All posts filed under: CAS (Clean and Simple)

Goddess Tape Spring Card

My sweet friend recently gave me several rolls of Goddess Tape! Lucky me!!  I had some time to play today, and made a Spring card.  This Decorative Tape is gorgeous! It’s called Turn a New Leaf; I just love the pretty Spring colors and leaf pattern.       TIP: To get a nice clean punched edge and not have the tape stick to your punches, 🙂  stick the tape to white cardstock, then punch out your border and  shapes.I also made some super simple magnets.  All you need is the decorative tape, a magnetic sheet (Elmer’s or Avery) and some paper punches…   Hear what others are saying about this card!  Read more here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2513175#ixzz30K2HdiXd Have a creative day! Deena  

Watercolor Flowers for Mother’s Day

Have any of you tried Corel Painter?  I am playing with digital water coloring in the 30 day trial version of Corel Painter X3 right now and I have to say that I love the ‘real watercolor’ brushes!  I was inspired to play in this week’s SCS IC438 so I painted these flowers to get a feel for the different brushes and I’m happy with the results. What do you think?  I am really a beginner of course so don’t judge to harshly! 🙂  I have a lot to learn, but I still think it’s pretty! Traditionally, I’ve painted with acrylics, but I just love the look of water colors and painting and blending colors is so soothing to me, so I thought this was a great time to practice.  I used my new digital stamp illustration as a starting point for the painting and this is what I ended up with.  Now, if only I could afford to buy the software!   Here’s the Mother’s Day CAS card I made with it too…         and finally, here is …

Color Blossom Thank You Card

I thought it would be fun to design some colorful blooms for SPRING.  Ahh, Spriiiing. Where are you? I really REALLY miss you.  In fact, I. can’t. wait. until you get here.  Believe me.  I will thank you for it! I gave my blooms a digital pencil crayon coloring and resized and arranged them here for a cheerful  printable digital THANK YOU CARD.  I was debating whether or not to make these blossoms available as pre-colored digital image downloads….what do you think?   Have a creative day my friends!  Deena  

Inspired CASE Study

Hello friends!   March is finally here.  The sun kindly came out this weekend and just in time for my birthday which I celebrated Sunday!  Although it’s still cold, and will be for a little while yet here in Montreal,  I am hopeful that Spring is not too far off in our future! To share my hopeful spirit with you, I have another CAS card to show you today.  I’ve combined two challenges;  CASE STUDY #180 and the Inspiration Challenge on SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. First up is Danielle Flanders‘ card inspiring us at CASE STUDY this week…SO PRETTY! I chose this photo as my inspiration from the IC430 site POLYVORE : and fell in love with the colors! and here is my card that is a result of being inspired by both challenges… I hope it puts a little hope in your hearts for the forthcoming Spring! Have a wonderful day!  Deena

Coffee With Friends

Hi everyone.  I have a quick CAS card to share that I’ve made for three CAS challenges.  Yay! They got my mojo going today! First up CAS(E) this Sketch: and Addicted to CAS: Code Word COFFEE and last but not least CASology code word: JUMP (as in…coffee jump starts my day! And if I have too much it makes a little jumpy :)) I used A Creative Need LOVE ME A CUP OF COFFEE image and  digital dp.  I colored the cups with copics. Thanks for stopping by today!  Deena 

Wild Thing Challenge Wolves

Hello friends!  I thought I’d share how this ‘Wild Thing’ CAS card for this month’s A Creative Need challenge was made. I was playing with a masking/paint technique. I masked the moon  with a circle punch and painted over  it with two shades of yellow, then while still  a little wet, stuck clear wide packaging tape over it and peeled it off again to give it a worn look.  When dry, I scanned it so I could use it as a digital element, as seen here.   Using My Memories Software I simply placed my A Creative Need Wolves image and resized it to the size I wanted, then added in the image of my masked moon and layered it over the wolves.  All that was left was to add in my sentiment.  So simple, and I’m very happy with the result! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!! Deena Read more: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2484555#ixzz2t9eDd200