Sunday, July 22, 2018

Flying Gulls

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you could stop by!


I recently got this set of seagulls from Memory Box and found
a perfect piece to put them on in my background box.

So this was a super QACAS (Quick And Clean And Simple) card!

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday: Use a Die or Punch

 


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Smell the Sea (Impression Obsession)
Ink:   Baked Brown Sugar (SU)
Paper:   Neenah, Crumb Cake
Other:  Flying Gulls (Memory Box)


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Flower Stem Collage in Monochrome

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you could stop by today!

I have a very simple CAS card to share today.


I've die cut this beautiful Floral Stem Collage from a piece of Neenah
and popped it over a background that's been splashed into
 Brusho crystals spritzed with water on my craft sheet.

I shaped the top layer of flower a bit and added a matching candy dot to the center.

Challenges:
Poppystamps #46: Birthday Party
Just Us Girls #449: Watercolor Background
CAS Watercolour:   Splash Watercolor

  

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Everyday Happiness (PTI)
Ink:   Tempting Turquoise (SU)
Paper:   Tempting Turquoise (SU), Neenah
Other:  Floral Stem


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!






Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Red Delight for CAS Christmas

Hello Friend. I'm glad you could stop by.


There's still a week left to join in at CAS Christmas 
where Loll has chosen our challenge.

The Design Team along with our fantastic Guest Designer, Marina (My Perfect Life)
have some beautiful poinsettias to share with you at


To make this card I used a Penny Black Brushstroke stamp 
placed it in my MISTI and inked it up with mini ink pads and markers.

First I stamped with Spun Sugar, went over the ink with a damp
waterbrush and stamped again.

I repeated this using Festive Berries ink.

When I was pretty well satisfied with the petals, I inked the stem with
a Peeled Paint marker then edged the stem with Pine Needles.

I pulled color out of the flower for the wash, then dropped in
a bit of Twisted Citron ink smooshed on my palette and picked up
with a wet water brush.

Finally, I inked the petal details with a Barn Door marker,
stamped and blended.

I used a Stitched Arch Die to cut the image
and a larger die from the same set for the frame.
The top die cut layer is on foam for added dimension.


Challenges: 


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Red Delight, Festive Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Onyx Black (Versafine), Spun Sugar, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron (DI and DM).
Paper:  Mixed Media (St.), Pearl Textured (Coredinations), Neenah 
Other:  Stitched Arch STAX (MFT), Gold micro beads.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Water Floral Splash for CAS Watercolour

Hello friend.  I'm so glad you could stop by today.


I'm here today to remind you that there's still time to make a splash

Nancy is hosting this month and she's asked us to use the splash watercolor technique.

Sadly, this is Nancy's last Design Team challenge.  We have so enjoyed having her on 
the team and she's added so much inspiration to all of us on the team and our followers.

Fortunately for us she will still be in our CAS family as a Designer on the CAS Mix Up team.

On to the splash technique.  You can check the challenge site
for a video tutorial on how to do this fun technique.

My color was done with Brushos sprinkled on my craft sheet and spritzed 
with water and pounced my paper into the puddle.

I borrowed a friends stamp that's called Water Floral to stamp
on this piece that looked like water to me.

The challenge is open until the 24th.

Challenges:


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Water Floral (Unity), Botanical Silhouettes (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper: Neenah, Basic Black, Coated Cardstock
Other:  Stitched Squares Die (SSS), Sequins


Sunday, July 15, 2018

More Fun Coloring Die Cuts for CAS Mix Up

Hello friends! It's hard to believe the month is half over!

There's just over a week to color your die cuts and enter at CAS Mix Up.

Using Distress Crayons, die cuts, stamping, heat embossing and dry embossing.

I'm hosting the challenge this month.

I had fun coloring this die cut with my Distress Crayons.

The color spread smoothly on cardstock with my finger.
I wet my finger with a baby wipe occasionally to help the color move easier.

Details were added with Polychromos Pencils.

I popped the poppies in a die cut frame with a snippet of
an embossed piece in the background.

I should have colored the buds in green but did them in red.
Trying to go over them with green didn't work great.

Oh well.

There are video links at the challenge site to show
different ways to color your die cuts.

The gallery is full of awesome colored die cuts too.

The challenge is open until the 24th.

Challenges:


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Persian Motifs (ALT)
Ink:   Whisper White (SU)
Paper:   Neena, Basic Black
Other:  Distress Crayons Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint (TH), Polychromos Pencils (Faber Castell), Double Pierced Rectangles Die (Avery Elle), Oxford EF (Cuttlebug),White EP (SU)


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Watercolor Layered Design for CAS Mix Up

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


I've had such fun with this die cut!
I did the reverse on this post.

This time I die cut from mixed media paper and watercolored
using Distress Markers, a palette and a water brush

Once the coloring was done and dry, it was easy to pop it on
to a dry embossed piece and finish it up.

Using watercolor die cuts, stamping and dry embossing

ANYTHING GOES
(I didn't go with the BABY option)


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Banner Sentiments (PTI)
Ink:   Vintage Sepia (VF)
Paper:   Neenah, Mixed Media
Other:  Layered Scene Die (PB), Woodgrain EF (SU)


Monday, July 9, 2018

Twofer Guest Designing

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you could stop by today!

Today I'm honored and excited to be Guest Designing for
Twofer Card Challenge

This month's prompt is
 

and my Twofer
  

Both of my cards use the What's in Your Cup die set from Penny Black.


My glass was die cut from acetate with the mug die.

The lemonade was die cut with the same die from a piece of watercolor
 and it's cut down a bit and coated with Wink of Stella
 so it shimmers with the cold.

I cut the handles off to make it look more like a glass.

The lemon slice is a little punched circle colored up with markers.

Ice cubes cut from glimmer paper finish off the frosty look.

I found a piece of dirty pour canvas paper that I thought looked very tropical
for the background.

The design is popped up on a piece of foam.

For my twofer, I have a hot beverage.

I'm going with a hot cappuccino with whipped cream on top as a Christmas card.

I've die cut the mug, stamped some snowflakes with Versamark and heat embossed them.
That acted as a resist when I sponged color over the mug.

The drink mat is an oval watercolored with the same ink as the sentiment.

I added a little color to the stitched die cut by splashing color on it
and put the design on a piece of plaid decorative paper.

Since I've colored my die cut  on my second card, I'll drop this off at
I've used colored die cuts, emboss resist, sponging and stamping.


Thanks so much Darnell for inviting me to be one of your 
Guest Designers this month at your Twofer Challenge.

Challenges:


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Enjoy (PB)
Ink:   Whisper White, Daffodil Delight Marker (SU)
Paper:   Neenah, Canvas Paper (St.), Neenah, Bermuda Bay, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer (SU)
Other:  What's in Your Cup Die (PB), Acetate, 1/2" Circle Punch, White Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Wink of Stella, Acrylic Paint for the Dirty Pour

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Cherry Cobbler (SU), Mowed Lawn (DI)
Paper:   Neenah, Decorative paper pad, Mixed Media (St.), Dazzling Diamond Glimmer (SU)
Other:  What's in Your Cup die (PB), Small Oval Punch (SU), White EP (WOW)


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Fluffy Flamingo

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you could stop by.


I have another flamingo card to share with you.

This time I used the Color Layering Flamingo by Hero Arts.

I was impressed with how well the layers stamped and fit together.

I'd like to try more of a watercolor look but that will
have to wait until another day.

I had bought a bag of pink feathers thinking they'd be 
fun to use on flamingos.  This was about the smallest in the bag.

If I  make more, I'll have to find some smaller feathers.

Ms. Flamingo is going over to the challenge at



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Color Layering Flamingo (HA), Fabulous Flamingo (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:   Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry (stamped off), Pumice Stone (DI), Pool Party (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper:   Neenah, Mixed Media (ST 400 Series)
Other: Double Pierced Rectangle Die (AE), Feather (stash)  


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Blackberries

Hello friends.  Welcome.


I've inked this stamp with Distress Markers, inking a section at a time.

The MISTI is wonderful for this technique!

I had bought some linen cardstock and wondered if I could
watercolor on it.  It worked great!

