Thursday, November 14, 2019

Metallic Butterfly


Hello All,

For today I am entering challenges for Sunday Stamps, CAS Mix Up, and CAS(E) this Sketch. The metallic details on this butterfly are amazing! Thank you CAS Mix Up for posting the videos for ideas on how to do this technique. Anyway, here is my card for today. Enjoy!

I wanted to bring an industrial feel to this card. I brick PP as a backdrop for my butterfly because the butterfly reminds me of an old rusty object. Yet the butterfly is dainty and so pretty.
This is a detailed shot of one of the butterfly's wings. The look of rust over the beautiful blue is so pretty! Pictures can't really do it justice. So below I have attached a short video clip of the butterfly to show how metallic and beautiful it is to see.
 

Challenges Entered:
CAS(E) this Sketch: CTS #347
Sunday Stamps: SSC217- Autumn Richness
CAS Mix Up Challenge: November 2019- Oxidized Metal 



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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Retro Dotty Christmas

Hello Everyone,

For today I will be playing along with AAA Cards, Hand Stamped Sentiments, INKspirational, and CAS on Fridays. Simple and sweet but more importantly, it is a clean CAS look with a touch of Retro. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This card was amazingly quick to make. The dots are one stamp; I masked, stamped, and placed the image exactly where I needed it with my MISTI. 
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Challenges Entered:

 
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Wicked...

Hello All,

For today I am entering challenges for Addicted to Stamps and More, Color My Heart Color Dare, and CAS(E) this Sketch. Today is Halloween!! I cannot believe I am saying this but the forecasters were correct. It is supposed to snow during trick-or-treating. Now it is certain I will hang back and distribute candy. Anyway, here is my card for today. Enjoy!
I wanted to go about the sketch a bit differently. Instead of using a small sentiment or word many times I wanted to use color layering for the same word. So, I diecut the word 'wicked' many times in multiple colors and layered them on top of each other. I thought this honored the sketch's qualities.  
This shot is done using full light on the card, therefore, showing off all the sparkle this has to offer.
The chevron Halloween paper looks fantastic with the sentiment.
The chalkboard effect on the background panel gives a bit of texture and spookiness. Distressed with HA White Unicorn ink. Distressing is always a good idea for Halloween cards. 

Challenges Entered:



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Monday, October 28, 2019

Bounty

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Today I am playing along with The Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This Peddlers Pack stamp is absolutely stunning!
The stamp made the entire creation process a snap. I just stamped the image on gray cardstock in HA white pigment ink and heat set. I then colored in the sunset/sunrise using a Prismacolor pencil in an ombre pattern. I also colored the wheat lightly in cream on its tips. Lastly restamped the image in the same white.
This stamp is absolutely amazing. I love the texture of the wheat, its stipple design (my personal fav), and overall design. I left a gray border around the edges except for its left side, per the sketch.
Simple embellishments to adorn this simple card.
Some texture is essential for fall time.


Challenges Entered:

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Translucency

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For today I am entering challenge from AAA Cards. This Halloween in Michigan it is supposed to snow. Perfect for trick-or-treating­čśĺ! I think this year I will hang back and distribute candy. Anyway, here is my card for today. Enjoy!


Ghosts were created using the masking technique. I traced paisley dies on CS and fussy cut. I then took that shape placed it on the gray and lightly sponged around it with black pigment ink. 
Love those spooky ghosts. The masking technique really seems to be really effective. By using just sponging and no lines it creates a sense of translucency.
My black Copic marker went a bit haywire while coloring these eyes. It suddenly started to pour out of the marker after contact with the paper. Well happy accident! Coloring the eyes black was a fantastic 'idea'. It pops them out a bit more looking more spooky. Plus, the white dots are were a perfect finish to an already freaky card.
Challenges Entered:
 AAA Cards: Challenge #151- One Corner + the optional twist of using a Colour Palette


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Friday, October 25, 2019

Plaid Trees

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For today I am entering challenges from Creative with Stamps and Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge Up your Life, and Merry Little Christmas Challenge. I said it before and I'll say it again; Christmas is just a heartbeat away, so I better get into high gear. Here is my card for today. Enjoy!


A clean fast card is always refreshing to see.
I chose the sentiment because the check pattern reminds me of soft, cozy, and warm fleece.

I think I am going to mass produce these for this year's Christmas card.

I diecut this pattern twice. Once for the check pattern and once for an exact fit from the black frame. I wanted to save the positive image from the black but I know it will sit on my table till Easter.
Challenges Entered:
Creative with Stamps: Challenge #43- Tree
Addicted to Stamps and More!: Challenge #364- CAS
Merry Little Christmas Challenge: MLCCB #14
Challenge Up Your Life: Challenge #116- Frame

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Merry Sentiment

Hello All,

For today I am entering challenge from The Paper Players and CAS on Friday. Christmas is just a heartbeat away, so I better get into high gear. Here is my card for today. Enjoy!


I chose black for my background to contrast the modern element (black) with traditional Christmas elements (holly). The best part, it only took me thirty minutes to produce.
The holly stamp was embossed with white and then colored in using white pigment ink and an aqua pen. The 'splatters' were stamped using the same pigment that I used to color stamp and color the holly. 
You may not see it in the picture but I diecut the sentiment with adhesive fun foam. I chose to use the sticky side to adhere to the letters, not the card. I used liquid adhesive to attach the foamy letters to the card base. The liquid gave me some time to move around the letters to achieve alignment. Worked beautifully! 
Challenges Entered:
The Paper Players: CAS Challenge- PP464
 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Not So Sweet Candy

Hello Readers,

I hope all is well with those who are reading this blog. For today I am going to be playing along Tuesday Throwdown, The Male Room, Inkspirational, and Shopping our Stash. So here is my card for today, enjoy!

This is a one layer card with lots of visual depth. The eyeballs that are falling have the appearance of falling inside the frame and the pile on the bottom has overflowed outside the frame. This pile of eyeballs was all done by using the masking technique. 
I drew the guidelines for my frame in pencil. When finished I just simply erased the pencil lines. This eliminated the chance of overdrawing past the corner of the frame.
It sounds like a small detail but it helped tremendously!
All eyeballs are bloodshot and definitely creepy, especially inside candy wrappers! The eyeball candy stamp has been in my stash for years and just now am getting around to using it! I colored all the eyes using Prismacolor pencils. The light shading on the edges of the eye adds a bit more veins and color to the already spooky image!
Challenges Entered:
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge #443- One Layer Wonder
The Male Room: Challenge #122- Halloween
Shopping our Stash: Challenge #407- Halloween
Inkspirational: Challenge #198- Mask

 Grab Our Badge!


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