Tuesday, 27 September 2016

CASology 217 - Cute

This week's CASology Cue Card is Cute!

Unfortunately, my laser printer will not accept cardstock so I couldn't print the cute images from this week's sponsor.

I used this little dancer, grounded solely by a softly sponged line and coordinating sentiment. By placing the 'action' in the top third of the card, there is plenty of white space and the card feels very clean. I coloured her with Zig Cleancolor Real Brush Markers and Stickles for some sparkle on the the tiara and tutu.

Now it's your turn! Be sure to check out the rest of the DT Blogs for more inspiration:

Monday, 26 September 2016

IB25 - Same Flower, Different Colour

I hope you're not in peony-overload! I spent a bit more time with it this weekend and used distress inks and a waterbrush to make 3 more same-but-different cards. This time I tried fall colours for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things Challenge:

For the first one, I layered up my flower, starting with yellow, then two tones of orange before finishing off with some orange-red.

This time I tried to unleash my inner Kimberly and stamped in black and then used a loose, bold watercolour style. I love the vivid colours.

Finally, I took a more classic approach, painting each petal, and allowing each layer to dry naturally.

I used:
-Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony
-Distress inks

Sunday, 25 September 2016

FS503, TO66 - Thank You!

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is razldazl (aka Penni). I have to admit, I didn't get very far through her gallery before I found my inspiration card:

I was inspired by Penni's:
-leaf theme
-colour scheme

I changed:
-amount of orange showing
-added a sentiment

I created my colourful panel with yellow, orange and red colorburst powders, water and some golden shimmer spray. It is so pretty and shimmery that I couldn't bear to cover it up and left a big border of it showing as well as the leaf cut out.

I am also linking up to the current Time Out challenge; here's the inspiration photo:

I focused on the autumn colours and the use of a window.

I used:
-Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
-Stampin Up Painted Petals
-Ken Oliver Colorburst Powders

Friday, 23 September 2016

MCV63 - Christmas Lights

This is my very CAS card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge where Cornelia has given us this fun inspiration:

I focused on the penguin and lights and all the white space.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen 'Tis The Season
-Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Muse 184 - Happy Birthday

Here's my card for this week's Muse Challenge. Jenni gave us this gorgeous card as our inspiration:

I was inspired by Jenni's:
-floral theme
-black sentiment

I have had this set for a long time, but never really used it. Jenni inspired me to get it out. I decided to 'reverse' my colours and make the flower white with a blue sponged background around it.

I stamped the flower in versamark. For the centres and leaves, I used my MISTI to stamp once in colour then once again in versamark. Then I embossed the whole thing with clear embossing powder before sponging with distress inks.

I used:

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

SPDMIX16 - Filled with Love

We've got a really fun inspiration at this week's SugarPea Designs Mix It Up challenge:

This week I chose to focus only on the photograph. I used stamps from Special Delivery (and Copics, Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents) in the colours of the photo to create a card filled with love!

I hope you'll join us this week - remember that we use the same link-up for all the challenges in each month, so each time you play, your chance of winning the $50 gift certificate increases! We'd love to see how you're inspired by this week's sketch and photo!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

CASology 216 - Thank You

This week's CASology Cue Card is Frame!

Sometimes you have a big sentiment that can really stand on its own. Stamping it in crisp black, adding a white frame and a small pop of colour can really help to keep your design CAS, and keep the message clear.

I used:
-Avery Elle Big Greetings
-Sweet and Sassy Scribble Flowers and matching dies
-Avery Elle Double Pierced Circles to create the frame

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see how you're inspired. Be sure to check out the rest of the DT for more ideas: