Monday, May 21, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #272

It's a different kind of sketch this week at CAS(E) This Sketch
but I have a great stamp set to use for the challenge.
This is an old, old one from Penny Black that I stamped on Bristol and colored with Zigs.  A sentiment on a black strip seems to go with just about everything according to a lot of cards I see - sort of like a little black dress. ;)

I'm hoping for some good weather this week so we can get back up to the cottage to open it up and turn on the water.  We were there Saturday for the dock put-in but had to leave because we had tickets to the local theater that night.  They did Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the talent was amazing.  Two people from the church were in it but the only way I could get Ken to go was to tell him his great-granddaughter was in it too - in the children's chorus.  He enjoyed it so I don't know why he puts up such resistance.

Thanks for dropping by today.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Twofer Challenge #5

Stretching your creative brain is a good thing and one challenge that calls for that stretch is the Twofer Challenge.  This is where you create two cards, for two different occasions using one word prompt.  This month's prompt is 'butterflies'. 

I knew what I wanted to do for my one card and it went together nicely.
I stamped the butterfly from HLS in Onyx Black and colored them with PolyChromos pencils to look like Monarchs.  The sentiment is from Verve.  The second card took a while to come together and I'm still not sure about it.
After seeing a gorgeous butterfly on the PTI blog, I bought some Frantage and embossed it on a vellum butterfly.  It has a little more gold in it that I thought it would but I carried that through to the gold embossed sentiment by PB.  I used a TH die to cut the corner and put a leftover alcohol ink panel from this card behind it.  I ended up trimming the panel with a jagged die because the original sentiment was crooked and I didn't want to just cover it.  I think it goes well with the jagged edges of the diamonds.

Thanks for another fun challenge, Darnell and Team.

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.