Saturday, August 20, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #186

I had a lot of ideas for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge this week.  I finally settled on this design.

Besides this reminds me of Fall and I really am ready for Fall. :) These summer temps have been rough. 

I stamped the image on patterned paper and die cut it.  It is colored with Copics.  Used another border die for the stitched lines on the card and then stamped the sentiment.  I spent a lot of time looking for this stamp in my stash!  This stamp has a story.  Some years ago, I bought the die cut and decided I really wanted the matching stamp. Could not find it anywhere! Well as soon as I stopped looking for it, I found it!  I was on vacation, and found it at a shop in Maine. So happy I went into that shop!  

Glad you came by, see you soon.

Supplies: Memory Box Trendy Trees stamp and die, Paper Smooches Stitched die, Avery Elle O Happy Day stamp set.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge # 135

The theme for the Lawnscaping Challenge  this week is Patterned Palooza!  What a terrific name.

I did the sunburst technique using Lawn Fawn papers. The image is colored with copics and  die cut.   I tried a lot of different colored card bases and I just had a heck of a time!  I finally decided that the black look the best. :-).

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used: Stamp-Lawn Fawn Into the Woods. Papers- Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid and Let's Bokeh, Authentic

Saturday, August 6, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch # 184

Great sketch for this weeks challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch  it can be recreated in so many ways.

This stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, is one of my favorites.  I stamped the image in Versamark and heat embossed in platinum  on watercolor paper.  Then I watercolored it with a LOT of bright colors. The sentiment  banner is also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in platinum and cut with flag ends.  I used glue dots to adhere the banner for just a little dimension.

Supplies Used: Stamps: One With Nature (SSS), Ranger Embossing powder, Gansai Tambi watercolors

Friday, July 29, 2016


Where I live we have many cardinals, it is the state bird after all :-) .  I love looking in the backyard and seeing the flash of red as they fly by.  A few years ago, sightings were not as frequent as they are now, and I missed that, so I am glad the cardinals are back in abundance.

This is my version of a cardinal on a nest.  I have never actually seen one on a nest but imagination is a great thing. :-)   The 'nest' is twine that I glued together with Ranger Multi Matte Medium, I just laid it on top of itself over and over 'till I got the effect I wanted. The background is blended Ranger Distress inks  (Fossilized Amber, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean) . I used an SSS stencil (Tiny Dots) and tinted  embossing paste with the same colors and applied it to the front of the card.  The bird is also from SSS, adhered with foam dots, and the branch is from Purple Onion by Stacey Yakula.  The sentiment is SSS Painted Hello, that I cut four times and once with fun foam and adhered them together to give dimension.  I really liked the way it came out.

Entering this into:  CAS(E) this Sketch # 183 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add Some Texture 

Thanks, I'll see 'ya later......

Saturday, July 23, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch # 182

This weeks sketch for the CAS(E) this Sketch  challenge is so pretty!  This is what I created from the sketch.

I used an embossing folder on the card panel and then die cut it.  The heart is the Large Doily Heart from Simon Says Stamp, which may be discontinued, I couldn't find it on their website. I used a scrap of watercolor paper and used distress ink to watercolor it for the banner, cut flag ends and stamped it with SSS Congratulations stamp set.  I then added a few Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets.  I adhered the heart and banner with foam squares.

See you soon....

Thursday, July 21, 2016

SSS Monday Challenge Nautical/By the Sea

I recently got the Avery Elle The Reef stamp set and dies.  This is a beautiful set and I haven't had time to use it yet and thought the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  was perfect.

I used Tim Holtz distress inks to blend the background, and stamped the images from the set, die cut and adhered to the background.  I turned the card into a shaker card  adhered more of the images to the outside of the frame.

Thanks for coming by.

Lawnscaping Challenge #134

Today's card was inspired by the Lawnscaping Challenge theme which is Rainbow.

I used a Versamark embossing marker and hand drew some lines across watercolor paper and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I used distress inks to watercolor the rainbow colors on the card front.  I cut a small panel and did the same, matching it to the rainbow colors on the card front. I took the Versamark marker and drew it around the edges of the pieces and heat embossed it with Ranger Platinum embossing powder.  The sentiment was also heat embossed with Ranger Platinum. I tied twine around the piece, and mounted the small panel onto a piece of fun foam and then adhered it to the card front.  I  used the Lawn Fawn Happy Everything stamp set for the sentiment.

See you soon.....