Capture d’écran 2019-04-04 à 16.10.15The CAS(E) this Sketch #319, designed by Brian King,  made me want to play.  So, I made a stencil from an Alexandra Renke Branch Wreath die, added modeling paste to the card base along with some silver pearl EP.  Of course I heated this right away.  Then I die cut a Little B Bouquet bloom in vellum and the outline in white card stock also heat embossed with silver pearl.    Masking my wreath, I used an MFT grid background stamp for the bottom half,heat embossed, and then sprinkled/spritzed Turquoise Brushos.  Once dry I added my flower with some turquoise twine, plus I added some little flower sequins.  That’s my take on the sketch.

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i’d pick you!

Capture d’écran 2019-04-02 à 13.22.44A sunshine card for a dear and special Capture d’écran 2019-04-02 à 13.22.26friend.  I heat embossed in Apple Green, several times, a Technique Tuesday Poppy Sentiments stamp.  Then I watercoloured in Gorgeous Grape the poppy petals.  I also applied some glass beads and some Liquid pearls over the blooms.  Finally, I added a speech bubble die cut in Grapefruit Grove card stock and stamped “if friends were flowers i’d pick you!” in white embossing powder.   This card is for the Less is More Challenge #392 and the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #315.

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Japanese window

Capture d’écran 2019-03-27 à 11.50.44A cream, mauve, and moss Capture d’écran 2019-03-27 à 11.51.03green card for the Color Throwdown Challenge #536 along with the design from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #381.  Cream EP over cream card stock using an oriental stamp.  Some watercoloring on the vellum window strip and also on the card stock with Zig Clean Colors.  I embellished with Nuvo Drops and the card was done.

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Blue Bloom

Capture d’écran 2019-03-19 à 11.09.55Fiona at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #313 chose Old Olive, Sahara Sand & Pacific Point as the colour scheme.  I die cut the Memory Box Sketch Daisy out of Sahara Sand card base.  Before adhering my flower, I stategically smooshed some Old Olive and Pacific Point on the card base.  Crackle accents were added in the flowers apertures, some blue butterflies were stamped and the edge was embossed with a stitched border from MFT.  Finally, I stamped some script on the edge of my folded card stock in the three colours.

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loving hugs

Capture d’écran 2019-03-15 à 13.19.35CAS(E) this Sketch #313 is a REAL Capture d’écran 2019-03-15 à 13.19.55challenge 😛 so I opted for a mix media card.  Some crackle paste with watercolour for a rusty feeling.  Then some royal blue foil card stock for the penny farthing die cut along with a heart die and “hugs” die.  Some foiled thread for some flower sequins in the same colours.  Happy Birthday TIME OUT, sending warm hugs for your Birthday Challenge #313.

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Spring blues

Capture d’écran 2019-03-13 à 15.25.46Playing along with Judy’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #379 and with the Color Throwdown Capture d’écran 2019-03-13 à 15.26.19Challenge #534 (light blue, brown and orange).  I used orange Brushos for the strip on the card base and added some molding paste over a Darkroom Polka Dot stencil.  Then I die cut some Elizabeth Craft Garden notes on Blue Brushoed watercolour paper, working the paper to give the blooms dimension.  Finally I added a generous amount of Nuvo drops for the stamens and added some brown glitter.  “Merci” (thank you) was also covered with brown glitter.

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