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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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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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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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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Monday, 14 August 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #234

Great sketch this week for the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch

Here's my card

I stamped this cute fish from Avery Elle's that Bites stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Copics. I fussy cut the fish out and used glossy accents on it's eye. For the background circle and right strip, I inked up some cardstock with distress inks (mermaid lagoon, salty ocean, faded jeans). The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

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Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

Super fun challenge at Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge this week

This week the challenge is
For A Child 
This week we are showcasing Neat and Tangled 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 Your Next Stamp's Blast Off stamp set. I stamped the rocketship image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image with Copic markers. I masked off the rocket ship and added faded jeans and chipped sapphire distress ink with ink blending tools. I added some spatter with Gansai Tambi Pearl colors - with a wet paint brush, I picked up some silver pearl paint and put it on an acrylic block. With the paint brush, I flicked the paint onto my panel (to look like sparkly stars). I removed the mask and die cut the panel with a circle die. I popped this up with some fun foam. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. i think that a child or someone young at heart would like this card.

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #225

Gotta brag for a minute. I'm now a design team member at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you're one who loves sketch challenges, then Atlantic Hearts is a place you'll want to visit weekly. 

Here's this week's sketch

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Here's my card

I love bright colours. So I pulled some out for this week's card. I started with STAMPlorations' ARTplorations Ethnic Organic 2 stencil. I added distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry) in a random way. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Big Scripty Greetings stamp set put on a die cut 1.75" circle cut from a scrap of bright pink cardstock.

We'd love for you to join us and share what you created with this sketch.