Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CASology #242


Welcome to Week 242 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


I had completely forgotten about this Hero Arts stamp set but when I stumbled across it I realized it was perfect for this week's challenge and I'd knock an NBUS off the list!  I went for colours that could work for a guy or a girl and a jaunty angle for a bit of fun.  Also I discovered that if you put Nuvo drops onto stamp ink they'll take up the colour of the ink.  Kind of fun!

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team then play along!




This week's guest designer:


This week's sponsor:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from CL737) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point) Stampin' Up
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic
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CAS Colours & Sketches Guest Designer Take 4


Hi there!  I'm back for my final week of guest designing for CAS Colours & Sketches.  I just want to say thank you to the lovely CC&S ladies for welcoming me and letting me play along with them for the last 4 weeks.   

This week we have a sketch challenge:


When I see layers for a CAS card sketch I always get a little worried but keeping the top layer white helps to keep it clean.  I used a peekaboo amount of patterned paper underneath it and pulled colours from it for the rest of the card.  This MFT bear is from one of my most used My Favourite Things sets.  I think he's just so cute!

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the Design Team and then play along!  You have until 6pm Eastern Time on Monday, 3 April.    


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Island Indigo, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sweet Celebration 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Bear & sentiment from Beary Special Birthday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (RV10, RV34, Y15, YG03, C1, C3, C5, 100) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, March 27, 2017

Die Cut Sympathy


Hi there!  I've got a card today for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge to use more than one die cut or punch.  This card is pretty much all die cuts so I think it qualifies nicely.  All the elements on the card (except the gems) are from Paper Smooches.  I love those paint stroke dies.  They're so cool and can be used for so many different types of card.  To help the leaves pop I cut them from green and black card and layered them to give a bit of a shadow.  
That's it for now.  See you tomorrow for CASology!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Dark grey) Papertrey Ink, (Certainly Celery, Basic Grey, Basic Black) Stampin' Up, (Light grey, Blue) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Good Gab) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Vase, leaves, paint strokes) Paper Smooches
Markers:  Zigs
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Zig Flowers


I decided to give the old Zigs another try yesterday and ended up with this card based on the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Now that I'm looking at it on screen I wish I'd done a wash around the flowers to make them pop a bit more but oh well.  Next time.  I found them a little easier to work with this time and the only thing I did differently was use a water brush instead of a regular paintbrush.  This has at least given me hope that if I keep trying I can eventually feel confident using them.  :)




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Ranger, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower & leaf from Freestyle Florals) Mama Elephant, (Sentiment from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Scalloped rectangle) WPlus9
Markers:  Zigs
Gems:  Recollections
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Baby Boom


Hello there!  

I've got a card today for the Muse challenge and the Paper Players CAS Baby card challenge.  Jenni's sweet little baby card provides plenty of inspiration.  I picked up on the baby clothes on a white panel over gingham.  I inked up these adorable Reverse Confetti onesies, fussy cut them and popped them up on foam tape onto the Lil' Inker pierced squares.  The gingham background is from Market Street Stamps (sadly no longer in existence).  I couldn't just make one pink card so I made three more in other colours using the different onesies.





  












Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  ((Onesies from Cute As A Button) Reverse Confetti, (Gingham) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (Bubblegum) My Favourite Things, (So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky) Stamping' Up
Die:  (Pierced square) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Weather & Flora


Hello! 
I've got two cards to share today starting with one for CAS(E) This Sketch and the CAS challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I thought of this Papertrey Ink stamp as soon as I saw the CTS sketch and inked it up for the first time.  I coloured it with Copics, added some clear Wink of Stella and that was it.  Definitely quick and CAS.






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Splits: Get Well Soon) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko, (Peach Parfait) Stampin' Up
Markers:  (Y15, Y38, B00, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig




Next is a card for Anything Goes at the Flower Challenge.  My card was inspired by this one made by the wonderful Michele.  I loved the dotty grey scalloped background and the images tucked onto the top of the sentiment.  I finally got around to playing with these fun Simple Flowers from Altenew.  Aren't they yummy?  So bright and happy.  :)


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Wild Wasabi, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Grey dots) Pebbles
Stamps:  (Flowers & leaves from Simple Flowers, Happy from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukeniko, (Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Birthday) Papertrey Ink, (Scalloped rectangle) Winnie & Walter
Gems:  Recollections
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CASology #241


Welcome to Week 241 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:


My mind went straight to this MFT penguin stamp set when I saw this week's cue word.  How cute is he in his little shorts with his melting popsicle!  I coloured him with Copics, fussy cut him and popped him up on foam tape on top of the heart.  

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team then play along!




This week's sponsor:


Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Penguin & sentiment from Penguins in Paradise) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukeniko
Dies:  (Heart) Taylored Expressions
Markers:  (YR04, YG06, YG23, BG05, E33, C7) Copic
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections