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Monday, January 2, 2017

CAS Watercolour Challenge - Snowflake



Welcome to 2017 and a new CAS Watercolour Card Challenge! This month we are focusing on snowflakes!

Here is my card:


The background was created with Gamsai Tambi watercolors, wet on wet technique. I put down one color at a time and dried it with a heat gun before applying the next color.  I cut out the panel with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. The snowflake corner is a Memory Box die. The sentiment is from a Wplus9 stamp set.

I hope you will join us at the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge blog - see you in the gallery!

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, December 16, 2016

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge - Emboss Resist



This is a reminder that there is still lots of time to submit a card to the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge: Resist.  Here is another card I created to inspire you:



First off I want to thank Loll for creating my awesome watermark! Isn't it cute? I just love that kitty!

I started out by masking off a rectangle on some watercolor cardstock and then stamped the Winnie & Walter Background stamp inside the rectangle with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then used my Gambai Tambi water colors using the wet on wet method, one color at a time, drying it with a heat gun, then adding the next color and so on.

The "happy 2nd" part of the sentiment was created with dies from Winnie & Walter (happy) and PaperTrey (2nd). I stamped the rest of the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink after removing the masking tape.

I hope you will find some time in this busy season to play with us. Happy holidays to everyone!

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Reminder



This is a reminder post for the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge and my last post as a guest designer on this team. Thank you Shery for this opportunity - you and your designers rock and I have enjoyed getting to know everyone better!

Here is my second card for the challenge (it may be familiar to some since I also designed it to use on the CAS Watercolor Card challenge this month which is emboss resist):



I used the STAMPlorations the image from Framed: Peace, Love, Joy stamp set and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then painted over the flower part with red Gamsai Tambi watercolors. The sentiment is from WPlus9 and I stamped it with green ink from MFT.  I used a Pretty Pink Posh stitched tag die to cut out the image and adhered it to an embossed card base with foam tape.

There is still lots of time to play in this challenge and I hope to see your submission in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Today I am participating in my first Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I am playing along as part of the STAMPlorations Team. Shery has a lot of new coffee stamps and dies in her shop - you can find
them here.  Shery has donated some prizes for Amy's CLBH blog and will also be giving prizes of a $10 gift certificate and 2 stamp sets from the STAMPlorations blog.

I used the new STAMPlorations Framed: Coffee and Books stamp:


The sentiment is from an old set (company unknown to me) - and I think it describes me perfectly lately!  I used a watercolored background that I already had and stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black and the MISTI. I stamped it several times to get a good impression on the rough watercolor paper. I adhered that image to another watercolored background (which was actually created by reverse stenciling with Distress Inks and a ARTplorations stencil). That panel was mounted on black card stock and then adhered to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 2, 2016

Birthday Cards from Blog Friends

I wanted to share the birthday cards I received from my blog friends. It is so cool to see them in real life! Here they are in no particular order (click on their names to go to their blog):















Please take a few minutes and check out these ladies' blogs - they are awesome!  Thanks for coming by!

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge - December


Welcome to a new month of CAS Watercolour Card Challenges. This month we are focusing on Watercolour Resist.

Here is my sample - working on those holiday cards:


I embossed the poinsettia image with gold embossing powder and then painted over the flower with my Gansai Tombi watercolors. I cut out the tag with my Pretty Pink Posh tag die and then stamped the sentiment from WPlus9 in green ink. I decided to emboss the card base with an embossing folder for some added texture but keeping all that lovely white space!

I hope you will join us this month!  Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

STAMPlorations CAS Card December Challenge - Anything Goes with Red and Green


Wow it is December already! Welcome to the STAMPlorations CAS Card challenge for December.
The optional color twist is red and green.  Here is my card:


I love this new border stamp call Coffee Cup Row. I haven't paper pieced in a long time and these mugs were really easy to cut out and adhere to the card front. The background of the stamp is a bit of distressed text. The sentiment is from MFT Warmest Wishes set. The patterned paper is from PaperTrey.

I hope to see you in the STAMPlorations gallery!  Thanks for coming by!