Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #226, The Challenge #87 , AAA Cards #92 and MFT's Camp Create

Happy Tuesday!! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!

I have been busy deep cleaning area by area in my house. Yesterday it was my bedroom and today it was our mudroom closet. Everything was emptied out or pulled away from the wall, dusted, vacuumed, washed, and a TON was purged. This is all in avoidance to cleaning the one room that needs it the most-my CRAFT ROOM!!

I did have a chance to play a little after all the work was done. I created two cards for some challenges.

The main jump off for the creative process on these cards was playing along with My Favorite Things "Camp Create" and using a resist technique, as well as AAA Cards Challenge #92, which also had the same challenge.


I used the MFT "Balloon Strings" background to stamp and emboss in clear. Then I used Kuratake Gansai watercolor to paint over it. For the pink card, I added some cellophane over the top while it dried to see what would happen.

Once the paint was dry, I used an MFT "Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle" to cut the panel out. I then used MFT's "Stitched Flower" dies to cut out flowers from scraps of patterned paper in oranges and pinks. These colors were inspired by The Challenge: Colors #87.

The layout was inspired by this weeks "CAS(E) This Sketch #226." 

I layered the green panel and the flowers over a pink card base for the first card. The sentiment was die cut using Simon Says Stamps! "Summer Greetings" die.

 The pink was a bit bright so I created a second card using a white background.

I used all the same products on this, with the exception of the flower centers. I used enamel dots rather then sequins.

I think I like the white card a bit better!!!

Well, that is all from me tonight!! I hope you have a FABULOUS night!!

(affiliate links used when possible at no cost to you)
Paper- PaperTrey Ink "Rasberry Fizz" card stock and patterned paper, Neenah Solar White 110 lb white card stock, Bo Bunny Press Double Dot Orange Citrus Paper, Doodlebug Design "Kraft in Color" 6" by 6" paper pad, Basic Grey
Dies-My Favorite Things "Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle," "Stitched Flower," Simon Says Stamps! "Summer Greetings" dies
Stamps-My Favorite Things "Balloon Strings"
Other-Kuratake Gansai watercolor, Enamel Dots (orange and aqua), Simple Stories "Winter Wonderland" Enamel Dots (off white), Diamond Stickles, Doodlebug Design Sequins, Sizzix Big Shot , Ranger Multi Matte, Scotch Adhesive


Lesley said...

Wow, Nora! You did such a good job Using all those challenges together! Lovely use of colour and the sketch. Thank you for joining us at the challenge!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful takes on the sketch, Nora!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

whilst reading your blog I was thinking wow that's acool background stamp, looks like the cellophane technique....duh...anyway super CAs cards and nice bright summery colors, well done and thank you for playing at AAA cards

Jane said...

Both colourways look fabulous, but the hot pink one does it for me - but then I am a purple pink person! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Hannelie said...

Oh wow, this bold bright cards just put a big smile on my face!
LOVE it!
So glad you joined us at CTS !

LucieGCards said...

What gorgeous cards, Nora! I love both of them - especially the use of the cellophane technique in addition to the resist technique on your pink card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

I Card Everyone said...

Both darling specimens for our CTS challenge this week, Nora! So bright and cheerful - after all that cleaning! thanks for playing cards with us at CTS!

SmilynStef said...

You rocked those colors ... so bright and fun.

Tracie Pond said...

Hello Nora! I love the tone of both of your cards. They are full of joy and happiness. Happy to see you at AAA Cards.

donna mikasa said...

Love your bright, beautiful takes on the sketch! Just gorgeous, Nora!