Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #245 - Colour Challenge

Happy Tuesday, CC&S Fans!

The third Tuesday of the month means a color challenge and Emily has a great combination for us this week.  I used two stamps from Altenew's Bamboo Rose set and Scripty Sayings 2 Gina K Designs' for my card.  My fellow DT member Samantha uses watercolors so beautifully on her cards, I was inspired to give them a try this week and combined pulled out some gold embossing powder for the line work.  It's a beautiful combination!  Thanks for the inspiration, Samantha!

Check out the rest of the DT work here and then share your creation in the CAS Colours and Sketches gallery this week!  We're announcing a DT call; read more about it on the CC&S Blog.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #244 - Sketch Challenge

We have a sketch challenge for you this week on the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge Blog.  The sketch inspired a sympathy card for a collegue, using a simple branch and leaf die set I have had in my collect for a while.  I don't even remember which company they came from.  Since it's fall here in the midwestern US, I started with kraft paper and colored the leaves and branch to reflect what I see out my window.

Emily's sketch has so many possible interpretations!  I hope you will join us and look forward to seeing what you post in the CC&S gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Cards In Envy Oct. 2 - Fall Leaves
Ooh La La Creations #239 - Die cuts
A Bit More Time to Craft #53 - AG
Aud Sentiments #190 - Die Cut + Sentiment

Saturday, October 7, 2017

My Time To Craft Challenge #356 - Sympathy

I'm delighted to announce my debut as part of the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog DT.  I was so excited when Shell asked me to join the group.  One of the things that appealed to me about the MTTC Blog is using my stash to create cards for you, so I'm happy to share this sympathy card using an "oldie but goodie" stamp from PTI - Harvest Berries and a newer sentiment from PTI's Ways to Say Collection - With Sympathy.

I colored the branch and trimmed around the rectangle of white paper and mounted another rectangle of brown behind it as a frame.  My original idea was to use a Bravo Burgundy card base.  There was enough room on the white rectangle to mask the sentiment on two lines.  Well,  I was using a Cherry Cobbler stamp pad that was seven or eight year old (and noticed the tell-tale gold sheen on top of the stamp pad).  The red smeared when I mounted the panel on the card base!!  I was faced with the decision to either recolor the card or create Plan B - which you see here!  Stampin' Dimensionals are behind the branch - and my Cherry Cobbler ink pad is in the trash!!

I hope you will play along with our challenge this fortnight.  Sympathy cards are a little sobering to make, but they are always good to have on hand.  Before you get started, take a peek at the rest of the MTTC DT inspiration here You just might get bragging rights as one of our Top 3 and post the badge on your blog!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Catz #387 - AG/optional CAS
Pattie's Creations #139 - Shades of Autumn
Creative Knockouts #214 - AG
Addicted to Stamps #262 - Make Your Mark

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CAS Colours and Sketches #243 - Colour Challenge

Back with this week's color challenge.  Emily is hosting the CC&S challenges this month and she's got three fun colors for us to play with - Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzaz.  I know this colored image isn't exactly simple, so I left that for the card design.  The oval shape has been sitting on my desk since last fall, so it was wonderful to use it over the image and then adhere both to a Crumb Cake card back.  The image is called Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall from Stamping Bella.

Hope you will join our CAS Colours and Sketches challenge this week.  Hope to see your card in the gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Cards In Envy 10/2 - Fall leaves
Color Inspiration Monthly Challenge - October
Dream Valley #164 - One for the Girls
Oh-La-La Creations #238 - Harvest Time
Dare 2 B Artzy October - Fall Colors
Dragonfly Journeys #102 - Pumpkin Spice
Stamping Sensations October - Autumn Glory

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #242 - Sketch Challenge

I bet I am not the only person who loves using things that have been in my stash for several years.  Today's CC&S Challenge #242 card is one of those stash moments.  Anyone who is a Stampin' Up! fan will remember both the felt flowers and the corduroy covered brads and buttons from more than seven years ago.  When I saw Fiona's sketch, I immediately thought of the felt flower as the middle circle - and I happily created a card.  As I uploaded it, I realized the card didn't really match the sketch - so back to the drawing board making a card with the idea, but one more true to the sketch.
Even the pink polka dot paper is old stash supply from a PTI purchase.  The sentiment is from their Keep It Simple:  Happy Birthday  mini stamp set.  The card has a clunky feel in this photo, but looks better in real life.  I actually like the first version better (scroll down and you can see it below).  Both are super CAS, plus there's the satisfaction of digging into my drawers of stash and using supplies!!

Thanks for a great month of challenges, Fiona.  I hope you will join us this week.  Looking forward to seeing your card in the CAS Colours and Sketches Gallery!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #241 - Colour Challenge

Hi CAS Fans,
Fiona has a colour sketch for us this week.  I decided to go very simple and used pewter embossing powder to outline my stamped image from Stamping Bella -  Mason Jar of Flowers.  I then used my blender pen and Perfect Plum ink to color the flowers and ribbon.  I came back with a little Not Quite Navy on top for shading and a hint of green colored pencil.  The sentiment is from Little Inkers and is cut from Dapper Denim paper.

Hope you will join us for the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge this week.  Take a look at what the DT did with Fiona's colour choices HERE.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Making Memories September Challenge - Team B

Challenge #9 on the Making Memories Crafting Blog is a color challenge.  I used the color palette for the image, Growing A Flower from A Day for Daisies.  I wanted to keep the background simple, so I popped on a strip of patterned paper and kept lots of white visible.

You have the rest of the month to play along with the challenge.  Take a peer at the Making Memories Blog to see Team B's makes using the colors.

Di's Digis is this month's challenge sponsor. The prize is a $12 store credit!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Copic Spain September Challenge - AG
Craft-Dee Bowz - September Challenge - AG/handmade bow
Crafty Hazelnt's Patterned Paper Challenge/Sept - AG
Aud Sentiments #188 - AG + sentiment
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #15 - Top left Column