Sunday, February 16, 2020

Color Throwdown #580 & The Flower Challenge #41

This used to be my favorite color combination, (purple & green + gray) not sure why I stopped using it, cause I like the outcome.
This is a card for two challenges
The Flower Challenge

I used a miscellaneous leaf stencil and sponged on DOX inks.
The flowers and sentiment are from Ink to Paper: It's a Sign Birthday Sentiments
The Die is from The Greetery Crimped Frame

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

CAS Christmas February 2020 Reminder

Here is my second card this month using Joy here at CAS Christmas.  Please come and join us to get a head start on your cards.

I embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Stamp set is one I borrowed from my Bff.
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

CAS Watercolour February 2020

So the best way for me to do a card for the CAS Watercolour is to just do a wash of color for a background.  I just have trouble with my watercoloring.  

This is a red wash using my Gansai Tambi watercolors.
The stamp set is Gina K. Inspiring Poppies

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CAS Mix Up February 2020 Challenge

A card that I started last week and finally finished to enter into this month's

I used Memory Box Delicate Butterfly die and converted it into a stencil and then sponged with Distress Oxide Inks
Then used The Greetery's Crimped Frame 
Both were gifts from Col, my Bff...  Thanks friend.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

CAS Christmas February 2020

I am so happy to be your host for this month at CAS Christmas and hope you will join us.  Let's spread some JOY by using Joy on your card.

Stamps of Approval Joy Wreath Die sponged in greens and reds and offset to show both,.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Day 1, 2 & 3 The Coloring Challenge Road Trip On-Line Class with Kathy Racoosin

Days 1 & 2
Plucking Colors not in the same color family 
and using color pencils to enhance in the nooks and crannies.  I need a lot of work on this.  I used a red color pencil on the first flower and a brown one on the second one.  I have trouble getting thin lines.  Also struggle leaving a white (sweet) spot.
The second picture is adding some white dots.

Day 2
I tried using different color plucking and like this one better, but it still needs work.
Kathy Racoosin says to be fearless.  I tried some white lines trying to be fearless.  Ugh.

Days 2 & 3
We worked on the face on Day 2 and then went on to the dress. 
Finished on Day 3.
I like how this turned out better. 

Another Day 3 project using Critters and using Colorless Blender for texture by putting it on a small piece of  wash cloth.
I think he turned out pretty cute.

It was a fun class with lots of tips to enhance your coloring.  Kathy always wants you to color at least 10 minutes a day to help improve your coloring.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CAS Christmas January 2020 Reminder

We are half way through our challenge this month and hope you come and join us at CAS Christmas Don't wait till October/November to work on your Christmas cards.

We would like you to use a tag on your card.

Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo
PTI's Fab Flakes embossed in white and then sponged with CP ink.
Background embossed with The Paper Studio EF.
Sentiment from PTI's Deck the Halls

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Monday, January 6, 2020

CAS Mix Up January 2020 Challenge

A card for CAS Mix Up
Starting out the week on a good note, playing in my craft room.
I really like this technique.  Not sure why I don't use more often.  (I just forget about it until someone brings it up again.) LOL

I used Gina K Whimsical Wildflowers colored with Copics,
PTI Birthday Bash Sentiment
PTI Melon Berry Striped card stock

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

CAS Watercolour January 20 & Seize the Birthday #180

After struggling quite a bit trying to do some watercoloring, I finally was able to create this card for 
I first tried watercoloring a floral bouquet and that just did not come together.  I just have so much trouble with water colors.  I tried the wet method and dropping in colors using Distress Inks, but it just didn't turn out.  So I decided to do some watercolor smooshing and finally after some struggle again came up with this background.  
I used Rubberneck Butterflies are Free stamp set and used my Ziggies. 
Cottage Cutz Nested Stitched Scallop Oval dies

I have had a happy week being in my craft room several days.
So much fun....

I am also entering into STB

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Friday, January 3, 2020

CAS Christmas January 2020

Welcome back.  Hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Christmas.
  We are starting off the new year with a brand new challenge at CAS Christmas.  Christine would like us to use a tag on our card.
Come to see the inspiration by our Guest Designer Jane and all of our DT's
And join in the fun...

I used MFT's Tag You are It along with PTI's Deck the Halls
Sponged the tag and used CP inks.
The background is embossed with Darice's Striped Diagonal.
& Red grosgrain ribbon.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Seize the Birthday #180

Another card for STB using an AI ink background that I made the other day.
The frame is another from my Bff that I got for my birthday but using for the first time, Poppy Stamps & Dies Beautiful Butterflies Sidekick Frame & Stencil.
PTI's Graceful Greetings for the sentiment.

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CAS(E) this Sketch #353 & Seize the Birthday #180

Getting time in my craft room.  A card for two challenges:
The butterfly looks weird in the picture because of the shine.  Looks better in real life.

The other day I got out my alcohol inks and made some backgrounds.  This is AI on foil and then embossed with EB folder.
Love how it turned out. 
I used Cottage Cutz Nested Stitched Scallop dies and layered the AI in back of this top panel.  The butterfly is from Gina K Butterfly Kisses with her foil mates.
PTI's Double Ended Banner
Paper Studios EF.

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