Thursday, May 23, 2013

Live in the Moment

Hello friends!
This week we have a CAS muse Maile Belles over at CASE Study.
I am CASEing her card below. 
And my take on is...

This card fit in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: take a picture so I submitted it.   
Stamp: There she goes "Oh Snap"
Ink: Ranger archival ink jet black, Vivid dye ink coffee beans
Paper: American Craft Amy Tangerine, PTI vintage cream cardstock
Others: sequins from Darice , copic markers
 Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a nice weekend.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

I am... good, creative, thankful...

Maile Belle is a muse for this week's challenge over at CASE study.
Her cards -as we know Clean and Simple style- have inspired me in streching my  boundaries by challenging me with her unique combination of colors and making me an early adopter who's not afraid of using new trends. I got to know from her that sequins and enamel dots would be a great add-on to my card. 
Her sample card shows what I mentioned briefly above.
For my card, I used two 6*6 stencil templates from TCW(the craft workshop).
First, I placed "mini Casey and Penelope" template onto the vintage cream card base from Papertrey Ink. Then I laid the second template "mini Chunky Chevron" over at the first template to get a female silhouette with chevron patterns.     

Then, I inked up three daubers with some inks (I thought Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, and Summer Sunrise) from Patertrey ink following her color suggestion in the sample card.
Lastly, I stamped several sentiments from a brand new stamp set "my words" by Hero Arts and added some sequins as a finishing touch. I love this stamp a lot because its journaling/mixed media style will be so useful.  

I am also entering this card to the challenge #8 over at CAS on Sunday
and the challenge #24: Clean and Simple over at A Blog Named Hero .

Please take some time to visit there and get some inspiration.
I am submitting this card to stamp your story contest.

Hope you enjoy the challenges and get some inspiration from the muse.
 Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

CAS 43: U and I, the special day

This card is my second attempt to the Hexagon challenge over at CASology.
"Thinking out of the box" is one of my goals as a crafter for this year.
 Whenever I made a card I reminded myself of that phrase and tried to apply it to the process of cardmaking. It is unable to be creative all the time but I know it is important to implant a seed of creative mind in each step of making a card.
 So a creative seed in me is telling me not to use hexagon die or stamp but to use other shapes that could possibly make hexagon. Do I have to use a triangle stamp? I tried several times with some stamps of triangle shapes but didn't get any satifactory results.
I ended up with this card.
 It didn't give me satisfaction either.
But I would like to give me a credit to the point that I tried to think out of the box.
The stamp set I used here is "Today Was" from Sweet Stamp shop.
When I saw a photo frame stamp with grid lines in it, my thought immediately went to draw a line to shape a hexagon. I was also thinking that the hexagon I created with hand drawing would be good for presenting a simple word like "U and I."   

As you see It is not a perfect shape because it's hand drawn hexagons over the grid lines.
It has some squiggly lines but the hexagons are good enough to celebrate our(U & I) "the" special day. :D
Thanks for stopping by my blog. 
Hope you have a good weekend. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

CAS 43: Hexagon and Christmas

Happy Saturday!
I am happy that I am able to make two cards for the HEXAGON challenge over at CASology for this week.

The first one is a simple Christmas card.

I used a pattern paper in which a Santa Clause was printed (I thought it's from My Mind's Eye 6*6 paper)and went the paper through my Big Shot with a hexagon die template from Papertrey Ink. To adhere the cutout frame to the base Kraft cardstock I used a two-way glue. It was a work that required my patience. 
The last touch I made was a bit of fun. 
In contrast to the neat and clean result of the hexagon die, the Santa paper was designed to be seen as worn-out and aged. So I added some aged effect on the Santa image by rolling some pieces up. Can you see that fun roll up? 
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I have one more card to share with you in the next posting.