Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #224 - Sketch Challenge

I knew just the perfect stamp to use when I saw Emily's sketch for this week's CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge and went right to the Stamping Bella section of my collection and pulled out Edward the Edgy Bunny!  Along the way, I noticed MFT's Label Makers stamp set and decided to use it to create the small rectangle shape from the sketch.    

I stamped the bunny in grey on watercolor paper and attempted the no-line watercolor look with Distress Inks and then fussy cut around the shape.  I love the way it turned out.  

Pop over to the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog for some DT inspiration.  I hope you decide to give this sketch a try!  I can't wait to see how folks interpret this week's sketch in the gallery.    
Challenges Entered:
Colouring in Scrapland 5/15 - AG
Simon Says Stamp 5/22 - Little Critters
Creative Craft Cottage #88 - Critter
Pile It On #130 - Animals

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #223

 Fiona has chosen some sweet colors for this week's challenge!   I love using my colored pencils on colored cardstock, so Sahara Sand is my background. Using white embossing powder, just the flowers and berries from the stamp, Floral Frame by Avery Elle are highlighted with color.  A little white colored pencil is added to the leaves.  Three clear sequins and a border of white and Sweet Sugarplum complete this card, which is going to my mom for Mother's Day. You can see a different version of this stamp with colored pencils on Crumb Cake background here.

Pop by the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog for inspiration and then play along with us this week.  Can't wait to visit you in the gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Addicted to CAS #111 - Pink
Challenge Up Your Life #66 - Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies #80 - Flowers
Brown Sugar #250 - Embossing
Come and Get It 5/14 - Mother's Day

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #222 - Sketch Challenge

This week is a sketch challenge for the the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog this week and Karen is our designer.

I'm using a free digi called Spring Poppy, posted on the A Day for Daisies Facebook Community.  ADFD artist, Tammy Seimers Thompson inspired me to keep the coloring simple with a video she posted.  I loved both of her videos, so I combined her two ideas for my card.  A little color and some splatters!  It's a super-quick technique with either Distress inks or watercolors.

Pop by the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog - check out the DT inspiration and then play along with us this week!

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Cardmakers #188 - Add a Sentiment
Incy Wincy Designs May1 - CAS
Crafting When We Can #143 - CAS

Friday, May 5, 2017

Sandra Caldwell New Release Friday

Back with another Sandra Caldwell image from the Babycakes Designs and Digis Etsy shop.  This one is called #1101 Wormie Apple.   May's sketch from Die Cuttin' Divas helped design my card.  I tried adding white colored pencil on top of my Copic colored apple to give additional texture.  I've seen this technique used at vanillaarts.com and am contemplating taking a class because the idea of combining Copics and colored pencils intrigues me.  Pop on over to the Sandra Caldwell Facebook Group and see what else is in this week's release!

Challenges Entered:
Die Cuttin' Divas #315/ - May Sketch
Cute Card Thursday #476/ - AG
Crafting By Designs May Challenge - AG

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #221 - Color Sketch

Happy May!  Samantha is our hostess this week and she has a fun color combination for all of us.

I am using a PTI set called, Botanical Blooms. The Rose is stamped on Melon Mambo paper, heat embossed in white, fussy cut and popped out over the Copic colored leaves.  A little Copic BG000 behind the leaves and a die cut sentiment complete the card.  Love how this turned out!

I hope you decide to play along with us at CAS Colours and Sketches this week!

Challenges Entered:
Always Fun Challenges #4/ - Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs/ - May 1-13 CAS
Crafting When We Can #143 - CAS
Glitter 'N Sparkle #237 - Flowers
Paper Players #342 - Tic Tac Toe (bottom row: pink, leaves, flower)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #220 - Sketch Challenge

For this week's sketch for the CC&S Blog, I pulled out a very old set from PTI called Vintage Picnic.  There was enough going on with the background paper, I deliberately chose to keep my stamp for the image panel simple and uncluttered.  I love how this one turned out!

Thanks for Beverly for all of our April challenges.  Please pop by the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog to see what the rest of the DT has for inspiration!  So much eye candy!!  Hope to see you in the gallery this week!

Challenges Entered:
Always Fun Challenges #3 /- CAS
Stamping Sensations April/ - AG
Creative Fingers# 128/ - AG

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #219 - Color Challenge

Beverly has another lovely color combination for us this week as Challenge #219 for CC&S.

From the outset, I decided to keep my stamping to a minimum because I didn't have inks in the exact colors and thought I would use one of my recently purchased Avery Elle Sentimental Elements dies.   Settling on the word hello,  I cut it in all three colors of paper, but in the end decided it looked more interesting to only use two of the colors.   The leaf stamp is from PTI's Modern Basics sent, which seemed like a great way to help feature Tip Top Taupe.  Enamel dots in Mint Macaroon proved to be a spring-like accent color.  Once all of the design decisions were made, it was a pretty simple card to make.  Using Stick It! paper behind the sentiments made adhering them simple on the white corrugated background. I've been saving that corrugated paper for a while - waiting for the right card to upcycle it.  It's first life was as a liner for a box of shampoo!

Please take a look at the rest of the DT's creative cards on the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog and then join us for this week's challenge!  

Challenges Entered: