Saturday, May 27, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #58--Guest Designer

I'm super excited to be invited by my creative friend Tracey, to guest design
 for Inspired by All the Little Things Challenge #58.

This also happens to be my very first time playing along, and I was floored
by the gorgeous inspiration photo:

Here's how I was inspired.

A single butterfly was ink distressed with several colors of Distress inks. Versamark
ink was sponged on the wings and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

 Gold watercolor was spattered on a panel and the butterfly was adhered after
it was dried. A gold embossed sentiment and gold sequins finished off the card.

I'd love for you to visit the Inspired by All the Little Things blog to see my
interview as well as inspiration from the design team. We'd love for you to
play along and see how you're inspired by the photo.

Thanks again, Tracey, for inviting me to join you and the design team
at Inspired by All the Little Things

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #223

Are you ready for a new CAS(E) this Sketch? Here's Sketch #223 
brought to you by Chrissy.

And here's my take on it.

A cross stitch oval was adhered to a Natural card base and a strip of
patterned paper over it. The little beach bunny was popped up over the
oval and topped with a star. The card was finished off with the sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, June 1st
and as a winner, you could be guesting with us on a future sketch!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #334

Here's this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #334.

And here's my take on it.

I cut a sheet of striped patterned paper with the rectangle element from BP24,
then cut the curved edge and adhered it to a Natural card base. A small square
frame was cut and clouds were stenciled in the center of the frame.

Two seagulls were colored with Copics and die cut with the matching Die-namics.
All the pieces were adhered to the card per the sketch. I curved the sentiment
and white embossed it on the card, and finished off the card with enamel dots.

For more inspiration, visit the Card Challenges blog and get all the details on how
you can win a $50 MFT gift voucher! Hope to see you in the gallery!

Monday, May 22, 2017

MFT May Creative Construction with Blueprints--Flowers & Foliage

Flowers and leaves add elegance and an organic feel to your projects. Whether
you build a bouquet of blooms or feature a single blossom, your recipient will be
touched by your efforts. Some of our Blueprints feature floral accents and this month,
 the Creative Team has crafted a bevy of looks to inspire your next project.

For my project, I chose to work with Blueprints 14.

Instead of the five petal flower die in the set, I opted to use the middle of the flower
which reminds me of baby mums. Several "mums" and leaves were cut from watercolor
card stock and ink distressed with Distress inks.

I created a square card, using the rounded corner element which was cut from
patterned paper. I ink distressed around the edges for more definition. I loosely followed
a Blueprints sketch found here and finished off the card with the hybrid sentiment.

Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from participating
team members and see how they took on the challenge. Thanks for stopping by!