Saturday, September 20, 2014


Time for a new challenge at the Addicted to CAS Challenge Blog.  Michelle chose the code word CUDDLY for us:

Our generous sponsor is:

And our guest designer is Tenia from Jazzy Paper Designs.  Check out the awesome samples from the design team at the ATCAS challenge blog for more inspiration!

I used images from MFT and I cut up part of a sentiment from another MFT set.  I used Prima papers to paper piece the PJ's and watercolor pencils to color the girl's face and hair and the ears on the bunnies.  The double ended banner is from PaperTrey.

I am entering this card into the Fusion challenge:

Darnell's NBUS challenge (never used these images before):

ETA: Submitting this card to JUGS challenge:

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

ATCAS #47 - Oriental

Welcome to the newest ATCAS challenge!  Sylvia is our hostess and she picked Oriental for the Code Word:

Our sponsor is:

The guest designer for September is Tenia of Jazzy Paper Designs.  Be sure to check out Tenia's sample as well as the rest of the design team's samples on the ATCAS challenge blog for more inspiration.

I used the paper crane from Altenew's Keri Gami stamp set and stamped it on Japanese hand made paper and cut it out.  I then stamped it on white card stock and adhered it to the back of the first one to strengthen it.  I used a circle mask with a Heidi Swapp stencil on top and blended some Distress inks on the card front.  The sentiment from the same Altenew set was stamped onto the card front and the crane was adhered with a foam square.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ATSM#111 - For Marie

There is a special challenge today at Addicted to Stamps and More.  The challenge is anything goes with a twist.  The twist is to make a get well or thinking of you card for Marie of BaileyRosy.  Marie is on the ATCAS design team also and I wanted to let her know that I am thinking of her and wishing her well and to get well very soon!

The Penny Black poppies are watercolored and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.
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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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