LIM one-layer stencil

The Less is More Challenge #402 is a stencilled OLC. I reached for the Crafters Workshop Small Cone Flower stencil and applied a mixture of embossing paste, acrylic paint and iridescent medium. I then stamped, in Cerulean blue, “Tu me manques” (I miss you)!

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


August CAS Mix Up Reminder 2019

Welcome back to the CAS Mix Up Paper Towel Challenge. The design team along with our special Guest Betty have plenty of inspiration for you.

For this Paper Towel Transfer card, I white pearl heat embossed a special Peony Bud die cut, given to me by, Bonnie, a very special friend who knows how much I love flowers 😀 Then, using MFT’s Flower Silhouette stamps, I partially stamped two different flowers, at strategic places to be part of the bloom and leaf parts of the die. Before adhering the flower, I stamped the sentiment: “L’art est une harmony parallel à la Nature” (Art is harmony parallel to Nature, by Paul Cézanne). I also stamped some grass, added some white pearl and white puff EP.

Do join in on the fun, thanks for stopping by, HUGs,

A Little Something

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating sketch 400 with their first sketch. I thought I’d try to make it “clean” with my one layer card. Some dry embossing, masking, sponging, heat embossing and embossing paste are the techniques used for this card. “Une petite attention juste pour toi” (A little something just for youFMS 😉 ).

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

August CAS Mix Up 2019

Welcome back to a new technique at CAS Mix Challenge. The Paper Towel technique is a beautiful way to create special textured backgrounds. It’s also a great way to reuse the inks mopped up by those paper towels left to dry. There’s a video and plenty of inspiration to be found on the blog by the design team. Our Guest Designer this month is Betty!

For this card I stamped a W plus 9 Summer Bloom, added sticky embossing powder and Gilded Flakes. For the heart, I stamped Peacock OI, again added sticky embossing powder and cover with clear Rock Candy crystals. With a paint brush I added some of the same OI to shade the bloom. Then some Liquid Pearls were added for dimension. Can you believe that this is a one layer card? Sometimes I surprise even myself!

Pop on over to the CAS Mix Up to get your creative juices going. Can’t wait to see your beautiful cards. Thanks for stopping by, Hugs,

Hearty Hibiscus

I love Cécile’s Freshly Made Sketch Design #398 along with Color Throwdown #553 Colour palette Orange, Pink, and Yellow!. For this technique I used Pearl Ex for the SHIMMER over at CASology Week #348. The hibiscus die cut is from Memory Box, the word die from technique Tuesday and the BG stripped stamp from Lime Citron. I’m also entering my card in the Memory Box Challenge #51 “Striped Cards. Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

A bouquet for Bonnie

July 2019This is a special BIRTHDAY card for my dear, sweet friend, Bonnie.  She is, also, the important other half, behind the CAS community scene.

The Papersmooches vase die was dry embossed onto 140lb cold press watercolour paper.  I masked the top rim to be able to stamp MFT‘s silhouette flowers, with my Misti, of course.  I used Daniel Smith watercolour paints and then embellished with my white & glitz gel pens.  A piece of Japanese lace paper was die cut and adhered with matte medium onto the card.  A Technique Tuesday stamp “you are amazing” was stamped and silver heat embossed along with part of the sunflower stem to ground the bouquet.

Do join in on the “flower bouquet” challenge at the CAS Watercolour blog.

Happy Birthday sweet Bonnie!

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_4266

July CAS Mix Up Reminder 2019

Capture d’écran 2019-06-19 à 08.31.00Half way through the challenge, there’s some time to play with Bonnie’s CAS Mix Up Challenge theme of  Alcohol Ink Lift.  Our Special Guest Michelle and the design team have come up with some pretty cool cards to get you started.

For these cards I usedIMG_4238 a Hero Arts Konnichiwa Floral Blossom stamp to “lift” alcohol ink off Yupo Paper and then placed the ink onto the cardstock.  I heat embossed both the Yupo and cardstock before assembling these cards.  My first was the blue where I rubbed instead of dabbed the Alcohol ink, UGH, so I rescued the piece by white embossing the Yupo.  The second, I forgot to completely clean my stamp so I had left over blue ink (on the left side) which I stamped onto the IMG_4237white window card.  Finally the third was the one I was truly happy with.  This technique creates interesting impressions full of colour, once you keep in mind all the steps.  The Peek a Boo window die cut is from MFT.

The challenge is really worth giving it a try.  Can’t wait to see your CAS cards in our gallery.  Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGs,