Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Muse Card Challenge #249

Hi there, blog friends ~
When I saw Tracey's beautiful watercoloring and adorable penguin for Muse this week, I had to play along!

I ruined 4 pieces of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock trying to re-create Tracey's gorgeous background, and finally gave up ~

Even though my watercoloring attempts failed, I still wanted to create a snowy hill for my bear...So, I masked off the bottom on an angle and ink blended with distress ink. I found a small stamp in the MFT Distress Patterns set and used it to emboss the snow kicking up behind the bear :) Lastly, I added Glossy Accents to the goggles...and that was it!

I focused on Tracey's:
- Snowy Hill/Outdoor Scene
- Embossed Sentiment Strip

Happy 'Hump Day', everybody! I hope you are all having a fun and crafty week ~
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Cooler with You, Distressed Patterns
Dies: MFT - Cooler with You, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Ink: Versamark, Salty Ocean DI
Misc: Copic Markers; Stampendous Detail White EP; White Gel Pen; Glossy Accents

Sunday, January 14, 2018

CASology Challenge - Hug

Hi there ~
I'm back with a quick post to share a card I created for this week's challenge at CASology ~ I have several 'Hugs' dies, but this one from PTI is my fave...

We are experiencing overcast skies today, so I apologize for the dark photo. 
I started by stamping 'Sending' with Versafine Onyx black ink, and before I stacked the letters, I left the flower petals and leaves in one layer and colored them with Copics. I poked out the top layer for a clean look and added the B&W striped border. 

I hope everyone is having a fun and crafty weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your sweet comments! I appreciate you so much!!!

Stamps and Dies: PTI - Big Hugs
Patterned Paper: MFT - Black and White Basics Paper Pack
Ink: Versamark Onyx Black
Copic Markers: RV25, YG07

Friday, January 12, 2018

January Challenges

Hi there! I'm back to share a few cards that I created for Loll and Bonnie's fabulous January challenges ~ My first card is for the CAS Watercolor Challenge and the theme is 'Birthday' 

I used Brushos to create a watercolor panel for the foliage and I mixed pink and orange from my Koi watercolors to create coral for the bloom. I made a big mess with my distress inks for the vertical striped pattern, so I finally stamped them with dye inks to get a crisp image.


My 2nd card is for the January CAS Mix Up Challenge and this month, they are asking us to use 'Cling Wrap' ~ So FUN! Loll and Bonnie always provide links to video tutorials and for my card, I used Lydia Fiedler's Technique for my watercolored panel~

I created 5 panels before I was happy with the colors, and I still wish it was a little brighter. The curved die cut is from MFT, and I thought it was a fun way to reveal this technique. Besides using Cling Wrap, I stamped the bird, hat, and sentiment and 'my choice' for this card is die cutting.

That's it for me...wishing you all a wonderful and relaxing weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by ~

Card #1:
Stamps: MFT Distressed Patterns, Up in the Air
Dies: MFT Stitched Flowers, Fab Foliage, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Ink: Brushos; Koi Watercolors; SSS Audrey Blue, Duckling; MFT Coral Crush; Versamark
Misc: Stampendous Detail White E/P

Card #2:
Stamps: I'm Tweet on You, Up in the Air
Dies: MFT Blueprints 25, I'm Tweet on You, Up in the Air
Ink: Peerless Watercolors; Versamark
Misc: Glad Cling Wrap; Stampendous Detail White E/P; Lucy's Gems; Copic Markers; White Gel Pen

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #127 - Music

Hi there, blog friends! It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and our code word is 'Music'

Our new DT gal, Stephanie Lanzalotta is Hostess and Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor. The winner of this challenge will receive a $15. gift card to the store!

My take on the code word:

I thought it would be fun to go with a rainbow of musical notes and keep the design simple. I used distress inks to color each one and I added a few sparkly hearts.

We have 2 super talented Guest Designers for this challenge: Je@net and Sue Symens ~ Together with the DT girls, we have lots of inspiration to share with you...We hope you'll join us!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Strike Up The Band (Sentiment)
Dies: CAS-ual Fridays - Heart Note; MFT - Blueprints 15; Mama Elephant - Confetti (Hearts)
Ink: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks