Saturday, November 17, 2018

CAS Colours and Sketches

For  the Colours and Sketches Challenge #298, I chose a piece of designer paper from "Color Burst Splash" from Ken Oliver of Color Burst fame.  The image is "reverie" from Penny Black, with all the dots painted with white opal Liquid Pearls. The sentiment is an old one from Hero Arts. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas Color Throwdown

This Color Throwdown 519 is my favorite color combination right now!  It's fresh and vibrant.  I used a Penny Black die to cut a tree from the turquoise and a glitter silver cardstock, placing them on a layer dry-embossed with snowflakes.  The sentiment is from a collection of holiday greetings (no ID).  More silver was added to snowflake centers with tiny silver adhesive balls. 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Color Throwdown

For this Color Throwdown challenge, I chose the digi image from Power Poppy and colored it with watercolor markers.  I finished by painting Glossy Accents over the colored image and then cut it out with the Distressed Edge rectangular die. My little go-to enamel adhesive dots accent the old SU! sentiment.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CAS Mix Up with an Embossing Folder

I watched the videos and tried at least three techniques for the November CAS Mix Up.   My fingers were stained blue and green...because I made a card with those colors but didn't like it.  Only the embossed watercoloring was okay.  On to the next:  a small scrap of watercolor paper was inked with Distress Oxides and water and then embossed.  From that, I die cut the feathers and worked from that point in choosing card colors.  The stitched rectangle die became a frame for the inked and dry-embossed piece of cardstock.  Matte adhesive dots finish it off.  Embossing folder +stamping+watercolor+die cuts.  

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Color Throwdown

I struggle to use so many colors, so I decided to try alcohol inks for this Color Throwdown challenge.   I realize that the blue I chose is more green; I relied too much on the name "patina," thinking it would have more blue in it.  I created the multicolored background with alcohol inks (crimson, sandal, patina, coral) and canned air.  I was then able to ink the postmark collage stamp for the first time.  It's a Dawn Houser design for Inkadinkado; "discover" is from Magenta. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Colors and Sketches

I have none of these SU! ink or cardstock, but I think I got close.  For the current Colors and Sketches challenge, I chose the red for the card.  It turned out fairly bold!  

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Frame It with a Sunday Stamps Sketch

Copper was my accent for this Sunday Stamps sketch.  I used designer paper from a Bo Bunny 6x6 pad called "et cetera."  The flower focus piece is a Magenta stamp heat-embossed and colored with watercolor markers and lots of water.  Then it was popped up on the copper central piece. After that, I decided to frame each other piece with copper and cut "hello" from the copper cardstock.