Sunday, June 12, 2016

CASology #201 - Sunshine; Muse Challenge #169

Hi there blog friends ~
I'm back with a quick post to share two cards I created for CASology and Muse Challenges.

This week is my sweet friend Michele Ferguson's last challenge on the DT at Muse...I will miss seeing her posts there, and wish her well in all of her crafty endeavors! Here is Michele's card:

And, here is my take on her card:

I went with Michele's theme of hearts, vellum, and a scripty sentiment, and added a white embossed background pattern behind the hearts. I also colored the back of the vellum hearts with Copic markers, and created an ombre effect on the die cut sentiment. Lastly, I added a few PTI clear Rain Stones which picked up a glare from my camera flash. And, that was it!

I wish you all the BEST, Michele...because you are the BEST!!! It's been great fun 'playing cards' with you at Muse :)


My next card is for this week's challenge at CASology, and the Cue Card is 'Sunshine'

I recently bought my first Make it Market card kit from PTI called 'Sunshine & Rainbows', so it was perfect for this challenge:

Everything on this card is from the kit. I used embossing paste mixed with Squeezed Lemonade DI for the stenciled sun, and created an ombre effect (again) with 3 shadow inks for the die cut sentiment...Whimsical and fun...right up my alley!

So, that's it for me...Have a great week ahead, and thanks so much for stopping by,


Betty said...

two wonderful cards, Barb - love the hearts - great background - and your sunshine card is so fun - darling birdie!

Cindy C. said...

Both gorgeous CAS design!! I agree with Betty, the birdie is super cute!

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Barb!! Super cute card. I love your little bird and your tone sentiment. Nicely done.Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb both fabulous CAS designs! Your Muse is lovely with the clear embossed hearts in the background and those wonderful hearts! our die cut sunshine is so pretty as is the ombre sunbeams! Thank you for sharing with us at both Muse and CASology this week!

I Card Everyone said...

Now I promised I wouldn't cry, but you've done it, Barb ... No YOU are the best! Thank you, my sweet friend ... I adore every single little darling heart - and yours, too! xxx [look at you girls coloring up that vellum OH!!]

Anita in France said...

Such a sweet sunshine card, Barb ... the detailing is fanastic ... and that little bird is just adorable! Oh my, your beautiful take on Michele's card ... soft, delicate and so gorgeous ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

Barb both cards are perfect for their respective challenges. I love the added dies-cuts and the monotone feel of the cards. Lovely.

Dawn T said...

Fabulous cards Barb. Lovely take on Michelle's card.

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous cards Barb, I especially adore your take on Michele's design, those tiny hearts are perfect!

Kay Miller said...

Oh both of your cards are so sweet Barb!! The first one so soft and beautiful with the vellum and subtle embossed background! And the second one, be still my heart! That is just precious!!! LOVE what you did with the MIM mini kit!! Happy week my friend!

Kara Lynne said...

I love them both! I love the sketchy, soft pink hearts with the shimmery heart background! How fun to get a MIM kit, and what great embossed rays of sunshine behind that sweet little bird!

Hannelie said...

Oh I just love both cards Barb!
Clean and simple with so much impact!
Thanks for joining CASology!

Karen L K said...

Very nice Barb! Both are great looking but the sunshine card really catches my eye.

cm said...

A dazzling duo, Barb! Your heart card is stunning; a perfect take on Michele's card and such a sweet way to let her know she's loved. Your sunrays card: sooooo amazing! The clouds, the wee bird and those rays...awesome!!