Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time Out #109

I'm off to the lake this morning to help get the dock in and do some cleaning but wanted to post my card for Time Out before I go.  This is their theme.
It was the word 'garden' that caught my eye and when I saw the sentiment from this PTI set I knew I had a card.
Popped up wisteria hang over a garden full of hollyhocks in various colors, all Altenew inks.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great weekend.

Just Us Girls #441 - Color Week

Lisa is our host for Color Week at Just Us Girls and she's chosen these colors.
I had another card in mind when I remembered a background I stamped some time ago that could be finished up to meet the color challenge.
The stamp is from Concord and 9th and although the stamping isn't the best I thought it looked like denim so I left it as is.  I added Altenew inks in two shades of gray and aqua to finish up the flowers and leaves.  The label die was stamped with a Hero Arts sentiment in the same HA Navy ink that I used on the background.

The Design Team and our lovely guest, Patti Kehl, have some wonderful cards to inspire you to join our challenge.  If you do, you could be chosen Chic of the Week and have a chance to be our guest in July.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Merry Monday #290

I heard the bells on Christmas day, their old familiar carols play. (Sorry if you'll be singing this all day now.) I'm really missing the hand bell choir at church so I made bells for the challenge at Merry Monday.  Not quite like hand bells because they're embossed and don't have handles but I can almost hear them ringing.

The bells from CF are cut in foil, embossed with a border folder, and molded a little with foam tape in the middle.  The bow is from SSS and the gold embossed sentiment from HLS.

Thanks for dropping by. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

CAS Watercolor - May

It's been a while since I've posted a card.  I don't know why I didn't post this one for CAS Watercolor earlier because it's been done for over a week.
The theme is 'rainbow' and I had some of these SSS Artful Flowers in several colors on my desk and they looked so good I decided to fill in the rainbow and make a wreath.  They're colored with Zigs and circled around a sentiment from EBE.

After a lull I do have a number of cards made so as soon as I get photos of them I can get them on my blog and into challenges.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #271

I need more masculine birthday cards so I made one for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.
It's based on this sketch
using some ancient DSP with a matching solid I found in my stash and PTI Dark Chocolate for the C9 leaf that is layered for dimension.  I placed it all on Altenew Spicy Yogurt cs.

I have a pinched nerve in my neck which requires physical therapy that starts tomorrow.  Crafting aggravates it so I'm going rather slow, not only because of the neck but I just haven't had much luck with my cards.  Murphy's Law has kicked in and so I'm just playing until something comes together.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your crafting time is going well.

The Flower Challenge #20 Reminder

It's the middle of the month already and time for some inspiration from the Design Team at The Flower Challenge.

You must use either acetate or vellum on your card with the focus on flowers.  Here's what I did.
I heat embossed on linen vellum the floral background from CASual Fridays.  The flowers from CF were also heat embossed in white and colored with Distress Inks.  I usually place my flowers in a corner for some reason but decided to break out of that rut and I'm glad I did. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Please be sure to check out the wonderful cards using acetate or vellum that the Design Team have made.  You still have time to enter your own creation in the gallery.