Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CASology #354: Fog

Hey, there is a new cue card up for the next two week challenge on the 
CASology Challenge Blog.

Sponsor:  STAMPlorations

I will be completely honest with you. This was a really tough cue for me so I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. I started with light gray card stock that I stenciled white clouds on. Then I stamped the word "brain" from The Stamp Market's Chunky Alphabet. The "so sorry" was masked from an old sympathy greeting and also stamped with Versafine black ink. Finally I die cut the "fog" letters from vellum and ran them through my Zyron sticker makers and attached them over the stamped "brain".

Nancy Elrick

Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Striped Sympathy

Hello and happy Monday to you! We were so happy to see the sunshine today. I never thought my life would be dictated by the weather but with farming it is. It is all in God's control and we are along for the ride. It is a good ride. I was playing along with a few challenges this evening.

 I started with a Bristol smooth panel, masked and blended the ink stripes. Then I die cut the leaves and mounted the panel to an A2 white card base. Using the My Favorite Things color challenges as my inspiration. Then I took the With Sympathy die from Stamplorations and die cut it 4 times from dark gray card stock stacking and gluing them together. After they dried I clear heat embossed the top layer and attached it to my card front. It is a simple clean design just right for the Stamplorations Anything Goes Card Challenge, the Uniko Challenge is anything goes also and my layout followed the CAS(E) This Sketch sketch for this week. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Autumn Leaves Falling...

Hello. It is a beautiful fall day here and harvest is in full swing today. Ha, they didn't need me in the field today so I am on meal duty. Which means I am in the house and have time to stamp. Bonus!!
I was looking through some internet inspiration this morning and saw a technique were they took actual leaves and inked the back side pressing it onto the card stock. Well I took this a step further and inked with distress ink, spritzed with water and pressed onto a water color panel. I am so in love with the results. Also Michele Ferguson created a card the other day that used a charcoal panel with woodgrain texture that I loved. So I used my Lawn Fawn woodgrain cover plate to do the same thing. Thanks Michele! Finally I die cut the Grateful, SugarPea Designs, from the same charcoal card stock, popped the panel up with fun foam and mounted it to an A2 white card base.

Super clean and simple with lots of little details. I will be entering this on the CAS Watercolor challenge, SSS Monday fall/autumn challenge, Uniko Studios Sept/Oct challenge and Stamplorations Clean and Simple Challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

CASology #353: Feather

Hello and happy Tuesday to you! We have a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog for you.

Sponsor:  Uniko

So to change it up a little and still follow the CAS rules I switched up my fold on my card using kraft card stock and layering my inks. White pigment ink was used for the feathers stamping off first and then Versafine black ink for the greeting. The stamp set is from Papertrey Ink, Year of Psalms March and a little linen cord to tie it closed.

I am sure the team has some fabulous ideas for you also.

Rows of Posies

 Hello and happy summer to you! My flowers have really started to pop outside in the last few weeks. I thought I might use the inspiration o...