Sunday, June 26, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #178

I am going to enter this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge this week.

The sketch featured this week is:

I used Simon Says Stamp Shine On for the images and sentiment for this card.  As soon as I saw this stamp set from their new release, I had to have it!  I love all the images and sentiments featured.  I heat embossed the image and sentiment in Ranger Platinum embossing powder and gave the sun image a little brush of Gansai Starry Colors, on black card stock.  I used patterned paper behind the black card stock and then used white card stock as the base.

P.S.  These Gansai colors are so beautiful, I plan to do another project using them soon, they are scrumptious!!

Thanks I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #131

I am entering this into Lawnscaping Challenge #131  which is Off Kilter.  I think I am getting this entry in pretty much right under the wire.

I die cut papers from a Sizzix die and adhered them to black cardstock all askew (I love that word) lol.

I used one of the monster images from Lawn Fawn's Monster Mash.  I colored the image with copics, used glossy accents to cover it and added a googly eye.  I love the sentiment which is also from the same stamp set, it is heat embossed in white.  This is going to my grandson, because he is neat! 

Thanks and see you soon!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #176

 CAS(E) this Sketch #176 features this sketch for this week's challenge.

Cool, huh?

So here is what I did.

I was going to use a flower image on this card, but once I die cut the strips of paper, it looked like waves so I went with a boat.I stamped and cut the boat out and used some foam squares to adhere to the card front.   I colored the boat with Copics and then stamped a sentiment on top of the 'waves'.  

Thanks for coming by and I'll be back soon.

Supplies Used: Stamps-Paper Smooches (boat), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment) Dies: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Paper Smooches June Challenge

The theme for Paper Smooches June Challenge is Layers!

I love the all the colors in these layers images, gor-ge-ous!!

I needed to make a graduation card and I thought the sentiment on this stamp set was so appropriate for a new graduate. 

Go Boldly!! Yes!! Now is the time to get out there and do your thing!  :)

I water colored the 'moon' with distress inks and then used a circle die to cut it out. I used Wink of Stella too, it shows up waaay better irl.    I made a galaxy background by blending distress inks, isn't it great you can do both with the same product? I added stars to the background with a white gel pen and images from the stamp set.  The images are all from Paper Smooches Space Cadet (one of my favorites), after coloring with Copics, I cut them out and adhered to the card front.  I popped the alien spacecraft on foam squares.  I added glossy accents to the windows on both spacecraft and also on the water on Earth-like planet, well I'll just call it Earth, because I want the astronaut to be going home!  lol  I also added googly eyes on the 'aliens'.  The sentiment is white heat embossed on black card stock.

BTW this is the first time I have done a galaxy background, I really like the look but was always afraid it wouldn't turn out well.   I do like the way this turned out so I am happy, and now am confident to make more! :)

Thanks for coming by and I'll be back soon. 

Supplies Used: Distress Inks for Moon: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone and Iced Spruce. Distress Inks for Background: Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #175

This is the sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch challenge this week is:

I love this sketch!  I finally got in my craft room to work on a card for this challenge. This is what I came up with.

The image is from Purple Onion Designs part of the collection from Stacey Yakula.  After stamping the image, I colored with Copics and added some grass at the bases of the birdhouses.  The 'thanks' die is from Paper Smooches, which I cut out three times, adhered together and then applied glossy accents to highlight.    To frame the card front I used the Wonky Stitches die from Avery Elle.

Thanks for coming by and I'll be back soon.