Monday, September 14, 2015

September Challenge Reminders

Hi everyone.  Just a reminder that we are half way through the Happy Little Stampers September Challenges.  We have three challenges running this month ... CAS - ColouringSketch, and Christmas - Holly.

I have made a card for the CAS and Christmas challenges to share with you today.

First, my CAS Challenge - Colouring card ...

I used the Watercolour Spritz Technique (that's what I call it) to colour my flowers.  I coloured the stamp with water-based markers, spritzed with water and then stamped onto mixed media paper.  This is the first time I've inked up with stamp ... so I'm heading over to join the fun at the latest NBUS Challenge.

Next, is a card for the Christmas Challenge - Holly.

I have created a CAS Christmas card that I made in only a few minutes ... gotta love that! :)  I used a beautiful holly sprig die-cut that I borrowed from my friend Susan (Cardmaker's Garret).  I die-cut the sprig in soft green paper and again in white, gluing them together to make a sturdy die-cut.  I added a few red rhinestones for the berries, and then stamped the sentiment in soft green ink to finish the card. Easy, peasy and oh-so quick! :)

I hope you'll join us for these fun challenges.  Our Guest Designer for HLS CAS, Riti (A Lil Piece of Heaven) has made another beautiful coloured card to share.  Please click HERE to see her card, along with the reminder cards from a few of our wonderful Design Team members.

There's still a couple of weeks left for this challenge, so lots of time to play along if you haven't had a chance yet.  Come join in the fun!! :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!

CAS Card:
Stamps:  Efflorescence (Penny Black); Butterfly Birthday sentiment (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  SU! markers:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brush

Christmas Card:
Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Tis the Season (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Holly die (Cheery Lynn), red rhinestones, clear embossing powder, heat tool

HLS Sept. CAS Challenge - Colouring
HLS Sept. Christmas Challenge - Holly
NBUS Challenge #5


Julia Aston said...

Beautiful watercolor stamping and love the holly!

Cathy said...

The spritzing technique looks wonderful, I have tombows so I should give this a go. Love your beautiful CAS holly card too, Cathy x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely cards -- that holly one is fabulous!

ednamburgess said...

Like both cards, but the water color one is my favorite. It's beautiful. Edna

Carol said...

Two wonderful cards Loll. love the water coloured flowers. Carol x

Maura said...

Lovely as usual. Loll! Thanks for the reminder that "coloring" can mean coloring on the stamp - I forget to think of that option!

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Loll ... such a lovely CAS holly sprig ... and those blooms are just a delight, they're gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Loll your spritzed flowers are gorgeous and your love the simplicity of the holly spring


D- said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I need to try that spritzing technique. It worked perfectly on your flowers. I love how you added the rhinestone berries. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

Unknown said...

Two lovely cards Loll - love the vibrant colour of your first card and your quick Christmas card is absolutely perfect for batch card making.


Karen xxx

Mac Mable said...

Love the technique for the first one, so delicate and so pretty, one for me to try and the holly one so elegant. x

Joyce said...

Love both of your reminder cards. They are so pretty.

Kylie said...

Both are awesome, Loll. I love your watercoloured flowers and your holly is sensational! xx

MaryH said...

Your w/c spritzed floral is just lovely. The apricot shade is so serene on this pretty stamp. And I'm loving the brilliance of the 'berries' on #2, with the sprig of holly. It's beautiful too! TFS & Hugs.

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely pair of cards Loll. The first one is so evocative and pretty and the second one is really stylish and CAS.

BożenA said...

Holly so beautiful sneaks up the card. Imperceptibly flows into the center and turns into a beautiful sentiment. Well thought out layout and wonderful CAS.

Carol L said...

I don't know which card I like best, but they're equally gorgeous CAS cards for sure! Beautiful!!

Susan said...

Both are gorgeous, Loll! Fabulous job on colouring with markers and spritzing, and great use of my holly die!

shirley-bee said...

These are both wonderful cards, Loll. I love the crisp definition of the holly diecut, but my heart is definitely with the watercolour spritzed flowers!

Bobby said...

I love those spritzed flowers and the way you put them on a narrow panel, Loll. I also love that holly die. I have one so maybe I need to dig it out and make a card to enter.