Sunday, March 15, 2015

LIM 215 and CASology

I have several cards to share today.  I seem to have a problem getting photos of my card and because of my laziness procrastination, I've missed a couple of challenges!  These first two cards are for the current Less is More challenge which is a one layer card with animals.  The second card is for the current CASology challenge with a cue word of "tropical". (and I think I'm squeaking in just in time!)

This is my one layer card for the LIM challenge.  I decided to draw several little "chicks" as I couldn't find a stamp I wanted to use.  Chicks are considered animals....right??  Anyway, I drew the chicks, colored them with Copics, added googly eyes, and masked off a little green hill to ground them.  Then just a touch of blue for the sky.  Very quick and easy...even though my little chicks look a little startled! I can't say I'm a great artist...but I try! LOL!

I hope this "tropical" card is CAS enough!  I cut the silhouette (chair, tree, ground) with my Cameo.  I used distress ink to shade the background, then stamped the sentiment in black and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder. I should have left well enough alone...but decided I "needed" a little sparkle in the sky, so I put clear Wink of Stella on the sky...kind of looks like stars!  The sentiment is from Flourishes - Beach Life (unfortunately Flourishes no longer exists!)

This next card is the one I made for my grandson who will be eleven tomorrow.

I wanted to make a shaker card, and I've had very little practice, so I gave it another try!  I cut the balloon from a white panel, then cut two layers of fun foam and adhered them to the back of the panel, aligning them with the opening.  I added tiny seed beads inside the balloon.  On the card base, I colored a blue rectangle to go behind the opening.  The robot is a MME stamp and is colored with Copics.  I added a dotted "ground" and colored it with a light grey Copic.  The sentiment is hand written. I hope he likes it and doesn't think it's too "childish"!

These next two cards were cards I made for last week's LIM challenge...but once again I was lazy didn't get photos in time!

The tulips are a stamp from Penny Black, that I stamped in Memento black and colored with Copics. I fussy cut each of the blooms and then layered them on the green panel.  Some of the tulips are popped up for a little dimension. The green panel was cut with the rectangle stitched die from SSS, but I did some partial cutting in order to get a more "square" shape.  The sentiment is from SSS and is stamped on vellum and heat embossed in yellow.

This card is the result of my playing with some of my distress inks and trying to figure out what I could do with the inked panel after I finished!  Can't say I really love this card, but I do like the bright colors!  The sentiment is from SSS (I think), and was stamped in black then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The butterfly was punched with a MS punch then coated with a little wink of stella.

Whew! That was a lot to drop on you today! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...


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Karen Mead said...

All your cards are gorgeous - love them xx

Judy1223 said...

Susan, what a great array of cards! I love the tropical sunset card, such lovely silhouettes against a gorgeous sky! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful selection of cards! Love those hand drawn chicks. I'm impressed!

Jen W. said...

What a fabulous collection of cards, Susan! Your night sky and silhouette are stunning and I also love those goggly eyed chicks and that cute robot! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are all dynamite, Susan! You have so much talent! I especially love Adam's card! Hugs, Darnell

Gay Peplow said...

Terrific cards Susan, you have been a busy lady, still keeping the wonderful standard up I see :D xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another fabulous gallery of cards from you Susan.
You are rockin' Love them all and can't pick a favourite.
I did have to do a little giggle at those googly eyes on the chicks.
Superb one layer card, cute and colourful. thanks as always for linking up at Less is More.
Sarah x

Faith A said...

WOW, not much procrastination here - so much work! A GREAT selection.

Chrissie said...

Super bunch of cards again Susan, well done on drawing those chicks, they look really cute!
They are part of the animal kingdom after all!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

WOW - what a fab selection, all great makes - popped over from LIM


Anne said...

Susan what a fabulous bunch and those !
chicks are brilliant
Thanks so much for your entry
Less is More

*Vicki* said...

Every one of these cards is truly amazing!! I love your design style and I love that wonderful sky you've created!! I also love the bright colors on your last ombre card!! So stunning and a beautiful work of art!! So glad you played with the ombre at CASology!! ;)


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