Sunday, July 23, 2017

Black and Gold Scramble

Hi there, seems like its been forever since I posted...but only 4 days. They have been busy days though.

This morning I was able to play in a 24 Hour Hero Arts scramble over at the Hero Arts Flickr group.  The hostess gives us a theme and we have to produce our card, photograph it and up load it to the discussion thread.  We can work on our card anytime during the 24 hour period but may only use a total of 90 minutes from start to finish.

Today's theme was to use black and gold (neutrals like white and cream were okay as well) to make a card.

I chose Hero Arts Leafy Vine for my card. I love the lines of the sway of the vine - its so graceful and I thought it would be lovely in gold.  The photography was with me this time and the card shimmered and photographed well.  No sentiment nor additional bling needed to clutter up the front.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Embossed Flowers

Hi There!

Tonight I sat down to make a card for two challenges and the final ended up working for three!

I stamped and heat embossed the Lily from Concord and Ninth, then colored it with inktense pencils.  After it dried, I was totally not pleased.

It just was too chalky feeling and looking. Instead of tossing it I was determined to make it work.

Using a square stitched die I made a smaller focal piece. Next I clear embossed the entire piece 3 times with clear embossing powder.

I framed it in a touch of black...I have to credit that to Ardyth (of MASKerade), I had commented earlier today on her blog that I loved her black touches and how they elevated images, adding to the crisp feeling.

This will be entered to these challenges:   HLS July Anything goes with Dies, Where Creativity meets C9 - Embossing, The Flower Challenge- Embossing Heat/Dry.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer at ATCAS

Hi There!
Its mid July and I don't think I have made a truly summer themed card yet!  Thanks to the prompt at Addicted to CAS, which is the code word Summer I've pulled out a new to me set from MFT. I love these cute little summer penguins.

Thanks so much for stopping by!