Wednesday, 26 October 2016

SPDMIX20 - Trick or Treat

Time for the next SugarPea Designs Mix it Up Challenge! Here's our challenge graphic - you can choose the sketch or the inspiration photo or both!

I chose the inspiration photo this week - I focused on the black, white and orange colours, the individual elements and the horizontal rows in the photo, but combined them to keep this nice and CAS. I used Sweet Treats Halloween,

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

CASology 221 - Cure

This week's CASology Cue Card is Cure

Funny story - Jen and I often have similar ideas for Cue Cards. Then it's a race to see who gets it posted to the DT blog first, and who has to go back to the drawing board! This week I lost - Jen got there first with her punny adorable card.

This card started out as a one-layer card. It's so easy to keep a one-layer card CAS. But just as I was taking the photo, I felt it needed something more. This white-on-white heart layer preserves white space and adds interest. But (probably more importantly), it adds a message of love to the more obvious message of hope.

I used:
-Concord & 9th Script Alpha
-Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts
-ribbon by Deadbeat Designs

Now it's your turn! Before you go, make sure to check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration:

Monday, 24 October 2016

IB29 - Thanks

Have you seen the beautiful inspiration for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things?

This photo is exactly what I'm walking through every day - it's my favourite time of year - crisp, cool and so beautiful!

I stamped my leaves using two different Hero Arts Ombre Inks - Green and Autumn. To warm up my white panel, I gave it a spritz of Distress Spray in Mustard Seed, spraying from the bottom to the top so that it seems to be concentrated near the bottom.

I used:
-Paper Smooches Leafy Greens
-Mama Elephant Script Thanks

Sunday, 23 October 2016

FS507 - Happy Birthday

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Bev (gunneauxdesigns). Here's the card I chose as my inspiration:

I focused on Bev's
-floral theme
-slanted cut and sentiment
-use of stamping and die cuts

I changed
-fewer flowers
-white cardbase
-black sentiment
-one diagonal cut

I used:
-Reverse Confetti Blooms & Buds
-old wooden sentiment

Saturday, 22 October 2016

MM218 - Merry!

Here's a very merry card for this week's Merry Monday challenge, to use plaid.

I pulled out a new stamp set and tried some repetition in festive colours. Added a strip of plaid paper a sparkly strip and some stars left over from yesterday's card.

I used:
-Birch Press Designs Brushed Christmas Greetings
-LawnFawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas

Friday, 21 October 2016

MCV67 - Merry Christmas

This week's Muse: ChristmasVisions inspiration comes from Cornelia:

Sometimes, a challenge becomes a real Challenge, doesn't it? This one did for me!

I love Cornelia's geometric, artistic style, but that dark green is really not a colour I love. I don't really do deer. So I was stumped. For a long time!

When this happens, I try to break down the card into its components - colours, shapes, feelings. I look at products I have that may help to create a similar feeling, even if everything is not exactly the same. I minimize or ignore the elements that are not my favourites (or I can't get to work!). Usually I can end up with something that feels like 'me' and I'm happy with it.

I decided to focus on Cornelia's
-triangles and geometry
-white space

I minimized the green and made the brown of the deer into my card base (no deer were harmed in the making of this card! lol!)

I used:
-Simon Says Stamp Lined Tree die
-Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas die
-MFT stars die

I can't wait to see how you've all interpreted this one - I always am impressed by your creativity!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Muse 188 - peace

Here's my simple, one-layer card for this week's Muse challenge, where Jenni gave us a pretty, blue inspiration:

I focused on Jenni's
-bling-y flower centre
-black sentiment

I used:
-Neat & Tangled Falling Flakes
-Ditto (by Hampton Arts) Peace
-silver Stickles