Friday, July 10, 2020

Paper Smooches RAINBOWS Challenge -- Take Two


https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/07/july-1-14-rainbows-challenge.html

I'm sharing a second card for Paper Smooches Rainbow theme challenge thanks
to the speedy delivery from Scrapbook.com of a stencil set that I thought was a 
build-your-own rainbow. So I did.


I inked up three parts of the stencil to form a rainbow shape in three colors of
Hero Arts Reactive inks, then added small designs found on the stencil in a
secondary color. I stamped the sentiment, then adhered the panel to a card base
covered with diagonal striped paper.


I was going to add a few clear sequins but it's such a busy card, the bling would
have disappeared, so I left it as is. Do you see a rainbow? Please say yes....


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Thursday, July 9, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #380


Chrissy brainstorms the coolest sketches and this week's is no exception.


I semi panicked when I first saw the sketch, then remembered an Altenew stencil
that would work perfectly. I was inspired by Altenew team member Erum's card
using rainbow inks.


I used Hero Arts' Reactive inks and stenciled in three colors in portrait format.
The sentiment was curved before stamping to mimic the design.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, July 16th and as the
weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Paper Smooches Challenge--RAINBOWS


I'm joining Paper Smooches Challenge for the first half of July
with a RAINBOW theme.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/07/july-1-14-rainbows-challenge.html

I could not believe that I don't own Paper Smooches Rainbow Die and yet own 
one from almost every other company. So plan B was to use the theme as
inspiration for my card.


Paper Smooches Hearts Stencil was inked in rainbow order with Hero Arts'
Reactive inks. I over spattered the card with black ink then finished off with
an Inverted Greeting.


 I'm not too sure if this will qualify for the challenge, but lots of color always
makes things better. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #379


It's retro time at CAS(E) this Sketch! This week's Sketch #379 was Sketch #62
 back in 2014. Remember this little number?


Here's my take on it back then.



And here's the 2020 version with a little help from my favorite washi tape.


I adhered a strip of washi tape, then cut two thin strips of glittered card stock
and adhered them on either side to give the tape some definition. I stamped the
sentiment and called it done.

Come and play along with this retro sketch! Link up your card(s) by Thursday,
July 9th and we hope to see you in the gallery!


Thursday, June 25, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #378


This week's CAS(E) this Sketch is a little somethin' from me
and it looks like this.



Here's what I came up with using mostly scraps from my stash.



That alcohol inked goldfish literally fell out of my bowl of diecuts so I took that as
a sign. The sentiment was white embossed on a scrap of ink distressed paper
and everything was adhered to a pre stamped background. Am I a lazy
crafter or what? Yes, you may answer that!

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how my teammies interpreted the sketch and
join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, July 2nd and as the weekly
winner you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!


Thursday, June 18, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #377


Teammie Nathalie brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #377.


And here's my take on it.


I stamped Altenew's Wispy Begonia in black ink, together with the sentiment
from the set, then cut it out per the sketch with an old Spellbinders label die.
A white card base was covered with patterned paper, then topped with
the stamped label.

 Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, June 25th and as the
weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Fusion Card Challenge -- BUTTERFLY


I'm playing along with the new Fusion Card Challenge. Because butterflies.
http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/fusion-butterfly.html

You can choose to play along with just the sketch or the inspiration photo or combine
the two. I combined the theme and the sketch.


I inked up three butterflies in rainbow colors. A (recycled) strip of textured kraft
paper was stamped with the sentiment then adhered to the card base. The
butterflies were adhered per the sketch.

Hope your week is going well. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Edited to add: Honored that my card was chosen as Honorable Mention.
Thank you, Fusion Card Challenge!


Thursday, June 11, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #376


Teammie Brian brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #376.


And here's my take on it.


The circular element was turned into an aquarium for a couple of gillfriends.
I added the sentiment and adhered everything to a kraft card base stamped
with the Circle Doodle Background stamp in Versamark ink.


In hindsight, I should have done without the circular design in the background
for a more CAS look. But the fish look happy, don't they?

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, June 18th.
We hope to see you in the gallery!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Paper Smooches Challenge--FLOWERS

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/

Paper Smooches' Challenge for the first half of June is all about FLOWERS.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-1-14-flowers-challenge.html



The image from Rosy Posy was stamped, colored, and die cut. The diagonal stripes
were stenciled on a card base, topped with the floral image and I stamped the 
(retired) sentiment. Sequins finished off the card.




If you're a fan and follower of Paper Smooches, you've heard that Kim Hughes Mraz
has decided to retire from her company. While I'm sad that she won't be creating new
images, I'm happy and excited for her and wish her well in her new endeavors.
Thank you, Kim, for sharing your creativity with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, June 4, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #375


Are you ready for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch? Meet Sketch #375,
compliments of Chrissy.


And here's my simplified take on it.


I diecut Memory Box's Single Rose Stem and colored it with inks and Copic
markers. I found a hoarded green inked panel and adhered the rose to it.
The panel was adhered to a woodgrain panel and finished off with the sentiment.
My goodness, I believe everything but the rose was in my pile of scraps!
It pays to be a hoarder, doesn't it?

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted Chrissy's
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, June 11th and
as the weekly winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!