Sunday, August 12, 2018

CAS Christmas Card Challenge ....again!

Playing again in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge Trees hosted by Hideko.  
Thank you Hideko for a wonderful challenge using one
of my favorite Christmas Themes:-)

So many beautiful samples by the very talented DT and GD, 

You have until the 24th to play along.

My 2nd Christmas Card for the challenge.

Close up of Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Wink of Stella.

Since my previous card post uses a different background and both 
qualify for the challenge.  I decided to share both.

I used the same CAS design for both cards, but used an Alcohol ink background 
on Yupo paper for this card, which gives a much different look.
Also used metallic gold Pinata Alcohol ink

The other difference..I inlayed the Die cut background pieces.
I discovered it was very tedious with all the tiny pieces between the tree branches.

I only made 2 cards with this design, then because of Denny's suggestion
I added a square cut background for the other 3 cards on my previous post.
Much Quicker!!!

I love the glitter and shine from the stenciled Nuvo Glimmer Paste and W of S.

Enjoy and hope you get to play along too.  Hugs..

Stamps: SU retired Christmas Greetings.
Paper: Whisper White Thick CS.  Yupo paper.
Inks: Alcohol Inks.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: MB Stitched Circle Trees.  SSS Falling Snow Stencil. Wink of Stella.  

CAS Christmas Card Tree Challenge

I love the CAS Christmas Challenge for adding to my stash:-)

This month Hideko is hosting a "Tree" Challenge.
Perfect for the holiday season!
So many Awesome samples by the DT and GD, Barb (Barb's Studio Creations)

I got to use a new to me Memory Box Stitched Circle Trees Die.
I made 3 cards for my stash with background design.

My card using Alcohol Ink on acetate plus tissue background.

Close up for the glitter and shine from Nuvo Glimmer Paste and WofS

I had so much fun making 3 cards with this design and playing with
Alcohol Ink on Acetate backgrounds from my stash.

Here is a card using the background technique if you want more details.

Stashes are awesome for creating quick and beautiful CAS card designs:-)

I die cut SU Whisper White Thick CS with the circle trees die and
attached piece of background to back of die with scotch tape.

Next made a mask to cover the die.
Placed SSS Falling Snow Stencil over card front and added 
Nuvo Glimmer Paste with a palette knife.  Removed stencil and mask.

Let dry, stamped sentiment and done!

Once I had figured out my design all the other cards were very quick:-)

You still have until the 24th to play along.
Thank you Hideko for your wonderful challenge, my friend.  Hugs..

Stamps: SU retired Christmas Greetings.
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick.  Acetate and Tissue.
Inks: Archival Jet Black. Alcohol Inks.
Accessories: Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies. SSS Falling Snow Stencil. Nuvo Glimmer Paste., Palette knife. Wink of Stella on trees and snow bank.

Monday, August 6, 2018

STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss Blog Hop and Linky Party

Joining in the Blossom Bliss Blog Hop and Linky Party!
Ends August 9th.

My Blossom Bliss Zigs colored card.

The party is celebrating National Coloring Book Day!
The perfect time for Shery at STAMPlorations to Celebrate her new and 3rd coloring Book!

Shery has a Blossom Bliss Sampler to download so we can all play along.
You have until Thursday the 9th to play along.

I have always loved coloring books and have Shery's other 2 books.
So relaxing to just sit and color:-)

I printed the image onto SU Whisper White CS and then die cut.
Next colored with my Zigs.

Popped up the image with fun foam and attached my stamped sentiment to the image.
Fun and easy coloring play time:-)

Happy coloring my friends.  Hugs...

Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloom Happy..sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White Regular and Thick Card Stock.
Inks: Zigs markers. Archival Jet Black ink.
Accessories: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. Fun Foam.

Friday, August 3, 2018

CAS Watercolour Sunflower Challenge

Congratulations Jenny (My Paper Epiphany)
for being chosen the new DT member at CAS Watercolour Challenge.
I am so pleased you will be taking my place.
You will have an awesome creative and fun time with all the girls:-)

My Brushos Watercolored Stenciled Monoprint Sunflower Card!

I found this Negative  Monoprint using Brushos in my stash.

I die cut with CUTplorations Die and then added a sentiment that I had inked
with Early Espresso and versamark
then heat embossed with clear EB powder.

