Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #372

Linda Callahan has given us this great sketch to work with for challenge #372! Sometimes it takes a while for a design to come together, but this week I immediately saw the thin vertical panel as a tree and couldn't let go of the idea.

A portion of the soft gray panel is masked and inked with Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks before the Altenew sentiment is added. The Memory Box Small Alder Tree die is added after the panel was popped up on the card base.

I like to keep a few sympathy cards in my stash as I find them harder to make on demand. I'm hoping this one won't need to be used too soon.

Check out the Clean Team cards for great interpretations of this sketch and join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

CASology Week 328: SMILE

Welcome to Week 328 at CASology!

I decided to let the word SMILE take center stage on my card, die cutting it out of a white panel and popping it up over a piece of watercolor paper colored with Zig Real Brush markers.

The finished layers are then adhered to a green card base.

The design team has terrific cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Monika R!

We are looking forward to seeing how SMILE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! We are back to one week challenges so you have until 9 AM Monday, January 28th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, January 18, 2019

CTS 305 + Memory Box Challenge #45 + SSS Clean & Simple

I have a card to share based on CAS(E) This Sketch #305, Memory Box Challenge #45 Love is in the Air and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to make a Clean and Simple card.


I was originally planning to keep the vertical orientation of the design, but wanted the majority of the Memory Box Heart Wave die facing the right way. 

Rotating the sketch also allowed me to use the PTI XO Skinny Mini stamps and tag for the sentiment,

Thanks for stopping by,