Sunday, April 22, 2018

CASology Challenge #296 - Parent

Hi there blog friends ~
I've been working on my DT projects for the past several days, but the doors are about to close on one of my favorite challenges, and I wanted to play along. This week's cue card at CASology is 'Parent', so I thought it was a great opportunity to create a Mother's Day card for my mom ~

I've been on the hunt for this retired PTI stamp set for ages and finally found someone who was selling some of her gently used stamp sets...I used a few Altenew inks gifted to me by a sweet friend for the vases and added some teeny-tiny enamel dots with Nuvo drops for the Orchid. 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: PTI - Gracious Vases; Clearly Besotted Stamps - Fresh Flowers (sentiment)
Inks: Memento - London Fog; Altenew - Sweet Leaf,  Coral Berry, Aqualicious
Misc: Nuvo Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean; Spectrum Noir - Clear Sparkle Pen; Lucy's Gems - Ice Cube Mix

Monday, April 16, 2018

April Twofer Challenge - Pets

Hi there! I'm back to share two cards I created for Darnell's really fun 'Twofer Challenge'! For this challenge, we are asked to create two different designs for two different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies. My first card:

This is an NBUS (Darnell speak) stamp and die set which is reminiscent of the turtle my children had when they were young. I thought it would be fun to showcase him walking ever-so-slowly uphill saying thank you to a dear friend :)
I used a retired grassy border die, a mini cloud stencil and kept the colors to a minimum.

My 2nd card was created to provide encouragement a family member going through a rough time right now...

For this card, I used the drifts/hills stencil for the grass and thought it would be fun to use a rainbow of colors for the turtle. 
And, here they are together ~

We all have until the 24th to join pop on over to Darnell's Challenge Blog and check it out! Her DT is really amazing, so there is a lot of wonderful inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Too Cute Turtles, More Essential Sentiments
Dies: MFT - Too Cute Turtles, Grassy Border
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress Inks - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass; Versafine Onyx Black
Misc: Copic markers; MFT - Mini Cloud stencil

Card #2
Stamps: MFT - Too Cute Turtles
Dies: MFT - Too Cute Turtles, Stitched Clouds, Blueprints 15
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress Inks - Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean; Versafine Onyx Black
Misc: MFT - Drifts/Hills stencil

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #134 - Bubbles

Hi there, blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and this time we're playing with 'Bubbles'!

I used this MFT set recently, and couldn't wait to ink it up again...I think the bunnies are adorable :)
I started by using the drifts/hills and mini cloud stencils to create the background and colored the bunnies with Copic markers. I stamped the bubbles directly onto the background and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine and sprinkled with clear EP to add shine...and that was it!

If you have a chance, stop over at the ATCAS Challenge Blog and check out all the cute cards by my Teamies...of course, we would love it if you would play along while you're there!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Baby's Room

Hi there, blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion, and this time our theme is 'Baby's Room'! What a beautiful nursery that is...light gray walls with white polka dots...I love it!

I went with the sketch, added my PTI polka dot papers, and inked up my brand new So Matcha stamp set. I colored the images with Copics, created a mask with an oval shadow die and mounted everything on the wonky stitched circle. To keep things CAS, the sentiment is from MFT and the clear sparkly gems are from Pretty Pink Posh....and that was it!

My teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire you...feel free to stop over to the Fusion Blog to check them out and join us for the challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Ellen Hutson - So Matcha; MFT - Sending a Smile (sentiment)
Dies: Ellen Hutson - So Matcha; MFT - Wonky Stitched Circles, Oval Shadow Die
Paper: PTI - Bitty Big (Soft Stone)
Misc: Gems - Pretty Pink Posh; Copic markers