Friday, February 10, 2017

Four Challenges...

I've made a few cards this week, and thought I'd link them up to several challenges.  I even made a card or two that would fit more than one challenge!  Yay, Me!

I will be playing along with the following challenges:  CAS(E) this Sketch, Happy Little Stampers, CASology, and Merry Monday!  Whew! That's a LOT of challenges for me!




So, let's get started....



This first card is for CAS(E) this Sketch.  I used a really old "Magnolia" stamp.  When I saw this one, I just had to have it...and I probably haven't used it 2 times!  The little girl was facing the wrong way, so I scanned the stamped image into my Silhouette program and flipped her horizontally, then used the trace feature to trace her and then welded the image into a rectangle, so that I could cut out just her legs with the Cameo.Much easier to do than to explain! LOL! I cut the cloud (SSS) from the rectangle, then ink blended the blue sky before popping the cloud back in (raised with foam). The little girl is colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated.


This second card is for the CASology challenge with a cue word of "hero".  My youngest grandson is a HUGE fan of Batman, and even though his birthday is a ways away, I thought I'd get his card done for him.  The Batman image is from the Silhouette Store.  I created the "Bam" accent in the Silhouette program as well as the sentiment.  I printed all of this out and cut it to 4 x 5.25 inches.  I colored in some "ground" under Batman.  I also printed out another of the "Bam" stars and popped it over the one on the card.  I added a very small black border and adhered it to a white card base.


This third card is for a couple of challenges - Merry Monday and HLS - Anything Goes with Dies.  I used a Christmas tree die that I've had for a while and cut it from a card panel.  I had to add a piece of acetate behind the aperture so that I'd have something which I could used to adhere my tree back in the aperture.  I then popped that panel over a inked panel.  To make the inked background, I used the TH spritzer, and my Tombow markers and spritzed two different colors of ink on a small panel that would fit behind the tree.  I then used my WOS silver and gold pens and flicked some of the sparkly WOS onto the green.  It's difficult to see, but there's really a lot of shine behind the tree.  I cut the sentiment "merry" (SSS) from card stock and from foam, then added a bit of glitter to the bottom portion of the letters.  The "Christmas" is from DRS Designs.  The star is popped with foam tape, and painted with gold WOS. (Cut with a SSS die)


This last card is just me playing around with some water colors again.  I wanted to create a "scene", but this one fell a little short of what I was trying to do...but it's okay.  If practice really makes perfect, then I should be getting better at this, don't you think?! LOL!

That's all for me today....As always, thanks so much for stopping in.  I appreciate your visit...and I appreciate each and every comment!
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12 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Great selection of cards Sue, so nice to see a Magnolia stamp used and very creatively! Love the Xmas card the two tone sentiment works so well. Fab card for your grandson I love to make them so personal to their interests. Wonderful watercoloured background on your last card like an African sunset!
Val x

laurie said...

Awesome cards! Love them ALL. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Joyce said...

Holy cow, Susan. I came over from CASology to comment, compliment and thank you for playing along, and I got such an enormous dose of inspiration and flair. All of your cards are simply wonderful.

Judy1223 said...

Fabulous cards, Susan! All of them! I must say I love the personalized Batman birthday card for your grandson, I'm sure he will treasure it! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Carol Cel said...

Wow! When I opened your post, I fell in love with the little girl card, and then the good works just kept coming. I can't pick a fave as they are all so very nice.

Linda said...

Love that delicate Christmas tree die and all the glitter and shine. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Your son is going to love that Batman card. I remember when mine got his Spiderman one! So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.

samanthadesigns said...

Beautiful set of cards. All different but right on for the challenges they are entered in. I found your blog from CAS(E) this sketch.

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards!

Hannelie said...

You've been busy making fabulous cards Susan!
LOVE the sweet take on CTS and super take on CASology.

Thanks for playing along at CTS & CASology this week!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Susan! I love that little Magnolia girl--sweet take on the sketch!

Julie B said...

A fab set of cards Susan, love the die cut Christmas tree over the inky panel.
Thanks for sharing at HLS. :)

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