CASology #241

Capture d_écran 2017-03-21 à 17.13.31You know winter has finished when those tulips start popping up 😉  …even through the snow.  A Penny Black tulip stamp and watercoloured with Zig Clean Brushes, then some masking to add the snow.  A little glass beads for the blooms and Gossy Accents for the stems.  A “smile” word die, that’s what the tulips evoke once they show their beautiful colours.  That’s my take on CASology #241 “MELT!

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1588

TIME OUT 3rd Birthday

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“CHEERS” to TIME OUT’s 3rd Birthday Celebration.  Here’s my card to their Friendship with the optional twist of ‘spotlight stamping’ 

I stamped an ART IMPRESSIONS of 3 DIVA’s (3rd birthday) onto Bristol paper twice with Memento London Fog.  Using Zig Clean Color Brushes, I coloured the wine glasses and the lady on the foreground. Did some fussy cutting and glued onto the stamped card base.  A Paper Smooches word die “cheers” was painted with the same colour palette.  Of course, these pieces were clear heat embossed to add to the spotlight.  Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by!  CHEERs JoannaIMG_1565

Mojo 488

Capture d_écran 2017-03-13 à 12.22.54It’s a nice sunny Monday, I’m just waiting to start spring planting.  So for Mojo Monday 488 I made this flower bouquet, quickly painted with Zig Clean Color Brushes in 2 shades of light pink and a touch of olive green.  Adhered them to a piece of pink vellum to which I pink heat embossed “Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday).  To my card base, I stencilled iridescent opal acrylic paint and added my die cuts on top, just like Julee’s beautiful sketch.

Hope you enjoy, have a great week and thanks for stopping by!  HUGz Joanna


Mojo #486

capture-decran-2017-02-27-a-10-36-29It’s a beautiful winter day here, getting close to spring 😉 so I took out my Penny Black Sun Fire die to make my MOJO Monday #486 card.  All die cuts are done with watercolour paper except for the circle of vellum.  The base was dry embossed with an MFT frame and then white heat embossed in the mid strip with a dots stamp.  The frames were watercolored and white heat embossed with a grid stamp and the flower was painted using the same Daniel Smith watercolours.  A pink twine wrapped the horizontal mid section before adhering all my pieces to the card.  Liquids pearls were applied for the stamens.

Hope you enjoy, thanks so much for stopping by!  HUGz Joannaimg_1518


capture-decran-2017-02-20-a-09-07-27Tissue paper for my Mojo Monday Sketch challenge #485 😉  I cut a rectangle out of white tissue paper and spritzed each end with 2 different colours of Smooch Spritz.  The banner was laced with a Distressed Wyndham Collage die.  In watercolour paper, 2 hydrangea blossoms were brush tinted using the same spritz colours.  To assemble this card I folded the tissue paper and tore the bottom edges, added the banner and flowers, stamped “souris” (smile) and used an IO border die for the bow.  Nuvo drops were added to finish it off.  Have a great week, hope you enjoy 😀

Thanks for stamping by, HUGz Joannaimg_1469

Meilleux Voeux

Corrugated Cardboard CAS Mix-Up REMINDER, capture-decran-2017-01-07-a-20-45-54there’s still plenty of time to PLAY 😀

I used white corrugated card stock torn vertically and cut horizontally.  Then I slightly powdered with Brushos (Ost. blue and Yello Ochre), spritzed with water and watched the magic happen… I think I’m in love 😉

I used Concord and 9th Layering Leaves dies in white card stock.  The horizontal border die was wrapped with blue foil thread and blue beads to add more colour.  The left over blue foil thread was adhered behind the white leaves shimmered with a Wink of Stella pen.  A blue tag was white heat embossed with the stamp “Meilleur Voeux” (best wishes).  This was all popped up on a folded white 110b card stock.  Hope you get inspired to join us, can’t wait to see you in our awesome gallery.  The challenge is open up to the 24th of February.

Thanks for stopping by, hoping you get inspired, HUGs joanna-cmu-signatureimg_1390

Smile ;)

N@ali from CAS(E) this Sketch #208 has an amazing sketch.capture-decran-2017-02-09-a-13-21-35   The flower was first white heat embossed and then masked with a second fussy cut piece.  Another rectangular frame mask was made so that I could apply Coarse texture paste mixed with gold acrylic paint, but I added a torn strip of paper in the midsection as to create interest.  Once dry I proceed to paint in the same gold the section where the torn strip had been placed.  The flower was painted with Zig Clean color brush pens.  A hand drawn contour was made with fine Faber Castel Pitt Pen.  The word die “smile” was die cut in watercolour paper as to be painted in the same Zig colours.  Another black “smile” die cut was pasted on the underside and glued to the bottom on the rectangle.  Gold & white splatters were added,  …as you can see, the gold paint was still thick 😛 , but I liked the results.

Thanks for stopping by, happy card making!  HUGz Joannaimg_1459-copie