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.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


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.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


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.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


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

(I didn't go with the BABY option)

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


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.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


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.


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


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.


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