Friday, 31 July 2015

Muse 26 - Miss you!


Here is my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Tracey really challenged me with this summery card:



I focused on Tracey's
-theme (penguin)
-technique (sponging)
-colours (green inner tube, blue sponging)
-layout (sentiment under focal image)


I started by masking and stamping a penguin from the same MFT Set (Penguins in Paradise) set that Tracey used and then I placed a mask over him and used an oval mask and Tumbled Glass distress ink to create my water. I coloured the penguin with Copics and added some Stickles to the water  for sparkle.

I hope you'll get a chance to join us - the deadline is Monday morning at 8 am EDT. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourites until Tuesday morning. Voting results will be posted on Tuesday at noon.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

MFTWSC239 - Tickled Pink


Here's my card for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge:



It's a little frillier than my usual style, but it's also fun and feminine and perfect for my sister who loves pink and will be celebrating her birthday soon.

I used
-pierced circle frames
-Blue Prints 25
-Tickled Pink stamp set
-Modern Blooms stamp set
-Modern Blooms dies
-Razzle Berry ink
-Limelight ink


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

CASology 157 - Wings


This week's CASology Cue Card is Wings



Lots of ways to go with this one, but wings in my house always means something mechanical! For this card I used a Stampin' Up sun (Kinda Eclectic), A Hobby Arts plane and a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

Here's what makes this card CAS
1) one-layer
2) no embellishments
3) stamp a large image off one edge to preserve white space
4) limited colour palette

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see how wings inspires you!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Happy Birthday Geri!


Today is Geri's Birthday! I love Geri's clean and graphic style and decided to case this card she made a little while ago:



I used Lawn Fawn's Owen's ABC and matching die and a small unknown 'happy'.

Happy Birthday my friend - I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

MCV12 - Merry Christmas


Here's my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where we have the extremely talented Marika Rahtu as our guest. Here's her inspiration card:




I focused on these elements:

1) whimsical outline image including a gift
2) backwards "L" shape of image
3) similar colours
3) LOTS of white space
4) black sentiment with script and block font in upper left corner

My image is an old Sunshine Designs elf. He is tiny and my eyes were literally crossing trying to colour him in with my copics. Don't look too closely! lol!

Since my focal image was so small, I chose an equally small PTI sentiment and created a frame by cutting it out with a MFT Pierced Square and popping it up.

The deadline for this week's challenge is Wednesday morning at 8 am. Voting starts then and continues until Thursday morning at 8. Voting results will be posted on Thursday at noon.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Muse 125 - Thanks


Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where DT Member Anita has provided us with this funky inspiration:




I took it a step or two further down the 'graphic' scale and simplified by focusing on 3 main elements

1) dots (although I kept all mine the same size)
2) colours
3) black sentiment in similar font, placed on the right

I used a Simon Says Stamp row of circles die, placed off to the right so only 6 holes were cut. I coloured the dots with copics - my colours aren't exactly right (should have tested them first! lol!) but I like them. I then inlaid them back into their holes so there's minimal dimension.

You have until Monday morning to join us  - at that time voting will open and you can vote for your three favourites until Tuesday morning. Voting results will be posted on Tuesday at noon.

We are just about to head up to pick up Kate from her horseback riding camp - expect pictures in my next post!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

MFTWSC238 - High Impact Happy Birthday!


This is my card for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.


I decided to use the colour combination of the back pack I just bought for my nephew's birthday to make his card - Limelight and black.

I used the new Birthday Centre Piece die and cut an extra circle around it. I used the tiny star confetti dies that come with the birthday die and Memory Box numbers to personalize it.