Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #178, MFT Sketch Challenge and a Park Day

Happy Tuesday everyone!! We have been a little busy at our household. I am feeling so much better after surgery. It was not as bad as I thought it would be, thank goodness!!

Charlotte and I had a FABULOUS day together today. She had an MD appointment today so I got her up early and we went to breakfast. After the doctors, we took the dog to the park, walked around and took some photos. It was so much FUN!!! Please note that that this post is picture heavy!!

Zack gave us a hard time when we were trying to take photos of him. We bribed him with cut up carrots but he still wanted to pee on everything rather then get treats!!

Now that she is a teen, Charlotte RARELY lets me take her photo so I had to get in what I could!! If you have a teen age daughter or were one, I am sure you can relate. I know I still hate to have my photo taken.

Now for the real reason I wanted to post!! First, I am sharing a card I created for CAS(E) this Sketch #178. I have been "trying" to clean off my desk by using images that I have colored and die cut and are just sitting there. Does anyone else do this? I am so bad!! So here is the card I created:

Isn't this Mama Elephant bunny cute? I love this set!! Here is the sketch that I used as inspiration for this card:

I decided to use a technique that Dawn Woleslagle, owner of WPlus9 showcased here. Definitely click on the link because it was a FUN technique and was very addicting!!

To start off the card, I blended the green from the "Melon Medley" Kaleidacolor ink pad and "Salty Ocean" Distress Ink on a white card base. I then "stamped" both ink pads separately on an acrylic block, misted water on top and flicked the watered down ink on the card base with a paint brush. I also misted water over the top of the colors too. When the panel dried, I adhered it to a top folding A2 card base.

I then adhered the stump image from Mama Elephant's "Pix's Favorite" set that I had colored in with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating die. I adhered the rabbit from the same set over the stump with foam adhesive. I added the flower, which was a scrap on my desk and is from Sunny Studios "Backyard Bugs" set. The stamped sentiment was the last addition to the card. 

I LOVE how this came out and you will be seeing some other cards that I created using this fun technique at a future date. 

For the second card today, I used an MFT Card Sketch. I meant to post this yesterday but just was not feeling up to it so I missed the deadline. I am a day late and a dollar short on so much these days!!

Here is the card that I created using the sketch:

I started off the card by masking off a section on white card stock and blending Hero Arts "Soft Pink" dye ink and "Picked Raspberry" Distress Ink. I then misted water, Prima Color Bloom "Chrome" Spray, and "Picked Raspberry" Distress Spray over the front. When everything dried, I adhered the panel over a "Raspberry Fizz" A2 card base.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Thing's "Sweet Succulents" stamp set with PaperTrey Ink's "Smokey Shadow" dye ink. A pinked circle and a pierced circle in white were then adhered to the card. The pierced circle was adhered with foam adhesive to give it a bit of dimension  

Images from My Favorite Thing's "Sweet Succulents" set that I had colored in using Copic Markers and die cut using the coordinating dies were then adhered over the circles. A scrap of patterned paper from Basic Grey was adhered below the pink section. My last touches were to adhere sequins in colors that matched the card, as well as using a bit of Diamond Stickles on the cactus flower. 

Like my bunny card, this was a lot of fun to create. I used up images and scraps that were on my desk, as well as got messy!!

That is all for tonight. Please excuse the length of this post. Thank you for stopping by!!


Susanne Vargas said...

Great photos and fabulous cards! Off to check out Dawn's technique!

SmilynStef said...

What awesome cards ... love your coloring.

Taunya Butler said...

Nora, what a beauty your daughter is and she looks so happy!! As for your cards the first one is super CAS and is so cute and the colors pop! Your second card is just such a pretty take on the MFT sketch. So cute and very fun! Have a wonderful day, so glad to hear you are feeling pretty well.

Jean said...

These are both fantastic! How great that you just happened to have that adorable bunny ready for a card! I'm off to check out Dawn's technique!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful takes on both sketches--I just love that ME bunny and the background you created for her! And your succulent looks so sweet in pastels! Great cards, Nora!

Daniela Dobson said...

Both of these are adorable. Love the bunny!

I Card Everyone said...

I know you are cherishing those photos, and the day with Charlotte, Nora! How adorable, and time is never a given, is it? Cute dog! he eats carrots?
I'm off to check out Dawn's video ... but cannot leave without saying you've created two really adorable cards! Take care of yourself!

Leigh Penner said...

What fun photos! And your cards are wonderful! Great takes on the sketches!

Chrissy Larson said...

Great pictures and adorable cards!

Claire said...

Brilliant cards Nora - I love how you've interpreted CTS..for some reason I always struggle with that challenge. The splattered background on the second one is gorgeous!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Your cards are awesome! and your daughter - lovely - she looks really smart and she is pretty on top of it! Looks like you had a fun day together!