Sunday, June 17, 2018

Pearl Jellyfish

Hello All,

For today I am playing along with CAS Watercolour Card Challenge, Hand Stamped Sentiments, and CASology. Jennifer McGuire's video on Perfect Pearls was absolutely inspiring. So I decided to dust off my Perfect Pearls. Here is my card for today, enjoy!





Challenges Entered:


Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.


Wild Rainbow

Hello All,

For today I will be playing along with CAS Colours & Sketches, City Crafter Challenges and Addicted to CAS. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Very fast card featuring a zebra pattern embossed in white.
I sponged on Distress Oxide Inks (Iced Spruce, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade) lightly on cardstock. Wiped away the excess from the embossed areas.


The stamp I used is actually square.
The MISTI was invaluable! Stamped the pattern, embossed.
Flipped the paper 180 degrees and masked the embossed area and stamped.
You would never know.
The sentiment was stamped on vellum and aired dry.
The rhinestones mask the adhesive dots underneath.

Challenges Entered:



Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

Friday, June 15, 2018

CAS Rainbow

Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to be playing along with Addicted to CAS and AAA Cards. If you have read my previous posts, you would know I love rainbows!! Bright, cheery and energetic are the adjective I would use to describe this beautiful mix of rain and light. So, here is my card for today, enjoy!


Rainbows are beautiful. The rainbows on this card were created using Hero Arts Wave Stamp. I used the same stamp completely differently on another post. To see it click here.

After I stamped the sentiment I looked at it and thought: 'should I color the word 'color'?'.
Well, my answer was the same as my daughter's, no. I like it black and white, it keeps it simple and the focus stays on the real stars of this show, the colorful rainbows.
Rainbows were colored in an ombre rainbow effect using Copic markers.
Challenges Entered:
AAA Cards: CAS Game #117- Geometrics
Addicted to CAS: Rainbow

 

Have any of you been to Niagara Falls? If no, I must explain. The combination of light and mist from the falls create the most beautiful rainbows. Rainbows on top of other rainbows but what intrigued me the most was the rainbow circles! Circles were everywhere! It was stunning and awe-inspiring! That is what prompted this design. It was a spectacle I will never forget.

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.


Summer Medley

Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to be playing along with The Color Throwdown, Creative Inspirations, and Crafty Gals Corner. Kids are out of school, days are getting longer, and I am so hot I feel like I am going to melt into the floor. Why not bring in the season with a nice fresh Summer card. So, here we go, enjoy!


I had this partially made this card for another challenge. I didn't make the deadline so I let it sit until another challenge came my way. The next week I see some challenges that would fit the bill perfectly.
Sunrays, yummy fruit, and the outdoor tablecloth are all things that scream Summer!
The fresh bright colors give this card an early Summer energy.
Love it!!
I felt a single pearl flower embellishment is what this card to finish off the design.
The flower is pretty but more importantly, it takes your eye to the sentiment. 
Challenges Entered:
Color Throwdown: ctd497
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #167- Summer Colours
Creative Inspirations: June Challenge- Here Comes the Sun

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Personally, I am not a big fan of Summer. Yes, it is brighter longer and warmer weather but that is what I don't like about it. Don't get me wrong a bright sunny day is okay every now and then but seriously it is way too much during the dog-days of Summer. By the end of this oppressive season, I am looking for any trace of Autumn. When I find it, I hold onto it in hopes for colder weather, clouds and shorter days. What I feel about Summer is probably what others think about Winter.  

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.


Zen Lotus

Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to be playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and The Paper Players. Fab color combination Paper Players! Also, an interesting sketch from FMS. So, here is my card for today, enjoy!

The doodle lotus is so divine and detailed.
That is why I decided to keep the sentiment banner simple, crisp and clean.
Showcasing the lotus was my objective.
I am typically not a fan of symmetry, but her it works.
I know it isn't symmetrical but I would say it is called mirror symmetrical.
The mirror symmetry balances the design out and the white banner centers your eye back to neutral. 
The colored pencil on dark paper creates a sense of glow.
The color choices fit the lotus design nicely.
Challenges Entered:
The Paper Players: PP397- Color challenge
Freshly Made Sketches: FMS341


Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Cheers w/Lights

Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to be playing along with the CAS Colours & Sketches. Because if its colors, this card reminds me of a fiesta! Bright vivid colors along with the bubbly glasses reinforce the liveliness for the color palette.  Here is my card for today, enjoy!


The lights were stamped and embossed on watercolor paper then colored with a Distress Marker and water applied to spread the color with the confines of the 'light'. I traced around the light and fussy cut following the sketched line.
The predominant color, orange is vibrant and so exciting! I think the mass amount of orange instead of white makes this card CAS.

The glasses and bubbles were stamped over the sentiment with VersaMark ink. By letting it dry alone it took on a darker hue of the orange or a watermark.
This card has a very festive flavor. So why not 'cheers' to the celebration with some bubbly cocktails. I am a beer person, so I don't know my spirits too well; maybe some suggestions? What is this drink?
Challenges Entered:
CAS Colours & Sketches: Challenge #275- Colours




Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.



Scallops and Teal

Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to be playing along with the Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches. This card is bold, visually graphic, and fresh looking.  Here is my card for today, enjoy!


The background is a stamp from Hero Arts. The ArtDeco pattern is just delicious.
For this card, I decided to color it using the palette from The Color Throwdown.
The sketch for FMS was intriguing. How do I create a card out of such a bold background?
I decided vellum was the answer.
It doesn't distract but dulls down the boldness just enough for other elements to stand out. This allows them to also become part of the design without being engulfed by all the busyness. 
The black circle is eye-catching along with all the groovy embellishments. I decided not to center the 'thanks' sentiment over the circle. Why? It is because the sketch said to place the sentiment under the focal image. So I listened!

Challenges Entered:
Freshly Made Sketches: FMS340
The Color Throwdown: ctd496 


Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.


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