Saturday, August 30, 2014

ATCAS #46: Luxury

Welcome to a new ATCAS challenge.  Sandie is our hostess and she selected the code word: LUXURY.  This challenge will only run for one week so get your thinking caps on and go to it!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

For prize information and for more inspiration from the design team please check out the ATCAS challenge blog.

I had a hard time thinking of what to create for Luxury so I Googled images and came up with this image which screams luxury to me:  

BeachFit: Thailand's Luxury Lifestyle Retreat

To me being able to live by or spend time on the beach is pure luxury!!

I will admit that the card I posted here is from a while ago- by the time I had an idea of what to do I was pretty much out of time.  I have been really busy moving my mom and her partner from Southern California to an assisted living apartment up here in Northern California by me.  This all happened in the last three weeks and they will be here on Monday!  

The stamp set I used is from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps.  I stamped the image onto light blue card stock, paper pieced the chair and umbrella and used kraft card stock for the sand.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thanks A Bunch

When I first saw Darlene's video here I knew I had to try this easy watercoloring method.  The way I learn is to pretty much copy the example in a lesson and I happened to have the same stamps that Darlene used.  Here is her card:

Isn't it beautiful?!?  I wanted to make a one layer card and I loosely used the FTL 304 layout from the Clean and Simple Stamping blog.  I stamped my sentiment too high so I watercolored some more flowers and then used my Hero Arts/Sizzix butterfly Framelit die to embellish that one spot.  The flowers are from a Penny Black set and I used Distress markers and a paint brush with clean water to paint them.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Colored Butterfly

The SCS CAS challenge was to color an image.  I watercolored the background with water color paints and then colored in the butterfly with Twinkling H2Os.  The Hero Arts butterfly was cut out with the companion Sizzix die and adhered with foam tape.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and embellished the watercolored panel with some pearls.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bokeh Thanks

I learned a new to me technique, Bokeh, from a video that Dawn from WPlus9 created.  It really is so easy to do.  Here is the video.  I used blue and green watercolors and created my own stencil with Spellbinders nested circles.  To make the Bokeh effect I used Colorbox Snow White pigment ink and a dauber to fill in the various size circles.  The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti and I embellished with MME enamel dots.
I am submitting this to the Friday Mashup:

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

More Trendy Triangles

Since I had the Heidi Swapp mini stencil out I decided to make some more cards with it.  The one on the right was actually a sample panel that I made and I decided to matt it with some patterned paper I had left over from a previous card.  The one on the left was made with the stencil turned upside down from the first one.  I used a different sentiment and a few white enamel dots.

I will submit these to:
Moxie Fab World Trendy Triangle challenge:

Simply Create Too - Monochromatic:

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Happy Birthday

I created this for a couple of challenges:

Moxie Fab World - Trendy Triangles:

I used a Heidi Swapp mini stencil and blended Distress inks, using the colors for the Inspirational challenge.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

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For You

This was created for the SCS Queen for the Day challenge and for the Featured Stamper challenge.  I stamped the Penny Black poppy image with Antique Linen distress ink and then watercolored the poppies with the wet on wet technique.  I used watercolor pencils for the stems and buds.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle.

I am submitting this to Crazy for CAS challenge #51 - Watercoloring.

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