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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Welcome Little One


I love this bunny from the Avery Elle Storybook stamp set.  I stamped the bunny with Versafine Onyx Black onto water color paper and water colored with my Koi watercolors.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

ATCAS #58 - Distress


Wow we had great entries for our last ATCAS challenge - thanks so much for playing! This challenge is brought to you by our fabulous team leader and owner of the ATCAS challenge, Kylie!  Kylie has chosen the code word: DISTRESS


Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Uniko Studio:


Please go to the ATCAS Challenge Blog for information on the prize details and to see all of the inspiration from the design team and our guest designer Ellen.

I used Distress inks and an ink blending tool and blended the inks onto white card stock.  I sprayed a flower petal die cut with water and put it onto the inked panel which removes some of the ink and leaves a "ghost" image. I then cut out a white panel with Simon Says Stamp (SSS) stitched rectangle die and then a circle with a SSS stitched circle die.  After adhering the inked panel onto the card front I adhered the white panel with foam tape over the inked panel.  I then placed the Memory Box die cut flowers over the aperture.  The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

With Sympathy


Unfortunately I needed to make a sympathy card.  My good friend Jan's mother passed away over the weekend.  It happened at the best time possible for Jan as she was surrounded by her loving sisterhood group at our annual retreat.
Jan's favorite color is purple/lavender and today's SCS color challenge was to use Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz.  I substituted with Seedless Preserve Distress marker, Pool Party marker and Memento Pear Tart marker and water colored with them.  The flowers and butterfly are from Hero Arts and the sentiment is from Avery Elle.
I will submit this card to the Hero Arts challenge - Nature.


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Monday, February 16, 2015

Red Flower Throw Pillow




This was created for the SCS inspiration challenge.  I was inspired by the Red Flower Throw Pillow in this photo.  I used the Quarter Gerbera Daisy digi from Arielle's Wax Fruit company, printed it out and colored it with Copic markers.  I then brushed the center and some of the petals with my clear Wink of Stella glitter brush which shows up as the tiny white dots.
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What's Mew?


The SCS TLC challenge was to use the Positive and the Negative die cuts.  I had the larger black cat cut from my Cameo so I found a cute and small cat die from Taylored Expressions and cut a portion out of the black cat.  The sentiment is from Sugar Pea Designs and I drew the line with a Multiliner pen and a T-ruler.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Birthday to You


Today is my turn to host the Addicted to CAS Challenge #57.  I chose the Code Word MASK:


I thought this word would provide different interpretations such as a stamping technique, a mask as an object, etc.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Inspired By Stamping:


I would like to welcome Ellen Parker our guest designer for this month.  Please be sure to check out Ellen's awesome sample on the Addicted to CAS Challenge blog along with the rest of the team's samples for tons of inspiration!

I used masking tape to make the "frame" around the top and left side of the balloons, then I stamped them so that some parts were masked off.  I also made a mask for the balloon so I could over-stamp two more balloons.  I then stamped the sentiment with some words from the Winnie & Walter set The Big, The Bold, The Happy.  The balloons were colored with Copic markers and then I drew the strings with a Copic Multiliner pen and a ruler.

Here is another card that I used masking for - it is my favorite masking technique actually:


For this card I used a sheet of Eclipse masking paper and die cut the Cuttlebug Butterfly.  I then place the masking paper with the negative space onto the card front and sponged on some inks.  Then, keeping the mask in place, I stamped the bullrushes from a Verve set and the dragonfly from a PaperTrey set.  After removing the mask I stamped the sentiment.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sending Hugs



This is a quick card for the PaperTrey 8th Anniversary celebration - Day 8 - Blue Ombre.  What better set to use than the PaperTrey Ombre Builders set?  I used three blue inks and stamped the multi striped builder stamp using my Misti to line the stamping up.  I stamped "sending" from the Big Hugs set in Versafine Onyx Black and used a "Hugs" die for the rest of the sentiment.  I added a few different blue colors and sizes of rhinestones to finish it off.


I am also submitting this to Addicted to Stamps 131 - Anything Goes.


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