Mojo Monday kept me inspired to make cards each week, even if I didn't do the MM challenge. But Mojo Monday is no longer; after 10 years, it has ended. I have other challenges, but I'm having difficulty getting inspired.
This particular card is one I sent to a friend who gets a card each week from me. This was created with Bister...and the horse was outlined with Glossy Accents. The Filly Sketch is from Stampendous.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
The challenge for CAS Mix Up this month seems straightforward...because I actually have a few jars of embossing paste. The problem is that I have very little experience with the paste, so it required some experimentation. The stencil I chose is from Dreamweaver. The embossing paste design worked fine, but I traded blue cardstock for white as a card so things would look "cleaner." It was then I discovered that I needed some white space, so stamping wasn't going to work there. That's why the stamping of the music score is on the die cut from Altenew.
Stamping + embossing paste + die cut
Thursday, June 1, 2017
This week's Less is More challenge is to create a CAS card that "shimmers." For my card, I painted the sunflower image (Inkadinkado) with Yasutomo pearlescent watercolors and finished the card front off with a spray of Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold. The trick then was to capture the shimmer on camera. (The closeup makes the image look a little "rougher" than it is IRL.) The Roethke quote is a stamp from Rubber Soul.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
It's difficult for me to get back into cardmaking when I've been away from it; there are too many things that are on my mind, and the kitchen table piled with cardstock, inks, stamps, and tools is just one of them. However, it's Tuesday after Mojo Monday, and the sketch was especially appealing.
Prima's Almanac Collection in a 6x6 pad was my choice of papers. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
This is a challenge I kind of "backed into." I wanted to watercolor a floral image but knew it wasn't considered CAS because of the size of the image. This particular Flower Challenge, however, provided the opportunity to CASE what turned out to be the same image!
The stamp is from Flourishes, and when I worked with it, I knew exactly why I purchased it a few years ago. It is perfect for coloring and especially perfect for watercoloring with markers and an aqua brush. My card is a CASE of DT Member Maria's sweet peas card.
Monday, May 15, 2017
This was a sketch that went together quickly, but I didn't care for the result. A quick change of colored layers, some dry embossing, and this card for Freshly Made Sketches 287 was complete. The DSP is from a Ken Oliver paper pad featuring what appear to be his Color Burst products.