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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A feminine birthday

Check out these awesome colours!
I was inspired by the new Colour Q challenge going on with these adorable baby socks.  Oh, if I had a grandchild, I would have to be buying them...or knit them!

I was obviously inspired by the colours and stripes!  I used a Stamplorations set called Celebrate Artsy and it has a ton of possibilities for building and playing with your colours!
I didn't have the Strawberry Slush that was suggested in the challenge, so I substituted Royal Rose. (hope that's ok)
As I have played around with stamps and ink again for this card, I am sending it over to Stamplorations too!  The challenge going on is
Stamps and Ink :)))

A walk down the runway...

I am taking a walk down the Runway...

and having fun getting inky!

It is not a challenge that I frequent and I have to remedy that!  This week's RIC #76 is Carven.  I was attracted to the colours in the rectangular panels on the shirt.  They look like Spring cherry blossoms to me flowing down a river of beautiful blues and aquas.  I inked up a white panel with distress inks and a SU reinker.  I then stamped this pretty cherry blossom branch from MFT's set "Spring" and then painted in the blossoms.  I was going to cut into rectangular panels and puzzle together but decided to use an MFT curvy slopes die and separated the piece into 4, arranging them on top of a grey panel.  The sentiment is also from the same MFT set.  Love the pretty font!
  I have really been getting inky these days, getting back to actual stamping, shading and masking and truly loving every minute!
This will also be headed over to the Stamplorations "Stamps and Inks" challenge going on.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine Shaker cards

Here are a couple of shaker cards that I made multiples of for the CoOp grocery store order.  I used fun foam to layer the whole front of the card panel for a good sturdy shake motion:)  I love the Ranger Liquid Platinum EP colour, so elegant!
These were fun to make but I think I had the most fun in mixing up the shaker ingredients :)
Because they are heart shaped shakers and the flamingo card has a hearts banner, I will be sending these over to the SSS gallery for the Wednesday 
Have a Heart challenge.  The Pawesome die cut and sentiments stamp set is a SSS exclusive and oh so sweet!

Pears Birthday

Tuesday...a new CASology prompt.  It is not Valentine related, no heart, so I had to make a card.  The new word this week is Birthday!

I am taking the Online Card Class, CAS 4 and I used one of today's wonderful lessons to make this card.  I now know how to have "fun" with fun foam.  I happened to have some on hand and this pear was created with a Memory Box die and said material. I inked the shape up multiple times, lined up, all on a ombre shaded top panel (thanks to the current CTS # 107 for the inspiration) inking the pear shape with ombre in mind and masked along the way.  I will be trying this with other shapes too!

Here is the CTS inspiring sketch.
After studying the sketch, I think I may have to add some soft yellow or marshmallow sequins ...
what do you think?
The Inkspirational Designer's choice from Pia is ombre.  It is my first time playing's their 74th challenge!
I think I will be having lots of fun foam fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

a friend Valentine card

Hurrying to get this posted before the
CASeology deadline, I made this CAS friend Valentine card with the sweet Technique Tuesday set and the Valentine's Day sentiment from PTI.  All heat embossed with white Ranger EP, a strip of patterned paper from the stash and a few sequins finish it off.  Another very simple card!  Thanks for looking,

I Heart You...CAS

Happy Sunday!
I have made quite a few Valentine's Day cards for the local grocery CoOps and wanted to show a few of them today.  This first one is a CAS card and it qualifies for the Time Out challenge with the Valentine's day theme and optional twist of hearts...the little buttons I had in my stash and the Versamark heart.  I stamped a Pistachio Pudding card front with SU Smokey Slate for the SU floral stems and also the sentiment from Technique Tuesday.  The sentiment is stamped over a PTI heart that was inked with Versamark.  Simple, right?
I will be back showing some more cards later today...
Thanks for stopping in!
Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Curtain Call

Hi there!

Just a very quick post to play along with the Curtain Call "Warm Scarf" challenge.  I doesn't look like a scarf at all.  I had a different version of this on which I had put in a knit texture, some cleverly disguised grass for the "fringe"...I should have taken a photo of it.  It was ghastly!
I salvaged the pretty scarf border, a Hero Arts floral border that I coloured with my Copic markers.  I stayed pretty true to the colours represented and I just had to let go of the soft scarf caption.
Does that ever happen to you when you design a card, in your head and all is perfect and THEN it comes out just horrible?
I frighten myself sometimes...haha
hugs to you and thanks for stopping by!

Still working on my Valentine Day card order.  I hope to finish by tomorrow evening.  Then I can get back to visiting around the blogs again!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Happy Leaf

My second post for today!

In between Valentine cards, I have been playing around with this new leaf stamp from Stampers Anonymous that I ordered last month from SSS.  You know what that's a NBUS item and qualifies for Darnell's current NBUS challenge #3 !     Did you also see that Darnell is the guest host over at CASology this time around and, the cue word is NBUS!
I hurried up to get a card ready to submit for this double whammy!  I painted it with some SU re-inkers and one distress ink, the Tim Holtz weathered wood.
The sentiment is an old Stampin' Up and a trusty one :)  One layer, CAS, Easy Peasy!
I have a lot of white space on this water colour paper, so it is also headed over to Virginia's View challenge "Clean Slate".  I can hardly believe that this is #11 already.  It is only my second time to participate.  I will have to remedy this in this new year!  Beacause this is such a masculine creation, for me, I will also be sending this over to the SSS Wednesday "It's a Guy Thing" challenge.
So many challenges and much inspiration.
Thanks for popping in-hugs-Chriss

Here are the challenges