Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thanks, Love & Birthday

Hi there!  Another weekend has come and gone so quickly.  After spending most of the last five days fighting off a migraine I finally got back into the Craft Cave today and I've got 3 cards to share.

First up is for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.  The splatter pattern on the sketch made me think of dangling vines so I pulled out these Doodle Bloom leaves from Altenew and coloured them with Copic greens.  The flower is from an oldie but goodie Lawn Fawn set of large sentiments.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Leaves & flowers from Doodle Blooms) Altenew, (Sentiment from Grand Greetings) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (YG06, G07, G14) Copic
Other:  (Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

This next card was inspired by the photo at The Card Concept.  I focused on the coffee cup and the pinks from the roses.  I used Lil' Inker Designs' coffee cup, patterned paper and sentiment with a Taylored Expression heart die.  I'd say this card fits into the Clean and Simple category. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Textured White) Bazzill, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crumb Cake, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Love You 6x6) Lil' Inker Designs
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Coffee Cozy Stamps) Lil' Inker Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Coffee cup) Lil' Inker Designs, (Large & small heart) Taylored Expressions
Gems:  Recollections

Finally is my take on Anita's gorgeous card over at the Muse challenge.  I took inspiration from her blended colours over an embossed background (although I used watercolors instead of Distress Inks) and the white on black sentiment.   

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (Black) Papertrey Ink, (Brushed Silver) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Brilliant from Wait for It, Hope your birthday is... from Rad) CAS-ual Fridays, (Transparent Triangles Background) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Hero Arts
Die:  (Scalloped rectangle) WPlus9
Paints:  (Gansai Tombe) Kuretake
Gems:  Recollections


samantha's cards said...

Lovely cards, thanks for joining us at CC&S.

karen h said...

I love a productive in the craft room! Thank you for playing along with us at CC&S! Your card for our challenge is wonderful - very cheerful! The image style and font are a perfect match.

lostinpaper said...

Look at you go GF, you have rocked all of these (Love love those bright cascading leaves)!

Karen B. said...

Your array of cards is nothing short of phenomenonal!

~amy~ said...

Glad that you're feeling better...these are all kinds of awesome...especially the coffee one!

Ardyth said...

Great use of Doodleblooms - love the tiny flowers! And of course your brillian MUSE card - love the bold graphic interpretation! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Jen!

Happy Dance said...

We must have been in the same migraine boat...blew the entire weekend for me, and I'm so sorry you had to suffer with them!! Your trio is terrific! Madly in love with your 'thank you' card. Those leave are really take on the splatter sketch! Love your coffee/heart card! Got my cuppa right here - hey!!!!....we should get together for coffee! Sweet heart paper. And your MUSE card got my vote today. Those colors are fantastic. Great design too. Have a good week, and I'm ordering a long, long time period of no migraines for you! Bev

Jane said...

Love the crisp clean look of your falling leaves, super bright and cheery colours too. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

Beverley said...

So sorry to read you have been under the weather and glad to see you well to create such wonderful cards. Loving the CASness of your first card. The leaves are perfect for the sketch and loving the sentiment panel too. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

Neets B said...

I hope you're feeling much better now, Jen. Well, you mojo certainly hasn't been affected, these are terrific! Love those crisp and colourful falling leaves with the teeny flowers. And you interpretation of my Muse card is fabulous, loving the brilliantly bold 'brilliant' and your blended watercolour.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Lindsey said...

Ugh, migraines. My head's been behaving recently, and I'm sure I just jinxed it. ;)
Card #1: I think that's an awesome interpretation!
Card #2: Why do I not have a to-go cup die? This is such a sweet card!
Card #3: What a perfect watercoloured background. Gorgeous!

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous post, Jen! I love all three cards, especially the watercolored background for the Muse inspired card!

Rahmat said...

2 lovely makes, love the vines in the first one,and the second one is awesome with the cups and the pink background. thanks for joining us at the Card Concept.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful cards!!!! I just love the pink and coffee cups!!! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

Hannelie said...

UGH, migraine sucks ! I hate that word and its effect. Hope you're ok now!
Your cards, well, they are fabulous!
Let's start bottom up:
As the sentiment says, brilliant... take on the inspiration from Anita!
Love the coffee lovers Valentines card for the Card Concept ... and the cool crisp take on the CAS C&S challenge just stole my heart!
Hugs and best wishes for a wonderful day and rest of the week!

Lindsey said...

Ooh you have been busy! Love the clean take on our sketch x

Bobby said...

Wow. You were on a roll that day, Jen. These are all terrific! The vines worked beautifully for the sketch and the ink blending on the Muse card is so soft and pretty.

Cathy P said...

Love all of the cards. The leaves and your take on the sketch challenge are especially eye-catching. Thanks for playing with the CC&S Sketch Challenge this week! Hugs, Cathy

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous soft watercoloured background, Jen ... sweet and fun coffee cups ... and oh my, those tumbling vines ... so delicious, those intense colours pop beautifully against the black and white! Hope you're migraine free now! Hugs, Anita :)

Claire Grantham said...

Wow! what an awesome array of fave is the leaf one for CAS Colours and's gorgeous, the leaves are so rich in colour. Cx