Monday, June 24, 2019

Whimsy - Squeeze the Day

Oh, my goodness!  Isn't the Whimsy Ant You Sweet set adorable? Perfect for summertime or all year round for those of you in warmer climes than I.

I stamped the Ant You Sweet lemon wedge using Distress Oxide Mustard Seed. I then created a picnic blanket using Catherine Pooler Tutti Fruitt and the new Whimsy Checkerboard Doodles Background.

I stamped the Whimsy Ant You Sweet image using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it up with Copics.

Did you notice I had stamped an extra lemon wedge and fussy cut it so I could place it on the rim the pitcher?

Finally, I stamped the Ant You Sweet sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black and then adhered the ant image to the card front using foam tape. So cute!

Crafty Foam Tape White

Saturday, June 22, 2019

ATCAS #162 - Wedding

The new Addicted to CAS #162 Challenge is all about weddings.  I chose to go ultra cute. Duh. LOL.

I stamped the MFT SY Piggy Pebbles image onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper using Versafine Onyx Black.  I colored those adorable pigs with Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens 072, 021, 047, 060, 082, 220, and 069.

I added grass from the MFT SY Scene Builder set using Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn; the heart is stamped with DO Spun Sugar. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Whimsy - Shark Week

Chomp, chomp!  The June Whimsy Snark Attack and Ocean Stencil are amazing--I love them!  Let's jump right in (wink, wink).

With the below card I sponged Distress Oxides onto the card base, spattered it with water on the lower half then used the Whimsy Ocean Stencil to add plants and sea life. The Distress Oxide allows some fabulous layering of colors without muddying.

I then stamped the Whimsy Snark Attack images using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up using Copics. I used my Copic airbrush to enhance the sunset a bit. The sentiment is stamped using Versamark and then embossed with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

I sponged and spattered the background of the next card too but masked the edges first.  I did some experimenting with the Ocean Stencil and Distress Oxides. Notice how I was able to get gradations of color on the turtles, eg?  Very cool.

To finish the card I stamped the Snark Attack image using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him up using Copics. 

As with the first card, the sentiment is stamped with Versamark and embossed with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

Have a great rest of your week!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

SOSS #137 - M is for Menopause

I don't know about you but I'm nearing the age where I'll be able to totally relate to the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #137:  M for Menopause. Ack!

I had this Absolutely Fabulous Edina and Patsy image that I've been wanting to use for the longest. It goes perfectly with the HA snarky sentiment, doesn't it? Those gals just don't give a $&#*. I don't now and can only imagine what it will be like when I do hit menopause.  Best stand back!

The Details: Hero Arts Snarky Mix and Match Messages, Viva Las Vegas image, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Yellow

Monday, June 10, 2019

Whimsy - Oink

Look at the hilarioius expression on the Whimsy June release Oink piggie!  "Did I do that?"  LOL.

I paired him with Doodlebug Design Down on the Farm 6x6 Paper.  My layout was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #386.

The paper gave me the idea to use the new Whimsy Wavy Nested Frames as a mud puddle. I can also see it as a body of water or an ice floe.  Ooh, or as a funky aura surrounding one of the wizards.

I colored up the Oink piggie using Zig 021 and 069.  The sentiment is stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black.  Ever so cute and lots of people I could give this one to. LOL

Saturday, June 8, 2019

ATCAS #161 - Father

I cannot believe it's already time for another Addicted to CAS challenge. Time "flies." LOL. This round the inspiration word is "father."

I was originally planning to do a Father Christmas card but it's nearly summer and I cannot even think about Christmas right now.  So frogs it is!

The Details:  Whimsy Gnome Matter What, MFT SY Friendly Foxes (sentiment) and Oval Shadows die, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover