Hi folks, just popping in to let you know that there is a new CASE Study challenge on today :) Unfortunately, I’m running behind this week with trips away and visitors and just haven’t managed to squeeze in the crafty time to have a go at this gorgeous inspiration from Jaclyn Miller :( However, I know the team will have created some stunners for you so please pop over to the CASE Study blog to see Jaclyn’s CASE as well as those of the Design Team and our guest for the month, Catherine Pooler :)
Also have you seen that CASE Study are looking for new Design Team Members?! Click here for all the details and to link up your entries!
Does that pop of gorgeous watercolour make you happy? It does me! These are all from the next Online Card Class – Watercolor for Cardmakers! I seriously had such fun creating projects for this class :)
Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Jennifer Rsaza, and friends (including me!) for a fun-filled, all-video, two-week course packed with inspiring, approachable techniques. Starting with easy soft sky washes and progressing to darling hand-painted images, this class is tailor-made for the both the aspiring artist and the cardmaker who wants to add to her go-to collection of on-trend techniques.
Class includes over 30 videos and even more card ideas from top artists with a variety of styles. Visit Online Card Classes to sign up for Watercolor for Cardmakers today, and discover for yourself the fantastic looks you can create with watercolors! (Class begins May 5 but you will have lifetime access to the content.)
Now the fun part for you is that I have a spot on the class to giveaway! Leave me a comment by 11.59pm EST on Thursday 24th April and I will pick one lucky winner!
Did you hear it? The happy sigh when I saw the new colours from Simon Says Stamp! Grey folks! Grey! I am giddy with the possibilities I tell you :D Of course there are four other fabulous colours too making up a selection entitled ‘Daybreak‘ and all seven come in card and a matching ink pad.
Not only that but there’s a range of new Simon Says Stamp sequins too! You can see the full Daybreak release here :)
I took inspiration from a gorgeous picture I found on Pinterest and reached for my Pointed Feather dies and new colours :) The lightest grey card (Fog) I used for the card panel, the medium grey (Smoke) for the card base and the little tag and finally the darkest grey (Slate) for the branch. Another new colour used here is the luscious Burnt Orange die cut with the Leaf Column Background die and then snipped the ends to be used as berries.
Well that’s all from me today. I’m sorry to not be posting more often but we are thick into the Easter holidays here with trips away, visitors and lots of fun family stuff too :) I hope if you have holidays that you are getting the chance to enjoy them too!
Supplies: Card – Simon Says Stamp fog, smoke, slate, burnt orange, sea glass; Inks – Simon Says Stamp burnt orange, sea glass, versamark; Dies – Simon Says Stamp pointed feathers, leaf column background, tiny tags, Memory Box woodland branch; Stamps – Simon Says Stamp father’s day; Paper – Studio Calico atlantic; Twine – Hemptique aquamarine; Glitter – Ranger distress glitter clear rock candy; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white
I’m delighted to announce that, from comments left on this blog, the winner of the 2 brand new, not-yet released ink pads and coordinating packs of cardstock from the new color collection coming out on April 15, 2014 is ………..
It’s time for a Clearly Besotted Challenge and the key word for this month is ‘Spring’. I seriously adore Stephanie’s flower stamps so it was an easy choice for me as to what to work with for this challenge!
This is such a simple, CAS card! I did have plans to layer things over this white heat embossed and Copic coloured image but didn’t want to cover it up LOL. In the end I stamped a sentiment, added a little Lawn Fawn twine and called it good :D With such great images they really can take centre stage. Also of note is that I love making small cards, I think these are termed 4 bar – 3.5″ by 4 ⅞”. This size, for me works really well, allowing an image to be the focal point and therefore not needing to add much more – great for CAS cards.
Pop over and see Stephanie, for all the challenge and giveaway details and to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for ‘Spring’ :)