Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CASology 5-Year Anniversary

CASology is having a blog hop and giveaways for their 5th Anniversary.  Here is a link if you want to do the bloghop. Click here

The challenge is a card featuring balloons.  I adore these stamp sets from Ellen Hutson Essentials and made this card for the challenge.


Stamp sets used are All Inside and  Bear Wear.  I used copics to color.  After coloring the balloon I applied glossy accents  for some shine.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #229

I have been making a lot of cards lately, just haven't had time to post them to this blog! :)    I decided to enter the CAS(E) this Sketch #229 challenge this week.



I watercolored the background using Distress Inks.  I just smooshed ink onto my craft sheet, spritzed it with water and then laid the watercolor paper over the ink and moved it around.  I like the results a lot. I used an SSS die, that I have had for a few years but I love this die for all the possibilities it has.  I die cut a bunch of circles from different patterned papers using the die and then inlaid them inside the die frame.  I stamped the sentiment with an Avery Elle stamp set, Shine Bright Clear.  I love this stamp set and have used it a lot so far this summer.

Here is the sketch:

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Friday, June 16, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #226

Hi, I decided to enter this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #226 challenge.  Here is my card.




This is an Avery Elle stamp that I had gotten recently.  I love the beach-y look of it.  Also I think depending on how you color the houses they would have a lot of uses other than a beach scene.I water colored with Distress Inks (seriously not sure what I would do without Distress Inks)  I have several sets of water colors but usually end up reaching for Distress inks.  The beachball stamp is from an Essentials by Ellen Hutson Bare Ware. I did coat the beach ball with glossy accents AND you can actually see some shine! :) I stamped the background with a Just Rite Woodgrain background stamp on kraft cardstock.

Here is the sketch:


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #223

I really liked this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #223 sketch.  Here is what I made.


I used an Art Impressions stamp and water colored with Tombow markers.  The frame is made with SSS Oval Stitched dies.  I stenciled the front with a Tim Holtz stencil in Fossilized Amber distress ink.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, which is white heat embossed on dark grey cardstock.

This is the sketch:

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #222

The sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch #222 really kind of looked like it wanted a floral design and well I wanted to do something different.




Sorry the stamps are pretty old and I don't know who made them.    I used Simon Says Stamp inks to stamp and the border die was also from SSS.  I used glossy accents on the arrows around the sentiment.

This is the sketch....

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

OCC Sparkle & Shine-Day 6

Finally got a chance to view the lesson for day 6.  😊  The card I made was demonstrated by Julie E.


I water colored a PaperArtsy stamp with Zig markers. I then applied Versamark ink, bonding embossing power and then glitter.   The glitter shows up a little but IRL it is very pretty.  I heat embossed the sentiment on pink cardstock and used some Nuvo drops to accent.  I mounted the card using fun foam cut to the size of the card and adhered to the back.  I also framed it using SSS Rectangle Stitched dies.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

OCC Sparkle & Shine Day 5-B

The second card today was made using Nuvo Mousse-Peony Pink.

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I used a Tim Holtz mini stencil on a tag.  I know this is a little hard to see.  It is cloudy here again today, maybe the sun will come out tomorrow. 😃

I applied Twisted Citron distress ink to the leaves, and the mousse to the flowers. It is a very pretty effect, subtle shine.   I also used some Nuvo jewel drops on the card front.  The sentiment is from Altenew.

See you tomorrow.....