Saturday, 14 September 2019

Perfectly CAS - September Challenge

Hi! Introducing a new challenge site for you - Perfectly CAS. The premise of this challenge site is to cover one-third or less of a card (in other words, lots of white space)! Here's our first challenge




Here's my card



For my card, I stamped the leaves/flourishes from Clearly Besotted's Flowers and Flourishes with Hero Arts Green Hills ink in the upper left area of an A2 card. I stamped the flower from the same stamp set using Hero Arts Bubble Gum, Tide Pool and Orchid and then fussy cut the images. I adhered the flowers and popped up the tide pool one with dimensionals. For the sentiment, I had planned to stamp the sentiment from Your Next Stamp's Many Thanks stamp set on the A2 card. However, I didn't stamp it straight. So, to cover my oops, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of teal cardstock, cut it into a banner and adhered it over my oops.

We'd love for you to join us. Please remember, lots of white space (actually, at least 2/3).

Thanks for dropping by
sue


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Monday, 9 September 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #333

It's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch

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Here's my card


I started by die-cutting a circle mask using Sizzix circle dies. I placed the mask on an A2 white card panel. I added colour to inside the circle, using distress oxides (salty ocean, broken china, faded jeans) applied with an oval makeup brush. Before removing the mask, I added the silhouettes, using Technique Tuesday's Growing Wild and Wildflowers stamp sets and Versafine Onyx Black ink. I carefully removed the mask and added the sentiment, from STAMPlorations The Birds and The Blooms stamp set.

We'd love to see how you're inspired by this week's sketch.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #357

Hi! It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! This week the challenge is


A "Make Your Mark" challenge is one where you use anything that can make a mark - like markers, paints, chalks, watercolours, sponges, stencils, masks, etc. Here's my card


For my card, I started with an A2 white card panel. I then used My Favorite Things Mix-ables Sun Ray stencil and distress inks (mustard seed and spiced marmalade). I added ink with an ink blending tool. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Technique Tuesday's Bring on the Sun stamp set and Versafine Onyx Black ink. To complete the card, I trimmed the panel slightly and matted on a bright yellow-orange card and added a few adhesive rhinestones for a bit of shine and sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Happy Little Stampers ~ September Watercolour Challenge

How is it possible that summer is already over? I mean, kids will soon be back in school, if they haven't already returned. Wasn't it just June? 

It's time for a new watercolour challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge



Here's my card




I started with an A2 sized panel of watercolour paper. I added frayed burlap and salty ocean distress inks with a water brush, for the background. I then stamped the images using Lawn Fawn's Life is Good stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I added colour with a water brush and distress inks (brushed corduroy, mowed lawn, dried marigold, worn lipstick, pumice stone). The images were diecut with Lawn Fawn's Life is Good dies. I adhered them to the card to complete the card. I couldn't decide on a sentiment, so I left the card without a sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by
sue


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Thursday, 29 August 2019

AAA Cards ~ Challenge #147

I was intrigued by the current challenge at AAA Cards



I decided to try to come up with a card that had something "along the edge" and that was "inspired by a song". I remembered Simon Says STAMPS' Bring the Sunshine stamp set. One of the stamps contained some of the lyrics of "You are my sunshine". I thought that a "sun" rise along the bottom of the card would work best. Here's my card


I used Stampers' Anonymous' Rays Layering stencil with squeezed lemonade and mustard seed distress inks, applied with ink blending tools along the bottom of an A2 card base. I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Charcoal ink. 

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sue

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Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge #166

My favourite style of card is clean and simple. I'm really not into frilly, multiple layers, lumpy-bumpy. Perhaps, I just don't have the attention span to create one of those fancy works of art. 

The current challenge at Addicted to CAS is


Here's my one-layer card


I started by creating a circle mask using a repositionable label and a Sizzix's circle die. I also created a daisy flower mask using a post-it note and My Favorite Things' Flowers and Leaf trio dies. Once I had the circle and daisy masks in place, I added colour with an ink-blending tool and mustard seed and spiced marmalade distress inks. I carefully removed the masks. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's Flowers and Flourishes stamp set. I added an enamel dot, to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by
sue


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Monday, 26 August 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 331

It's Monday, which must mean that it's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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Here's my card


I'll admit it - this was a difficult sketch for me. Perhaps, I made it more difficult for myself by starting with a busy background. Nonetheless, I like how it turned out. I started with Hero Arts Deco Pattern stencil and lots of distress inks (mowed lawn, peacock feathers, worn lipstick, twisted citron, dusty concord, seedless preserves, wilted violet, abandoned coral, mustard seed, salty ocean, tumbled glass, shaded lilac, cracked pistachio, picked raspberry, barn door, ripe persimmon), applied with ink daubers. I tried to restrict colors overlapping by using scrap paper to mask areas. When cutting the inked panel, I removed the thin strips where the black background comes through. Does that make sense? I didn't just cut the panel and move the pieces apart. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments stamp set. The small die cut heart was cut with Lawn Fawn's hearts die.

Thanks for stopping by
sue


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