Friday, October 13, 2017

Muse - CASology - Celebrate

Greetings!

Time to play in a couple of challenges:

Muse Challenge #237 where Tracey provided one of her CAS beauties for our inspiration.

CASology 270 - Cue Word is 'Odd' - Three flowers are colored on my card.

Inspirations from Tracey's card include similar layout (although opposite of Tracey's), color hues, floral, black sentiment.

I stamped and masked flowers and leaves.  Three flowers were colored with light toned yellows and bright pink Copic markers. In keeping with the Muse card, one of the flowers and a few leaves were left uncolored. For some shimmer clear WOS was applied to the colored flowers.

Hope you're having a wonderful day!  Thank you for
visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamps - Hampton Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Other - WOS


Monday, October 9, 2017

CAS Watercolour - Hello There

Greetings!

CAS Watercolour October Challenge is celebrating their First Birthday ... a big congratulations. In celebration our card is to include watercolor and leaves

For my card the watercolor panel was created using a combination of Distress Dye (Candied Apple and Carved Pumpkin) and Distress Oxide (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick) Inks. The process was smooshing, water spraying, air drying and repeating these steps until I liked the result. A stitched die-cut frame was added for dimension and interest. The leaf was die-cut from cork. The sentiment matches the cork color and was achieved by using Versamark and Distress Vintage Photo inks and heat embossing with clear EP.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.


Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp  - MFT
Inks - Ranger - Distress Dyes and Oxides; Versamark
Other - Cork

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

CAS Mixup - Warm Wishes

Hello Everyone,

A fun time is currently happening at CAS Mixup October Challenge to use Stamping, Layer Stenciling plus choice.

For my card I did the following and incorporated Stamping, Layer Stenciling, Dry and Heat Embossing, Masking, Die-cutting
-- used negative of butterfly die-cut for stencil
-- the overlay stencil was created by using 3 cuts of a Snowdrifts Coverup Die and randomly arranging 
-- used Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral) to dab/blend through the overlay stencil until the desired color was achieved
-- the overlay stencil was removed and the butterfly was ink blended using Spiced Marmalade (Distress Ink)
-- a bubble stencil was aligned over the spine of the butterfly and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink was blended down the spine of the butterfly
-- the butterfly was masked and a few more Peacock Feather colored bubbles were added
-- the detailed butterfly die cut was used to emboss the butterfly
-- the sentiment was stamped in black and heat embossed with clear EP
-- for a little sparkle a few of the bubbles were lightly painted with clear WOS

Hope you're having an enjoyable day ... thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Stencils - created two of my own using MFT dies; Tim Holtz - Bubbles
Inks - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - WOS


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Muse - Boo!

Greetings!

At the Muse Challenge #235 Eliz designed a very fun Halloween card with layers and goodies for our inspirations. Like Eliz's card my rendition includes lots of goodies ... DP; ribbon; spider embellishment; die-cut ghost, moon and city scape; googly eyes on the ghost, etc. Although I think this card is busy; if I was a child, I would love to receive ... lots to see and touch.


Hope your day is pleasant.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - MME; stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Craftsmart
Embellishments - from stash


Saturday, September 30, 2017

MCV - Peace on Earth

Greetings!

Time to play at Muse: ChristmasVisions (MCV83) where Stephanie, this week's designer, provided a gorgeous, stunning card for our inspirations. Not only did her card inspire in a number of ways (general theme, colors, continents, ocean, stars, red sentiment); also, a NBUS (and retired die) was used. The ocean was ink blended using two colors of Distress inks. The continents were die-cut from a light green foil DP. A stitched circle frames earth. The sentiment was stamped/heat embossed in red ink/clear embossing powder. The white panels were adhered to a red card stock base.

Wish everyone a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
DP - DCWV
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Ink - MFT - Dye, Versamark; Ranger - Distress

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MFT - Clean and Simple - Awesome ...

Hi Everyone!

A fun challenge at MFT - the 2017 Superstar Card Contest.  My card is for the Clean and Simple Genius Category

On white card stock I used various stamps from MFT - Abstract Art and Distressed Patterns to create the distressed/grunge/abstract design. The various Dye Inks used were MFT - Grape Jelly, Periwinkle, Pure Plum, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop. I like how the inks layered and retained their true color even on the grape and periwinkle colors. This panel was die cut using the stitched die panel from MFT - Blueprints 20. The diagonal striped strip was created using MFT - Bold Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp and MFT - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. A very thin strip of black card stock was adhered just above the striped strip. The sentiments (from MFT - Simply Fabulous Sayings and Essential Sentiments) were stamped using MFT - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.

Even with all the colors, I think my grandsons (teen and young adult) will like this creation. 

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT - Blueprints 20 (Stitched Panel Die)
Stamps - MFT - Abstract Art; Distressed Patterns; Simply Fabulous Sayings; Essential Sentiments; Bold Diagonal Stripes Background
Inks - MFT - Hybrid - Black Licorice; Dye - Grape Jelly, Periwinkle, Pure Plum, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Muse - thanks ...

Hi Everyone!

Today, I'm playing cards for the Muse Challenge #232 where Anita provided a gorgeous clean card for our inspirations. My rendition is an almost CASE. I focused on the colors and blending, white pattern in the color band, black die-cut sentiment and white embossed on black sentiment. The colors used are Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough. The pattern was created by randomly stamping a flower in Versamark then white heat embossing. The thanks was diecut three times and layered. A few paintings of clear WOS add shimmer. The remainder of the sentiment was stamped in white and white heat embossed on black. A few clear sequins complete the card.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Hampton Arts
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Pigment; Versamark
EP - Stampendous
Other - WOS; sequins