Saturday, June 24, 2017

Addicted to CAS #114

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS and Carolyn has chosen this code word:
There are so many ways you can go with this so I hope you will give it a try and enter a card in the gallery.  There's a prize from Happy Little Stampers of a $15 gift certificate for the winner.

You will find great inspiration from the Design Team over on the blog but first, here's a look at mine.
I cut this die from Memory Box over a year ago when I was visiting Michele and it's been sitting in a file folder since then. I ran across it looking for something else and thought it would be perfect for the challenge.  I embossed the top of the card with Clouds and the bottom with Forest Branches to give it a background and then layered the word die from SSS three times.  Yes, I see that some of the details didn't cut but rather than take a chance of ruining it, I left the pieces intact.  

Now it's your turn to make a white on white card.  I hope I see one in the gallery.


Just Us Girls #399

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls and what better way to get you into a summer frame of mind than with this photo that Lisa chose.
I love those colorful chairs and in fact we have some at the lake.  But with no chair stamps I went with what I had.  Umbrellas.
I stamped and heat embossed the PB umbrellas and colored them with Distress Inks.  A light wash for the sky and sand and a dab of yellow for the sun was all I needed to convey my MFT sentiment.

The girls over at Just Us Girls have a lot of wonderful cards for you to use as inspiration and if you make a card and are chosen the Chic of the Week, you could be a guest designer just like Estelle.  I hope we see you in the gallery.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CAS Watercolor - June

My pastor's birthday was yesterday and I made her a card that I think fits into the CAS Watercolor Challenge.
My card was inspired by this fabulous sentiment that I saw on Lynn's blog and she was gracious enough to stamp a couple and send them to me. Perfect for a pastor, right?  Then I needed an image to go with it and this wonderful tree from Altenew came to mind.  It's watercolored with Distress Inks.  I think it says 'summer'.  I know my husband likes to sit in the swing at the lake during the summer and just relax.

Thanks for dropping by.




Addicted to Stamps #247

It's Make Your Mark week at Addicted to Stamps and More.  This is an easy one because you can make a card using markers, pencils, Zigs, watercolor. Anything that makes a mark.  For my card I used Inktense Pencils because I haven't used them in a while.
This was in my UFO file, stamped but not colored.  The Asters are from PB. I did a Distress Ink wash around them and splattered.  I'm not sure that was the best thing to do but it's done. I brought some of the color to the left side with strips of cardstock.


Now it's your turn.  Head on over to Addicted to Stamps and More for inspiration from the Design Team and then make your mark on a card to enter in the gallery.  ATSM is celebrating its 5th birthday so Kylie and Happy Little Stampers are awarding the winner of this challenge a $40 gift certificate to the HLS shop.


Monday, June 19, 2017

The Heart Desires #13 and The Flower Challenge #9

When I saw The Heart Desires mood board I knew I wanted to try no-line watercoloring with a PB Dahlia.  The first one came out better than I expected so I continued on.
I masked and stamped a new flower beside the first one but the edge didn't stamp well and the coloring wasn't as good.  Now what?  I fussy cut the first one and then stamped another flower and colored it.  That one turned out okay so I fussy cut that one and the part of the second one and layered them up on the front of my Soft Stone card base.  It needed something so I cut a frame from Smoke cardstock before adding the SSS word die cut in Smokey Shadow.  The screen looks a lot brighter than the soft subtle look of the Twisted Citron IRL.

The challenge at The Flower Challenge is 'anything goes' so I'm sending my card there too.

Thank you for dropping by.  I hope your week got off to a good start.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fusion - Bike

My husband rides his bike almost every day, up to 10 miles. Me? I haven't ridden a bike in quite some time but I love the one that's in the inspiration photo for Fusion.  Maybe it's the color that I adore.  What do you think?
I made mine the same color with the same brick wall.

The stamp and die are from SSS including the sentiment that I heat embossed on vellum. The color is courtesy of my Zigs and the brick embossed folder is TH.

Well the weekend is over and a busy week looms ahead.  I hope your week goes well and you set aside some crafting time.  Thanks for dropping by.