Saturday, May 20, 2017

Less is More - Geometric

We recently got back from Hawaii and while we had an amazing time there visiting new places and enjoying the weather, my husband picked up a bit of a flu on the way home...so a bit of recovery time for him this week.

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  The challenge for this week is Geometric. If you are a regular follower you'll notice we have been in a bit of a roll on shapes...well let's keep it going.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.  Here is my take on the challenge...

This is a quick and easy one layer card.  I simply stamped the red tree and masked it.  I then stamped the other two trees and added the sentiment.  I thought it needed something a little extra so I added the grey stars....now looking at it I'm thinking I should have added some silver stars instead...oh well. I can do that next time.  This will be a very easy card to mass produce for the holidays!




Here's a close up of the card. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge!










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Friday, May 19, 2017

Tag You're It Challenge #71

We are back from Hawaii!  We had an awesome time...checking out parts of the island we had missed prior.  Love the "Up Country," far less touristy and absolutely beautiful!

We have a challenge going on over a Tag You're It.  We are now holding our challenge on a monthly basis, so you have lots of time to participate.  Here's the inspiration tag from our guest artist...Lindsey.

Here is my take on the inspiration...I focused on florals with my main images red.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!




This is a super easy tag.  I simply stamped my images with black ink and colored them with my Copic markers.  Because the little blue flowers are so small, I colored them with Copics then used colored pencils to add a bit of shading.















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Sunday, May 14, 2017

CAS on Sunday - Birthday Bear Shaker

What a great week we had!  We visited Hawaii and had a spectacular time!  Sun, beach, tennis, swimming, canoeing, and the best part ... spending time with the husband!  Yeah!

We have another challenge starting over at CAS on Sunday today.  Our theme for this challenge is Shaker Card.  How fun is that!  

Here's my take on the challenge...come on over and see what the other team members have created. We are looking forward to seeing your entry!

I colored this bear awhile back and have been waiting for the perfect card to adhere it to.  

Nothing more fun than a shaker card.  I made a small 4x4 card, as it fits this little guy just perfectly.  Added a few sequins and beads for the filling.  Then added the sentiment!  

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!



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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Less is More - Stripes and Spots OLC

We have a new challenge starting over at Less is More!  Yeah, this challenge is one of my favorite...a One Layer Card!

Don't you hate it when you don't take just a few minutes to read the instructions!  I do...yet, I find myself doing in frequently :)  Anywho...as you can see our challenge for this week is Stripes and Spots, one-layer card.  I read it as stripes or spots, so I finished my first card and then realized I only had spots no stripes....so then I made another with both spots and stripes, but forgot it was a one-layer card.  Augh!  Here's my third try....



This was a easy card to make.  I started by die cutting various size circles to use for a mask.  I then simple inked them up with distress ink on my favorite blending paper.  Once my circle was down, I used a more heavy hand to add the stripes via stencil.  Once all of my spots and stripes were down, I added my sentiment.


Here's a close up of the card.  You can see the stripes a bit better here!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!









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Addicted to CAS - Pink

We just got back from Hawaii and wow, it was a wonderful trip.  So nice to spend some fun, quality time with the husband!  Sand, water, tennis and relaxation...what more can you ask for?

We have another challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS!  Our theme for this week is Pink. Typically, not an easy color for me as I don't use it much, but have been trying to use it more...considering I do have lots of copic pink colors!

Here's my take on the challenge...




This was an easy card.  I simply stamped the main image...colored this sassy little gal with copic markers.  Added the sentiment and finished it off with a few silver stars.  Pretty CAS!




Here's a close up of the image.  You can see the stars a bit better on this angle and a bit of a closer look at the coloring.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!













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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Less is More - Yellow and Grey

It has been a busy week, but beautiful spring weather, so I have been able to enjoy all my favorite outdoor activities!

We have a new challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this week is Yellow and Grey. This is just a beautiful combination!  I really do like to see grey with so many different colors.  It really gives the project a sense of elegance!

Here's my take on the challenge...



I started by simply stamping my flowers and leaves on cardstock.  I then colored them with my copic markers in various shades of grey, no shading just simply coloring.  I then cut down my panel and framed it with the soft yellow cardstock.  I have been liking the inlaid die technique lately and choose to use it for this project as well.







Here's a close up of the card.  You can see that this is a one-layer card with inlaid die!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!













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