Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #281 - Colour Challenge

Jeanne has chosen some fun colors for this week's CC&S challenge.  My card uses Stampin' Up's Balloon Celebration stamp and features Lemon Lime Twist and Coastal Cabana with pink sequins as accents.  The sequins are iridescent, so the colors are a little more varied in the photo than IRL.  The sentiment uses both colors to create an ombre look.  Such a simple, fun card to make!

I hope you will play along with us this week.  Take a look at the  CC&S DT makes here!  Hope to see yo in the gallery!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CAS Colours and Sketches #280 - Sketch Challenge

Jeanne's sketch for this week's CC&S challenge really tested my creativity.   A Spellbinders vine die I from my collection served as the outer shape and then a very old Pure Innocence stamp from MFT became the focal point.  The sentiment was from the stash of discards on my desk and is perfect for this card!

Take a look at the rest of the DT's makes and then try your hand at this week's sketch!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #279 - Colour Challenge

Jeanne is hosting the July challenges on the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog.  She has a different combination of colors for us this week - and a reminder to me to get the new SU In-Colors! I think I'll get good use of them!

The gingham background is from Right at Home Stamps.  I substituted PTI's Melon Berry for Grapefruit Grove and Wisteria Wonder for Highland Heather.  The sentiment is from MFT and uses black heat embossing powder.

I hope you will play along with this week's colours, but first take at peek at the DT inspiration.

Challenges Entered:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1826 - AG
Crafter's Cafe July 1 - Keep it Simple
Just Us Girls #447 - AG
Crafty Catz #423 - AG with twist of embossing

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Addicted to Stamps & More #298 - Holiday

"Holiday" is the theme of this week's ATSM  Challenge.  I used Believe in Magic from Mama Elephant for my card.  The globe is die cut out of the white card back, stamped on panel of Sahara Sand and mounted behind the white card back. I used white embossing powder for the globe outline, stars, moon and bubbles at the top if the globe and then added extra dots with a white paint pen.  The base of the globe is stamped in Rich Razzleberry on the card back and the sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and white embossing powder, then mounted on Sweet Sugarplum.  A few sequins finished off the card, while maintaining lots of white space.

Hope you will play along with our Addicted to Stamps & More challenge!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #277 - Colour Challenge

Wei's fun summer colors for this week's CC&S challenge took me in a different direction than I originally imagined.  After deciding on W Plus 9's Doodle Buds stamp set, this card started to take shape.  I pulled out black embossing powder, some watercolor paper, a water brush, and my Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral inks.  The strips of paper are Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.  A sentiment from MFT's LJD Words of Inspiration is heat embossed and finished off the card.

I hope you will play along with our challenge this week on the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog.  Our DT has some inspiration to get you started.

Challenges Entered:
Back to Basics #5 - Heat Embossing
Through the Craftroom Door 6/19 - AG
Tuesday Throwdown #397 - On My Mind
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1824 - AG

Saturday, June 16, 2018

My Time to Craft #373 - Stamp Your Own Background Paper

This fortnight, the My Time to Craft Blog challenges you to use stamps to make your own background! I used my collection of Right At Home Stamps for the challenge.  Starting with a gingham background stamp for the card base, the panel uses both the Thanks A Bunch stamp for the sentiment, with the circles and cup from Cup of Joy, and finally the coffee bean details on the cup sleeve from How Have You Bean?   The Memory Box panel die cut is called Wrapped Scallop Rectangles.  I love the wonky stitching!

Hope you will join us in making your own background stamps this fortnight!  See you in the My Time to Craft gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Watercooler Wednesday #174 - all occasions
A Bit More Time to Craft #70 - AG
Aud Sentiments #205 - AG + sentiment
Impression Obsession #152 - AG + real stamp

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #276

Wei has a sketch for us this week on the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog.  Peonies, from Hero Arts stamp was stamped and shaded lightly with colored pencils and then combined with an idea I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  I loved how she stamped a background, die cut a section, and mounted the die cut section on colored card stock.  The rectangle in Wei's sketch is due cut and mounted on bright pink paper.

To keep the look I wanted, I stamped a second peony with gray ink and matched the die cut section to the original peony, stamped an MFT sentiment, and added three sequins to finish off the card.