Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ghosties and FOG for CASology

Happy Tuesday! We're working with a great cue card for this 2-week CASology challenge. 

These stamp sets from Paper Smooches are a couple of my all-time favorite Halloweenish stamps! And no, I didn't get paid for saying that...really :) I used the girl and guy ghosties (to call them ghosts just seems too formal with their whimsical drawing style). I heat embossed them in white EP and then colored them with a white Prismacolor pencil. After stamping and embossing the sentiments, I used some White Unicorn pigment ink from Hero Arts to ink blend around the edges for the fog.

Spooky, cute, and colorful :) Trick or Treat!

The DT has some great interpretations of the cue card, so float over and check them out too.

Sponsor: STAMPlorations (is offering a prize to this challenge's winner!)

I'm joining at Time Out Challenges 146

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A Round of DRAGONFLIES for CASology

Happy Tuesday! Even if you are afraid of insects of the flying type, you have to love this one that is inspiring our CASology challenge the next 2 weeks:

Let's just say this card was a mixture of I have stamps I haven't used yet (shocking right lol) and I have this wreath builder template that I have tried to use, but failed miserably all 3 times. I was determined to conquer both of those issues with this challenge :)

There's a small stamp set from Hero Arts w/Lia Griffith called "Love Bugs" and there are all kinds of cute little bugs and a sentiment (not the one I actually used on my card though). Armed with the tiny dragonfly and my 3.75" x 3.75" Gina K wreath builder template, I took to making the wheel of dragonflies. I used Zig Clean Color brush pens to color them in, with a pop of white colored pencil close to the body. A little gold embossing around the edge and for the sentiment (also from Hero Arts, "You're So Lovely". Finally...success!

Guest Designer: Deepti


Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

LOL at a Yeti for CASology

How did we make it to September already?!! Well, I guess I can give into the holiday card designs now :) For the next 2 weeks, we want to see whatever you like to laugh at...or maybe something that is laughing on your card. Be creative; we can't wait to see your work!

I love this new stamp set I grabbed in the last few weeks, right before (sadly) Craftin Desert Divas went out of business. This snowboarding yeti looks like he is having a ball. I cut a strip of a stitched hill, colored the this dude with B0000, B00, B02, C1, C3, C7 Copic markers (colors I drew upon from the challenge below), and mounted him on top with a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Inks swirled behind him. Head over to my Instagram page to see close ups...he's so stinking cute!

If you like to giggle, please check out the other DT members' designs!

Guest Designer: Cathy R.

I'm also sharing at AAA Cards #148 and Inspired By #87

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Summer GRILL Fest at CASology

Do you like to throw down on the grill? I love anything with a charcoal-kissed flavor...
well anything vegetarian :) Our CASology challenge for the next 2 weeks is hot, hot, hot!

I used the stamp set from Hero Arts entitled "Happy Dad's Day". There is a cute little grill that I stamped in ombre fashion using soft granite shadow ink and black Copic friendly ink.
When masking, remember to stamp the image that you want to be in the foreground first, then mask it off and layer your other images. Here, I stamped the black grill at the bottom first, then masked it off and stamped the darker gray grill (I used the same soft granite ink, but just stamped it 3 times to darken the color), then masked it off and stamped the top lightest gray grill.
I then colored in the grill using C9, C7, and C5 Copic markers. A tip to making round things look shiny and round - leave a curved highlight right at the edge and don't forget the catch light on the surface.

I think this would be a great guy card :) Time to blaze over to the other DT blog pages!

Guest Designer: Deepti A.

I'm also playing along at Time Out Challenges #141 and AAA Cards #146

Thanks for stopping by!