Sunday, August 31, 2014

Case-ing Amy Wanford

This is week #4 of  CASE study celebrating it's 4th year Anniversary. 

I chose a TOOT SWEET card from Amy Wanford for the challenge.

Here is her card.

I love the textured paste, drops of blue watercolor and the word bird with high gloss accents on Amy's card.

   I used the Penny Black delicate wings, cut out  from this card, added high gloss by smooshing it with versamark and dipped it in Clear embossing powder, then heat set. 
The Stencil Promenade is from Penny Black as well. I used some texture paste made from baby powder,white glue and water.
Tattered Angels' AQUAMARINE glimmer mist added the subtle blue shine that is difficult to capture in a photo. 
The Black enamel dots were a  free-bie from SSS.
Doodle stitching has become a fun addition to my cards lately. The technique is actually called Thread Painting...amazing what a straight stitch can do! 

I will also be linking up to the SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Hope you all are having a Great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One thing leads to another

When I saw this card from Iwona,
inspired by this pin
I used  a Squish and Doodle / Slosh and Scribble technique,
to create this card.....

I'm entering this into the AEI♥U Challenge #14–Sequins!

The Avery Elle stamps I used were:
Petals and Stems
Oh Happy Day

The Sequins are From Pretty Pink Posh:
4mm Aquamarine
4mm Lemon Meringue

Ranger Specialty stamping

Distress Inks:
Picked Raspberry
Peacock Feathers
Mustard Seed
Wild Honey
Dried Marigold
Ripe Persimmon
Crushed Olive
Shabby Shutters
Peeled Paint

Doodle pen:
Prismacolor Premier, 01, 03

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Another CASE

Yes I'm addicted to CASE study this much inspiration! So much to work with from the hop.
My last and final card for this week, (because I need to leave the house) is inspired by Debby Hughes.

Here is my quick card:

I used Wplus9 FLORA & FAUNA 2
and Altenew LABEL LOVE 
Sequins PPP Springtime mix

Thanks for looking!


One more for CASEstudy this week

Hello and good Tuesday to ya!
When I saw the card from Jocelyn Olson at CASE Study's 4th Anniversary Week #3, I knew it was  a starting point for a  Birthday card for my oldest daughter. Then Cristina Kowalczyk's card kept running through my head.
So I combined the two.

My inspiration:
The colors and lacy white of the cut flowers
are so appealing in Jocelyn's card
How COOL is this with the bike half way in the middle of the spine, from Cristina


I used PTI's ENJOY the RIDE for the focal point. Popped it in the middle of watercolor cardstock washed with KIO colors. Then I added bits and pieces from my scrap stash. Just a bit of stitching for the road, and finally, the sentiment with well wishes from the smallest workers. Pretty Pink Posh sequins are the perfect touch of magic!

 Thanks for looking!


Monday, August 25, 2014

CASE-ing 2

To say there were some great cards in CASE Study 4th Anniversary Week #3 blog hop is an understatement! I want to CASE ALL of them at some point in time, but for now I chose to CASE 2 cards from the hop.

the card from Tasnim Ahmed
 card from Julie Ebersole
I Loved the bold colorful flower on the black stripes on Tasnim's and the Black outlined flowers with speckles from Julie.
Put them together and what do you get?!

This was really too much fun! I used HENNAH ELEMENTS from Altenew. Clear Embossed a border on the black stripes. Stamped the large flower image on PTI's RUSTIC WHITE cardstock. Splattered some Mr. Huey's color mist. Stamped another image and leaves on more cardstock and colored it in with Momento markers, added highlights with COPIC opaque white. Then cut those out and popped them up on some thread as the style goes these days.


I tried to get a close - up of the copic opaque white highlights.  I used a #1 brush.

Here's one last look before you go. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stamp-a-faire Morning Timer Challenge

OH, I am so LATE to camp!! This seems to be my busiest time of year, I hate to miss PTI's SAF.

