Friday, June 16, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #226

Hi, I decided to enter this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #226 challenge.  Here is my card.




This is an Avery Elle stamp that I had gotten recently.  I love the beach-y look of it.  Also I think depending on how you color the houses they would have a lot of uses other than a beach scene.I water colored with Distress Inks (seriously not sure what I would do without Distress Inks)  I have several sets of water colors but usually end up reaching for Distress inks.  The beachball stamp is from an Essentials by Ellen Hutson Bare Ware. I did coat the beach ball with glossy accents AND you can actually see some shine! :) I stamped the background with a Just Rite Woodgrain background stamp on kraft cardstock.

Here is the sketch:


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #223

I really liked this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #223 sketch.  Here is what I made.


I used an Art Impressions stamp and water colored with Tombow markers.  The frame is made with SSS Oval Stitched dies.  I stenciled the front with a Tim Holtz stencil in Fossilized Amber distress ink.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, which is white heat embossed on dark grey cardstock.

This is the sketch:

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #222

The sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch #222 really kind of looked like it wanted a floral design and well I wanted to do something different.




Sorry the stamps are pretty old and I don't know who made them.    I used Simon Says Stamp inks to stamp and the border die was also from SSS.  I used glossy accents on the arrows around the sentiment.

This is the sketch....

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

OCC Sparkle & Shine-Day 6

Finally got a chance to view the lesson for day 6.  😊  The card I made was demonstrated by Julie E.


I water colored a PaperArtsy stamp with Zig markers. I then applied Versamark ink, bonding embossing power and then glitter.   The glitter shows up a little but IRL it is very pretty.  I heat embossed the sentiment on pink cardstock and used some Nuvo drops to accent.  I mounted the card using fun foam cut to the size of the card and adhered to the back.  I also framed it using SSS Rectangle Stitched dies.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

OCC Sparkle & Shine Day 5-B

The second card today was made using Nuvo Mousse-Peony Pink.

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I used a Tim Holtz mini stencil on a tag.  I know this is a little hard to see.  It is cloudy here again today, maybe the sun will come out tomorrow. 😃

I applied Twisted Citron distress ink to the leaves, and the mousse to the flowers. It is a very pretty effect, subtle shine.   I also used some Nuvo jewel drops on the card front.  The sentiment is from Altenew.

See you tomorrow.....

OCC Sparkle & Shine Day 5-A

Todays lesson, Paste and Mousse, was a lot of fun!  I tried a card using Nuvo Glimmer Paste-Blue Topaz. 
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I applied the paste to the stencil included in this month's Hero Arts kit.(All of elements on this card are from the contents of the kit)   I cut an oval frame (SSS Oval frame dies) and laid it over the stenciled sheet. I applied  silver Cosmic Shimmer paste to the seaweed (on the sides).  I expected a different result, but what I got I loved!! I die cut and copic colored the rest of the images.   Seriously love how this card turned out!The shimmer pastes were super easy to use.

See you later with another card from today's lesson.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

OCC Sparkle & Shine Day 4-B

Second card for this lesson. Debby Hughes demonstrated how to apply Perfect Pearls.  I really needed this lesson.  I have had Perfect Pearls in my stash and really never knew what to do with it!  I did watch videos but I still never tried it.  Debby really explained it well and I wanted to try.


I used a background stamp from Hero Arts and the original Perfect Pearls.  The die is from Spellbinders.  I white heat embossed vellum and  attached it to the back of the die cut and added flowers and greenery.  This was hard to photograph too.  The glare of my light put a bright spot on the card every time.  It was cloudy outside so I couldn't depend on natural light.  But I do like how this turned out.

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