Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #2--STENCILS

Virginia has done it again--chose a fun, trendy theme for her second challenge--STENCILS!

I'm entering these just under the wire. The first is a simple stenciled sunburst
from My Favorite Things, paired with the fun sentiment from Mama Elephant for
Studio Calico. And although you can't see it in the photo, I added a bit of glimmer
on the rays with a Wink of Stella pen.

My second card uses the stencil stamping with water technique.

I shared a pictorial on how to stamp a stencil with water here, and the awesome
Laura Bassen shared a video here. After the piece was dry, I gold embossed
the Winnie and Walter sentiment, and added a few gold stars.
You have a few more days to enter Virginia's challenge.
Go here to see the awesome gallery and link up your card(s).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch 72

Meet CAS(E) this Sketch 72 by Julie.

And here's my take on it.

I punched out a ton of butterflies from Amy Tangerine's Plus One paper pad,
and randomly doubled up some of them for a bit of dimension.
 To break up the monotony, I adhered the last butterfly at an angle,
and finished off with enamel dots and a Paper Smooches sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch and join us
if you can. Just be sure to link up your card(s) by Thursday, April 17th.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 4, 2014

AEI♥U Challenge #4--WATER COLOR

There were so many wonderful entries in our last challenge--ombré--and we can't wait
to have you join AEI♥U Challenge #4--WATER COLOR.

Water coloring is such a hot technique and trend right now and there are so many inks
and mediums on the market. And it's just plain fun to get inky!

Here's my card using a technique that Heather Campbell shared here
in the Ellen Hutson Classroom.

Instead of the Distress markers that Heather used on her card, I opted for Distress inkpads.
The flowers are from Avery Elle's Laurels set, stamped in two parts
and spritzed with some water before stamping.

The sentiment is from All Squared Up, and I added a single gemstone for a bit of bling.

Remember to use at least one Avery Elle stamp on your project and
if you don't own any, grab a free digital image here.
The prize is an Avery Elle stamp set of your choice, and you have until 
Sunday, April 13th to link up your card(s).

Hope to see you in the Gallery!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch 71

This week's awesome sketch is by teammate Gayatri.

And here's my super liberal take on it.

I didn't realize how many "splat" stamps I owned until I pulled them out for this card.
They were all inked with Distress inks and sprayed with water before stamping 
for a water colored look. The sentiment was cut apart to form a single line.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the design team
interpreted the sketch and join us if you can.
Be sure to link up your cards by Thursday, April 10th.

Thanks for stopping by!