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.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #275 - Colour Challenge

The first Tuesday in June is already upon us on and Wei is the hostess on the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge Blog.  Wei has three fun colors for us to use this week.  I pulled out a couple of new Memory Box die cuts for this challenge.  The sweet circle is Poppy Stitched Circle Frame and the scalloped is Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles.  The wonky stitching made them too irresistible to pass up!  I pulled out my Copics to blend the Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie colors on the inside of the flower.

Hope you will play along with us for Challenge #275.  It's always fun to see how everyone interprets the challenge.  The DT's inspiration can be found here. 

Challenges Entered:
Creative Moments #144 - AG
Moo-Mania May 30 - Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 6/4 - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Unstampabellas June- Flowers



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #274 - Double

The fifth Tuesday of the month means "Timeless Tuesday" which is a double challenge on the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge Blog.  We are reaching back into the archives and pulling out an old sketch as well as retired SU colours, hence the "timeless" part of the name! Right At Home's Sweet Stitches Die Set is used for the sentiment and flowers.  Copics were used to create the ombre look for the sentiment, flower centers and the band behind the panel.  A scrap of patterned paper was scalloped across the bottom.

Hope you will join us this week for our double challenge.  The DT has some inspiration for you HERE!












Challenges Entered:
Cards in Envy 5/21 - Feeling Sketchy
CAS-ual Friday #200 - Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #273 - Sketch Challenge


I thought his would be an easy CC&S sketch, but I was down in my craft room for HOURS trying to come up with something!  Finally, using a very old Swinging Day Amuse Studio stamp from 2011 as a birthday card got me moving forward with an idea.  I had to flip the sketch to make it work on the card front.  Hope you will join us this week, but first take a look at the DT cards HERE for some inspiration.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

My Time to Craft Challenge #371 - Circles

The latest challenge on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog is all about circles!  I was kind of stumped and then starting out messing around with my circle dies.  My original idea was creating flowers with a circle within a circle - which morphed into offsetting the center circle to make  sunny side-up eggs!  The "yolks" are three layers glued together with some Nuvo Crystal Effects on top.  I didn't have the time or patience to try for a domed effect on the eggs, but you still see the shine.  The rim of the plate is layered for dimension and the surprise of the plate is my "doodled" strips of bacon! They are colored with Copics. (E11, 18, 25, 31, 33 - in case you ever find yourself needing  colors ideas for bacon!!)

 I'm indebted to my Misti for helping me "MacGyver" the sentiment from a variety of alphabets and sentiments in my collection.  I found the bacon and egg paper in my stash - which pulls everything together in a whimsical way.  (Who can pass up a 6x6 stack of paper for $2.25?!?)

Take a peek at the DT's take on the "circle" challenge HERE and then play along with us over the next two weeks.

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Catz #417/ - AG
Crafting with Friends #67 - AG
Aud Sentiments #203/ - Cute + sentiment
Star Stampz 5/10/ - 2 or more patterned papers
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #380/ - AG
Inspiration Destination #150/ - AG
Craft Rocket #48/ - Use Embellishments