Saturday, March 18, 2017

Leafy Hello...CASology Challenge #240~Foliage, Krumspring Spring Festival Challenges: Think in Thirds and Watercolour, Cards in Envy~Keep it Simple

Hello,

Yes, I have a zillion things to do but...I don't want to! I want to craft instead, so I am!  My chores will be waiting for me, unless the cleaning/laundry/grocery shopping elves arrive...

Sharing two cards for CASology Challenge #240~Foliage


Finally used my Concord and 9th leaves...distress inked (cracked pistachio, twisted citron, peacock feathers) the water-colour look background image, spritzed, stamped, inked again, re-spritzed and once dry, just a 'light' dusting of the veined lacy stamp (same inks, but huffed upon this time) so my 'blob' would appear more leaf-like....


Since the stuff was already out, I made a second, this time with abandoned coral, picked raspberry and spiced marmalade....


NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to be a CASology Challenge #240 Honourable Mention! THANK YOU!!

NOTE:  Honoured and thrilled to be selected as an In the Mailbox favourite at Cards in Envy~Keep It Simple. THANK YOU, Donna!

NOTE: Humbled and honoured to be selected as the Just Add Ink Challenge #351~Just Add *L* Challenge winner. THANK  YOU!!


That's it...I'm off to see what else I can make. Crafting, not cleaning, calls....

Also sharing at:

Krumspsring Spring Festival Surprise Challenge~Think In Thirds and Challenge #8~Watercolour

Cards in Envy~Keep It Simple

Just Add Ink Challenge #351~Just Add *L*


Thanks so much for dropping in; your visit brings me joy!



23 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Winner, winner chicken dinner!! Gorgeous cards, my dear friend. The colors on these two beauties are just wonderful. I love this very CAS design and the very simple, black 'hello.' Loving these! Bev

Judy1223 said...

I'm with you, ignore the calls of cleaning! Crafting is more fun! I love both of these cards, such pretty color combinations! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Carole said...

Love these two cards Carol.....love your choice of colours and I am assuming the leaf design is a stamp. They are beautifully CAS and different, I can see why you like Concord and 9th...as I do too, though not readily available over here!

Susan Powell said...

ohhh I LOVE your card! The colors, the big leaf, the watercoloring - it's gorgeous!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Fabulous cards, colour combos are perfect. Amazing stamp made even more amazing with your card designs.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work, Carol. So glad you created instead of doing chores! Look at the beauties you were able to come up with. Wow! Love the color combos...two of my very favorites! Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This turned out very cool.

Ann Abrahamson said...

This is a beauty...not a "blob!" Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing with Cards in Envy Keep it Simple Challenge!

~amy~ said...

How PRETTY.

Jacquie Southas said...

Two gorgeous color combinations, Carol! I love the clear veins peeking out from the inky background. Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Joyce said...

These are both amazing and beautiful. So glad you played along with us at CASology this week.

Jan said...

Two stunning cards Carol! I love your bold colour combinations and the dreamy effect you've created. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Christine Blain said...

Carol, those leaves are GORGEOUS! Love the cards you've made. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, those came out so beautiful and artsy! Glad you chose to make those instead of doing house work! ;)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Two beauties! Love how you added a touch of detail. So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.

Jen W. said...

These are both so perfectly gorgeous, Carol. I love the colours you used for each leaf and the simple font of the sentiment compliments it perfectly. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
PS If those elves ever show up send them my way when you're done with them! :D

Barb Ghig said...

Two really GORGEOUS color combos, Carol! I love the effects of your inking, spritzing and stamping so much...in fact, I don't see a 'blob' anywhere :) Just a stunning CAS design and a perfectly simple sentiment!!! You nailed it, as always!

Shona Chambers said...

Wow Carol this is such a cool design and I absolutely love how you mixed the colours together. And of course its so crisp and CAS, its a design after my own heart. So wonderful to see you at Just Add Ink this week too!

Gail said...

Would love to understand how you made this. You put the ink pad to the rubber stamp and then spritzed and stamped it on the watercolor paper and then inked the stamp again and stamped it once more? These care just gorgeous!

Paradise Stamper said...

Beautiful card!

Geri said...

GORGEOUS! The colors are fabulous!

Yep...I'm with Bev....WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!

Anita in France said...

Gaspingly gorgeous, Carol ... really, really beautiful! Good to see I'm not the only one who thought so ... congratulations on all those podium places! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

The loose watercoloring is gorgeous, Carol.