Monday, March 20, 2017

Waiting on it to MELT

It's Tuesday! That means CASology is back with a new cue card. This week we're creating cards about chilly, icy, frosty things that will: MELT. 


I've really been on a stencil kick lol. I sponged four of my favorite blue distress ink colors through a snowflake stencil, and then I did the thing that I'm always afraid I'll mess up... I die cut my sentiment directly into my image! Thank goodness for my t-square ruler :) I popped up the sentiment using some fun foam. It takes a little patience to glue it all together, but once you're done, you have a card with amazing dimension. 

Swing by to see the DT's crafty creations for this week. And don't forget, there's​ a coupon code for our awesome sponsor this week- Stamplorations- 10% off using CASOLOGY. 


Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Sponsor: Stamplorations





Have a great Tuesday!

Xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Some Leafy Goodness with CASology


It's CASology time and we have some leafy goodness for you this week. Our new cue card is: FOLIAGE...and boy do I wish we were seeing more of it around here instead of this wintery mix!



I did some sponging through a Dylusions leaf stencil. I used a light and dark shade of each color and simply bumped the stencil so they would have a layered effect. I love how this looks kinda like some 3D magic :)

I wanted the edges of my card to be the same shiny gold as my sentiment, so I edged my card with Versamark watermark ink and heat set the gold embossing powder. I love this trick to make my cards shine!

The rest of the DT want to "leaf" you with some cool ideas this week too, so head on over to see them! And say hi to our guest designer this week!


Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Anna

I'm also joining CAS(E) this Sketch! #212

Thanks of popping in to say hi! I can't wait to see your creations this week!

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Life's Landmarks with CASology

It's CASology Tuesday and our new cue card is: LANDMARK.


Blame it on the phase I'm in right now in my life, but I immediately 
thought about accomplishments as landmarks and a card to celebrate them.


I watercolored some white cardstock and die cut it using the Ellen Hutson Bold Blossoms dies. I arranged them on some vellum, heat embossed my sentiment, and coated the flowers in some Wink of Stella. Lots of white space with pops of color...and very little stamping lol!

The rest of the DT has some great inspiration for you this week too! And please say hi to our guest designer!


Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Wendy


I'm also playing along at AAA Cards #85 Oscar Red Carpet.


Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

Deidre

Friday, March 3, 2017

Pisces Meets Steelers Fan Mixed Media Card

Just a quick share today. 
I totally love when someone sends me a special request for a card or
custom art piece! I merge their vision with my art techniques and something magical happens.


I made this card is made using:
Gelli-printed background
Translucent embossing paste
Distress Ink blending
Stitching
India ink splatters
Torn and cut paper
Dymo labels
Gelly Roll pens
Sharpie paint marker



It was awesome to mix the Steelers colors with the Pisces sign and create a card for a very special lady...one I've known for over 20 years! Happy Birthday!

I'm joining the More Mixed Media Challenge with this card.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to comment below; I love reading and responding to them!
xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Lil Something to CRUNCH on with CASology


Happy Tuesday! CASology has a new cue card that will really 
give you something to chew on this week ;)



I used my favorite Copic coloring technique for animals- dots! I based with E41 and used E42, E43, and E44 for this super cute squirrel from Clearly Besotted's "Nutty but Nice" set. I did lots of masking for his stack of acorns and colored them using the same colors, just the darker shades for the acorn tops and lighter shades for the bottom portion.

I wanted the acorns to look more realistic, so I added some visual interest with a Copic 0.3 black multiliner.


You can see what awesomely squirrelly ideas the DT came up with this week! Click the list below and don't forget the guest designer and fantastic sponsor this week!


Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Amy
Sponsor: Lawn Fawn
Thanks for popping in to say hi!

xoxo Deidre