Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CAS Mix Up - sending get well wishes

Greetings!

Today, playing in the February CAS Mix Up card challenge.  Our inspiration is to use Felt, Cork or Canvas plus stamping plus a choice.

My card includes cork, water color, die-cut, dry embossing, stamping.  I die-cut the detailed butterfly from cork.  The water color panel beneath was cut using a solid butterfly die.  The butterfly is mounted on a "quilted" round panel.  The quilting was achieved by using a striped cutting plate to dry emboss ... ran it through Big Shot twice ... the second time at a 90 degree angle.  A few gray-toned gems  and sentiment complete the card.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - Cork - DCWV; gemstones


Monday, February 19, 2018

CAS Watercolor - Make a Wish or Two

Hi Everyone!

Today, playing in the February CAS Watercolor challenge.  This time the inspiration is Heart.

My card includes a smooshed Distress Ink water color die-cut heart. A stencil was used to make a flower outline both on the heart and white panel. Black glitter embellishments were added for interest.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Stencil - ARTc
Marker - Micron
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - glitter gems

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Muse - Happy Birthday My Friend

Greetings!

Time to play at Muse Challenge #253 where Tracey has provided a fun card for our inspirations. For my card I used same colored background, bear, heart, white sentiment on black.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Pigment; Ranger - Distress Oxides; 
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll

Friday, February 16, 2018

Twofer - Hearts - Joy and Hugs

Greetings!

Today, I'm playing in the Twofer Card Challenge #2 - Hearts... a new and very creative opportunity for card making developed by Darnell and her design team.  How fun to design two different cards with different themes using the same stamp and/or die.

My two cards use one of the MFT Stitched Heart Stax Die-namics as the common element.

Card 1 - a very CAS creation - an alcohol ink blended panel was used to die-cut a heart.  The sentiment was die-cut three times using MFT Slate Grey cardstock and the MFT Joy die.  The sentiment layers were glued together and painted with a couple coats of clear WOS.  A few clear sequins complete the card.

Card 2 - the same MFT Stitched Heart Die-namic was used to cut a heart from MFT Electric Red card stock. The heart was embellished with Distress Ink die-cuts using Sizzix (Tim Holtz) Gear Head dies. A die-cut arrow and a stamped Hugs sentiment complete the card.

Thank you for visiting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT; Sizzix
Stamp - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress; Copic - Alcohol Refills
Other - clear sequins



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Muse - Itsy bitsy SPIDER

Hi Everyone!

Time to play at Muse Challenge #238. Kim, this week's designer, provided a fun Halloween card filled with corn candy for our inspirations. My card features colors, Halloween theme, orange matting, black and white harlequin pattern strip at bottom of panel. The stripes were created using a couple of stamps in different widths and randomly stamping using thee colors (two oranges and one yellow) of dye ink. (I got this background idea from Shari Carroll on the Simon Says blog on October 20, 2017.) The spider that was part of the cobweb is small and seemed lost with the stripes, so I attached a sparkly spider embellishment from my stash. One web didn't seem like enough so a couple more were lightly stamped. 

Hope everyone is having a pleasant fall day. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT - Dye and Hybrid
Other - spider embellishment



Friday, October 13, 2017

Muse - CASology - Celebrate

Greetings!

Time to play in a couple of challenges:

Muse Challenge #237 where Tracey provided one of her CAS beauties for our inspiration.

CASology 270 - Cue Word is 'Odd' - Three flowers are colored on my card.

Inspirations from Tracey's card include similar layout (although opposite of Tracey's), color hues, floral, black sentiment.

I stamped and masked flowers and leaves.  Three flowers were colored with light toned yellows and bright pink Copic markers. In keeping with the Muse card, one of the flowers and a few leaves were left uncolored. For some shimmer clear WOS was applied to the colored flowers.

Hope you're having a wonderful day!  Thank you for
visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamps - Hampton Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Other - WOS


Monday, October 9, 2017

CAS Watercolour - Hello There

Greetings!

CAS Watercolour October Challenge is celebrating their First Birthday ... a big congratulations. In celebration our card is to include watercolor and leaves

For my card the watercolor panel was created using a combination of Distress Dye (Candied Apple and Carved Pumpkin) and Distress Oxide (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick) Inks. The process was smooshing, water spraying, air drying and repeating these steps until I liked the result. A stitched die-cut frame was added for dimension and interest. The leaf was die-cut from cork. The sentiment matches the cork color and was achieved by using Versamark and Distress Vintage Photo inks and heat embossing with clear EP.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.


Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp  - MFT
Inks - Ranger - Distress Dyes and Oxides; Versamark
Other - Cork