Thursday, June 02, 2016

STAMPlorations June CAS Challenge Guest Designer


Hi everyone.  Today I'm excited to be a Guest Designer for STAMPloration's June CAS Challenge.  I have really enjoyed joining in their new CAS challenge which just started at the beginning of 2016.  I love that it is an anything goes, with an optional twist of colour.  Here's June's challenge ...




I have a lot of STAMPlorations stamps.  This is another freebie that I got with an order (yes, Shery is very generous!).  When I saw the optional twist was blue, I thought about ocean and blue sky, and immediately thought of this stamp that I've had for a while, but haven't inked up yet.  There's a lot of those in my studio. :)

I used a sprayed background from my background stash, masking the bottom and adding more blue watercolour paint to deepen the colour.  The bucket and shovel were watercoloured, fussy-cut and popped up on top of a torn piece of cork.  More cork was used to paper piece the piles of sand and sand in the bucket.

The sentiment (from the same freebie stamp set) is stamped in black.  A die-cut and popped up watercoloured sun finishes this fun, summery card.

Thanks so much to Shery and the girls for giving me this honour of being a Guest Designer this month for the CAS Challenge.  I hope you'll come play along. Anything goes, so as long as your card is CAS.

This is also perfect for the CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts.  My CAS Mix Up card above uses a die-cut, stamping, sprays, watercolouring, masking, fussy-cutting, paper piecing, torn edge, and cork.


Thanks for stopping by!






Stamps:  Beach Life (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series); Watercolour Paper (gift from Shirl)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Blue watercolour spray from Liquid Concentrate Watercolour (Dick Blick), masking tape, white gel pen, cork, Sunshine small die (Lil' Inkers)

Challenges:
STAMPlorations June CAS Challenge
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts

28 comments:

  1. Really love this card, Loll! Could almost feel the sand and smell the breeze coming from the ocean. Thanks so much for guest designing again at the STAMP CAS Card Challenge! Hugs!

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  2. Congratulations Loll for being chosen this month's STAMPlorations Guest Designer! I love your beach scene. Your coloring with your Zigs and then fussy cutting your beach toys look so bright and cheerful. Your cork sand though is genius...so clever! I agree...Shery is so generous. TFS mf. Hugs, Nancy

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  3. Pure genius indeed...love that cork sand! Looks like my kind of day at the beach! Congrats on your guest designer gig at STAMPlorations! They are lucky to have you!

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  4. What a colorful and fun beach card Loll! love the sand! congrats on being guest DT! Julia xx

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  5. Congrats on your GD spot, Loll! Gorgeous card - I love the cork sand :)

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  6. Almost makes me homesick for my Florida days! The cork 'sand' was inspired, as there is such texture. Wonderful watercoloring in the deep sea color, and love that stitched sun too. Great card, and no surprise you were a Guest Designer. Somebody made a good choice! TFS & Hugs

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  7. Loll, it's great to have you as our guest designer at the CAS challenge. I adore your lovely beach scene and loving the fun use of cork. I'm only wishing someone would have told the British weather it's summer now - but I can look at your gorgeous card and dream, can't I :)

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  8. Hi Loll. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot on STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. This is so beautiful. I love your beach scene.

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  9. Such a fun and colourful card. Congratulations on being guest designer and that was very generous of Shery with the freebie stamps..lucky you x A very inspiring card, thank you x

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  10. Love this beach scene, Loll! I would not have thought of it, but cork makes a perfect sandy beach! Congratulations on your win and being their Guest Designer!

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  11. That is one of the most natural looking, beautiful skies I have ever seen anyone paint! Using cork for sand was brilliant, Loll! It even looks like sand! Before I read your description, it appeared to be sand paper. What a great effect. Love this card!

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  12. Well they know a good thing when they see it and that is you Loll! I love this beach scene you have created, it is so real looking. The sky is so beautiful as is the water and the sand, omgosh, the cork makes for perfect sand! Love the bucket and shovel too. Just amazing! Hugs, Brenda

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  13. What a brilliant card, this beach scene is sooo cool. The cork is perfect for the sand and the background wow looks like sea and sky wonderful.

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  14. Congratulations on Guest Designing for Shery, Lolly! You made a perfect summertime beach scene! I especially love your genius sand and sky!! Hugs, Dolly

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  15. Congrats on GDT, Loll! Beautifully crafted scene--love the sky & beach!

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  16. What a fun card Loll. Love the popped up bits and your wonderful sentiment! Congrats on your Guest spot! hugs :)

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  17. Loving this bright and fun card Loll! Your sky is SO pretty and I love the cork paper you used for the sand...it looks SO realistic! This is definitely a happy card and will surely bring a smile to someone's face! And congrats on being a guest designer for Stamplorations!! :0)

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  18. This card is just sandtastic! The watercoloring is beautiful and the beach looks so real. I can feel the warm sun on my face. You created a wonderful scene.

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  19. Love this fun card and that sand is fantastic. And the sentiment is so true.

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  20. This is such a fun card Loll .... love how you've done the sand. It's great to have you as our Guest Designer this month. xx

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  21. Oh my! I got this same set as a freebie. What on earth did I do with it? You've made it look so cute, Loll. Cork for sand. Brilliant.

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  22. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Loll! Oh yes, Life is definitely better at the beach! I love how you created your beach scene...such a pretty sky and water background, and I'm really loving how you sand with cork! Awesome card, Loll!

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  23. Super creative card! I love all the details here and this brings just a sunny smile on my face!

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  24. Congrats on your GD spot! Great card! The cork "sand" is so much fun!

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  25. I'll say it again--LOVE this!

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  26. Oh my this is so charming and I love all the texture.

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  27. Your enticing scene makes me wanna go on vacay, but alas I must stay home -- great card!

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  28. Great mixed media card, Loll! So glad you are our Guest designer this month at STAMPlorations. Your creations are always super-inspiring! - Sweet Kobylkin

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