Tuesday, 16 September 2014

CASology 113 - Grass

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This week's CASology Cue Card is Grass



Although my grass is a small element, it's noticeable because it's the only pop of colour on an otherwise black and white card. I love how the size of the little white pompom I used for the ball gives some perspective - because it looks 'big' in comparison to the A Muse golfer, it's like he's further away and the ball is popping off the card. Yes, I totally planned that! ;-)

I created my little 'hill' of grass with a swipe of a Copic marker. You can see that by resting the marker on the panel for a second before moving it to the left, I got different shades of green and different thickness of the line. Experiment to see what effects you can come up with!

Anyway, now it's your turn. Don't forget to get some more inspiration by popping by the blogs of the rest of the DT:



i {heart} papers GD Post #8 - Happy (Birthday) Dances, Bev!


Today is a very, very special day. It's a day that we'll all be Happy Dancing because today is Bev's birthday! Darnell is hosting the party and I'm hosting the link - it will be open for two weeks so that you can come to the party too!

When I was looking for inspiration for this card, I went no further than the Happy Dancer herself. In fact, my card was influenced by no fewer than FOUR of her cards!

Happy Dance
this one for colour, dots and curve (May 2012 - can't figure out how to link it)

Happy Dance
add in some yellow (and more dots)

double-stamp the sentiment for dimension

Happy Dance
and celebrate like CRAZY with more dots!

As for supplies - I used the following from i {heart} papers:
MFT Stamps - Celebrate Big
Winnie&Walter - Big Bang Confetti
Avery Elle Ink - Lemongrass, Mimosa, Raspberry
Memento Ink - Paris Dusk
White Cardstock

Last year I was lucky enough to meet Bev in person. And as sweet as you think she is, she's even better in real life! Selfless, kind, talented - AMAZING!



Bev, I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are and that many wonderful things are coming your way this year!




Monday, 15 September 2014

ATCAS47 - Oriental


I was listening to the music for our church's kids' Christmas pageant on Sunday (I'm the piano player) and parts of We Three Kings are featured. I had an 'aha' moment with the "Kings from Orient" and the current Addicted to CAS challenge "Oriental" (at least I thought I did - see below) and rushed upstairs to make this one-layer card.



I used a Stampin' Up Wisemen/Bethlehem/Star stamp and embossed the star with Egyptian Gold ep (gold with glitter in it for extra sparkle). I finished it off with a Gina K sentiment.

Now I've been back to the ATCAS gallery and see that I'm not the first one to come up with this interpretation - in fact I commented on Sarah's card because it was also entered at CASology's Three challenge this week, but I hadn't consciously put together that she was using it for Orient as well. Anyway, our cards are different (go check out her awesome sponging!) and this will end up as one of the designs for my church Christmas project.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

CASE Study 208/ABNH51 - Thanks so much!


Here's a card I managed to make for two challenges, CASE Study, where our inspiration is this fun card from Debby


 and A Blog Named Hero, where the challenge is to use letter stamps (I used Hero Arts Typewriter Alphabet (CL492)).



I used PTI Super Stripes stamped in Soft Stone ink to represent the boards, a red PTI thanks die cut for the apples, and the HA Typewriter alpha for the rest of the sentiment.  Three tiny kraft hearts (Impression Obsession) for the colour and texture of the burlap.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Muse 84 - Thank You


Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Therese provided us with this super-cool mosaic butterfly.




I focused on the triangles, the colours and the butterfly. I used my Hero Arts triangle cutting plate and my tan embossing mat to emboss triangles on the top half of my white panel.  I used MFT butterfly dies, a Technique Tuesday sentiment and finished off with some enamel dots.

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us - the deadline is Monday at 8 am EDT. At that time you can vote (even if you didn't link up) until Tuesday morning at 8. Results of the voting will be posted at noon on Tuesday.

Friday, 12 September 2014

FFC40 - Merry Christmas


We have got a 'pretty in pink' inspiration for you for the new Festive Friday Challenge!




So shimmery and feminine and so many little details! I started with Papertrey's shimmery pink cardstock and added a Smoky Slate panel with an inlaid Lil Inkers die. I embossed a Clearly Besotted sentiment in white and added some pearl ornaments to my little tree.

This challenge runs until midnight on Wednesday, September 24 (which is 3 months before Christmas Eve!!). Hope to see you playing along!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

CASology 112 - Three


This week's CASology Cue Card is Three!



Let's see how many threes I have here. Three stamps, three colours (plus white), three words, three images (from Stampin' Up's Wishing You set).

To create the glitter 'frame', I simply used a strip of 2" double-sided tape down the centre of the card. I placed the cut out images on it (very carefully - you don't get two chances with this super-sticky stuff!) and then sprinkled glitter on the exposed adhesive.

Now it's your turn - check out all the inspiration from the rest of the DT: