Tuesday, April 29, 2014

RIC + CTS73--Take Two

You have a few more days to join CAS(E) this Sketch 73, a collaborative challenge
between Runway Inspired Challenge and CAS(E) this Sketch.

I created a second card using some papers and a fun camera die from
Amy Tangerine's Plus One collection. The sentiment is from Avery Elle.

You have until Thursday, May 1st at 9am EST to link up your card(s) here.
And you can also link up your card at Runway Inspired Challenge, too.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pretty Pink Post Sequin Shaker Blog Hop

Today I'm joining a fun Sequin Shaker Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.
I love making shaker cards and my favorite way to make them is Julie Ebersole's
easy peasy method using washi tape.

I inked up the awesome sentiment from Mama Elephant in two colors
and sandwiched the sides of the "pocket" with pink dotted washi tape.
I enclosed a few sequins in the pocket before securing the top edge.
The shaker was mounted on a dotted green background. 

I adhered a few sequins on the outside of the shaker, just for fun.
If you want to give this a try, follow Julie's video tutorial here.
Have fun...and join the hop!

Friday, April 25, 2014

CASual Fridays #131--Three Thirds

CFC131 is THREE THIRDS--create a clean and simple project
using only 3 elements on ONE THIRD of your card.
I think this is challenge is the epitome of CLEAN AND SIMPLE, and if you've ever
wanted to try CAS, then this challenge is for you! Here's my card.

I gold embossed the sentiment in the middle third of the card, and added
three gold stars, then finished off with three scored lines at the top.
Easy peasy, right?

Go to CASual Fridays for all the details and be sure to stop by and see
the rest of the design team:


Hope to see you in the gallery!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Make It Monday 161--Watercolor Splats

When I saw how Nichole Heady created her watercolor splats, I couldn't wait to get inky
with Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge. It was my first time ink distressing with
their premium dye inks and I love how the water drops have a bokeh effect.

I applied three of their inks: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, and Harvest Gold
using the new mini ink blending tools. (Love them!)

I followed Nichole's tutorial and added drops of water in varying sizes,
white embossed the Wet Paint sentiment, then added a few butterflies that were
punched out from a second inked piece.

I'm also entering this in Moxie Fab World's Hip on Handwriting Challenge
because the paint brush sentiment is trendy and fun. And I wish that I wrote it.

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Card Concept 8--Umbrella

I'm joining my first Card Concept Challenge because the theme is to use an UMBRELLA.
I just couldn't resist.

The colored umbrellas were die cut from a scrap piece, and I also die cut
three white umbrellas and mounted them randomly to mimic the challenge photo.
The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter.

The white umbrellas were an afterthought. At first I had just the colored ones
and that's when my card was Clean and Simple. Now it's Clean and Layered. I think.
Still lots of white space and layers of umbrellas.

Thanks, always, for stopping by!