Then attached main image with fun foam to SU Early Espresso card stock
 that I had die cut with the same CUTplorations Die Set,
  which brought out the brown tones in the image.

I really like the Brown "White Space" on my card.
I think it makes a wonderful Fall guy card.

Do checkout the CAS Watercolour Sunflower beauties by the DT, GD, Izzy (Izzy Scrap)
and the growing Gallery.  Inspiring videos too.

I am adding my card to the CAS Mix Up August Challenge:
Stencil Monoprint + Stamping +Your choice.
My choice was die cutting and heat embossing.

I am hosting The CAS Mix Up Challenge this month.
Would love to have you take a look.
You have until the 24th to play in both challenges.

Enjoy the rest of your Summer my friends,  Hugs..

Stamps: STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers 2
Paper: Arches Hot Press. SU Early Expresso CS
Inks: Brushos: Orange, Leaf Green and Dark Brown.   SU Early Espresso and Clear Versamark.
Accessories: TCW Joyful Sunflower Stencil.  Spritzer with water.  Clear EB powder.  CUTplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up August Stencil Monoprint

Gorgeous and Artsy creations by our DT 
and wonderfully creative Guest Designer Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot)

 Using Stencil Monoprint with Distress Oxides, Stamping, heat embossing and Dies.

I loved the pretty soft Distress Oxide colors: Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral
and Twisted Citron.

My Stencil Monoprint Technique.

I placed my Penny Black "Verdant" stencil over a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media
and secured with masking tape onto my craft mat.

Next used my Clarity Stencil Brushes to add my DOX's.
I love how the brushes add a smooth blended look.

Then removed tape and stencil and set stenciled flowers aside.

Next spritzed DOX inks left on stencil liberally with water using my TH Spritzer.
Then turned stencil over onto another piece of MM paper.
Placed paper towel over stencil and rubbed with my hand (can use brayer) to
add wet ink from stencil to paper.

Removed stencil and blotted excess ink with paper towel until I had a soft
negative monoprint image.

I did get a 2nd pull for an even lighter image,  but liked this one the best.

Finished my card by die cutting a small layer for the positive image
and a larger layer for the negative image.

Kept it simple by just adding a heat embossed sentiment and Wink of Stella.
Attached large layer and popped up small layer with fun foam and Done!

1) Use roll of paper towels and roll across image to blot excess ink.

2)  Stamped my sentiment with DOX Abandoned Coral and heat embossed
with Clear EB powder. Did not need pigment ink.  Worked great!

I am so pleased with the results of my CAS design.
My card will be for a Summer Birthday!

You have until the 24th to play along.  We would love to see your
CAS Mix Up creations.  Be sure and check out the videos and our DT and GD cards.
Remember...Clean and Simple designs, please.


Stamps: Penny Black "Happy Snippets"
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White Thick card base.
Inks: T.H. Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron
Accessories: Penny Black Verdant Stencil and Antique Frames Dies. Clarity Brush, TH Spritzer, Fun Foam. SU Clear EB powder and heat tool. Wink of Stella.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Inkspirational Challenge #166-Designer's Choice..

Inkspirational Designer Sandie's Choice
Make a card in 10 minutes or Less!

The perfect Inspiration for me to play with a couple new release stamp sets 
designed by Shery at STAMPlorations.

My 7 minutes and 58 seconds Blooms Card!

I loved how my bright and cheerful card turned out.  I let my MISTI do all the work.

I got all my supplies out and arranged the stamps from STAMPlorations "Brave One" and
"Big Dreamer" on Strathmore Mixed Media paper in my MISTI.

Then set the timer for 10 Minutes!

Inked all the stamps with Archival Jet Black Ink and restamped a couple of times
for good coverage.  Then started coloring with my Zig markers.

I chose colors ahead that were in the Washi tape, so did not have to think...
just started coloring.

When done added the Washi tape for a border and Clear Wink of Stella to all the images
and Done!  The bonus...I really liked the cheerful One Layer Design:-)

Thank you Sandie for a fun challenge and Shery for a fun new stamp set:-)

Have a wonderful weekend.  Hugs...

Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes 

STAMPlorations Summer CAS Card Challenge

STAMPlorations Summer Theme (Anything Goes) Challenge

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Brave One" and "Big Dreamer".
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Zigs Markers
Accessories: MISTI, Timer, Wink of Stella, SU ret Washi Tape.