Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PRICKLY Fun in the Sun

Welcome back to another CASology week! 
Time to put your thinking caps on for this week's cue card.

After my vacation, the first thing that came to mind with this week's CASology cue card was prickly heat (yep, I always get a sunburn despite bathing in 70 SPF sunblock lol). But that's no fun, so I went with my favorite prickly stamps, hedgehogs from Penny Black!

This is a totally one-layered card, thanks to 3 different masks, pastel distress ink blending, 
and Copic coloring. 

The DT has some funny and sharp-witted inspirations for you this week! And don't forget to say hi to our guest designer and awesome sponsor. 

Anna Uhras 
Deidre Payne
Hannelie Bester
Jacquie Southas
Janet Ribet 
Jen Wills
Joyce Mehrberg
Judy Marino
Kymona Tracey
Melissa Chipperfield
Rachel Bergfeld
Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer: Amy R.
Sponsor: STAMPlorations- They're offering a 10% discount this week 
for our followers- use code CASOLOGY.

I'm also linking up at CAS(E) this Sketch!, Fusion Card Challenge, and AAA Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CASology Goes on SAFARI

How great that I get to craft while away on vacation in Costa Rica!
And I feel like this week's cue card for our CASology challenge is perfect: SAFARI.

I really wanted to make this a one-layer card, so stamping this giraffe and sentiment required a little bit of masking and drawing. I got this idea quite a while back from the fabulous Kristina Werner.
Here you can see how short the actual stamp is compared to how he turned out.
Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens are great for this technique, because you have so many options in nibs size. I colored everything with Copic markers and he's ready for his safari!
You have to check out the wildly amazing inspiration cards from the DT and guest designer!
Deidre Payne (that's me)

Guest Designer: Kevin B.
And a big thank you to our sponsor: Your Next Stamp
You can win a  $25 gift certificate to their online store! Hope you play along this week :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

xoxo Deidre

Thursday, August 3, 2017


What a fun cue card we have for you this week over at CASology!
It's the perfect time of year to make a card with everything JUICY in mind.

I've been hanging onto this little Avery Elle "Mon Cheri" stamp set and how sweet (get it??) to use it this week. I actually stamped these on vellum and colored them from the back using Pitt Big Brush Pens. I love Bing cherries and the colors would look great against my sponged Distress Oxide Ink background...which has a little gold lining to the clouds.

The rest of the DT has some awesome inspiration this week to share too, so be sure to say hi. And don't forget the Guest Designer :)

Deidre Payne (that's me)

Guest Designer: Michele

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

xoxo Deidre