Saturday, March 24, 2018

Merry Monday #282 and CASology #292

It's foil day today.  CASology has the code word 'Foil' and I used foil in my interpretation of Merry Monday's photo.
I saw the fabric rippled in the background and since I have a fabric embossing folder it was meant to be that I create this card.
Can you believe I even got a decent picture of a shiny surface?  I laid it on my kitchen table with the sun shining in the window.  I may give up the light box if the sun continues to shine. ;)  Greens and word die by TH, pine cone by Gina Marie borrowed from Michele.

Remember a while ago I said I made seven cards over the weekend?  I hope the same is true this weekend because this is the last finished card I have.  It's been a busy week and I didn't get any crafting done.  Today is free after I finish the altar decorations at the church so I'm spending it in my craft room.  I just hope Ms. Inspiration is there with me.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great weekend.

Just Us Girls #433

I get to be your host this week at Just Us Girls and I have a photo for your inspiration.
I chose this because it's close to Easter and this reminded me not only of Easter but of a beautiful Spring day.  That means you have a lot to choose from to inspire your card.  I did a mixture of a couple of images.
I started with the Altenew flowers that I watercolored with Distress Ink and fussy cut.  I also wanted to incorporate some eggs so I watercolored a die cut from PTI.  They needed a frame so I used an Altenew die to cut some cream cardstock (like the vase in the photo), layered it up and ran it through an impression plate.  The sentiment is from Jillian Vance.

I hope there is something in this photo that inspires you to make a card for this week's challenge.  Please check out what the Design Team and our guest designer Stef Perry have made.  If you are chosen Chic of the Week, you could be our guest in May.

Friday, March 23, 2018

CAS Christmas Challenge - March

I have a second entry for the CAS Christmas Challenge.  I forgot about my PTI Christmas Botanicals and made my card using the holly stamp.
I stamped the holly in Peeled Paint and colored it with PolyChromos pencils.  Using the MISTI I went back in and stamped again in VersaMark and embossed in gold.  The CF sentiment is also embossed in gold and both are on Altenew's Spicy Yogurt cs. I tried out a variety of card base colors and settled on this shimmer paper.  I must say the pencils took on a different texture and hue when I heat embossed and it looks a little less blotchy IRL.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your day is going well.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

CAS Watercolor - March

I'm in and out quickly this morning with my second entry into the CAS Watercolor Challenge - Garden.
I stamped the flowers from PB onto Bristol, colored them with Zigs and watercolored the lower portion of the background with Distress Inks.  So simple and fun to do.

Thanks for dropping by today.  I love it when you do.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

CAS Mix-Up - March

Happy Birthday, CAS Mix-Up!  I can't believe it's been two years. It seems like just yesterday I was having fun trying new techniques to make cards for your challenge.  This month it's working with acetate.
I used alcohol ink on acetate and then stamped the background stamp from PB (one that I forgot I had) in archival ink on the opposite side. I used a frame die for the sentiment and colored it with Distress Inks to match the alcohol ink. 

I hope you're having a good day.  I just returned from a wonderful Lenten Breakfast that the women of our church hosted for area churches.  Yesterday we made cinnamon rolls and I was in early this morning baking breakfast casseroles and making curried fruit.  My husband and a couple of other men did the dishes while we enjoyed a musical program.  Next week another church is hosting a Lenten Luncheon.  It's good to get together with a like community of women - sort of like our crafty blogging friends.