CASology – Fog

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – FOG!

Here is my take:

Rocky Mountain Hello | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I first saw the clue, my mind immediately went to the mountains. I love seeing the mountains around my town – I get a calm feeling looking at them. I really wanted to capture their layers – and the fog works into that picture perfectly!

I stamped the lightest mountain image, let it dry, then applied white pigment ink. Once that was dry I did it again and again. I am a little disappointed in the white on the darkest purple – I just could not get it to stay white.

I also had another idea for “fog” and that card will go live next week.

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greetings from colorado
Stamps: Mountain Majesty (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Grapesicle (My Favorite Things); Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, White (PTI);
Paper: Purple Posy (Stampin’Up); Fog (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: Geometric 212 Book BT computer font;

CC&S #343 – Anchors Away

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And here is my take:

Anchors Away | by karen h @ carefree creations

Every time I see these colors, I think nautical!

Very simple, one-layer card. We’ll just ignore that, despite trying to use a t-rule, the sentiment is crooked.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

anchors away
Stamps: Ahoy (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Pool Party (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #342 – Lovely Day

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And here is my take:

Lovely Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

I really wanted to do a window/peekaboo card, but I didn’t have anything that fit the space well enough. Instead I tried to keep my images to the sizes in the sketch – the top and bottom wider than the middle.

Using the misti really made this easy to stamp! I positioned the first layer, stamped it, rotated the card base, and stamped the second laurel (repeat for each layer).

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

have a lovely day
Stamps: Layered Laurel (Altenew);
Ink: Aqua Mist, Mint Julep (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Mint Macaron (Stampin’Up); Evergreen (Altenew);
Paper: White (PTI);

CASology – Feather

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – Feather!

Here is my take:

A little bit of masking makes this an easy one-layer card.

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just a note
Stamps: Just a Note, Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches);
Ink: black (Memento); markers (Copics);
Paper: white;

CC&S #341 – Thank You

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And here is my take:

Thank You | by karen h @ carefree creations

I am in love with these colors. Pretty sure I could easily have made this a Christmas card by just changing the sentiment!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

thank you
Stamps: Harvest Berries, Keep it Simple Thanks (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Mint Macaron, Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #340 – Adventure Awaits

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And here is my take:

Adventure Awaits | by karen h @ carefree creations

This feels like a different kind of card for me — though I can’t put my finger on what/why. I do like the card – a lot.

When I picked my images for this, my biggest problem was that the styles of the images were different (the globe is solid image and very “proper” whereas the rocket is outline and kinda fun/cutesy). To make them both feel a bit more similar, I decided to give them the watercolor treatment.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

adventure awaits
Stamps: Space Cadet (Paper Smooches); Big World (Altenew);
Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, Hickory Smoke, Mustard Seed (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: watercolor (Ranger);
Other: white embossing powder (Hero Arts);

CASology – Dragonfly

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – DRAGON!

Here is my take:

Birthday Flyby | by karen h @ carefree creations

I have a dragonfly stamp, but it isn’t something I like and I wasn’t feeling it. My kiddo was the one that suggested a dragon fly(ing). Definitely loved that idea – it was perfect!

My selection of Copics is a bit limited and I didn’t have a dark enough orange to really make this image pop, but knowing this I chose to do a complementary color scheme so that in itself would add a touch of pop.

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Here’s a Birthday Flyby
Stamps: Magical Dragons (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: black (Momento); markers (Copic);
Paper: Balmy Blue (Stampin’Up); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Stitched Cloud Edges die, Magical Dragons die (MFT);

CC&S #339 – Thanks

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And here is my take:

Patterns of Thanks | by karen h @ carefree creations

I wasn’t sure about this card at first, but after awhile, I decided I like it. Your eye goes down the lines to the sentiment. Once you hit the sentiment, the lines sort of block up and your eye stays on the sentiment.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

thanks
Stamps: Southwest Style (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Terracotta Tile, So Saffron, Pretty Peacock (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #338 – Hoppy Birthday

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And here is my take:

Hoppy Birthday | by karen h @ carefree creations

This set is pretty old – but it is one of my favorites!

I wanted the frog to be the focus, so I decided to keep the outline lily pads just outline (no coloring in). I used a stamp tool and markers to get this done (some lines are faint, but it is what it is).

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

hoppy birthday
Stamps: Unfrogettable, Lilypad wheel (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Melon Mambo marker, Gumball Green marker, Pacific Point marker (SU); markers (Copic); black (Memento);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);

CC&S #337 – Birthday Brew

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I unearthed my desk last night! After weeks of not stamping, my mojo was feeling neglected, so I sat down and made a couple cards. I just had to make one for this fun challenge. Check it out:

Birthday Brew | by karen h @ carefree creations

This bottle image is one piece, but I wanted it two colors, so I broke out my stamping tool (and some masking paper). I ended up stamping the green and brown twice, so they are a bit darker than I expected.

I even used some OLD paper! Tiny bit by tiny bit, I’ll get through it!!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Have a Birthday Brew
Stamps: Bubble Over (Stampin Up – SU);
Ink: Garden Green, Soft Suede (SU);
Paper: Garden Green, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie cs & pattern (SU); White (PTI);
Other: Bottles & Bubbles die (SU);