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Monday, April 21, 2014

Just Because


I haven't had a minute to make cards until tonight.  So this card is for a few challenges:  Retrosketch #111:

Muse Challenge #67:  Marion Vagg's card:





and the SCS color challenge - Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Pacific Point.

I used SU! Pumpkin Pie and Real Red Markers and Memento Bahama Blue marker.  I stamped the flower block with Versafine Onyx Black. I then colored on an acrylic block with a Pumpkin Pie marker, picked up the color with a wet aquabrush and color washed it over the entire flower. Then I picked up real red marker off the block and painted over the Pumpkin Pie in several places. I then painted the background with the Bahama Blue marker ink and aquabrush. 

The colors in my card are similar to Marion's colors, I used a flower and made my card square.
I will be taking the Online Card Class - Watercoloring and our pre-class work is to play around with watercolors - different paints, markers, etc.  I am submitting this to the pre-class gallery.

Today Darnell, Kim and I met at the Paragon Outlets in Livermore.  We shopped and had a little lunch and then shopped some more.   Here we are at the Ghirardelli Outlet.  It was such a fun day!


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

InLaid Die Cuts


This was created for the SCS color challenge and was going to be a sympathy card for my good friend Sheri until my cat took a bite out of it right before I got it into the envelope!  Needless to say I had to make another card!  This is made with a Penny Black die and papers from Memory Box.  The die cuts are inlaid in the banner in the flower negative space.  I used ny Scor-pal to score lines for more dimension.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just a Note...



I needed to make 60 Thank You notes for the volunteers at my temple.  My temple's name is Shir Ami which means "song of the people" so I thought this Sizzix flowery treble clef embossing folder was perfect.  The sentiment is from a retired Mark's Finest Paper set and I curved it on the acrylic block before stamping it.
Timing of these is perfect...this week's CASology challenge cue word is Note:


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

ATCAS #36 You're Out of this World!!



Welcome to the ATCAS #36 challenge.  Our hostess for this challenge is Michelle and she has selected the code word(s):  Far Away:


Thanks to our sponsor:


Please check out the ATCAS challenge blog for details on the prize.  Also, while you're there please check out the samples from our DT for more inspiration and to see the sample from our Guest Designer, the talented Anita (in France) from My Papercraft World.

I used one of my favorite mini stamp sets and companion dies from PaperTrey to make this card.  The zig zag border is from a MFT Die-namics die.  I used shimmery blue cardstock from paperTrey.  The moon and star were cut from felt.  The circle was made with my classic Spellbinders Nestabilities.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dry Embossing




The CAS challenge at SCS is to use dry embossing.  The challenge for me is choosing which embossing folder to use!!  The first card uses a Sizzix embossing folder that I've never used before.  I think it is really pretty.  The sentiment is from the old Mark's Finest Papers company.
The second card uses a Cuttlebug frame embossing folder.  I colored the irises stamp with Distress markers, misted it and then stamped onto the paper.  I used an aquabrush to finish water coloring it.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Whimsical Tree of Life


Last evening I hosted our sisterhood monthly meeting at Aran's Art Studio.  Our project was to paint this whimsical tree with acrylic paint on canvas.  It was so much fun!  The canvas is 9" x 13".

Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Birthday to You


This is for the SCS color challenge using the layout from CAS(E) This Sketch #70:


The colors for the challenge were Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy.  I only had a Bermuda Bay marker so I used that to color the solid flower image and stamped it onto the die cuts.  I then used the line art image with Night of Navy ink to stamp over the solid image.  The leaves were stamped with Old Olive.
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