Inkspirational Coffee Challenge

Capture d_écran 2018-03-02 à 14.18.38An Inkspirational Challenge for my favourite morning boost, Challenge #155 is a Coffee Photo. I pulled out some Bristol paper and applied acrylic paints of white, bronze and brown to create splotches onto my Penny Black Flutters die cut. Then a coat of Distress Crackle Paint was applied adding some Pearl-Ex Macro Pearl before the medium dried. With the left over painted card stock, I die cut 3 small leaves and glued them to the top corner of my MFT stitched rectangle scallop frame along with my Coffee Coloured Butterfly to the opposite corner. « Une pensée » (a thought) was stamped with sepia Versafine Ink.

I’m also linking my card to the Simon Monday Challenge, 57e0248d5257c4052766941In my Garden.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend, HUGz JoannaIMG_2467

Here’s a CLOSE UP of my butterfly 😉  IMG_2469


CAS Mix Up March Challenge

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Welcome to the March Challenge to celebrate our 2nd Birthday!!  There will be a few prizes to get the party going and to add more FUN 😀



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Another fun challenge has started at CAS Mix Up: ACETATE 😉  hosted by our talented design team member Susan.  This will be her last challenge at CAS Mix Up since she’ll be moving to the new CAS Christmas Card Challenge.  She will be missed but will definitely be a creative addition to this new monthly challenge.  We are excited to welcome the fabulous Mac from the Sweetest of Peas, our new addition to the DT family!

OK, back to ACETATE + Stamping + Your Choice.  I began mixing Alcohol inks and AI blending solution onto a piece of acetate.  The gold mixative along with the red and yellow gave me quite an interesting piece.  To seal the AIs, I sprayed with Krylon Clear Glaze (Triple-Thick Crystal).  Once dry, I trimmed two squares with my paper trimmer and the other with deckled edge scissors.  On the first card I added red and white die cuts and to the second I framed it onto a piece of Japanese paper and added a tiny heart die cut, gold heat embossed twice with two different powders.  The sentiments “Du fond du coeur” (from the bottom of my heart) was stamped directly onto the opposite side of the acetate with StazOn opaque Cotton White, while the second card was stamped onto the card base and heat embossed in gold “La vie est si belle” (Life is so beautiful).

Lots of great videos to give you a great variation on the use of acetate, plus scrumptious inspiration can be found by our creative design team.  Can’t wait to see you in our gallery, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz