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!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Keep CALM at CASology

This week we're tapping into our inner Zen.
I was amazed by the interpretations by the DT of this cue card
and can't wait to see what you create!

I wanted to use a floating lotus blossom. The water is so peaceful to me. I had the perfect stamp set from STAMPlorations (Lotus Love). I stamped the lotus flower first, then masked it off so that I could stamp the lily pad. I colored everything in using Zig Clean Color brush pens and did some watercoloring. The sentiments that I used on this card were from Simon Says Stamp (One With Nature). The last little step I did was to sponge on some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink around the bottom.

Time to float over to the DT blogs and see what they created

Guest Designer: Shona

Don't forget - our summer challenges are 2 weeks long! Thanks for stopping by.

xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Have a Berry Good SUMMMER with Casology

It's getting to that time of year! We are loving the weather and CASology has the perfect cue card:

These berries are from a really old Hero Arts set. I colored the strawberries with Zig Clean Color brush pens...using a little masking action for the bottom two, then I fussy cut and popped up the last one on foam adhesive. 

A little more masking in the right to do some ink blending in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, topped with a Dyan Reavely leaf stamp. This awesome sentiment is from Concord & 9th. Lots of technique, CAS result :)

The other DT members would love to show you their shining inspirations, so swing by and say hi!

Guest Designer: Marlena
Sponsor: STAMPlorations

They're providing a cool prize for this week's winner too!

Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

COLOR All the Things at CASology

What an awesome day to add some COLOR to your world!
CASology wants to see your brightest and best creations this week.

I'm really feeling the rainbow love we're giving everything today.
So who says you can't use stars in your rainbow?? Especially with a coat of glitter :)
I hope this brings you some joy today.

The other DT members have some pretty sweet cards to share, so be sure to 
make your way to the CASology blog :)

Guest Designer: Stephanie

I'm also joining at Sunday Stamps SSC204 (I flipped the image for my design)

Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre

Dies: Simon Says Stamp Mini Stars, Memory Box Puffy Clouds, Simon Says Stamp You
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp You

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Rainbows for MOTHER's Day at CASology

What a great morning for a new CASology challenge! With Mother's Day this weekend, we wanted to provide some inspiration. 

I wanted to go against my normal style for Mommie's Day...and trust me when I say that it was soooo hard leaving my flower stamps alone :) I used this new (to me) set called Rainbow Wishes by Concord & 9th. I'm so excited about the other possibilities for this set! The hearts in the background are from an old stencil. I really love the outcome 💛

Be sure to check out the rest of the creations this week at CASology... and please show us your take on the cue card!

I'm also playing along at AAA Cards #138

Thanks for stopping by and have a very happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Colors of the Mother AFRICA

Hey hey! It's another week with a very cool prompt at CASology

I was inspired by 2 things this week: the Pan-African colors of gold, green, and red and the tribal design aesthetic of Dina Wakely's "Primitive Icons" stamp set. I kept my design along the edges of my card and did some loose watercoloring. I loved the trees, hears and sun rays in this set! The "love" sentiment that comes with it was perfect!

There are some awesome creations from the DT this week, so be sure to take a trip to their pages!

Guest Designer: Claire

I'm also joining at AAA Cards 

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre

Monday, April 15, 2019

Peek-a-boo at CASology

This is a fun challenge and I hope you can "see through" our antics at CASology!

Using acetate in a card can be tricky. You have to think about adhesives, the inside of the card, 
how to put your greeting, etc. This always stretching my brain...and tests my photo skills lol.

My secret to adhesives and acetate - use sheets of double-sided adhesive (like Stick-It sheets) or
run embellishments through a Xyron sticker maker. The back side of everything is evenly covered (usually) and looks so much cleaner from the inside :)

I hope you check out the other DT member blogs!

Have a great day!


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Treasures in the OCEAN at CASology

We're inviting to join us at CASology to swim around with us for our 2-week challenge.

To make this card, I took a light gray cardstock, die cut it into a tag and covered it with Broken China 
Distress Oxide ink. I used a wave die to cut out a scrap piece of cardstock so that I could use it as a stencil. Starting at the bottom of the tag, I swirled on some Cracked Pistachio distress ink in three layers. I moved my homemade stencil over a smidge or two with each line. 

The die cut nautical images are suspended using silver thread to match the silver embossing of the sentiment. I hope you enjoy!

Please paddle over to the DT blogs to see their inspirations. 
We'd love to see your cards in our gallery!
Our awesome sponsor, STAMPlorations, is back with a prize for the winner.

Guest Designer:  Asa
Sponsor: STAMPlorations

Thanks for stopping by!