Thursday, April 17, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #73

This week we have a fun co-challenge for you to play! CAS(E) this Sketch has teamed up with Runway Inspired Challenge for a two week long challenge, check out the two graphics to get inspired by...


I was going to go with flowers like the sketch, but I was in the mood for a geometric card, so I pulled some of the colors from the shirt and went with straight up cardstock and a hexagon punch.


We would love to see you play along with this duo challenge, so come on over and join the fun!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #72

Welcome back to another fun week at CAS(E) this Sketch! This week we have one of my own sketches for you to try, check it out...


Besides finding odd and ends and long lost products to use on cards, I also like to dig through by technique books and try something new or some technique that I haven't done in a while. I came across a fun one called marble rolling! Basically, you take a container that has a lid and tape your paper to the inside of the lid. Then you put a couple of drops of re-inker in the bottom of the lid. Throw 3 marbles into the container and move the container around so the marbles go through the ink. Once they are coated with ink, flip the container over and shake it so the marbles go across the paper and voila! You have your own mini Jackson Pollock masterpiece...well kind of, definitely abstract :)


I used three re-inker colours from Stampin' Up!; strawberry slush, pistachio pudding and wisteria wonder. The sentiment is by Technique Tuesday and each square is one inch. This is a perfect sketch to use inchies on!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What's in the jewelry box?

For the past couple of weeks I have been teaching myself different stitching techniques using some great tutorials I have found on the web. This one I don't remember where I saw the pattern, I think it may have been pinterest. It's a simple earring pattern using a right angle weave and a mix of crystals and pearls.


Some of the beads were not the proper size for the pattern, but I made do with what I had :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #71

Time to join in the fun over at CAS(E) this Sketch again! Check out the fun sketch to try out...


I will admit that I was stumped on this sketch for a couple of days, but I love a good challenge. I really like the splatter effect because it is not something I usually incorporate into my cards. At first I was going to try paint, but then I remembered I had a spritzer tool to use with markers. After I played around with that for a bit and got the effect I was going for, I got stumped on the sentiment. The first sentiment that pops into my head for this card is "You Rock!", but I wanted something different, so I went with a Canadian word I find myself and a lot of Nova Scotians say :)


I'm really interested to see how everyone interprets this sketch this week, so come on over and play along!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #70

Welcome back to another week at CAS(E) this Sketch! We have another fun sketch for you to try this week, check it out...


I have the die that is pictured in the sketch and it was very hard not to go ahead and use it, so I went digging through my technique book and found something different to try. It's a very simple technique and it has endless possibilities. You use a punch or die and cut out whatever shape you like and then adhere the shape(s) to another piece of cardstock. Then you run the whole thing through a Big Shot (or whatever machine you have) with an embossing folder of your choice. The result looks like your punched/cut image is embedded into the cardstock with a pretty pattern :)


The design team would love to have you play along this week, so be sure to stop by and join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What's in the jewelry box?

I finally finished the second earring of the latest set I have been working on and I'm pretty sure I will be making more of these and exploring some new patterns. I have seen this style of earring with some beautiful Native American patterns which I wouldn't mind giving a try too. I went for a more contemporary look with my colour choices using deep jewel tones and iridescent beads and a little bit of bling using Swarovski crystals :)


Thanks for stopping by and have a great crafty day!
Julie

Thursday, March 20, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #69

It's that fun, creative time again! We have a great sketch for you to try out this week at CAS(E) this Sketch, check it out...


I was in a pure stamping mood when I made this card, so I went digging for stamps that rarely see the light of day, along with some ink pads that have been neglected. The ray burst stamp is from a set that Stephanie Washburn designed for Market Street Stamps and I inked it by using my brayer and a rainbow ink pad. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and of course no card would be complete without a wee bit of bling :)


The design team would love to have you play along this week, so be sure to stop over to get some inspiration and then join in the fun!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie

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