Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WISH a Little Wish with CASology

If you love happy thoughts and positive vibes, then CASology has you covered 
with this week's cue card: WISH.

So I'm totally in L-O-V-E with the Distress Oxide inks! They're creamy and blend so beautifully...and they stamp so cleanly. Seriously, get your hands on a couple of these movies.

I masked off my border and the largest butterfly stamp in the same set as the circles I used for the background to create plenty of white space. I was able to position my sentiment in the middle of the butterfly. I think kraft cardstock is great with pastels, so it's a mostly one-layer card 
with a few tiny rhinestones :)

There's more happy inspirations to see from the DT and guest designer. And our wonderful sponsor this week is Uniko Studios.

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Anna
Sponsor: Uniko Studios

I'm also joining up at CAS(E) this Sketch! #229 and TIME OUT Challenge #87

Have an awesome day!
xoxo Deidre

Stamps: Prima Marketing Finnabair- Don't Forget to Fly; Create a Smile- Clear Bad Day
Inks: Distress Oxide- Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans; Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pizza Pizza at CASology

Happy Tuesday and 4th of July holiday (if you're in the US)! CASology is having a little fun this week with a foodie guilty pleasure: PIZZA!

This was a challenge:
1- I'm not really a fan of pizza
2- I don't own one pizza-inspired stamp
3- I knew this was a great cue card for me to create with some word play
4- My super talented teammates had the same ideas as me, but got there 1st LOL

When these things happen, I love to find coloring pages online with great images I can use.
This was actually a free downloadable pizza party invitation from Twisty Noodle.

With a little Photoshop jazz, I was able to make it perfect for the card I had in mind. I colored the letters using Copic markers and added a gingham mat. Pizza party anyone??!

You've got to see the DT inspiration cards this week; they really tossed up some great cards (see what I did there LOL). Please say hi to our guest designer and lovely sponsor too.

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Maja

I'm joining at TIME OUT Challenges (#86 Celebrations with Optional Twist of One-Layer) and AAA Cards #93 Words Take Centre Stage

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

FLY Away with CASology

Happy Tuesday! I want to invite you to come over to CASology, spread your wings with us this week, and join along with our new cue card.

Rubber Dance Stamps is sponsoring our challenge for the 2nd week in a row (how AWESOME are they?!!) and sent me these two bee stamps, one is smaller and the other, definitely a focal image. 

One of my fave techniques is stamping with only water onto a sponged Distress Ink background (specifically Distress Ink because of how they react with water). It lifts the ink in some areas, darkens it in others, and just gives hints of what the stamp is in some others. 

My sentiment is "Be(e) a dreamer"; I thought it was cool to use the stamp in place of the actual word :) Plus, bees remind me of the summer months and time outside and the red, white, and blue was a nod to the upcoming 4th of July holiday.

Please take some time to buzz over to see everyone's inspiration for the week and say hi to our guest designer and sponsor.

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Angie

This week's winner will be sent the Textured Feathers stamp set from Rubber Dance Stamps!
I'm also sharing at Rubber Dance Stamps and Fusion Card Challenge.

Hope to see your cards in the gallery this week!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

From the CASology HOUSE to You

The CASology challenge blog team wants you to feel at HOME with our new cue card!

This week our super supportive sponsor sent me one of their Textured Houses stamps to work with, and as always with Rubber Dance Stamps, I'm in love! You can see how the entire image I'm using stamped on a scrap piece of cardstock. Perfect for mixed media and CAS designs! You'll be seeing these again :)

I wanted subtle tones in the houses and a real pop in the sky and ground. I (as usual) did a little stamp surgery so I wouldn't use the stars, but instead the sunbursts in the vibrant summer skyline.

Please knock on the other DT members' blog doors and see what's inside! Our guestie this week has a great inspiration card too as a welcome :) This weeks winner will get the entire stamps set for free!

Deidre Payne (that’s me)

Guest Designer: Sue

I'm also linking up at Rubber Dance Challenge and Sunday Stamps SSC155.

Thanks for stopping by today!