Friday, September 20, 2019

Heavy Metal

Hello All,

For today I am playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch, Double D Challenges, and The Paper Players. I loved these challenges because it allowed me to pull out supplies that I haven't used in a long while. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


Above: The metallic effect is all over this card. Yet it still has tons of white space! The 'shine' sentiment was foiled using the Minc and placed over a dark brown foam shadow.  The leaves are from a card kit (SSS I believe) colored using Copic markers and then foiled using the same color as the large 'shine' sentiment. Left/Below: This shot illustrates the metallic foil out of the light. It illuminates the colors of the foil against the autumn colors of the leaves. Right/Bottom: This shows the card in both light and dark. A kind of ombre effect. All the white really allows the elements to pop off the card.
  

A detail shot of all the elements on the card. All done using the Minc. The dark matte craft foam was a wonderful touch allowing the 'shine' sentiment to... well... shine!

Challenges Entered:
Double D Challenges: Focus on the Sentiment
The Paper Players: CAS Challenge- PP459
CAS(E) this Sketch: CTS#340

  

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Geek is Chic

Hello Everyone,

I have the pleasure to be a guest designer at Addicted to CAS. What a joy to work with such talent. Their theme this coming fortnight is 'style'! Without further ado here is my card today, enjoy!

A one layer card that says all that Bill Gates and Elan Musk wanted to hear in High School that geek is chic! The glasses with tape, the plaid shirt with suspenders all scream geek. I decided the geekish elements needed to be anchored amongst all the white space by stamping a ledger grid in Wild Hare by ColorBox.
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Challenge #168
"Style"
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There is a bit of unintended dimension to this card. The 'tape' between the glasses was a last-minute addition. I used a white paint pen to add the 'tape' which left behind some bumpy texture from the pen. In real life, it looks lifelike with all its beautiful geekish bumpiness. 

I have said it once and I'll say it again; CAS is a very controlled thought out art form. Keeping it simple is not exactly an easy thing to achieve. This was one of the hardest challenges I have done to date. I went through at least eight to ten ideas on what to do and then eight to ten drafts on what it was going to look like. I asked my kids, husband, and friends what style meant to them. They all had different ideas, thanks but well.... no thanks. 

To me, I wanted 'style' to look like smart, confident, or happy. What did that mean? Well, it was a journey but I finally go there with this design.

Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Also, I want to thank my hosts, Addicted to CAS for this gracious honor! Thank you all and I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Inverse

Hello All,

FOR TODAY i WILL BE TALKING ALL ABOUT INVERSES. tHIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF INVERSE. i SHOULD BE USING CAPITALS AND LOWER CASE WORDS IN ITS REVERSE ORDER. I know it is hard to read or worse yet it is even harder to type. For this card, I will be playing along with Just Add Ink. One more time with inverse!!! sO, HERE IS MY CARD FOR TODAY, eNJOY!
Inked up the background using Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Milled Lavender, Tattered Rose, and Seedless Preserves. I sprayed it with water and lifted the ink. Then with a large dropper plopped some water down and picked it up using a terry cloth.

Using the Dahlia Turnabout Die I cut all the flower by turning the die, not the paper.
I turned it four times and kept the petals to place in its inverse spot. It makes for a very interesting mosaic.
I stamped the entire sentiment on the card then stamped it again on gray paper and embossed white with some silver. Cut out the strip and attached it directly on the stamped image that was on the card base.
 Challenges Entered:


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Thank You in Quotes

Hello All,

Today I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches.  This card was made in a string of thank you notes for my crafty campers. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Adding diamond PP with harlequin PP seemed like a stretch but I think it works outstandingly! Bringing the color from the diamond paper to the harlequin paper is what makes it work so nicely.
The quote from is from PTI, if my memory serves correctly. I thought it fit so nicely with the sketch. Again using color to bring the card together. 
By far what makes this card is the 'you' sentiment. It was larger than life die-cut! The die was cut fives times and layered on each other to create a fantastic sense of depth.

 Challenges Entered:
Freshly Made Sketches: FMS300



Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Tidal Wave

Hello All,

Today I am playing along with Color Throwdown.  Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I love this wave stamp set by The Ton! It creates such drama and movement to the card. 
 
One of my favorites about this card is the sun setting/rising in the sky just under the wave. The gradient from yellow to purple only brings out the wave further.

Adding just a bit of sparkle to the card seemed
essential since the water was involved.
Challenges Entered:
Color Throwdown: ctd557


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Beautiful You

Hello All,

Today I would like to play along with Time Out Challenge and Color My Heart Color Dare. Now I am not one to be a fashionista but I saw the Time Out challenge and thought of a digi stamp I bought a while ago. It embodies beauty, class, style and I love it!!! Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I love this image from A Day for Daisies. She is so pretty and that dress is something else.
The stamp is titled 'Hepburn's Dress' and I had no idea what Audrey Hepburn's dress looked like. Was it a famous dress? I had no idea.
All I found were black dresses! I also wanted to fit into Color Dare so I changed the iconic dress color to a dark pink hue. I think it works better for the design to add a splash of color.
The design needed some movement in the background as it does on the dress. So I enhanced the design by creating a diagonal divide. All I did was cut around the bottom of the dress and added a black stripe. Then layer the sage color under the dress.
The sentiment came from two different dies. The word 'beautiful' comes from Tim Holtz and the word 'you' from SU. I thought angling the 'beautiful' was a nice touch to continue the diagonal line across the card. 
Challenges Entered:
I chose Pomegranate, Sugarplum, and Sage

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Graphic Circles

Hello Everyone,

For today I am going to be playing with Addicted to CAS. It is always a challenge for me to do a one layer card but here we are with my best! Here is my card for today, enjoy!


This card was created using the masking technique. I got my inspiration from a delivery truck that passed by me while I was at a stoplight. Strange where the 'aha' moment materializes. 
I die-cut a piece of scrap using the circles. Then sponged Distress Oxide ink over the circles creating the one layer while leaving lots of white.
While the mask was still in place I used a straight ruler and drew lines indicating a horizon line.
I like how the sentiment and how it spills into the other circle. The colors blended flawlessly. I have to say, this is one of my best one layer cards yet!
Challenges Entered:
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #166- One Layer



Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

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