October CAS Mix Up Reminder 2019

This month, at CAS Mix Up, Bonnie is challenging us in using foil! Take a look at the videos for tricks and tips, but also to see some beautiful inspiration from the design team and our special guest Michele!

It’s my daughter’s birthday at the end of the month and having seen many embellished large single letters on cards, I decided to give it a try with this technique. Into the Misti went the Penny Black Gentil Whisper Orchid and I began stamping using Daniel Smith watercolours onto 140 lb Fabriano paper. Then, using my OLD Cricut, I cut out the letter “E”, to use as a stencil, applying Minc reactive Screen Ink to the card. Once dry, I passed the panel, with some gold foil into the laminator. I also watercoloured, stamped and then fussy cut the largest orchid to decorate the top of the E. Lastly, I used some liquid Pearls to embellish the bloom.

I hope we’ll get to see some of your scrumptious creations in our GALLERY. Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,

Make it work ;)

I searched through my flower stamps and just couldn’t find the idea I had in my head for Judy’s Freshly Made Sketches #405 using the Color Throwdown #563 palette of Orange, Lavender, Purple, and Green.
So I got the Daniel Smith watercolour tubes and I courageously created this hand drawn card on Fabriano 140lb cotton paper. I painted clear water to the shape of each petal and deposited the lavender and purple pigments. The green leaves were done in the same manner. Then I added the orange stamens with a fine brush and I was delighted to see this the end result. Hope you give this a try.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Feathered thought

A simple card this morning to the feather theme at CASology #353 along with the CAS Colours & Sketches #431 colour scheme.

For this card I stamped a Stampendous Peacock Feather in smoky slate and glitz heat embossed. Then I added Rococo Rose & Mint Macaron with brush pens to feather the perimeter. Some Nuvo Clear Drops were added along with some glitter dust in the same tones before the drops dried. “Une pensée…” (A thought…) was also stamped and heat embossed to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Bluish Fall

A quick card made with the Color Throwdown #562 tones of cobalt blue, aqua, gray, and black along with Freshly Made Sketches #404 by Amy.

Some cobalt blue and aqua Brushos spritzed on a card base, along with a maple leaf aperture made with an IO die on white textured card stock. Some gray outlining on the leaf and the popped up rectangle edges. Finally, a Penny Black thanks die cut and black heat embossed. I added UTEE in the window of the leaf and cracked it.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz Joanna

Thank you Cécile at Freshly Made Sketches for the positive comments, it is indeed an honour.

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

Pink Bloom

A rainy day is a craft day, heck everyday is a craft day 😛 . The TIME OUT Challenge #139 “Inspired by Words” fit my pink, gold and black card, the colour scheme at Color Throwdown #551 Challenge.

I pasted two layers of pink tissue paper on my card base and allowed it to dry. Then, I stamped, in black Versafine, the flower from Kesi’Art. This was WOW clear heat embossed after adding a little Gansai Tambi Starry gold watercolour. I die cut a frame made with Nellie Snellen square stackables which I also gold watercoloured and clear heat embossed. “Juste un petit mot” (Just a little note) …of encouragment inside, was stamped and clear heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, have a HAPPY day, HUGz, Joanna

You Make it Happen

July 2019This card is for the special lady behind the CAS scenes.  Thank you Loll for instigating all of this collective creativity and stimulating new avenues to card making.  Your talent goes beyond card making, in fact, YOU make it happen.  This CAS Watercolour bouquet is for You!

I used the hydrangea in Penny Black Blooming Garden stamp set over Bristol paper.  Memento Inks, Daniel Smith watercolours, white gel pen, clear & gold pearl heat embossing, IO word die, MFT sentiment and some gold speckled tengujo tissue were used to make this card.  The CAS Watercolour Challenge would like to see your bouquet for this summer 😉

Thanks for stopping by, warm HUGz, JoannaIMG_4296