{4.11.2013} no. 23

CAS(E) this SKETCH! CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch. Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch. LOVE this sketch! I’m using lots of stamps in this one and NO pattern paper.  I’m also using my favorite color combo right now.  Teal, yellow and kraft.  Amazing. I have to say this is one of my all time favorite cards. Mainly because it is a bit snarky. hee hee Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a …

{3.3.2013} a Sunday challenge

I’ve been trying to get my craft on this weekend and it just wasn’t happening like I wanted it too.  I had high hopes for MANY Christmas cards for the current Paper Crafts magazine call.  Alas, I just couldn’t get into the holiday spirit.  Thankfully, I squeaked out 2 cards, but I don’t have high hopes.  I just wasn’t on my game. After struggling, I just gave up and looked for some challenges to inspire me.  I think my mojo was mad I tried to do holiday cards out of season.  Ha.  So what better than SPRING to bring me …

{2.14.2013} post no. 1 – love

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH! Happy Valentine’s Day! It is a love themed day, get ready. CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch. Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch. I think I have fallen in love with my own card. It is one of my all time faves actually. And the idea came out of nowhere.  Meaning, I sat down and just grabbed paper, stamps and ink as I went along.  Usually, I’ll think about it a little before I start.  The …

{2.7.2013} enjoy

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH! CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch. Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch. All stamping going on.  I used the circle grid stamp as my background starting point in the sketch.  From there, I added the balloon and arrow strip.  I decided I needed one more element other than the sentiment, so I press some yellow ink onto some scrap paper and then punched out the cloud.  Just a fun little birthday card. Make sure you hop …

{8.25.2012} with sympathy

This little birdie flew into my home this month.  Isn’t he sweet.  I love the sketched look and yet he is quite simple and elegant at the same time.  His first job is a sympathy card and he did it well. I chose to go with a very soft and serene color palette: cream, creamy brown and robin’s egg.  The sketch for this second round of the Hero Arts August 2012 challenge was the perfect inspiration for this sympathy card. I started out by stamping the bird and sentiment and then masked them off before stamping the lattice background.  It …