Tuesday, 22 July 2014

CASology 105 - Run!

This week's CASology Cue Card is Run!

Run is not my favourite word in the world - I walk quickly (a lot!) but I only run if someone's chasing me! Still, it's an interesting cue card and will inspire a lot of amazing creations, I'm sure. I went back to an old favourite - an image from Bareback from Stampin' Up. To take it up a notch from plain black and white, I stamped the horses using Royal Satin Kaleidecolor Ink. This adds a subtle punch of colour and some interest. I didn't 'frame' the horses - leaving the ends white so that there is no limit to how far they can run!

Now it's your turn. Before you go, make sure you check out the blogs of the rest of the DT members for more inspiration!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

OLS7 - Wave the Flag(s)!

Look what happened when I started (finally!) playing around with Heather's One-Layer Simplicity Wave the Flag challenge. I started with Japan:

And then I tried to figure out how to do Canada, my home country:

Turns out it wasn't too hard. I didn't even need to change stamps! lol!

Both stamps are Stampin' Up! - the flower is from Mixed Bunch and the sentiment is from Banner Banter.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Muse 76 - Thanks!

Here's my take on this week's Muse challenge by Therese.

 I dug out my old Orchid Opulence ink pad so that I could focus on the various shades of purple (I also used Grape Jelly and Lucky Limeade). I used a Simon Says Stamp thanks, and then added in this scripty Lawnfawn die cut inlaid in black.

I hope you'll join us this week - the deadline is Monday at 8 am EDT. At that time, voting will open, and you can vote even if you didn't get a chance to link up. Voting closes at 8 am Tuesday morning and the results will be posted at noon.

Friday, 18 July 2014

FFC36 - Joyeux Noel

Time for the next Festive Friday challenge! Here's the inspiration:

I combined a number of the elements in the photo - the silver frame (I created it with embossing powder so that it would match the rest of the card), the branch with silver ornaments (I used a Penny Black stamp) and the 'Noel' on the table. I popped up the sentiment to mimic the mantle shelf. 

ETA - the 'frame' is a separate layer of white cardstock. I smooshed my Versamark ink around the edges and then embossed it (twice) with silver ep. I adhered the white 'tree' panel on top, so the rough edges of the frame are hidden.

This is another one of those really amazing photos - it appears simple, but the more you look at it, the more inspiration comes to you! Meredith is really talented at finding these photos! I can't wait to see where this one takes you! The deadline is Wednesday July 30.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Colour Q 250 - Happy Birthday to You

A simple card for the current Colour Q challenge - I just love this dress!

I chose this big Mama Elephant sentiment because it has a similar feel to the pattern on the dress, and did my best to match the colours with copics.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

CS199 - Butterfly Thank You

Last chance to link up to Darnell's birthday party. The link will close tonight at midnight. Thanks to every one who linked up!

Look who finally got her PTI butterfly dies?! ME! So excited to finally join 'the club' and be able to make pretty cards with these dies! This week's CASE Study is the perfect opportunity! Here's the inspiration:

I focused on the colours, the circles, and the butterfly (YAY!) I coloured the dots of the wings with copics before laying them back in (using tape on the back to hold them) and then added some glossy accents for dimension and shine.

ETA: Well, I missed the deadline, so this card is not in the CASE Study gallery. Still, I'm glad I made the card - it's definitely different than my usual!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

CASology 104 - Pet

  Click to link up to Darnell's birthday party before July 16. 

This week's CASology Cue Card is Pet.

Many of you know that one of my sisters is an equine surgeon. Since she was big enough to know what a horse was, she knew what she was going to do with her life! I make horse cards for her to give to her clients and friends, and I collect horse images and sentiments. This Whippersnapper Designs image is really a fantastic one - it clearly shows the joy that a horse can inspire.

But I felt that it was a little big to use on a CAS card. Solution? 'Crop' it by cutting out only a portion of the image and create lots of white space. I finished the card with an old Stampin' Up sentiment (a quote from Frankenstein's monster, actually!).

And now it's your turn - but before you go, make sure you drop by the other DT members and see what they came up with for your inspiration!