May CAS Mix Up Reminder!


It’s the CAS Mix Up reminder card  CAS Mix Up challenge is “SPATTERING” 😉 + Stamping + Your Choice!

The card base is watercolour paper which I completely wetted and added splatters of Maganese and Ultramarine blue while very wet.  While waiting for my piece to dry I also watercolored the hydrangea die cuts.  Once everything was dry I added splatters of the same watercolours plus diluted white & silver acrylic paint to the base.  I also stamped the flowers with a French Script stamp.  A white ticket tag was stamped and heat embossed “Pour toi” (for you) and blue twine was attached.  Two leaf die cuts in white were also adhered to the collection.

Hope to see your scrumptious creations in our gallery, take a look at the design team’s inspirational cards, including our guest designer’s.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs joanna-cmu-signature


Color Throwdown #438

Capture d_écran 2017-04-12 à 16.06.18Just waiting for the warm weather to arrive, so I made a blossom card for Color Throwdown’s #438 Challenge ->  coral, yellow, leaf green and white 😀

I die cut Memory Box’s Lorelai Leaf Outline Die to create a stencil thus allowing me to leaf green colour the light modelling paste and applying it to my card base.  A Sizzix wild flower die in Bristol paper was tinted here and there with Coral Zig Clean Brushes.  A tiny IO butterfly was die cut 3 times in yellow vellum and tied together with thread.  Yellow watercolour splatters were added before adhering all the die cuts.  “Je pense à Toi” (Thinking of You) was stamped in black Versafine ink.  That’s my card for today 😉  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1659

Mojo Monday #491

Capture d_écran 2017-04-03 à 14.12.00Our adorable niece turns 30 this Saturday, so I used Julee Tilman’s Mojo Monday Sketch #491 for inspiration.  I stamped, Versamark, MFT’s Roses All Over BG stamp onto a piece of white card stock.  I added Zig Clean Colour Brushes in yellow and red to the center of each rose using a water brush.  Then a rectangle of vellum was stamped with MFT Grid BG stamp and heat embossed with clear silver.  A Papersmooches rose die was painted in the same colours as the BG stamp, then heat embossed with the same clear silver embossing powder.  A strip of red/yellow/pink vellum was used for the banner and stamped with “Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday) using Versamark and white embossing powder.

That’s my card for today, have great week and thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1611 2

Birthday Elephant

Three Pastel colours (Less is More #322) & no dies (CAS-ual Fridays #170) were my challenge for the CAS(E) this Sketch #215! I stamped an elephant duo in Versamark and silver heat embossed my image.  I coloured using grey and a touch of pink in Clean Color Brushes to give a splotchy look.  Using the same pink, I coloured light modelling paste and stenciled using a heart shape of hearts.  Black & White Enamel Accents were used to embellish the eyes and the tusk.  Then I tore a white Vellum strip, silver heat embossed “Bonne fête” (Happy Birthday) AND using the third colour, lime green, I stamped the grass strip on the underside of the vellum.  That’s my card for today, have a terrific WEEKEND 😀

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1609

Mojo #490

Capture d_écran 2017-03-27 à 13.28.45Another card for Mojo Monday Challenge #490.  Only pink on white for this beautiful design by Julee Tilman.  A Papersmooches flower die over a pink heat embossed rectangle with a scratches stamp.   A piece of thread to attach the blossom and a pink vellum butterfly to embellish.  This was matted over a pink vellum rectangle.  Before adhering to the card base, I die cut a pink frame to which I added a pink heat embossed butterfly border.  The flower and butterflies were also watercolored in pink 😉  A little pearlescent Liquid Pearls here and there and the card was done.  Hope you enjoy!

Have a great week, thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1597

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