Monday, April 21, 2014

The Card Concept 8--Umbrella

I'm joining my first Card Concept Challenge because the theme is to use an UMBRELLA.
I just couldn't resist.

The colored umbrellas were die cut from a scrap piece, and I also die cut
three white umbrellas and mounted them randomly to mimic the challenge photo.
The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter.

The white umbrellas were an afterthought. At first I had just the colored ones
and that's when my card was Clean and Simple. Now it's Clean and Layered. I think.
Still lots of white space and layers of umbrellas.

Thanks, always, for stopping by!

Friday, April 18, 2014

AEI♥U Challenge #5

(Note: Please scroll down or click here for my Winnie and Walter post. Thank you!)

 This week's AEI♥U Challenge is a color challenge, and here's the palette.

You don't have to be 100% exact with the colors, but try to get as close as you can.
Here's how the colors inspired me.

Mmmmmacarons! It's the first thing that came to mind when I saw the color palette.
I stamped the large macaron from Bonjour in three different "flavors" and masked them
so they appear to be stacked. A line of filling was added with white Enamel Accents.

Remember to use at least one Avery Elle stamp or digital stamp on your project
and the winner of the challenge will receive an Avery Elle stamp set of their choice.

Visit the Avery Elle Challenge blog for all the details and see
how the rest of my teammates were inspired by the colors.
Link up your card(s) by Sunday, April 27th.

Winnie & Walter Guest Star Day 2

Are you ready for more Winnie and Walter? Today I'm sharing my last projects
from this month's awesome release. You can probably tell that I had some Distress inks
and a spritzer bottle of water nearby for all three "watercolor" cards.

On the first card, I inked up the purse from Parentville with different colors of Distress inks
and spritzed them with water before stamping them on watercolor paper.
After the piece was dry, I stamped the mixed sentiment from The Big, The Bold
and the Happy and finished off the card with a few enamel dots.

I did the same thing on the second card, but lined up the purses
and stamped a sentiment from The Big, The Bold, and You. I added a black strip
of cardstock and finished off the card with some black enamel dots.

On my last card, I inked up flowers and leaves from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom
and spritzed them with water before stamping them diagonally on white card stock.
The gold embossed sentiment came from two different sets. The word "thanks" was altered
by removing the "s" as shown here by Shay to form the word "thank".
Love doctoring stamps whenever I can!

I'd like to dedicate the last card to Julie and Shay. Thank you so much for having me as a
Winnie and Walter Guest Star. I LOVED getting inky with your stamps!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch 73 Meets Runway Inspired Challenge!

Jen Rzasa of Runway Inspired Challenge suggested a collaboration
with CAS(E) this Sketch. To say that the team was excited is an understatement.

So how does this work, you ask?
As with all Runway Inspired Challenges, you draw inspiration from the photo.
And this time, you'll use a fun, trendy sketch by Joni to create your card.

Here's my card.

I was inspired by the flower on her top, and the graphic pattern on her shorts.
I white embossed the Five Line Background, fussy cut the bloom, then added a few leaves 
and gold embossed the sentiment from Mama Elephant.
If you decide to join us this week, you can also link up your card(s)
at Runway Inspired Challenge and you have TWO WEEKS to enter!
Just be sure to link up your entry by Thursday, May 1st.
Sadly, this is the last challenge for teammate Joni Andaya. Please stop by her blog
to wish her well, and visit CAS(E) this Sketch and Runway Inspired Challenge
to see how both design teams were inspired!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Winnie and Walter Guest Star Day 1

I'm super excited to be a Guest Star this month at Winnie & Walter and
I can finally share my projects using their newest release.

My first card is a shaped one, using The Big, The Bold and You.
I was so happy that Winnie and Walter came out with a second set of sentiments
in that gorgeous font! The flowers and leaves are from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom.

For my second card, I inked up the cute handbag image from Parentville,
spritzed each color with a bit of water before stamping and let it dry. 
I went around each image with a black pen and added words randomly in each row. 
Honestly, I felt like an artiste after finishing this abstract card!

For the last card, I stamped the little bowtie from Parentville in assorted colors,
stamping off sometimes for a variation in color, then stamped the combined sentiment

I usually like to leave some white space, but I was having way too much fun
stamping all those bowties. Some of them were popped up for a bit of dimension.

Thanks for staying with me till the end. I'll have more cards to share on Friday
so I hope you'll stop by then.


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).