Thursday, October 19, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Reminder

It is halfway through the month of October and time for a reminder of the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - Anything Goes with an option to use ORANGE.

I used one of my favorite ARTplorations stencils: Happy Flowers and did some reverse image stamping with Distress Inks. So the negative (solid part of stencil) part is the inked part of the image on the card.

The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter.

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

STAMPlorations October CAS Challenge

I am really excited to be back in the world of stamping and to be a DT member of the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge team! So let's get right to the details:

Our challenge this month is the usual Anything CAS Goes - Optional Twist is to use ORANGE. You can find the challenge on the STAMPlorations blog. Here are the rules:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
  • If there are 50 or more entries: 1 random winner of product of choice (3x5 stamp set OR 2 standard size stencils OR 1 CUTplorations word/phrase die)

Here are my cards using the Better than Autumn set and the A Cuppa Love set:

Here I used paper piecing with Lasting Impressions patterned paper.

On the second card I just stamped the image onto the same patterned paper to give it a different look.

I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the CAS challenge gallery!

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Happy Jewish New Year and STAMPlorations CAS Card Design Team

I am not sure if I have any followers left since I haven't blogged in the last 6 months. My attention has been diverted from stamping and making cards for many reasons that I won't go into here. I am excited to get back into the stamping/blogging world though and I have Shery Russ to thank for that - I have been accepted to the STAMPlorations CAS Card Design Team starting this month so watch this space for the October challenge starting on October 5th.

I did create some Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) cards to raffle off at my temple's Labor Day BBQ fundraiser in August so I will leave you with photos of them:

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Showers of Blessings

Hello. I'm back with another card for the CAS Watercolor Challenge for this month - Green & Pink.

I needed a wedding shower card for later this month so this was a good opportunity to combine that need with our challenge:

I watercolored the umbrellas with Distress markers and an aquabrush. These markers are so easy to water color with. After the watercolor was dry I "painted" the umbrellas with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. The little heart confetti was added for final embellishment.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

April CAS Watercolor Challenge

Happy April! The rains here in California created gorgeous wildflower fields all over the state. Our poppies (state flower) are all in bloom too. Since it is the start of a new month we have a new CAS Watercolor Challenge for you - Green & Pink.

I created two cards using the same Penny Black Brush Stroke Stamp and two different watercolor methods. The first one was using my Tombow markers and huffing on the marker before stamping. I used two shades of each color and laid down the lightest on the entire image, and stamped, then highlighted with the darker shade and stamped again. I used my MISTI of course!

For this second card I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and painted right onto the image using the lighter shades first, then highlighting with the darker shade like I did with the Tombow markers. I didn't have to huff on the image since these are wetter markers and the colors blended more easily.

I like how they both came out. Do you like one better than the other?

I hope you will join us this month. Also, please check out the beautiful samples from the rest of the team and from our guest designer for this month: Marcia from Marcia K Designs.

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spring Happy Birthday

I know in some parts of the US it seems like winter is just starting with the blizzards happening as I write this post. But in my part of the country, the San Francisco area, it has been rather warm after all the rain we received and the bulbs are all blooming as well as our golden poppies. So it is looking like spring here and that is what the CAS Watercolor Card challenge is all about this month. Below is my reminder sample for the challenge:

This card was inspired by a card created by Michelle Lupton which you can see here (scroll down a bit).  I white embossed the My Favorite Things Rose background image on the smooth side of a Tim Holtz Water Color card. I used my Zig Clean Color Brush pens in various shades of pink, red, yellow and orange to paint the panel. I used my PaperTrey dies to cut a piece of white card stock into the two pieces and with foam tape adhered it to the painted panel. That was then adhered to a card base. The sentiment is from PaperTrey.

I am looking forward to seeing your creations in our gallery!  Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy Spring!

Welcome to a new month for the CAS Watercolor Card Challenge. This month we are celebrating Spring. Before we get started I wanted to mention how beautiful our LOVE gallery was last month!

Here is my sample:

One of my favorite flowers is the poppy. This image is from Altenew. I stamped the image (masking where needed) with gray ink from Altenew onto Tim Holtz water color paper (the smoother side). I then used my Zig Clean Color Brush markers and blended a few colors while they were wet. I used a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp to cut out the panel and adhered it to grey cardstock.

I love using the Zig Brush Markers - they make a quick and easy card!  Please check out our Guest Designer Heather T for her awesome inspiration along with the rest of the team's creations.

Thanks for coming by!