Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #242 - Sketch Challenge

I bet I am not the only person who loves using things that have been in my stash for several years.  Today's CC&S Challenge #242 card is one of those stash moments.  Anyone who is a Stampin' Up! fan will remember both the felt flowers and the corduroy covered brads and buttons from more than seven years ago.  When I saw Fiona's sketch, I immediately thought of the felt flower as the middle circle - and I happily created a card.  As I uploaded it, I realized the card didn't really match the sketch - so back to the drawing board making a card with the idea, but one more true to the sketch.
Even the pink polka dot paper is old stash supply from a PTI purchase.  The sentiment is from their Keep It Simple:  Happy Birthday  mini stamp set.  The card has a clunky feel in this photo, but looks better in real life.  I actually like the first version better (scroll down and you can see it below).  Both are super CAS, plus there's the satisfaction of digging into my drawers of stash and using supplies!!

Thanks for a great month of challenges, Fiona.  I hope you will join us this week.  Looking forward to seeing your card in the CAS Colours and Sketches Gallery!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #241 - Colour Challenge

Hi CAS Fans,
Fiona has a colour sketch for us this week.  I decided to go very simple and used pewter embossing powder to outline my stamped image from Stamping Bella -  Mason Jar of Flowers.  I then used my blender pen and Perfect Plum ink to color the flowers and ribbon.  I came back with a little Not Quite Navy on top for shading and a hint of green colored pencil.  The sentiment is from Little Inkers and is cut from Dapper Denim paper.

Hope you will join us for the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge this week.  Take a look at what the DT did with Fiona's colour choices HERE.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Making Memories September Challenge - Team B

Challenge #9 on the Making Memories Crafting Blog is a color challenge.  I used the color palette for the image, Growing A Flower from A Day for Daisies.  I wanted to keep the background simple, so I popped on a strip of patterned paper and kept lots of white visible.

You have the rest of the month to play along with the challenge.  Take a peer at the Making Memories Blog to see Team B's makes using the colors.

Di's Digis is this month's challenge sponsor. The prize is a $12 store credit!  Hope to see you in the gallery!












Challenges Entered:
Copic Spain September Challenge - AG
Craft-Dee Bowz - September Challenge - AG/handmade bow
Crafty Hazelnt's Patterned Paper Challenge/Sept - AG
Aud Sentiments #188 - AG + sentiment
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #15 - Top left Column

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #240 - Sketch Challenge

The idea for this card came to me as I was trying to fall asleep - trying is the operative word!  My granddaughter just passed out of her high level blue belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, so I wanted to make a card to celebrate her achievement.  Somehow combining Fiona's sketch for this week's CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge  using die cut words popped into my head.  I used Copics to create an ombre effect on paper with blue markers and then popped my dies on top of my hand-colored paper.  The design seemed to need a little more pizzaz, so I added the sequins. She'll appreciate the sparkle!

Hope you will take a peek at the other CC&S DT cards HERE and then join us in the gallery this week!

Challenges Entered:
Cards In Envy - 9/4 - Cheers to You!
Dragonfly Journeys #100 - True Blue
Crafty Friends Challenge #66 - Use Dies or Punches
Happy Little Stampers September - AG with Dies

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #239 - Colour Challenge


A new month at the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog means a new hostess and Fiona has some great challenges planned for September.  This week's color challenge #239 uses one of the new SU In-Colors, Fresh Fig.   I kept everything pretty simple with lots of white in the background.  The stamp set is Doodle Buds from W Plus 9.  I had some Tangerine Tango embossing powder, so it worked for the sentiment and the colors were brought through with SU's retired mini background Splatter stamp using Always Artichoke and Tangerine Tango.  The image panel is mounted on Fresh Fig paper.











I went to my Copics for this card because I wanted to try a new technique of color blending and then adding colored pencils for additional detail and depth.  I'm a newby to this technique, but I love the look.  I used some N2 behind V05 for my darkest shade, and then pulled V05 down from the outer edge of the petals,  YR07 is my darkest orange, with YR65 pulled into the V05.  Then an indigo Prisma Color pencil is used with a light touch where I want shadow on the purple and a burgundy pencil is used on the orange.  These aren't typically colors I would blend together, but I thought they would something fun to try using Fiona's colors this week.

Make sure you stop by the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog to see what the other gals have you for this week!  Hope you play along with us!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Guest Designer - Back to School!

I was invited to be a guest designer for Challenge #34 Back to School on the Craftaholics R Us Blog.  I chose to pair an image from A Day for Daisies called, Happy School House with the Pencil Me In from PTI.  Lots of red and yellow with the lined handwriting paper give this a great fall look.   This will be a card for my DIL next week when two of her three kiddos are back in school!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #238 - Double

It's the fifth Tuesday of August, which means we have a CC&S double challenge for you this week involving colour and a sketch.  Thanks Karen, for hosting this month!

I tried my hand at another one layer card using Reverse Confetti's Paper Crane Stamp Set, which happens to be on sale right now!  I started by sponging the Bashful Blue circle and then stamped the crane and sentiment.  Keeping it CAS, my Mini-Misti was helpful stamping the vertical lines of triangles.  Copics were used to bring the other two colors into the card.  I love the sentiment and will get lots of good use from it!

Take a peek at the creations the other members of the CC&S DT have to give your mojo a jump start here - and then come and play along in the gallery!