10/05/2017

Commencement

I am very excited to be the guest designer at CASology this week.


I have used a clip art image for the mortar board.  I printed it on card and fussy cut it.  A Lawn Fawn Stitched die was used to cut a piece of card.  The silver card was cut using a Spellbinders die.  The sentiment is from a Simon Says set.  This was silver embossed using Hero Arts embossing powder. This was mounted on a piece of black card and then attached to the card using foam tape.

I am sorry the photo isn't the best because of the reflection on the silver star.



02/05/2017

Shadow

The theme for this week's Less is More Challenge #326 is Lucky Dip Shadow.


I have used a stamp from the Hero Arts Delicate Leaf Clusters set.  Having masked the card I used Hero Arts ink to sponge the background.  Then I employed the technique of second generation stamping to achieve a shadow.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.  Finally this was mounted on the card base using foam tape.




Yappy Birthday

 The card tonight is for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #219 and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


I started by stamping the Mama Elephant dog on white cardstock and colouring it with Lyra pencils. I created a hole in the design paper (Stampin' Up I think).  I stamped the sentiment which is from the same set as the dog.  Then I drew a dotted line around the edge of the design paper with a white gel pen.  The design paper was then mounted onto the card with foam tape, as was the dog and sentiment banner.

01/05/2017

Season's Greetings

I made it!  I turned on the computer earlier this evening and nothing happened.  Nooooo!  After working on it for over an hour I got it going.  What a relief.  The first thing I did when it started was to load everything onto an external drive, just in case.  Something I had been meaning to do for some time.  So happy days we are operational again.

So here is my card for the Casology Challenge #246 - Season.


I thought this was a great cue word, lots of room for interpretation.  I loved Rachel's take on the cue word.  But as I haven't done a Christmas card for awhile I thought I would use Season's Greeting.

I stamped the Penny Black, Berry Wreath, with VersaMark onto a piece of red card.  Then I added Ranger, Platinum, embossing powder.  I did the same with a Watzing Mouse Stamp sentiment.  I covered the bottom portion of a white card with Versamark  and again used Ranger Platinum embossing powder.  Finally the red card was mounted onto the base card using foam tape.

30/04/2017

Sail Away

Tonight I have a card for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches #220


The stamp set is from Simon Says.  The yacht was coloured with Lyra pencils and I used Hero Arts inkpad for the sponging.  I fussy cut the yact and the waves but used Spellbinders dies for the rectangle and the "moon".  The waves and the yact were mounted on foam tape.  The rhinestones are Kaiser Craft.

I have turned the sketch upside down.  I hope that is acceptable.



29/04/2017

Blue Thank You

Tonight's post is for CAS-ual Fridays CFC172 - Colour Challenge.  Also joining the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


The base card was stamped with a Hero Arts background stamp and was heat embossed with Hero Arts enbossing powder.  I cut two different sized rectangles, one pink and one navy.   The navy rectangle had a Hero Arts sentiment stamped on it and heat embossed in white.  The rose stamp (a freebie from a magazine) was stamped on a navy piece of card and a white piece.  The navy piece was heat embossed and the white piece was coloured with Copic.  The coloured roses were cut out and stuck on the blue card.  The card was then put together.  Foam tape was used on the base card and the floral corner.

The weekend is upon us, so have a lovely weekend everyone.

27/04/2017

Counting the Time

Here is my card for the Time Out Challenge #81 which is inspired by a Home Sweet Home photo.


I lightly stamped an Art Journey background stamp then I sponged over the stamping with Ranger Ink.  I stamped a clock and sentiment from the Flourishes Moments in Time set using Momento Tuxedo Black.  Hero Arts butterflies were added using Ranger ink.  This panel was then mounted onto the card using foam tape.

My inspiration was the clock and the butterflies.




26/04/2017

Stripe

The theme for this week's Less is More Challenge #325 is Stripe


I have used the Paper Smooches stampset, Vogue Abode, for my card tonight.  I have paper pieced the furniture with Kaiser Craft design paper.  The pale blue rhinestones are also Kaiser Craft.  Just out of interest to which era do you think this furniture belongs?

25/04/2017

Hello

Here is my card for the Casology Challenge #245 - Grow.


I coloured April, Mo's Digital Pencil image with Lyra pencils.  The design paper if from the Cream & Sugar pad by Doodlebug and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.


This evening we have some bad thunder storms.  I hope the rain clears up tomorrow for the ANZAC day march.

24/04/2017

Rennie McIntosh Roses

The card tonight is for the Flower Challenge #7 - Sketch


The stamp set I have used was free with a magazine and it is coloured with Copic markers.  The roses were cut out with a round die and mounted on black card.  The border stamp was also mounted on black card and then the card was assembled.

I have a number of roses in my garden and one of my favorites is the Charles Rennie McIntosh, a David Austin rose.  It's a soft pink lilac colour.