Thursday, October 31, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #52

Happy Hallowe'en! We have a great sketch for you to play along with on this spook-ta-cular CAS(E) this Sketch challenge day, check it out...


Some of you may already know that I am not a patterned paper person at all, yet I have piles and piles of it in my art room. I broke down and attempted to use some of my Hallowe'en paper. Let's just say I'm not going to be using any patterned paper anytime soon as I discovered as before I find it very hard to incorporate into a design *sigh* Back to my plain jane cardstock for me next week :)


We would love to have you play along with us this week! 

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

Thursday, October 24, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #51

It's hard to believe we're almost at the end of October already! There's a great sketch by N@ Ali over at CAS(E) this Sketch with some fun and simple clustered elements going on, check it out...


I find I have a hard time wrapping my head around collage styles, so I tried to translate it as best I could. I'm stuck in Hallowe'en groove for a while until it passes, so of course I went with that theme again this week. I kept the orientation of the card the same, but I flipped all the elements to the top so the plane image would be pointing down. The spider represents the plane, the string of jewels the banner and the post mark became my sentiment. Just for an extra spidery depth, I embossed a web in white on the card base and inked a bit of black to make it stand out a bit.


The design team would love to have you play along this week and be sure to come back next week on Hallowe'en to play another round!

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

Spider Card
Cardstock: (whisper white) Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Stampin' Up! (both retired sets)
Ink: (basic black, versamark) Stampin' Up!
Embossing folder: (web) Stampin' Up!
Other: (rhinestones, sponge) Stampin' Up!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #50

Thanksgiving here in Canada has come and gone so now I have moved onto creating Hallowe'en cards for the rest of this month and what a great sketch for a Hallowe'en card at CAS(E) this Sketch!


Last week I had a card that featured a favourite game of ghosts in the dark, it was a very simple and quick card. This week I may be pushing the boundaries of "clean and simple", but I do love a good inking session with my brayer once and awhile. I kept it as a two layer card with all stamping and inking and it only took 5 minutes more to make than my usual 10 minutes :)


I had been eyeing this stamp for 2 years now, never been inked. I did want to run a sentiment across the focal as in the sketch, but I couldn't bring myself to cover the cute haunting scene. I used a cut out post it note for the moon before a brayered the background. Extra ink was sponged on the edges and over the moon for clouds and then I just stamped the whole image over the moon. Final detail was added some colour to the pumpkin and going in with a black marker to fill in the trees a bit. 
The design team would love to have you play along again this week, it's always fun going through the gallery and seeing what everyone comes up with!

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

Thursday, October 10, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #49

Okay, so my card this week for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge has a story to it, but before I get into that, check out the fun sketch for this week...


Now usually I have to sit and ponder what I am going to make for my card because nothing ever pops right into my head, but for this sketch it did. The first thing that popped into my head was three ghosts in the dark, nothing showing but eyes, getting ready to scare someone with the classic BOO! However 2 of the ghosts decide to play a different game and the third one is just...well...confused. Why this was the first thing that popped into my head, I don't know, but that's what I went with :)


We would love to have you play along with us this week, so be sure to stop over to the CAS(E) this Sketch blog and join in on the fun!

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

Thursday, October 3, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #48

October is here and the leaves are absolutely gorgeous here in a riot of reds, oranges and yellows! There is a great sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch this week, one of which I can see myself using for my Christmas cards this year.


My last fall card for awhile is a simple woodgrain card base with simple leaves in the colours elegant eggplant, crushed curry and cherry cobbler.


We love seeing the gallery filled with gorgeous cards each week, so come on over and play along!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie

Thankful Thoughts Card
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs
Ink: (elegant eggplant, crushed curry, cherry cobbler, early espresso) Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Stampin' Up!
Embossing folder: (woodgrain) Stampin' Up!

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