Saturday, 30 August 2014

Rainbows and a stencil for CAS(E) this sketch

I went to Paperific on Saturday - I bought a heap of envelopes and some cardstock, but only one stamp and one stencil! I decided to use the stencil with my Inktense pencils, and I followed the sketch from this week's CAS(E) this sketch.

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Addicted to CAS - Codeword: Luxury

 This week's Addicted to CAS codeword had me thinking of the finer things in life. 

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Fusion #18

Welcome to another Fusion challenge!

I completely ignored the photo inspiration this week, and went with the sketch instead!
I made this for my cousin's 5 year old daughter - I hope she likes it!
The image is from La-La Land - I coloured her with Copics.  It is when I colour images like "Birthday Cake Marci" here that I realise what a novice I am at Copic colouring!

 If you look closely, you can see I added some Wink of Stella to the cake tray to make it look silver ;)
 The stamp in the background is from Impression Obsession, and the sentiment is a VERY old one from A Muse Art Stamps.

Come and check out the challenge at Fusion - will you choose the sketch or the photo, or will you create a Fusion?
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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Hang in there

My mum recently had surgery on her back.  She's doing really well, but it's a long recovery, so I wanted to cheer her up a bit.
I have wanted this Mama Elephant "Up and away" stamp set for months and months!  But every time I looked, it was out of stock!  I finally managed to put it into my cart and purchase it without it going out of stock, and it arrived in the mail this week :)

I'm playing along with two challenges - MUSE card club (using the inspiration provided by the wonderfully talented Marion Vagg), and also with CASe this sketch.

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Ombre for an Anniversary

My Mum asked me to make this anniversary card for her to give to my brother and sister-in-law tomorrow.  I thought I'd try out a die that arrived in the mail just the other day - Memory Box's "Tula" stencil.  It's just gorgeous!!

 I'll be submitting this to Keep It Simple challenge - Ombre.

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Trying out blue Gelatos

I posted a card on A Blog Named Hero on Tuesday of this week very similar to this one - same technique, same stencil, both birthday cards, both ombre.  I just needed, I mean NEEDED to make it again in blue (and my new set of blue Gelatos only arrived in the mail yesterday! Yay!)
This time, I chose a different sentiment stamp (the last one was a much more graphic font), and I also added some bling and enamel dots to create more movement. The embossing paste provides such awesome texture, I thought I'd submit this card to Lawnscaping's current challenge, "Texture, anyone?"  I hope you like it :)
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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Addicted to CAS - Codeword: Geometric

This week's ATCAS codeword, Geometric, lends itself to a masculine card.  I paired the Hero Arts "Tiny Flags" background stamp with a sentiment from their set, "It's Your Day". 

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Fusion # 17

Welcome to another challenge at Fusion! 

For my DT card, I decided to just go with the photo, not the sketch.  I used a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, and Hero Arts shadow inks on linen textured cardstock.  Lots of layering of stamps, but a one-layer card.
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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Get better wreath

My Mum went into hospital today to have a not insignificant surgery tomorrow morning.  I made this card for her, based on Julie Ebersole's wreath card for the Online Card Class "Stretch your stamps".  I'll give it to Mum tomorrow after her surgery.
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Dots and Stars

Some more homework from Online Card Classes "Stretch your Stamps 2", using graphic stamps and a kissing technique used by Debby Hughes in today's class. All the makings for a masculine birthday card.
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Monday, 11 August 2014

Don't look too closely

Everything that could go wrong with making this card DID go wrong.  I won't bore you with the details.  I think it looks OK from a distance - just don't look too closely! 
I was trying Debby Hughes' colouring technique - but I have none of the spray mists she used, so I improvised with Distress Markers.  Next time, I will do it slightly differently.  But I thought I'd post it anyway, because taking class is all about learning, and that includes learning from mistakes.

Catching up on homework

I made this coloured panel for Day 1 of the current Online Card Class, but just used a small diecut piece on that card (which you can see HERE).   This time, I went with 3 strips, and added the sequins that I was debating whether to add to the first card.
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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Using outline stamps for Online Card Classes

I just got these outline stamps from Winnie and Walter in the mail this week, so I thought I'd get them inky for the Online Card Classes "Stretch Your Stamps" class.  These outline stamps could be used for paper peicing, for colouring with a multitude of different media, but I thought I'd use them with their matching solid stamps to see what I could come up with, using various Hero Arts Shadow inks.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

CASEing Joy again!

OK, so had a die cut circle left over from the card I made yesterday (you can see it HERE), so I just couldn't let it sit there all forlorn!
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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

CASEing Joy Taylor

I was so excited to see Joy Taylor's name in the latest Online Card class list of guest artists, not only because she is an amazingly talented artist whose style I adore, but also because she's such a fabulous person. 

I used her technique of stamping a background with acrylic paint (I used Distress Paint in Picket Fence), then blending Distress Inks over it to create a resist look.  I also took some elements of her card layout as well.
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