Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunshine Shaker

Time for another game at the AAA Challenge Blog. Our theme this time is CAS  Shaker Cards (Clean & Simple Style only). 

Our sponsor for this game is Stampendous.

The first place winner will receive a prize from this wonderful company AND the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

This was one of those cards that came out completely different than the way it began. I reworked the background on this one. At first I used a white background sprayed with gold Glimmer Mist, but it did not sing loudly enough.  I keep a little box filled with watercoloring experiments, and this background panel was in there. Nothing but blue skies... it was perfect. So I de-constructed and re-constructed the card with this wonderful water color background, and voila!

The AAA DT has come up with some truly wonderful creations, so please go over the AAA Cards Challenge Blog and give them some love.  Then get to work on your own CAS Shaker card - Clean & Simple is the key!

I am linking my card to the following challenges:

My CAS design.

My watercolor background.

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 {Sunshine}

Thanks so much for coming by. Hope your day is full of sunshine!

Sunday, April 10, 2016


The new game is up on the AAA Cards Challenge Blog. This time it's "Anything Goes".  I am still playing with my Brushos and loving the magic. I used the mono printing technique for my creation. I had used the honeycomb stencil and Brushos on another project, and made sure that I got paint on the negative.  I flipped the stencil and pressed it on to the watercolor paper, and got this beautiful effect. Once dry, I sprayed the entire panel lightly with Tattered Angels Gold spray mist. I die cut the butterfly (PTI) from velum and gold adhesive paper (PTI), popped it up on the card and bent the wings upward a bit.

The sentiment is from Concord & 9th's Beautiful Words and Beautiful You dies. I am loving learning and trying new things, and I'm very pleased with the way this one turned out.

Please head on over to the AAA Cards Challenge Blog and check out the designs of my fabulously talented fellow DT members. Leave them some love, then create something wonderful and link up to our challenge. Our sponsor this week is Happy Little Stampers, with a $20.00 gift certificate for the challenge winner.

I am linking my card to the following challenges:


Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge : WINGS. Create anything mixed media that you like as long as it includes Wings of any description :)

CAS Mix Up - I chose to add Die Cuts to my stenciling and stamping creation.

Thank you for coming by today. I hope you have been inspired. As always, I love your comments. They make my day!

Sunday, April 3, 2016


I used Freshly Made Sketches #230 for the layout and Paper Smooches Calorie Free stamps and dies to put it together. For the background, I laid a panel of punched mylar on my card, masked it, then  sprayed it with Dylusions Fresh Lime Ink Spray.  I stamped the pretzels with Rusty Hinge over Fossilized Amber distress inks with my MISTI.  I used some white Flower Soft on them to give them a salty effect!! This was a really fun one.

Thanks for stopping in today.