Tuesday, August 28, 2018

CASology: Flip

It's time for a brand new cue from CASology!

I actually struggled a little bit with this one. I kept thinking of gymnasts and couldn't get the image out of my head, but then I started thinking about the bird feeder we had in the backyard when I was growing up. My mom installed it so the squirrels couldn't get the seed and the bully birds wouldn't be able to use it. Only the birds who could feed upside down could use it. And, presto, my idea was born!

I used the little birds from the Happy Hippos set as my main image components. I used my ruler and a memento marker to draw in my phone line and then used my MISTI to stamp the little birds along it. I colored them in with my Copics and then stamped the sentiment from Tickled Pink below the images.

Super simple card to put together once I came up with the idea, but it actually took me days of thinking to come up with idea in the first place! Sometimes we just make things harder than they have to be.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to link up your creations to the CASology post!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello! I'm joining some delightfully talented ladies on the 25th of every month with a fun Christmas creation. I don't know about you, but I always find myself rushing to get things done in the couple of months leading up to Christmas. I'm trying to keep that from happening this year by putting together a couple of creations each month to put in my stash so I won't be crazy busy when Christmas rolls around.

It's the 25th, so it's time for a Christmas creation!

I took my inspiration from a lesson from Sandy Allnock's Autumn Scenes Class. I thought the "spooky forest" could be used as a transition look from Autumn to Winter. Add in my little yeti with his Christmas lights and it completely changes the look from "spooky" to festive!

I started this card by stamping my little yeti and then began sketching in my scene using my lightest BV. I'm not going to go into details on how I created the forest since that's a class from Sandy, but if you like the look be sure to check out  her class. It's a lot easier to create than it looks and I had a lot of fun with the other lessons, too!

After my background was complete, I went in and dotted in some color for my yeti's fur. I wanted to keep some texture to keep him looking furry, so I didn't try to blend very much, just used those dots to create a shadow and then kept adding dots in increasingly lighter colors. I colored in his face with some E tones and then added just one coat of each color for the lights. I added a small shadow below my yeti using colors from my background.

To finish it off, I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment (Are you YETI for Christmas?) in Versamark ink and then heat embossed it in white powder. It's actually easier to see the sentiment in person. Trying to get a good picture was actually a little difficult! I adhered my colored panel to a white card base and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the other stops in the hop!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CASology: Sports

Hello! It's time for a new cue from CASology!

So I'm not much of a "sports" person. I had to think a little outside of the box for this one. I don't have any sports stamps, but I do have these fun stamps from Kindred Stamps that worked out perfectly! Magical sports count, right?

This is a super simple card to put together. I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment and the little magical tail in Versamark ink and then heat embossed some white powder. I stamped my snitch in Memento Tuxedo black and then used some masking paper to mask it off.

I blended three different blue inks into my card front from the bottom left corner out. I faded the color into the white after it reached beyond the snitch. I removed the masking paper from my image and then colored it in. I added a tiny bit of clear Wink of Stella to the snitch's body so that it sparkles like gold.

That's all! Super simple and super cute! Thanks for stopping by today.