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Monday, August 3, 2015

A card for Ros

Here is a card that I made with inspirations from
CASE this Sketch #134 
(where the fabulous Ros is guest designing)


Monday has come and on it's way...

My card is a total stamp job, haha!
I had a lot of fun and used stamp parts from Hero Arts, SSS and a WPlus 9 sentiment.
I hope that your Monday is going smoothly for you!
Thanks for stopping by!

Chriss    


















Saturday, August 1, 2015

Vintage and golden

Happy Saturday!  I am popping in today to share a card that I made for 
Muse: Christmas Visions 13
Have you seen the lovely inspiration card from this week's guest designer Pam Allen?  Just gorgeous!
I was inspired by the pastel and vintage feel of her beautiful card.  Here is my take...not too different, because I just loved hers at first sight!
Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Need some hugs?

Hello again,
I have a quick post this afternoon for the current Time Out challenge #36 where Alice has provided much inspiration! 
I was inspired by the cuteness and the sentiment.

My hedgehogs from Lawn Fawn provided the cuteness and the sentiments in the speech bubble are from Technique Tuesday stamp set Mister Man.  The hedgehogs and Dude are heat embossed with SU espresso ep.  I die cut the PTI Hugs in the same red and the frame from PTI was cut out of a bronze woodgrain CS that I have in my stash.  The little heart is winked, so very glittery IRL.
Thanks for stopping by and have a sweet day!

Chriss

Do you have lines?

So, Michele and I were having an early morning telephone chat yesterday morning and in our conversation, some beautiful cards were ooohed and aaawed over.  The one in particular that we were both gawking over was this beauty from Donna Mikasa


Well, we both wish for that new MFT Balloon Strings stamp, but it is OOS, so, what's a girl to do...!  We came up with a plan.  We challenged each other to substitute some kind of line stamp in our stashes and create a card based on Donna's.  This is a first personal challenge for us and I had some fun!  I had my Ellen's Essentials loopy line from the Merry and Bright set and put it to work.  I inked (not that easy when you are inking a single line onto watercolour card stock many times) and inked and then poured my white Ranger EP over to reveal my pattern, then heat set.  I thought that they looked pretty good and went ahead and embossed 4 others, 2 with gold and 2 with copper.  Then the watercolouring...not so happy with my first white embossed after the watercolouring, but a little more satisfactory after that first one.  I must admit, I tried to CASE Donna's, but after it was done, the amount of lines I had embossed were not enough for the number of colours that Donna's has.  Let's be truthful here...even if I had the same number of segments on my panel to fill, with the same colours as Donna, I don't think that I could come close to her beauty.
  Here she is, and a second one with gold embossing.


So, what do you think of our little challenge?  Do you too wish you had that new stamp? Take a look at your "line" stamps and have a go! 
Have a great day!
Chriss


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Some lines, a sketch and a Pin Sights


So, this card started all because of the challenge over at CASology, Line. 

I knew that I wanted to use these squiggle lines from Ellen's Essentials "Merry and Bright" and I also kept in mind, the July Pin Sights challenge going on at Ellen's The Classroom.  So, using the CASe this Sketch #133 as a guide, I created the above.  I thought the lines were quite festive looking and added another element from that set, the tiny starburst that I heat embossed with...you know, Ranger Platinum.  I am quite hooked on this metallic EP, if you didn't already know!  I also added the smallest floral element from Ellen's Essentials "Bohemian Garden" in red.  The celebrate sentiment is from the Paper Smooches, new to me, Bold Buzzwords set. Also sending this over to the Curtain Call challenge!
They have been celebrating this whole month!
So here it is, an hour late yesterday for Casology, but on time for the other three challenges!  Well, it was Monday...

Hope that your Tuesday will be fun!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Another Monochromatic

Seems that I am kinda stuck,  ie. Mr. Mojo must be on a little holiday...
I have been very interested in inks and have had some less than stellar results, but I went back to trying all oranges for another entry over at the MFT challenge Monochromatic challenge.  
I also used the sketch at 
CAS(e) this sketch for some guidance.  I even remembered that I had some orange enamel dots and added for the flower centers.





Friday, July 17, 2015

Monochromatic Thanks

Friday!

I just saw this morning that MFT has been running another Summer School week and, working backwards, here is a card that I made with today's lesson.  I was so inspired with Erin's cute card that I decided to have a go.  (I think I need to purchase that darling flamingo that she used!)   I also used the current MFT sketch.  
I used a stencil that I had on my desk and angled it over a white panel and then sponged MFT Blue Raspberry ink, going over some areas a little heavier to "make" a deeper blue.  I took out my MFT Desert Bouquet stamp set and with the same ink, I stamped a few of the images, some twice to further deepen the colour.  I fussy cut these out and arranged over a vellum strip that I heat embossed the MFT sentiment from Thankful Leaves in Ranger platinum.  I love the simplicity of this card and can see myself making multiples in various colours.
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a great weekend!
Hugs-Chriss




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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Epic Sketch

I used WPlus9 
Just a quick post today for the sketch challenge over at 
Wplus9 Getting sketchy with Joni


and

Runway Inspired #87 Holly Fulton




Using WPlus9 stamp sets Twenty Fifteen and 
Epic Dad, I heat embossed all stamped imaged with Ranger platinum over a very soft pale lilac watercolour wash...













and

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge Anything Goes!


Hope your week has been a good one so far!