The design piece has been die cut and inlaid back into the frame.

Serendipity is having a Blog Hop.
If you comment on all the Hoppers you could win
a $20.00 gift certificate to Serendipity.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blackberries, Lilacs (Srndpty)
Ink:   Seedless Preserves (DI), Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy (DM)
Paper:   Linen Texture, Neenah
Other:  Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Water Brush, MISTI


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Pink Poinsettia for CAS Christmas

Hello friends.  I'm glad you stopped by.

It's time for another challenge at CAS Christmas.


Loll is hosting our challenge this month.


The Design team is joined by a fabulous Guest Designer,
Marina (My Perfect Life).

I love this Spellbinder Layered Poinsettia die!

I've die cut from watercolor paper and used Worn Lipstick DOX ink
to watercolor the poinsettia and Pine Needles DI 
to watercolor the leaves.

The pine sprigs die cuts were extras tucked in with the dies.
I added a bit more color and arranged it on this
two piece frame.  There's a piece of vellum behind the frame
to soften the background a bit.

I stamped the sentiment in gray instead of black
to pair with the soft color of the flower.

Since I've colored my die cuts, I'll add this to the gallery at

Challenges:


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Vintage Christmas Post (HA)
Ink:  Smokey Gray (FV), Worn Lipstick (DOX), Pine Needles (DI)  
Paper:   Neenah, Vellum, Watercolor (Strathmore cold press)
Other:  Layered Poinsettia Dies (SpB), Pine Sprigs Die (PS), Flower Background Die (AE)


Monday, July 2, 2018

Making a Splash for CAS Watercolour

Hello friends. I hope you're having a good day!


It's time for a new challenge at
CAS Watercolour.
Nancy is our host this month and she chose

This is such an easy and fun technique!

Our Design Team and fabulous Guest Designer Marcia (Marcia K. Designs)
have some beautiful splash cards to inspire you.

Loll has done a video that you might want to check out if you haven't already.

I used some Peacock Feathers Distress ink on my craft mat, spritzed it,
and pounced my mixed media paper into the wet ink to splash the color
onto the paper.

Then I added some die cuts that I colored by sponging color on them
with Distress Oxide inks then spritzing with water.

The flowers are winked with clear Wink of Stella
but the camera didn't want to show you that.
They are very shimmery though.

Since I colored my die cuts, I'll add this to the gallery at

Challenges:


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Handwritten Borders (SSS)
Ink:   Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet (DI), Wilted Viiolet, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron (DOX)
Paper:   Neenah, Mixed Media (St.)
Other:  Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window Die (MFT), Wildflower Thinlits (TH), Sponge Daubers, Clear Wink of Stella


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Enamor Dance for CAS Mix Up

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you could stop by!


Using stamping, shaped die cuts and watercoloring.

Today's card was for a special friend who likes purple.

And also for CAS Mix Up which I'm hosting this month.

One of my favorite techniques is coloring die cuts.

I've colored with markers, Zigs, Gelatos, Distress Crayons
and sometimes I just smoosh them down into a puddle of color.

I've die cut these beautiful flowers from Tim Holtz watercolor paper.

I used a Distress marker to add color to the center of  a flower then
moved the color with a water brush.  I repeated for each flower.

If you want less intense color, you can scribble on your craft mat or palette with a marker
and pick up the color with a damp water brush.

I always end up with a lot of ink on my mat so I like to smoosh the flowers into it
for more color.

I used the same markers to ink the similar flowers to stamp in the background.

Before adhering the die cuts to the card front, I shaped them a bit and
added some clear Wink of Stella.

Maybe you can see some of the shimmer here.



Our talented Design Team and Guest Designer Susan have come up 
with some wonderful inspiration for you.  Do check them out.
There are tutorials on the challenge site too in case you want more inspiration.


I hope you'll join us at CAS Mix Up.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Enamor (PB), Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters (Distress Mini Cubes & Markers)
Paper:   Neenah, Purple (?), Watercolor (TH Distress)
Other:  Shall We Dance Die (PB), X-stitch Borders (GM), Water Brush, Clear Wink of Stella