Monday, September 6, 2010

CAS83 a sketch challenge

Here are a couple cards I made for my first challenge as a CAS DT member.  It is a sketch challenge based on Denise's (resqbarbie) card seen here.

The first one turned out ok, but I still think it needs a window frame or something.  I didn't want it to be too busy, though, so I just left it plain.

I made a template to use as a reverse mask.  The image was stamped with Versamark and Memento black ink, then embossed with clear EP.  While the mask was still in place, I sponged the background of the image, and colored the deer with Copics.  When I removed the mask, the ink had bled a little into the 'frame', so I just used my Copic blender pen to push the color back where it belonged.

Disaster avoided.

Supplies used:
Stamps - noble deer, PTI birthday basics
Paper - GKD PL white, wasabi, garden green, crumb cake
Ink - Versamark, Memento black, bashful blue, crumb cake, wasabi, choc chip
Accessories - clear EP, heat gun, Copics, daubers, MS branch punch

Here is the second card I made.

The squares are up on dimensionals, and I bent the wings of the butterflies after I adhered the pearls to the centers.  That gives the card a lot of dimension, and balances out the weight of the buttons.  The sentiment in crumb cake is a little light, but espresso or choc chip would have been way too dark.  I like the soft feel the lighter ink gives to the card.

Supplies used:
Stamps - PTI birthday basics
Paper - pink pirouette, melon mambo, regal rose, pretty in pink, crumb cake, espresso, white
Ink - crumb cake
Accessories - MS butterfly punch, half pearls, 1 1/4" square punch, dimensionals, buttons, hemp twine, white crochet thread

This is such a versatile layout.  There are so many possibilities!  What can you do with it?



jhet said...

Lovely CAS cards! :)

jimlynn said...

BOTH are fabulous!!!!!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Congrats on making the CAS DT! Your cards are so beautiful! I love the view out the window! And those colors are so pretty together on your second card! I love them both!