Thursday, 25 May 2017

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #111 - Pink

Joining in at Addicted to CAS for the current challenge


Here's my card



I used Tim Holtz's Latticework stencil and applied distress inks (spun sugar and picked raspberry) with ink blending tools. I matted the panel with bright pink cardstock. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set and the ink I used was Hero Arts Ultra Pink. I added a few sequins for a bit of bling.

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sue

Less is More Challenge #329 - Geometric

Made a card to join the fun at Less is More where the current challenge is 






Here's my card



I used Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval - Beautiful World Collection's Geobuilders stamp set and Kaleidacolor Spectrum Raised Rainbow Dye Inkpad to create the left side of the card. I love the way this inkpad adds so much colour with the one inkpad. In order to "blend" the colours, I move the inkpad slightly to the left and right to ensure that the colours blend. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Flower Friend stamp set and stamped with Hero Arts Grape Juice ink cube.

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sue


Paper Players PP345: Clean and Simple: Butterflies

It's so great to have some time to craft. It makes me feel so much better when I get to play with paper! I saw the current challenge at The Paper Players and knew that I wanted to join in. 


Here's my card



I started with a piece of My Minds Eye Indie Chic Collection Ginger "Relax" Mellow paper because I wanted to try stamping on printed paper - although, the print isn't too pronounced. LOL! I stamped using MFT Blissful Butterflies stamp set with Hero Arts inks (Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Fresh Peach). To add a bit of interest, I masked off the left panel and added distress inks (antique linen) using ink blending tools.

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sue

Monday, 22 May 2017

Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

Had some extra time in my craft space to play. I liked the current challenge at Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge so joined in.


This week the challenge is

A Bit Of Sparkle 

This week we are showcasing our very own exclusive Simon Says Stamp Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.


Here's my card



I started with sparkly silver paper, which I die cut with Simon Says STAMP's Heart of Roses die. Then, I inked up a light pink cardstock with distress inks (picked raspberry and field berries) with ink blending tools. I also die cut using the same die, being careful not to lose any of the "small bits". I adhered the sparkly silver heart to the card and then carefully, added all the small pink pieces. Here's a close-up.




The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set.

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sue

Freshly Made Sketches #288 - A Sketch by Jen M

Love long weekends - I have more time to craft! I'm playing along with the gang at Freshly Made Sketches this morning. Here's their great sketch



Here's my card



I wanted the Echo Park Magical Plaid 6x6 stencil after I had seen some examples online. It sure beats trying to stamp your own plaid paper. I initially tried to mimic plaid with straight lines of colour - the result was kind of blah. So, my next attempt was to add colour in random pattern using distress inks (cracked pistachio, ripe persimmon and salty ocean. I arranged the panel on a piece of blue cardstock, following the sketch. For the embellishment, I used Simon Says STAMP Lots of Love stamp set, Stampin Up's 1.5" circle punch and Stampin Up's scalloped circle punch.

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sue

Thursday, 18 May 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Monthly Challenge - May 2017 Revisited

The current challenge at STAMPlorations CAS is



Here's my card



I started by inking up a panel in a bit of a random fashion using distress inks (ripe persimmon, picked raspberry and cracked pistachio) and ink blending tools. I spritzed water on the ARTplorations Shower of Flutters stencil and then placed the stencil, spritzed side down, onto the inked panel. I pressed the stencil down to be sure that the water was "mixing" with the distress inks. I carefully removed the stencil to reveal the butterflies where the colours were "diluted"; almost a ghost-like appearance. Here's a close-up.



The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 - Shery Russ Designs stamp set. I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle.

We'd love for you to join us for our May CAS challenge.

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sue

Sunday, 14 May 2017

a2z Scrapbooking

It's my turn to post a card over at a2z Scrapbooking. I'm loving this time of year as the flowers are in bloom, the trees have beautiful blossoms and the world seems to be waking up from a long, cold winter. I thought that I'd make a floral card for today's post.

Here's my card



I started with Hero Arts CL124 Color Layering Fuchsia stamp set and Hero Arts AF392Color Layering Ink Cubes Fuchsia. Hero Arts has taken the hard work out of creating a multi-layer stamped image. The layered stamps are easy to position - there is some "wiggle room" and the ink cubes are already chosen. I find that I just need to take my time to get good impressions - I use my MISTI, so that just in case the impression, isn't quite right, I can re-ink and stamp again. I cut the image into an oval, popped it up with a slightly smaller oval cut from fun foam for added dimension and adhered it to a piece of dark purple cardstock. For the sentiment, from the same stamp set, I head embossed using silver embossing powder.

We'd love for you to join us at this month's challenge at a2z where the challenge is



Just be sure to use a Hero Arts image as the focal image. If you need some Hero Arts supplies, check out the a2z scrapbooking etsy store. If your cart gets over $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off your purchase.

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sue