Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pretty Black Flowers

My card today uses the CAS(e) this Sketch for the design.
 I played with some stamps and matching dies for the flowers.  They are both from Heartfelt Creations.  The pretty frames are die cuts from Spellbinders Nestabilities.
 I stamped the flowers with white ink on black cardstock and then cut out the various layers of the flowers.  Having the matching die shapes for the stamps is so fun and these flowers are pretty easy to form. 
Here is the CAS(e) this Sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Brown Leaves

The card I wanted to share with you, mixes a fall theme with the CAS(e) this Sketch.
 Again, I so love this background stamp from Hero Arts.  I combined it with a notebook looking stamp. 
 That great leaf is also a stamp from Hero Arts.  I like the clean look of the brown and white.
Here is the CAS(e) this Sketch.  My take is a little bit loose but love the sketch anyway.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall colors

I so love the colors of fall.
 I also love this tree die from Simon Says.  It was fun to play around with this tree and using some fall colors. 
 I colored a piece of white, watercolor paper by using some Distress Stains and then I cut out the tree.  For this card I used the negative image of the die. 
 I took that cut out tree and used the actual die cut for this card.  Notice how neat it is colored because I used that paper that I had already colored with the Distress Stains.
 This is actually a mini card.  I decorated the background of the card by using a stencil. 
These cards go along with the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  That challenge for this week is Thanks/Thanksgiving.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Daisies and Leaves

First off, I played along with the retro sketch. 
 I went to a couple of my favorite Printworks stamps. I have loved Printworks for what seems like forever. It helps that they are always at our stamp convention.  In fact, I am headed there this weekend, YEAH!!!
 After coloring the main flowers with Copic markers, I gave the piece a spray of yellow spray ink and some drops of some orange spray ink, both are Stephanie Barnard spray inks by Clearsnap.
 Here is the retro sketch.
 Next up, I attempted what is a huge challenge for me, a one layer card.  That is the current Addicted to CAS challenge.  I always feel I just have to add layers so it was pretty hard to just stamp on the card front and leave it that way.
 My squares of color are just Distress Stamp pads directly "stamped" on the paper.  The leaf is a stamp from Paper Source.  That neat sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
Here is the Addicted to CAS challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Is it winter?

Well, we do not ever get snowflakes here in my city, but I sure love to use them when it comes to creating winter themed cards, so I pulled out a few for these two cards that I want to share.
 First off, I am playing with the Seize the Sketch challenge along with the CASology "Black" challenge. 
 I pulled out an adorable My Favorite Things stamp to use as my center piece.  I kind of consider this coloring method a type of "cheating" or a "less is more" look.  I keep the coloring to a minimum and mostly just outline the image with a gray Copic marker.  I also used limited bits of turquoise.  I think he turned out adorable. 
 Here is the Seize the Sketch challenge. 
 And the CASology challenge although I just found out I am too late to link to that. 
 Now for the Freshly Made sketch. 
 I just got this die cut word "Joy" from PaperTrey, Inc and I so wanted to use it.  I thought it fit the sketch nicely with snowflakes as accents.  I did coat the smaller snowflake with Distress Rock Candy although you can't really see it in the picture. 
Here is the Freshly Made sketch.
And for a few fun photos...

 Our youngest grandson picked a Minion for his Halloween costume.  He became quite the clown when I asked for some pics!!!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)