Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Little Red Wagon Round Up

I saw the challenge at Little Red Wagon yesterday and quickly made a card using their 'round' theme. 
I won some Reverse Confetti stamps from Leigh Penner during the Season's Giving Blog Hop and these cuties were included.  I've barely begun on my Valentines and I'm already getting into Easter.  This winter is going by way too fast.

Monday, January 22, 2018

January CAS Watercolor and The Flower Challenge #16

Here I am.  Late to the party again.  Two days left before both the CAS Watercolor Challenge and The Flower Challenge close.  I've had both cards made or partially made for days but got busy and haven't posted.  I'll remedy that right now.

For CAS Watercolor:
I spent one evening stamping and masking a bouquet of Altenew flowers on Bristol so I could color with my Zigs.  The next day while searching for a sentiment I looked at the card and thought "Oh no.  It's supposed to be CAS." In order to keep it that way I opted for a tiny sentiment from PB.  I hope that's enough white space.

For The Flower Challenge:
I hope this uses enough of the spotlight technique.  Only small portions of the Altenew flowers are outside the die cut circles and uncolored but I hadn't used these flowers in a long time and wanted to make a card with them.  Not quite the look I was going for but I'm happy.

Thanks for dropping by.  I love it when you do.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

CAS Mix-Up January

I made this card a while ago for the CAS Mix-Up Challenge and am just getting around to posting it.  I spent an afternoon playing with my Brushos and cling wrap and this is one of the backgrounds that came out of it.
I thought it looked a little like a jungle so I added the die cut MFT leaves and sentiment from TT.  I need to turn the rest of the panels into cards but that may wait until I play some more with the new colors of Brushos that just arrived.

If you follow me you know I've been sewing sofa cushions. They are done and into the hands of my DIL.  Spending time doing that put me behind in commenting and cardmaking.  It didn't take long for my desk, which is also my sewing table, to get covered with bits and pieces of new cards.  They'll be showing up here shortly. 

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Addicted to CAS #128

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS and this time the code word as chosen by our host Barb is
I have neglected some of my SOA/CPD stamps so I got out this birthday one and clear heat embossed it on white cs and cut the banner. Wilted Violet DOX was used to ink it,  going from dark on the bottom and lighter toward the top.  I laid the banner on white cs and simultaneously cut them with a stitched rectangle from SSS.  Then I did something I rarely do.  I added sequins. (gasp)  Two look like blue in the photo but they're actually iridescent and much like the purple color IRL.

The Design Team and our guest designer have some wonderful cards to inspire you and the winner of the challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to Happy Little Stampers.

Will we see your ombre card in the gallery?

Just Us Girls #424 - Color Week

It's time for some color at Just Us Girls and our host Ina has chosen
I must say that color challenges are one of the most difficult for me but after seeing this card by Carly, I knew I had a great way to make my card.
I randomly inked my Bristol with Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade Oxides and then clear heat embossed the Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals.  I went over the entire panel with Peacock Feathers, wiping off the ink on the embossing when I was done.  I decided to trim the panel down and mount it on some 'mustard' paper.  The sentiment is from HA.

How would you use these colors?  The Design Team and our guest designer, Cathymac, have some inspiration for you over on the blog.  If you win a challenge this month, you have a chance to be the guest designer for March.  We'd love to see your card in the gallery.