Tuesday, 22 August 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #235

Joining in at CAS(E) this Sketch where the sketch for this week's challenge is




Here's my card



OK - I admit it. The idea in my head was much simpler than what it turned out to be. I inked up STAMPlorations Ethnic Organic One ARTplorations stencil with distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade and picked raspberry) with ink blending tools. I trimmed the panel to match the sketch. Actually, this was my third and final attempt. It was definitely more difficult to keep all the little pieces organized. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The sentiment used Simon Says STAMPS Script Thanks die.

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sue

Monday, 21 August 2017

Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

Made a card for the current challenge at Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

Add A Sentiment
This week we are showcasing Impression Obsession Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

Here's my card



I started with MFT's Fishnet stencil and added distress inks (mermaid lagoon, salty ocean, peacock feathers) with ink blending tools. I used MFT's Spotlight Sentiments, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I added a few sequins and matted the panel on black to finish the card.

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sue

Tic Tac Toe Challenge TTTC011

I'm having fun participating at Tic Tac Toe Challenge where the current board is




Here's my card



I chose the left column - burlap, flower, leaf. For the burlap, I chose a "natural fibre" ribbon, with a knot for a bit of interest. For the flower and leaf, I chose Altenew's Bamboo Rose. I stamped the images on 96 lb bristol and used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush for a watercolour-look. I fussy cut out the flowers and leaves. The sentiment uses Papertrey Ink's Keep It Simple: Thank You stamp set. 

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sue

Sunday, 20 August 2017

CASology: Week 262

I really had to put on my thinking cap this week to participate at CASology where the cue card is




You see - I looked around my craft room for something prickly, cactus - nope, porcupine - nope, pineapples - nope. Then I remembered a CTMH Born to Ride stamp set that had a barbed wire stamp. My next challenge was to figure out how to make that into a card. Here is my card



I gently added some tumbled glass distress ink with an ink blending tool. I stamped the barbed wire. After masking the bottom, I added some grass using Technique Tuesday's Wildflowers stamp set. The birds are a stamp by Lavinia Stamps, called birds. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Keep it Simple Birthday Stamp set. I think that this would work as a masculine birthday card.

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sue


Muse Challenge #229

Super fun card to be inspired by at Muse created by Tracey McNeely




I was inspired by

  • the hippo
  • the hippo pun-ny sentiment
  • the sketch - image bottom right, sentiment on left
  • the sentiment embossed with white on black banner
  • use of foam tape
  • soft blue background
Here's my card



I used Essentials by Ellen's Wish Big stamp set. I masked off the hippo and bird to add some tumbled glass distress ink for the background. I coloured the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I popped both the sentiment and balloon up with foam tape. I drew the balloon ribbon using a fine tip black marker.

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sue

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

AAA Cards: CAS Game #96 - Summer Fun

Joining in with the gang at AAA Cards for their current challenge





Here's my card



I used Lawn Fawn's Life is Good stamp set. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added colour with Copics. I trimmed the images to be equally wide and varied the heights. I felt that a kraft background was appropriate for a summer "beach" card. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

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sue

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Christmas Card Throwdown August Theme Challenge

Here's the current theme challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown.




This challenge really challenged me to think "outside the box". I know that there are some cute stamp sets with Santa on surfboards and other tropical Christmas sets. I don't own any of those. So I thought that I'd have to pass - then inspiration struck. Here's my card



I stamped the palm tree from Lawn Fawn's Life is Good stamp set and coloured them with Copics. I used the tree decorations from Neat & Tangled Bright Baubles stamp set, stamped in different non-traditional colours. I think that I was able to create a tropical Christmas tree. The sentiments is from the Neat & Tangled stamp set.

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sue