Thursday, August 29, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch 43

 (Note: Please scroll down or click here for Avery Elle's Inspiration Blog Hop. Thank you!)

  Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 43 by Karolyn Loncon.

And here's my card.

I used the jar and sentiment from Hero Arts' Love Jar set (which was my prize
from their One Layer Challenge!) and the dot border
is from Mama Elephant. It doesn't show up in the photo, but I added
Glossy Accents to one of the small hearts for a bit of shine.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how my teammates interpreted the sketch
and play along with us if you can. You have until Thursday, September 5th
to link up your card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Avery Elle Inspiration Blog Hop!

Welcome to Avery Elle's August/September Inspiration Blog Hop!
This month we're joined by Katie Gehring, the winner of the recent AEI♥U Challenge.

If you arrived here from JJ's blog, you're on the right track. If not, start at
the Avery Elle blog and leave comments along the way for a chance to win 
a $25 Gift Certificate to the Avery Elle store.

First I'd like to share my card using Suzani, an awesome set of stamps
that helps you build and personalize your design. The combinations
are pretty much endless and no two designs will be exactly alike.

I'm calling this a Suzani Snowflake.
As I started building the design, it reminded me of a snowflake.
 I began stamping off center with white ink and added some sequins for a bit of bling. 
The sentiment is one of the awesome freebies that Jamie includes with your order. 

To celebrate our August/September Inspiration Blog Hop, 
Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.
To enter to win, just comment on this post. There is no purchase necessary
and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter. This giveaway is void where prohibited.
You have until Sunday, September 1st at midnight PST to enter.
The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, September 2nd.
All products are available for purchase now in the Avery Elle store.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
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  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)

Now hop over to Maska's blog and comment for another chance to win.
Thanks so much for hopping with us!


Thursday, August 22, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch 42

Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 42 by N@Ali.

And here's my literal take on it.
I can't seem to think outside the box whenever a speech bubble is involved.

I ink distressed a scrap piece of white cardstock with Picked Raspberry
and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks, then water splotched it and die cut
the Savvy Stamps HELLO speech bubble.
The lime green ink spatters were made with thinned out watercolor paints.

Don't forget to stop by CAS(E) this Sketch to see how my teammates
interpreted the sketch and find some time to play along with us.
You have until Thursday, August 29th to link up your card.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Avery Elle's Home Sweet Home

Today I'm sharing cards using Avery Elle's Home Sweet Home,
a clear stamp set featuring several different types of homes
and fun sentiments to match.

My first card uses the teepee, colored with Copics and grounded with grass.
I "personalized" the outside of the teepee with some small iconic images
that comes with the set.

For my second card, I chose one of the teepee icons and stamped a border
with different colors of Hero Arts' Mid Tone inks. The sentiment is from Fanfare.

I finished off the card with a few Avery Elle sequins.
I love that there are various sizes and color shades in each packet of sequins--
such a great deal!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Make sure to stop by Nina's blog for more Avery Elle inspiration!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

CASual Fridays 112

CASual Fridays Challenge #112 is a color challenge. Here's my card.

I used Technique Tuesday's new Fun Flair and chose three that kinda sorta
went together. Stamped them in the challenge colors of aqua, green, and orange,
punched them out and popped them on the card. Done.
Lastly, I scored a few lines on the top for a bit of interest.
What took me the longest time was finding the perfect shades 
to complement each other. I may attempt a second CFC112 card
since there's a two week deadline and this was way too CAS!

Thanks for stopping by!