This quick 20 minute card may be the  only challenge I get to participate in:(

I chose this color palette: 
And this Sketch: 

I also wanted to link this up with PPP's CUTTING EDGE BLOG HOP

PTI Dies used:

PPP Sequins: The blues from SUMMER MIX

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop

 Hello, my name is LauraJane:) and I'm a die-cut addict. 
It's no secret that I love--ADORE using dies on my cards. As time goes by my eyesight dwindles and fussy cutting has become very difficult which makes me grateful for all the dies out there in cardmaking land! Besides, all the CUTE and intricate shapes are irresistible!!

Pretty Pink Posh is having a Cutting Edge Blog Hop spotlighting dies. Yes, I'm joining in the fun!

I CASEd a card from Debby Hughes in the SYS2 class.
 The dies I used for this is the new Stitched Duo 2 Dies and Stitched Borders I Dies from PPP. The sentiment die is Wplus9 Hand Lettered Thanks .
Sequins are from PPP too, 6mm Sparkling Clear and 4mm Auqumarine.

You can read about the HAPPY ACCIDENT that brought about the textured blue cosmos flowers here.

The hop starts today and goes to Monday, August 25th, so there is plenty of time to link up a card and HOP along!

There are prizes too!

Thanks for stopping by...Hope to see you at the hop!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gilded Homework

Multi-Inking and Gilding: Floral Builder Stamps was taught by Jennifer McGuire on my FAVORITE day of SYS2, day 9.

I used the beautiful floral set PETALS and STEMS from Avery Elle.
Sentiment OH HAPPY DAY from  Avery Elle. and OMBRE BUILDER from PTI.
OH, yes, the inks are SSS INKS...LOVE using these!!

Thanks for looking!

It's the Kiddos' Post

The Simon Says ,,, Summer Vacation Kid’s Challenge is going on for the month of August. You bet my kiddos, Emma, 10 and Mark, 8 years old, wanted to join in on the fun!  They have been on a Lego kick for awhile:) Which explains the first two cards.

Emma, (10) -  " I used ABCs from Lawn Fawn"

Mark, (8) - "I like paper piecing Lego guys"

Mark, (8) - "I REALLY like the Dinosaur set "

Mark, (8) -"I used paint daubers for this one"
Thanks for looking!

Emma, Mark and LauraJane:)

Your Brother's birthday is...Today?! Woops:/

What do I do when I forget to make a card for my brother- in -law?? Well fortunately for me, CASE Study's 4th Anniversary Week #3 means there are Several cards to CASE this week! I had only started this week's HOP when my the error of forgetting came to my attention.
I chose Annikarten's card to CASE.

Side by side you can see the similarities-- Circle, Stencil, Rainbow, Black sentiment.

Thank you so much Annikarten for helping come up with  a quick card, and getting me out of a fix:)

Thanks for looking!


Hero Arts- stencil
PTI -Dies

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Homework I'm happy to do!

On Day 9 – Floral and Floral Builder Stamps, of SYS2, Dawn shared a technique that I've been Happy to work on as homework! The new FRESH CUT Containers set lends it's self nicely to the technique of stamping and doodling.

After putting it together I found it to be reminiscent of this card I made for a PTI blog hop. And homework from the Watercolor Stamping , day 3 of from the previous OCC.  I really like the extra added doodling. It adds a personal touch that is my style.

Thanks for stopping by. and THANK YOU  for your sweet comments!


Background stamp: Hero Arts/Basic Grey-SpiceMarket Flower Symbol

Guest designing at The Card Concept

I was positively TICKLED when Lesley Croghan, Challenge Creator & Designer of The Card Concept Challenge, asked me to be a guest designer for three months. The Card Concept is unique in that it encourages ALL styles of card making..6 styles are defined and examples given for each challenge. It was here that I first understood what each of those styles were. I still have yet to determine what MY style is exactly...I like to dabble in them all :) However, for three challenges I will be focusing on the FREESTYLE/Collage, truly one of my favorites!

Here is the inspiration photo for Challenge #17.

I LOVE the color that was my starting point. Then FLOWERS- of course, And  the shadows and Stitched headboard were other points of interest..  

This is what I came up with.

I stenciled in some "shadows".   Layered several dies from PTI and Penny Black. Topped it off with some PPP Sequins and a sentiment from Altenew. Paper piercing on the edges was the final touch.

Stop by the TCC Blog to find more amazing creations from the Team. Check them out and PLAY along!!

Hope to see you in the Link :)

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