This week’s challenge at CAS-ology is Bee. I made the lower patterned paper using strip stamps from SSS - NAUTICAL BORDERS & HAPPY EVERY DAY. The Bees and sentiment is also SSS – Circle Friends.
I also entered my “bee” card into the Card Concept Colour Challenge #11 – Clean and Layered
CAS – Colours & Sketches Challenge #75 had an interesting challenge this week. I first made the card on plain white cardstock, but it was lacking something, so I pumped it up with using Butterfly Swirl embossing folder by Darice. In the sketch there are 4 featured elements so I highlighted 4 butterflies. I used Butterfly drift die from SSS. I also flipped the direction of the objects from top left-bottom right to bottom left-top right.
I tried to combine two challenges for my card. I love the sketch over at Pals Paper Arts Challenge and the photo inspiration at Fusion Card Challenge. I used IO – Cage Collage, Casual Friday Stamps – Love Notes, and Memory Box - Musical Interlude. I inked the bird image with 3 shades of brown distress inks.
The weekly challenge at AAA Cards is Create! I immediately thought of my cute stamps and dies from MFT – Pure Innocence Paper Dolls & You Colour my World. I also used the matching die for paper dolls. The sentiment on the second card is from Paper Smooches – I Heart Art, and the splatters are from Stampin Up – Grunge. I used Copics, distress inks, and paper piecing.
I also entered the above card into Simply Less is More - Die Cut
I also entered this card into the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge – Anything Goes & Addicted to Stamps – Anything goes
UPDATE: I am very excited, I won Top Honour at Addicted to Stamp Challenge #96 for my Thanks from the bottom of my he”Art”.
Today’s card followed the tutorial on the Papertrey Ink blog. For the technique, you stamp your image using dye based ink (I used distress inks). then you take your waterbrush and pull the inks into the background. I used PI Butterfly Dreams stamps. For details check out their blog!
1) Amusing Challenges – Anything Goes
2) Dream Valley Challenges – Things with Wings
3) Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #208: Things with Wings
4) Cards in Envy – Winged Things Card Challenge
5) CAS(E) this Stetch – Sketch Challenge