Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Making Memories August Challenge - Team B


Posting my card for the August Making Memories Challenge, which went live on August 4th with Team A's images.  Today is the midpoint of the month and Team B is keeping the party going with more inspiration!  The challenge theme is Anything Goes/One for the Girls or Ladies.

 I'm using Bo Bubbles from our sponsor Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  I under-colored the bubbles with a variety of 000 markers and then added Stickles on top.  It makes them look iridescent in real life and in the photo!  I added the flowers to her hair to correct a puddle of ink that gushed from my E57.  You can't even tell!!

I hope you will join us for Challenge 8 this month.  Digi Stamps 4 Joy is offering a generous $10 voucher to our winner.  Good luck!


Challenges Entered:
Colouring in Scrapland August Challenge- AG
Crafty Friends Challenge #64 - AG
Colour Crazy #32 - AG
Star Stamps Challenge - August 3 - Hand Colored Image

CAS Colours & Sketches #236 - Colour Challenge

Welcome to this week's CAS Colours and Sketches blog.  Karen has some fun, happy colors for our challenge this week.  I pulled out an old PTI stamp, Modern Basics, by one of my favorite designers, Mailes Belles, for my main image and added a newer set from Lil' Inker Designs, called Whoops for the sentiment.  Fortunately, I had all three ink colors in my collection and once I settled on  the stamp set, decided to make a one layer CAS card.  My Misti was so helpful in making sure everything was well-inked!  The Calypso Coral looks a lot more orange in the photo than it does IRL.  Lots of white space and judicious use of the Bermuda Bay to keep your eye moving over the card helps this design!

Check out how the rest of the DT played with this week's colors and then join the CC&S challenge this week!

Challenges Entered:
Cards Und More #191 - One Layer Card
Stamping Senstations August - AG
Addicted to CAS #117 - One Layer Card





Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #235 - Sketch Challenge

This week Patricia has a sketch challenge for us on the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog.  I rotated the sketch and decided to use an adorable image from Dilly Beans' creative artist Megan Suarez, called Amalia Flower Fairy for the shape.  I took Patricia at her word when she said "any non-rectangular shape" - and cropped the image on the right side of the page.  The sentiment is computer generated for a friend who is a new grandma.

Take a peek at the DT's take on the sketch and then play along with us this week!  Hope to see you in the gallery.

Challenges Entered:
A Bit More Time to Craft #49 - AG
Happy Little Stampers August CAS - Flowers
Scrap and Craft #6 - New Baby
Colour Crazy #31 - AG

Saturday, August 5, 2017

August Guest Designer - Stempelgarten

I was asked to be a Guest DT member for Stempelgarten's newest challenge,  Summertime.  I am thrilled to share A Random Fan's Lifesaver image with you.  You can find it in the Stempelgarten shop HERE.  I created the sand and water background with my Copics.  The sky is created by blending Distress inks.  My sentiment is pulled together from a combination of stamp companies.










There's a wonderful prize of paper, a stamp and other goodies for the challenge winner.  Take a look at it in the photo below!








My old teamie from Sketch Saturday, Alex runs the blog and the shop, so it's been nice to reconnect with her.  I hope you will play along with Stempelgarten!  Good luck!


Challenges Entered:
Cut it Up #127 - Friendship
Patti's Creations #137 - AG
QKR Stampede #255 - Make It Humorous
Crafting By Designs August Challenge - AG
A Bit More Time to Craft #49 - AG
Digi Stamps for Joy #139 - AG Optional twist of Summer







Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - #234 Colour Challenge

Good Morning CC&S Fans,
Happy first Tuesday in August!!  Patricia is this month's CAS Colours and Sketches host. The first Tuesday means a color challenge and Patricia has chosen Blushing Bride, Cajun Craze, and Tempting Turquoise for everyone to play with. Unsure of how to combine these three colors,  I started by featuring the Blushing Bride and Tempting Turquoise and using Cajun Craze as an accent.  It would be a super-simple card to reproduce. The only thing I'd change is to reposition the flower at the top so it would have a turquoise seed bead.  Loved those little accents!

The stamp set is called Find the Beauty from Right At Home Stamps.  A Misti was instrumental in creating this card because it allowed me to stamp each flower three times to have a well-stamped image.  I stamped three more layers of Blushing Bride for the lines on the petals, giving it a deep color.  Cajun Craze was too much of a contrast on the flowers, so it was relegated to the little cluster of dots moving around the flowers.  The sentiment is white embossing powder and the lacey oval background is a very old (and seldom used) die from Papertrey Ink.

Hope you will join us this week in the CC&S Gallery.  Take at peek at the DT creations, HERE for some inspiration!

Challenges Entered:
Come and Get It July 30th/ - Just Add Flowers
Stamping Sensations 7/18 /- Flower Power
Just Us Girls #404/ - Something old (lacey oval die), something new (stamp set)
Colour Crazy Challenge #30/- AG
Crafting with Friends #48/ - AG

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #233 - Sketch Challenge

It's a sketch challenge week on the CAS Colours and Sketch Challenge Blog and it's my last week as the challenge hostess.  I thought this one would be easier for me than it was.  All of that plain paper was begging for something else, but I stopped myself from sliding it through an embossing folder! The image is called Wondering Midge from Riley and Company and the sentiment is from Lil' Inkers. MFT provided the rectangle dies.

I hope you will join us this week.  Can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!  Take a peek at the DT's work for some inspiration!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CAS Colours and Sketch #232 - Colour Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Another new 2017-18 In-Color for you to try with this week's CC&S challenge.  This one is Powder Pink, which reminds me of the pink ballet leotards are made in.  It's very similar to Blushing Bride, but with a little less brown undertone.   I have to admit, this isn't my first card.  It's not even my second card!  The colors challenged me a bit because I was determined to make the Powder Pink and Soft Sky the feature colors.

I worked on watercolor paper using the smoosh technique with Powder Pink and Soft Sky inks.  I applied the ink to a scrap of clear acetate, spritzed the paper with water and let the inks work their magic.  Because the colors are soft, it needed a little more dimension. Using a very old SU stamp,  the splash of extra dots were created by stamping directly on the paper.

The Night of Navy birthday script is a die from MFT and the border die is from Avery Elle.

I hope you will come and play in the gallery this week - but first, pop by the CC&S blog and peek at the rest of the DT's creations!

Challenges Entered:
Happy Little Stampers July 2017/ - CAS Birthday
Crafty Friends Challenge #62/ - Florals
My Time to Craft #350/ - In the Garden
Simply Papercraft #48/ - AG
That's Crafty! July 7/ - AG