Saturday, February 21, 2015

Scrambling and a couple of challenges

Today's Hero Arts Scramble was hosted by Barb, and her theme was white on white. A neutral/mettalic was allowed for the sentiment.  I love the look of white on white...but wow was it difficult to get  a good photograph.

I used Hero Arts Stamps - Butterflies for the main image, Sat it all for the sentiment- and heat embossed them with white powder on vellum. I dry embossed the card base with a Cuttlebug embossing folder Victoria.  To the panel with the embossed vellum pieces I added some pearls, and ribbon and then took 8 photos before I was okay with the picture.  I am submitting this one to A2Z's February Challenge - Embossing.

Since I still had this stamp out, I wanted to try it for CAS-ology's cue card Monochrome. These clean and simple cards are so hard for me.

 I started with some Dove Grey cardstock by WPlus9, and inked up the dogwoods from the butterflies set with Versafine Smokey Grey, I also stamped and embossed the set's smallest butterfly in smokey grey on vellum, then heat embossed with clear powder.  I kinda like the very delicate look that gives the butterfly.  The same thanks from Say it all was added.  It is difficult to see but there are 5 embossed lines under the sentiment for a touch of texture along with an outline debossing around the main image.

 My last card is the third of three that I need for a swap in early March. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration. 

My first task was to mask off that diagonal stripe area, I added Tiny Leaves with embossing paste colored with lime green glimmer mist over the Gormet Rubber Stamps stencil. I added some Distress Glitter in White Rock Candy over the stenciled leaves.

While that dried, I stamped and colored with Copic's my main image from Newton's Nook Basket of Wishes stamp set.  I put together several words from that set, and Newton's Nook set Simply Sentimental to get my sentiment. I die cut my main image circle using MFT's stitched circles. 

I wanted to tie in the yellow just a bit more so I added a bit of yellow ric rac over the embossing paste leaves,  The panel when complete was mounted on some Certainly Celery Stampin Up cardstock. I added just a bit of clear Wink of stella to the bow and the eggs, and then covered that with glossy accents.


Ardyth said...

I love how you've shown two completely different and yet both monochrome looks! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Greta said...

You are on a roll, girl! All beautiful work, but the first is my favorite! Love white on white & this is such a wonderful example! Glad you're joining in at a2z!

Sally said...

Wow, Cat, you've outdone yourself on these three beauties! White on white is one of my favorite kind of cards and yours is so elegant with the satin bow, vellum, and pearls. I also struggle with CAS, love how you added the textures to your design. Of course, I can't resist that sweet Newton. Those bright colors remind me Spring is on its way, perfect Easter card!

maria f. said...

Love your CASology card - that is a wonderful stamp for the monochrome cue. Glad you joined CASology this week.

Leslie Hanna said...

All of these are beautiful, but I'm especially fond of the white heat-embossing on vellum.

Barb Ghig said...

As always, your cards are gorgeous, Cat! I love your white on white card, and the dogwoods are just beautiful on your monochromatic card! Your basket of wishes card is too cute with that darling kitten...Beautiful coloring, too!
So glad you entered your white on white card at a2z Scrapbooking!

Joyce said...

Absolutely adore your CASology card. That stamp is stunning and I love the simplicity of your card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Chark said...

so glad you joined in at a2z this month with your white card!

Kristina B. said...

I love white on white cards, but you're right they are a pain to photograph! But you nailed it! Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!