Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #215 - Color Week

Back with another color combination for this our host this month, Patricia.  I went to my stamp collection and pulled out a set I bought in 2013 from Flourishes, called April Showers.

I stamped the boots in Island Indigo and pulled out my old blender pen and SU inks for the colors.  I added some polka dots to the boots to bring in more of the Rich Razzleberry color and pulled out my Copics to add a little W1 to ground the boots.  The stitched border die is from MFT - and the sentiment is heat embossed in white.  Viola! - pretty CAS, I think!

Take a peek at the CC&S Blog for inspiration from the rest of the DT!

Challenges Entered:
Retro Rubber #58 - AG

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #214

Welcome to a sketch week for the CC&S Blog.  I used a little creative license interpreting this sketch.  I've been waiting to use this Spellbinders wreath die set* for a while and decided to pull it out to create a sympathy card.  I wanted to keep  it simple and originally intended to have a sentiment at the bottom of the wreath, but decided it looked better with the words in the middle and used the flower and greens at the bottom in place of the sentiment banner.  I inlaid the wreath and embossed the background with a striped embossing folder.  The flowers are purchased, so this was a quick and easy card.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle.

Take a peek at what the rest of the DT did with Patricia's great sketch on the CC&S blog HERE.

*In case you are like me and don't read things very carefully before you buy them, the large wreath die actually takes up almost the whole front of a 4.25 x 5.5 card!! The purple card back is 4.25" x 5.5".  The white is barely .25" smaller.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Sandra Caldwell New Release Friday

Hi Everyone,
I'm back with another card using a fun image from the talented Sandra Caldwell.  This one is called My Pretty Bows - #1361 and is one of the many new images available in the Babycakes Designs and Digis Etsy Shop.  Check out the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group to see other creations the DT has for you this week.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #213 - Colour Challenge

Patricia is our challenge hostess this month and she has a color combination of Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate for us this week.  I pulled out a very old PTI set for this card called Heart to Heart and stenciled my background.

Take a look at the rest of the DT's inspiration on the CC&S Blog.

Challenges Entered:
Crafting From the Heart #149 - AG
TTCRD 3/7-3/14 - AG
Crafting When We Can #139 - Mixed Media (Wink of Stella, distress ink and Copics)
Paper Players #334 - Cut it Out

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches # 212 - Sketch Challenge

This is a sketch week on the CC&S Challenge Blog.  I had fun with this one!  No coloring - just a whole lotta paper piecing!  I used Paper Smooches' die, Cute Cluster and an old giant ric-rac border die.  I die cut the flower several times and inlaid the pieces within the frame.  Once the frame was die cut, Stick-it paper and tweezers were instrumental in completing the flower.  The last step was to fussy cut around the outside of the frame.  It was easy to make two or three flowers with all of the pieces, so I have a couple more flowers ready to trim and use.  PTI's Just A Note mini stamp set was used with white embossing powder for the sentiment.

Stop by the CC&S Blog and check out how the rest of the DT interpreted the sketch!  I hope you play along with us this week!

Challenges Entered:
Inkspirational #129 - "Connect"
OLLCB #223 - Embossing
Use Your Stuff #253 - use A Sketch

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Day for Daisies - BLOG HOP

Hi ADFD Friends,

Today is the first day of our ADFD Blog Hop - a celebration of all of the beautiful images Tammy has created over the years. As a special surprise for Tammy, we have a combination of current and former DT members participating in the hop. Her inspiring art and generous heart have touched us all. We want to take a moment to show our gratitude and thank Tammy for the blessings and joys we have received as members of the ADFD DT.

Our theme is “A Collection of ADFD Favorites” - so each DT member’s blog you visit will share something she has created with one of her favorite ADFD images.  I had the hardest time choosing a favorite - because I don't have just one. Two of my top favorites to color over the years have been the little girls Tammy draws and her fairies.  They have such an innocence about them and fill me with joy.   This image seemed like a perfect combination of my two favorites!  It's called Growing A Flower 

The hop has hidden prizes - a commenter from each hidden prize stop will win a choice of one image from the ADFD Shop! You won’t know where the prizes are hidden, so be sure to leave a comment at each stop of the Hop! Our Blog Hop will run from 7:00 a.m. eastern standard time on Saturday, February 25, 2017 until 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Tuesday, February 27, 2017.  When you leave a comment for me, tell me if you are more drawn to Tammy's fairies or children.

In addition to the Blog Hop, we invite you to share your Favorite ADFD image in the final ADFD Blog Challenge. The linky will stay open until Friday, March 3rd. All prize-winners will be announced on the ADFD Blog on Saturday, March 4, 2017. We hope you will join our celebration of the thousands of images Tammy has created. Rules for the challenge are posted on the right sidebar of the ADFD Blog - the last spot of the stop! Remember to leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win before you move onto Cindy's.

 Are you ready to HOP?!?  You should have arrived here from Broni's blog - Cindy is your next stop!  If you get lost along the way or a link is broken, go the ADFD Blog and start where you left off.

                                                Cathy (me)

                                                ADFD Blog

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #211 - Colour Week

Hi Everyone,

We're back with CC&S challenge #211.  This is a color week.  I had to adjust my colors, and am using Peach Parfait, Pure Poppy and Wild Wasabi.

I used a newly purchased Spellbinders die called, Overlapping Circles for my background and pulled out a very old hostess stamp set from SU! called, Simply Soft for the image.  The stem is colored with Copics and the flowers were stamped multiple times, first using Peach Parfait ink, then twice with Pure Poppy.  I used an acrylic block for the stamping to allow for more off-setting.  At first I tried using my Misti for the flower petals, but it was too perfect and I wanted to see more gradation in the bloom colors.  Love how this turned out. . .  CAS and it didn't take me all day!!

Drop by the CC&S blog to be inspired by the rest of the DT and then play along with us this week!