Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CASology #336: Ocean

Hey there. The new challenge is up on the CASology Blog today and will run for two weeks.Our cue card is ocean. Now being from the Midwest the ocean means to me pretty blue waters and warm sandy beaches.

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Both of my cards started with top folding white card bases and Simply Chic Stamps by Provo Craft. It is a beach set.

 I used the Wonky Backdrops set from Ellen Hutson to create the backdrop for the sailboat that was stamped in black Versafine ink. The greeting is from My Favorite Things.
For this card I clustered the images together in the corner and stamped them with aqua ink. Then stamping the greeting from the same set in Versamark and heat embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder to add a little shine. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Both card fit the Whatever the Weather challenge over on the SSS Wednesday Challenge.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Celebrating Spring

Hey there! Wednesday is the day. SPRING. Okay, I am so over the cold winter thing and ready to move on to sun and warm. My cards today are all in celebration of it.
Using the sketch and color palette from My Favorite Things and the Less is More "Take 3" challenges I planned my card. The water color circles were made with my Arteza brush pens on a watercolor panel. Then I stamped the branch from The Stamp Markets Bloominous stamp set in kraft ink. Then I stamped the greeting from Double Take also from The Stamp Market. I added a few white Nuvo drops and mounted it to a kraft card base.  This also fits the Time Out challenge for "Hugs".

My next two cards are for Easter. I was thinking about the Simon Says Stamp Monday "Tiny" challenge and the AAA Cards one image with a spring twist. The first card is my tiny bunny and the tiny tag.
The second card is the one image challenge with the egg as my one image.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Three is the Magic Number

Hello and happy Saturday to you! Feeling a little springy here and hoping the weather has finally turned the corner.
 My first card has nothing to do with the magic number 3. lol. It is all about the Pinkfresh Studio Challenge. I used the color palette to watercolor a soft rainbow swirl on water color paper. Then stamped out the flowers from the Shine set in blue ink and using a water brush softened out their image. Then I stamped them with Versamark ink and heat embossed them in WOW white pearl embossing powder. Then die cut a circle after stamping the greeting in the same blue ink. The flower image was stamped in Versmark ink on the blue card base and sprinkled with rose gold embossing powder. Then I stenciled the white dots with The Stamp Markets new dot stencil.
My next card was all about three's. Flowers, colors and squares, even three white Nuvo drops.  I received a new order from The Stamp Market and if you have not heard me say it they are one of my favorite stamp companies right now. I started with the MFT color and sketch challenges by water coloring the square images onto a kraft card base. Then used the same dot stencil with white ink to add the polka dots. Also using the white ink and a damp paintbrush to create the splatter. I then die cut the flowers from white card stock with the Small Blooms die set also from The Stamp Market. The centers of the flowers and greeting is from the coordinating set Dear Friend.

My last card uses three colors and three flowers again the fit the Less is More theme with plenty of white space. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bring on the Green

Hi there! I would like you to meet "Hi There Bear".
 This guy reminds me so much of a cute, golden bear with a friend named Piglet. My card is my traditional top folding, 110 white card base. I used green, gold and Versafine black ink with my Time Holtz stamp platform. Straight up CAS stamping on a one layer card. My next card is also a one layer card but I stamped the Friendly Bunch stamp from The Stamp Market in black ink. Then colored it with alcohol markers adding a few Nuvo drops for accent.

I will enter them in the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Whatever the Weather
SSS Work it Wednesday: Green and Gold
Cas(e) This Sketch
SSS Monday Challenge: Feminine/Girly
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CASology #335: Earth

Hello. We have a new cue card up on the CASology Challenge Blog this morning.

My card started with a top folding white card base that I heat embossed the greeting from the Scripted set from Papertrey Ink. I die cut the globe from a map and brushed gold cardstock. Paper piecing them together and adding to the front of the card. I finally added the shadow to the base of the globe. There we go earth or my little part of it.

I can't wait to check out what the team has instore for this cue card.

Monday, March 11, 2019

One of a Kind...

Hey there! One of the things I like about watercolor is that each and everyone is unique. I played with this watercolor piece a while ago but hadn't made a card till today.
The floral die cut circle is from Papertrey Ink and the thanks die is from The Stamp Market cut from metallic gold card stock. I added a few metallic gold drops for an accent. It is all mounted to a top folding, white card base.

My card will be entered in the challenges below:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Feminine/Girly
My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge
Time Out Challenge Unique
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Raining Hearts

Hey there. I have been gone on a little vacation for the last ten days. We needed to find some sun, sand and surf. Winter has been rough here in the midwest and many other places too. Right before I left I had received an order from The Stamp Market. Man, I love this companies images!
Amy at The Stamp Market uses a color palette that I adore. So with those colors in mind I created two cards.

My card started with a watercolor panel that I wet down, colored the rainbow image with Arteza brush pens and stamped it on the paper. After it was dry I stamped the aqua hearts and the greeting in Versafine ink then I die cut the tag. The card was a pinky-coral top folding base with a few Versamark hearts scattered in the front. I tied some black baker twine through the hole on the tag and mounted it to the card front with foam tape for dimension.
My second card uses the same palette and The Stamp Market stamps. Everything is pretty straight forward although symbolistic. Dots are the rain, a rainbow of color, vellum clouds and stitched lightening. All wishing a friend a bright "hello".

All of these images tie in with the weather which is the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, Simon's Wednesday challenge is about creating a scene and they also fit the AAA Cards challenge. The cloud cards fits the Addicted to CAS challenge "fluffy".
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

CASology #334: Funky

Hey there. There is a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog today. Our new cue is "funky".

My card is a top folding, 110 lb white card base that I stamped the Circle Circus from Stampin Up in a rainbow of ink colors. After stamping the greeting from The Stamp Market in Versafine black ink I added a few black Nuvo Drops for an accent.

The team has done a fantastic job so now is the time to go check out their cards.

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