Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Case-ing the Sketch ... over and over

When I saw this CAS(E) this sketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it---use the beautiful Stampotique feather image.  I certainly didn't know that I would end up re-doing the card (except for the feather), twice.  I assembled the card and decided where I would put my Rubbernecker sentiment; the result was upside down.  That necessitated re-making the base card. The second time, I stamped the sentiment and realized the base piece was crooked.  Fortunately, I was able to pull it off and trim to make it straight.  There were a lot of used pieces of cardstock by the time I finished.  

Monday, October 16, 2017

One Fall Leaf

CAS Watercolor 
For this latest  CAS Watercolor challenge, I chose the beautiful Unity leaf stamp, painted with Peerless watercolors and popped up on a black layer. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, embossed in gold to coordinate with the gold edge of the black layer.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Layering Stencils

Although the layering doesn't show up as I planned, I used two stencils to create the background for  October's CAS Mix Up card image:  one of Tim Holtz's stencils and another with dots, both colored with Distress Oxide inks (orange marmalade and wild honey).  The die is from Memory Box and the tiny stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Color Throwdown 463

My card-making style leans heavily to the simple; this time, for Color Throwdown 463,  I tried to include some details that would make it just a little more "involved."  The die is from Cheapo (new discovery) and the sentiment die is a Penny Black one.  The embossing folder is a Tim Holtz design for Sizzix. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Squared Up with Sunday Stamps

At least there is one "square" on my card for the Sunday Stamps challenge this week. I used the last sheet of this pretty DSP from my Prima pack called "Rondelle."  The die is "Amanda Circle" from Memory Box, and the sentiment is from a stamp set I no longer have labeled. (Precious Remembrance Shop stamp set.) 

For our Top Cups(My card was selected as one of the Top Cups!)

Monday, September 25, 2017

Less Is More = Simplicity

This was another of those Less is More sketches that led me in one direction, but I didn't like the finished product.  In this case, the correction involved only changing out the three featured items. I chose DSP imprinted with a gold music score, just enough "glitz" to brighten up the neutral card.  The stamp and coordinating die are from Mama Elephant's "Summer Garden" set. That wonderful sentiment is from a stamp set that I can't identify right now.  (Update: The sentiment is from a Precious Remembrance Shop set!)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 360

For this Freshly Made Sketches design, I pulled a piece of designer paper that resembles watercolor from a Prima "Firefly" 6x6 pad. The sentiment is a Dawn Houser design from Inkadinkado. A Cuttlebug embossing folder provides some texture to the card base.