Sunday, January 31, 2016

fusion: woodgrain neutral

hello!
Played along with the latest Fusion challenge:
I followed the sketch and was inspired by the photo as well, by using woodgrain, polka dot pattern and script pattern flowers, and distress inking my paper edges, as was done in the inspiration photo. I added a few woodgrain sequins for an additional nod to the woodgrain theme ;)

I kept the color scheme neutral, again inspired by the inspiration photo. The sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Stamps 'Hand Lettered Winter Wishes' set. The flowers were die cut using some flower dies that I had lying on my craft table... I don't remember the manufacturer, sorry! (I really need to clean off my work space.. it's a jumbled up mess!)
Such a great challenge, glad that I had the chance to play along!!
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo
rae

Friday, January 29, 2016

CASology: adore

Hello there!
Today I'm sharing a card that I made for the latest challenge on the CASology blog:
In addition to the actual challenge spelled out on the cue card, the biggest challenge for me might be to remain CAS!! I LOVE the look of CAS cards, and greatly admire the designers who are able to exhibit such restraint in their designs and who embrace white space... I try my best, but usually fail miserably with layers and embellishments!! LOL
So, here's my card... I sort of 'adore' how it turned out!!
I recently purchased the 'By your side' stamp set from Concord & 9th, and have been eager to try it out - this challenge gave me the perfect opportunity!! If you know me, you know I am a huge sucker for unique sentiment stamps - when I saw this set, I knew right away that I had to had to have it!! I see myself using this set A LOT!! As for the rest of the card, I kept it simple by using a graphic patterned paper from Crate Paper's 'Hello Love' collection, and since I was at work when I created this card (shhh... don't tell!) I didn't have any other supplies with me, so I simply fussy cut a few hearts from a complementary paper to embellish the card.
This was a great challenge - glad that I got to play along! I'm also linking this up with Simon Says Stamp's 'Work It Wednesday' challenge, since I used my brand new Concord & 9th stamps :) 
Thanks for visiting!
xoxo
rae

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Little Tangles challenge 64: hello

Hello.
Couldn't resist playing along with Little Tangles Challenge 64

Here is the card that I created for the challenge-
I just love Neat and Tangled's stamps! I used the heart stamp from the Heart of Gold set, and played around with pink distress inks to watercolor the heart. The sentiments are from the Everyday Labels set.
thanks for visiting!
xoxo
rae

Monday, January 25, 2016

Reverse Confetti January sketch for you to try

Well that was quite the card making hiatus!! Glad to be back in my studio creating again!
I was inspired by the latest SFYTT on the Reverse Confetti blog 
here is the card that I created:
I used a sentiment from Reverse Confetti's 'God is Good' stamp set.
I miss playing with patterned paper, so I went to town with mixing and matching patterns on this card ;).
Until next time...
xoxo
rae