Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Muse #287 + FMS #359

My card was inspired by Kim's beautiful card for Muse #287 and the design of Freshly Made Sketches #359.




Kim's great sentiment came from Skip to My Lou, where I found a fun free printable tag to use as the sentiment on my card.


  


The Avery Elle Mother's Day image is stamped on the white panel and a scrap of paper. The images are colored with Copic markers and the center three flowers fussy cut from the second image.




The pink panel is adhered over the colored image, the sentiment panel popped up over that and then the flower trio added. This panel was then adhered to a pink card base and the sequins scattered around.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CASology Week 317: MENU

Welcome to Week 317 at CASology!




I had to let this cue word roll around in my head for a while before a trip to Yogurtland this week inspired me to use Lawn Fawn's Sweetest Flavor stamps and dies to create a menu inspired card.




The ice cream image is inked with Versamark, stamped on watercolor paper and heat embossed before being colored with Zig markers. Once these cones were dry, they are die cut and popped up on the sentiment stamped panel.




The design team has more great ideas!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Ishani!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how MENU inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, October 22nd.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Twofer: Harvest + Muse #286 + CTD514 + Seize the Birthday AND MCV#110

 I have three cards to share today. The first two were inspired by the Twofer Card Challenge #10: Harvest Challenge.




It is easy to see the Harvest connection with my sympathy card using the fall colors on the leaves. The lily on the birthday card is a bit more of a reach as I thought of planting fall bulbs to harvest spring and summer flowers.

Mama Elephant Freestyle Floral images and PTI Penned Elegance stamps are used on both cards. 




Tracey's Muse #286 card inspired the rectangular wreath of leaves and buds. Copic markers in the Color Throwdown #514 colors filled in the sketchy shapes.




  


The sentiment is positioned first on the birthday card and then the floral images stamped and masked before being colored with Copic markers. The finished panel is popped up on a purple card base.




This card is being linked to Seize the Birthday where Anything Goes for the current challenge.




My third card is inspired by Cornelia's starry night for Muse ChristmasVisions #110, using the inked sky, trees and sentiment.






The Poppystamps Open Hillside and Snowscape dies are layered for this card. The sky piece of the Snowscape is inked with Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks before being adhered to the card base and the snowflakes inset back in place.




The PTI sentiment is stamped on the Open Hillside die cut before it is layered on the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jacquie



Tuesday, October 9, 2018

CASology Week 316: PUNCTUATION

Welcome to Week 316 at CASology!




Do you love your punctuation marks as much as I do? Whether you use them to create an emoji image, add emphasis to a sentiment, highlight a quote or create a shaped panel there are endless ways to be inspired by punctuation.

I was inspired to use brackets as a design element and cut the PTI Half & Half die twice and layered them to get the narrow black edge. The Big Hugs sentiment was added and the panel wrapped around a rectangular panel so that the bracket edge is popped up on the front and the other end adhered flush to the back.




To reinforce the bracket design element, I pulled out an ancient  Pink Paislee embellishment bracket and colored it with Copic markers.




The design team has terrific cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Raga!



We are looking forward to seeing how PUNCTUATION inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, October 15st.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie




Tuesday, October 2, 2018

CASology Week 315: GRATITUTE

Welcome to Week 315 at CASology!




Our cue word had me thinking about the little things that make me grateful, and with temperatures dropping into my favorite zone, I'm grateful for cool nights and warm days where the windows are always wide open.




I love this Avery Elle die and cut into the pink patterned paper, careful to hang onto the little pieces knowing they are needed when the white die cut is inset into the panel. A scalloped frame adds a finishing touch to this truly fast CAS card.




The design team has gorgeous cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer:  Haris and Coni!

We are looking forward to seeing how GRATITUDE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, October 8st.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

CASology Week 314: BOY

Welcome to Week 314 at CASology!




I decided to make card with a masculine feel for our cue word BOY, inspired by my electric guitar playing son. Before stamping the PTI Rock On image and sentiment, a mask and stencil were used to create the star.




The star mask was made by printing a country star image, cutting it out, and positioning the open area upside down in the corner of the panel. The TH Dot Fade stencil is taped over this and Barn Door and Mustard Seed inks blended over the stencil to create the dots. The stencil is removed and a little more ink blended to fill in the star shape.




The design team has terrific cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer:  Claire G.

We are looking forward to seeing how DRESS inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, October 1st.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blogDid you notice the date? We are back to one week challenges!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Friday, September 21, 2018

Muse #283

Kim created a beautifully colored card for Muse #283 this week.


Kim Heggins Muse #283

I thought about using elephants for my card, but the challenge of shading the gray color left me feeling a little intimidated so I pulled out this sweet, waving polar bear from MFT instead. I can handle striped scarves.




The two colored sentiment is stamped first, then the bears added and colored. A teal frame is added for a little more color and interest, echoing Kim's pink panel.




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CASology Week 313: DRESS

Welcome to Week 313 at CASology!




My plan was to make an origami dress with patterned paper for this week's card fell apart as I just couldn't get my fingers to crease & fold the paper as needed. So I went to plan B and love the way my dress turned out.




After a few tries, a piece of lightly glittered vellum survived to make the skirt and a freehand top was cut from glitter paper. The scalloped velvet ribbon was perfect for finishing off this elegant little number. The feminine sentiment comes from an old MFT stamp set, a la Mode Cheers.




The design team has a outdone themselves this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Sponsor: STAMPlorations

Guest Designer:  Barb G.

We are looking forward to seeing how DRESS inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, Sep 24th.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blogDid you notice the date? We are back to one week challenges!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie






Tuesday, September 11, 2018

CASology Week 312: HEAL

Welcome to Week 312 at CASology!




There are many different ways to take this cue word and I anticipate a gallery full of sympathy and get well cards, along with a few related to new shoes!




I pulled out Papertrey Ink's Stuck On You stamps and dies and die cut three vellum bandages. The back of the die cuts were colored with a Copic R20 marker and a white center panel was adhered. The sentiments and a vellum heart were added to the front of the bandages before they were adhered to the card front.




I always have a couple of bandages in my wallet and one saved the day on a recent vacation when my shoe fell apart.




The design team has terrific cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


We are looking forward to seeing how HEAL inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, Sep 17th.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blogDid you notice the date? We are back to one week challenges!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Sunday, September 2, 2018

MIM334 + Seize the Birthday & CTS287 + PSC#48 + SSS Anything Goes

After a month long separation, I'm so happy to be reunited with my craft room and even happier to have a couple of cards to share today.

This first one is inspired by Lexi Daly's Glitter Inlay challenge for PTI's Make It Monday #334 and Seize the Birthday.

The sticker paper was cut slightly bigger than the Text Block birthday die cut. After the die cut was adhered, a trio of glitter colors were poured over the panel and worked into all the nooks and crannies created by the letters.



The finished panel is popped up on a white card base.




This second card is inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch #287, along with the Anything Goes challenges at both Poppystamps (PSC#48) and the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.




A trio of Mama Elephant Party Kit balloons provide the rectangle element of the sketch, with the angled Poppystamps Happy Birthday Melody die stretched across the panel.





     
09-18 copy


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie