the Altenew popsicles with Versamark and sprinkled with fine white EP, then colored with my Zig markers. I added some clear WOS for sparkle, then coated the popsicles with glossy accents for shine. The sentiment is from PTI...and that was it! 

We would love to see your take on the inspiration photo...if you have time, feel free to stop by the ATSM Blog, and check it out!

Sadly, this is my last challenge as a DT member at ATSM, and I have to say, it's been a lot of fun! l have really enjoyed being on the team, and I'm definitely going to miss the girls...sniff sniff! With special thanks to our leader, Kylie for believing in me, and for being so supportive! 

Of course, I can't resist adding this card to this week's challenge at CASology for the Cue Card 'Row' ~

Have a great week, and thanks so much for stopping by! And, thank you for those who take the time to leave a sweet comment for me...I read every, single one of them, and appreciate it very, very much!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Muse Challenge #171; CASology Challenge #203; CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #178

Hi all ~ Just sharing a few cards for some of my favorite challenges, and because this is a photo heavy post, I'll get right to it ~

First up is this week's Muse Challenge. Tracey McNeely created this gorgeous card to inspire us:

And, here is my card:

I used the same stamp set as Tracey, but switched up the design a bit and colored the flowers and leaves with soft pastels. My apologies for the glare on this sentiment...I embossed it (and the flowers) with Liquid Platinum, and my camera wasn't happy :)

I'm also adding this to Virginia's View Challenge 'All About Colors'


My next card is for this week's CASology Challenge for the Cue Card 'Congratulations'.

For this card, I used the negative of the die cut, and inked a panel in each color (ombre), then placed them behind the images. The sentiment is from a retired Avery Elle set called Sentimental Swirls.


My last card is for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. 

I kept my card very CAS, and used clear EP for the underwater plants. I also used PTI Rainstones for the bubbles.

So, that's it for me ~ I hope your week is off to a great start...Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 91

Hi there, blog friends ~
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS, and our Code Word is 'Fly'. Jaydee is our Hostess, and Create a Smile is sponsoring this challenge...The winner will receive a £15 voucher to the store!

PTI's Up, Up & Away was one of my first stamp sets, and I thought it would be fun to ink it up:  

I stamped the clouds with white pigment ink on soft stone cardstock, and used distress inks for the hot air balloons. It's difficult to see the clouds in this photo, so here is a close up:

I hope you'll take the time to stop by, and play along with us at the Addicted to CAS Blog ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,