Sunday, June 25, 2017

Less is More with Curves

Curves are a challenge for me, and this card for Less is More was no exception.  I think I cut up three separate pieces of cardstock, trying to get something that pleased me.  Then when I put the card front together, I decided that the solid color needed texture, so I peeled it off and used an embossing folder. The inset is a piece of ""Color Burst Splash" paper from Ken Oliver, and the die cut sentiment is from Verve.  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Freshly Made Sketch for a Fresh Start

As I mentioned in my last post, I've had difficulty getting into the card-making mood for awhile. Today had to be the day that I started up again.

For this Freshly Made Sketch 293, I leafed through some paper pads and settled on these neutral polka dots.  I had a butterfly in mind, but could find only this one with a little sea green accent. Perfect! I am sorry that I do not know the make of the sentiment; that's always a problem with my clear stamps. I lose the card with the name. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fill-in for Crafting Block

Mojo Monday kept me inspired to make cards each week, even if I didn't do the MM challenge.  But Mojo Monday is no longer; after 10 years, it has ended.  I have other challenges, but I'm having difficulty getting inspired.

This particular card is one I sent to a friend who gets a card each week from me.  This was created with Bister...and the horse was outlined with Glossy Accents.  The Filly Sketch is from Stampendous.

Friday, June 2, 2017

CAS Mix Up with Embossing Paste

The challenge for CAS Mix Up this month seems straightforward...because I actually have a few jars of embossing paste.  The problem is that I have very little experience with the paste, so it required some experimentation.  The stencil I chose is from Dreamweaver.  The embossing paste design worked fine, but I traded blue cardstock for white as a card so things would look "cleaner."  It was then I discovered that I needed some white space, so stamping wasn't going to work there.  That's why the stamping of the music score is on the die cut from Altenew.  
   Stamping + embossing paste + die cut

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Less is More with a lot of Shimmer

This week's Less is More challenge is to create a CAS card that "shimmers."  For my card, I painted the sunflower image (Inkadinkado) with Yasutomo pearlescent watercolors and finished the card front off with a spray of Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold. The trick then was to capture the shimmer on camera. (The closeup makes the image look a little "rougher" than it is IRL.)  The Roethke quote is a stamp from Rubber Soul. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mojo Monday

It's difficult for me to get back into cardmaking when I've been away from it; there are too many things that are on my mind, and the kitchen table piled with cardstock, inks, stamps, and tools is just one of them.  However, it's Tuesday after Mojo Monday, and the sketch was especially appealing.

Prima's Almanac Collection in a 6x6 pad was my choice of papers. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CASEing for the Flower Challenge

This is a challenge I kind of "backed into."  I wanted to watercolor a floral image but knew it wasn't considered CAS because of the size of the image.  This particular Flower Challenge, however, provided the opportunity to CASE what turned out to be the same image!  

The stamp is from Flourishes, and when I worked with it, I knew exactly why I purchased it a few years ago.  It is perfect for coloring and especially perfect for watercoloring with markers and an aqua brush.  My card is a CASE of DT Member Maria's sweet peas card.