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

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

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.

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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).

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

CC&S #338 – Hoppy Birthday

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

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).

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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

Get your card submitted today for the latest CC&S challenge:

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!!

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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 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);

CC&S #337 – Join In!

You still have a few days to join in in the latest CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check it out :

Unfortunately my house is an utter disaster while we move stuff around. I need y’all to play so I can live vicariously šŸ™‚

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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).

CASology – LOL

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

Here is my take:

LOL | by karen h @ carefree creations

Ya know how much I love this piggy set?!! When I was looking for something to stamp for this cue, I was thinking I’d end up printing off a funny sentiment, but once I saw this set my mind did some juggling of the image and I knew this would be perfect.

I am not afraid to cut up my images – I do it all the time. But for some reason I decided to do selective inking instead (used lots of tape to do it too). Of course, I ended up cutting right around the pig outline so I didn’t really need to go through the trouble, but there’s a peek into my non-planning way of creating šŸ™‚

To help emphasize the piggy laughing, I added a background of “ha” words in different fonts. Here is maybe a better shot of that:

This is definitely one of my favorite cards!

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You are Awesome!
Stamps: This Little Piggy (StampinUp); Label Love (Altenew); Because You (My Favorite Things); Express Yourself alpha (Alley Way);
Ink: markers (Copic); black (Momento); Fog Gray (Simon Says Stamp);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);

CASology – Water, Pt2

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge ā€“ WATER; it is an extended deadline!

I thought Iā€™d post some more inspiration for you:

Water You Up To? | by karen h @ carefree creations

Paper Smooches makes such fun images – and I had fun playing with this one!

First I stamped the wave image. Then I masked the top and did some ink smooshing to make the water. I switched the mask to the bottom and stamped the beaver image. Finally, I watercolored the image. Once it was all dry, I did go over the face bits with a marker to darken it up.

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Water you up to?
Stamps: Splash (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Deep Ocean (Hero Arts); Mermaid Lagoon Distress, Antique Linen Distress, Vintage Photo Distress, Gathered Twigs Distress, Pumice Stone Distress, Espresso Brown Distress (Ranger);
Paper: Watercolor (Ranger); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers);

CC&S #336 – Happy Wishes

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

And here is my take:

Happy Wishes | by karen h @ carefree creations

I picked out a few stamp sets that would work for this sketch and then had my oldest pick the set to use. They chose the lanterns and asked that they glow. I decided to do a soft glow using chalk.

Since the handmade paper the lanterns are stamped on is off white, I pulled out an old bottle of Vanilla embossing powder to do the line and 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).

happy wishes
Stamps: Lunar Lights (Lawn Fawn);
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); After Midnight (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Paper: After Midnight (MFT); handmade paper (stash);
Other: pastels, Vanilla embossing powder (Stampin’Up);

CASology – Water

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

Here is my take:

At the Lake | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I stamped this card, I had just received the kit in the mail. I never spent much time at a lake as a kid, but I still believe in the magic of lakes (LOTS of books have lakes as the scene of idyllic childhood memories).

I had originally stamped this “scene” on a blue card base, but it was too plain/flat/basic. To add some interest, I die cut the scene with a border. This was much better.

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life is better
Stamps: July 2019 Monthly Kit (Hero Arts);
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Dark Chocolate (Papertery Ink – PTI); Lucky Limeade(Stampin’Up – SU)
Paper: White (PTI); Bashful Blue (SU);
Other: Mix & Mat Scallops die (PTI);

CC&S #335 – Butterflies

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

And here is my take:

Birthday Butterflies | by karen h @ carefree creations

The layers on the 3 larger butterflies are from the layers stamp set, but with selective inking (the layers are for “straight on” butterflies, whereas these smaller images are not “straight on”).

I broke the odds rule (there are 4 flowers) but I really couldn’t figure out where to put a fifth one and I wanted them off the top and bottom, so four it is.

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).

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies & Beautiful Butterflies Layers, Bigger Blooms (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);