CAS Watercolour & CAS Mix Up Challenges - happy holidays

I didn't want to miss my favorite challenges this month, so I combined the two: CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up.

I used watercolor, glitter paper, stamping, and die-cutting with a holiday theme.

I die-cut a piece of glitter paper and cut it into a triangle so that it looks like a Christmas tree. Then I popped up the tree with foam squares on the watercolor stroke background.

I wanted to try something I've never done, so I tuned the sentiment into a silver ink frame. Finally a red enamel dot was added to top it off. 

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: "Stamptember" 2017 Tim Holtz Collection (Stampers Anonymous/Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore - 140 lb),
Glimmer Paper (Stampin' Up! - Dazzling Diamonds)
Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paints (Kuretake - Prussian Blue), Encore Ultimate Metallic (Tsukineko - Silver)
Accessories: Die-namics Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots (My Favorite Things), Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (Stampin' Up!), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas 2017

Loll has been hosting her 4th Annual "Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends", and today is the final day for this year.

I'm joining this fun event this year for the first time.
I was away from home earlier this month, but I'm glad I was able to submit my tag before the event is over!

I used the tissue paper technique I learned at the CAS Mix Up Challenge in July.
The tissue paper was colored with distress inks and then scrunched up. I pasted it on white cardstock, die-cut it, and heat-embossed it with glitter powder. Finally I glued the heat-embossed sentiment banner to the tag and popped up the die-cut deer.

It's a very simple tag, but I like it!

Thanks for checking in!

Stamp: Embellished Events (Stampin' Up!)
Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Translucent Vellum (My Favorite Things), Tissue Paper
Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger - Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Accessories: Christmas Deer Tree & Dove Stamp & Die (Momenta Art-C), Deer Head Cutting Dies (Recollections), Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Hero Arts - White, Stampin' Up! - Iridescent Ice), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Tonic Studio - Gloss White), Foam Tape (3M), 1/4" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!), White Organza Ribbon


CAS(E) this Sketch #245 - Happy Halloween

I love spooky cute Halloween characters, and I make a card or two every year using my favorite Halloween stamp set. I've been using these character stamps for the past 5 years!

My design inspiration is Donna's Retro Sketch for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch (#245):

I attached a mini action wobble to the back of the mummy, so he wobbles when you flick his foot.

I didn't have a Halloween sentiment stamp of the right size, so I created a sentiment using MS Word (font: Aprillia Script) and printed it on the cardstock. 

I'm linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes), too.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Googly Ghouls (Stampin' Up!), Halftone Circles (Altenew)
Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade (Stampin' Up!), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Accessories: Mini Action Wobbles (Hampton Art)


Halloween Treat Box

Halloween is coming soon, so I made these treat boxes for my friend's kids this weekend.



[Back] with their names in a little spooky layout

I hope they'll like the treats!

Stamp: A Little Something (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Basic Black,
Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade, Window Sheet (Stampin' Up!)
VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Baker's Box Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Pumpkin Boarder Die (Impression Obsession), Trick or Treaters Dies (Memory Box), Die-namics Spooky Scene (My Favorite Things), Inline Alpha Die (Altenew),
Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!), In Color Painted Clothespins (Stampin' Up!)


CAS(E) this Sketch #244 - hello

I was checking out one of my favorite sites, Design Seeds, and I saw this image.

I realized I'd never used purple with brown & orange in my cards, so I wanted to use the color combination and make something.
Here's what I made:

My design inspiration is from the sketch from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

I wove the front diamond panel with strips of cardstock to add visual interest. The base panel was lightly brushed with Distress Oxide Ink, and the two diamond panels were raised with foam tape.

I'm happy I got to play with the design using the new color combo!

Thanks for visiting!

Paper: Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Peekaboo Peach (Stampin' Up!), Grapesicle (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (Ranger - Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves)

Accessories: Greetings Thinlits Dies
(Stampin' Up!), Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 4 (My Favorite Things), Clarity Stencil Brushes (Claritystamps), Foam Tape (3M)