Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Keeping it CAS at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with

Challenge #121 - Clean and Simple (CAS)

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Kitty Bee Designs
Prize: 1 digital image


Today I have used the elegant Poppies Set #771b digital stamp set
from Sparkle N Sprinkle, one of our generous sponsors this week.
The images were designed by the talented Beccy Muir.

I set up the card panels using Adobe PhotoShop, tucking the sentiment in between the flower and leaf, with two image panels fitting on a A5 sheet.  This set comes with a beautiful collection of sentiments to choose from.
I printed the images on X-Press It blending card, "set" with my heat tool and coloured with Copic markers.
One image I coloured with "light" shining off the curve of the petals, the other version with the petals fading towards the edges.  I also used different shades of green for the leaves and stems.


I trimmed the image panels to be 3" wide and (the full height of the landscape A5 sheet) and matted them with scarlet cardstock, giving a 1/16" border.

... and one last pic of them together.
Which one do you prefer?

Sparkle N Sprinkle - digital stamp set - Poppies Set #771b
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - poppy - R21 R22 R24 R27 R59 R89
Copic markers - leaves - fading petals version - G40 G43 G46
Copic markers - leaves - curved petals version - G21 G24 G28
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Scarlet
Helmar450 Quick Dry Adhesive (to adhere the layers)

Sending a big Thank You tSparkle N Sprinkle for supplying the digital stamps I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #121 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.

I hope you're feeling inspired and create something to enter our challenge.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Aloha Friday Challenges - Challenge #93 - In The Garden
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Beccy's Place - May Challenge - Anything using Beccy's Place Goes
CAS(E) this Sketch!CTS #219
I have flipped the sketch, with my main image & sentiment at the top of the card
Color It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - May Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes May Edition
Crafty Catz - Challenge #368 - ATG
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #129 always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #117 always Anything Goes
+ optional twist Teacher Appreciation
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 17 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Challenge #237 - Flower Power
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #299 Freestyle
Incy Wincy Designs - 1st til 13th May - CLEAN and SIMPLE
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog - Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Challenge #161 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #97 - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #129 - Interactive and/or Birthday
QKR Stampede - Challenge #241 - Wheels or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #115 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #292 - Flowers
Victorine Originals - Challenge #1 - theme "Mother"
these cards are for very special ladies, who also happen to be Mothers


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
      Good Luck and hope to see you again

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. Fabulous, so stylish thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Chooseday crafty hugs Julia xx

  3. I like the one with the highlights on the petals-so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs!

    1. Thank You Michelle :)
      PS - I really appreciate your feedback, think I will make some more with the highlights adding curve to the petals!

  4. Beautiful CAS card! Love that pop of red against the white! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  5. Beautiful and elegant card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and Hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  6. Your CAS style cards are absolutely beautiful Tracy, well done! I love the way you've coloured the single poppy... the highlights are gorgeous and give the image so much depth. I really like the simple red border around the images and the placement of the sentiment. Beautiful!

    1. Thank You Beccy :)
      ... it is always a pleasure to colour and create with your beautiful images!

  7. Lovely! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  8. Your card is very pretty! I love your coloring on it, simply beautiful. Thank you for joining us at the Victorine Originals Mothers challenge.

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  10. These are absolutely stunning. And your coloring skills are never ceasing to amaze me. Well done my friend

  11. If I had to pick, I'd choose the light on the curve of the petals. That one looked more life-like to me. Thank you for submitting your design at the Victorine Originals Mothers Challenge!

    1. Thank You Sabrina :)
      I appreciate your feedback too, I think I will make some more with the "curved" shading.

  12. Just beautiful thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week and good luck in the draw hope to see in our new challenge starting Friday.

  13. Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Karal DT

  14. Tracy, I love both of your cards. Your colouring is beautiful! These cards are just perfect for the CAS challenges. Thank you for the inspiration. I'm always looking for some inspiration when it comes to CAS challenges.
    Have a great weekend.
    Lena - DT

  15. For me the left one is favorite. But both cards are great.-


  16. Hi, Tracy! This is beautiful, that red just pops off that white. Thanks for playing along at Victorine Originals.

  17. Wow, this is gorgeous. The flower really pops against the white card. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society. Best of luck to you!
    ~ Bonnie DT

    1. Thank you for joining our "Flower" challenge over at The Paper Shelter as well! Beautiful CAS design. We hope to see you again!
      ~ Bonnie DT

  18. I love this design! Both poppies are just fantastic. For me the first poppy (with the dark in the centre) looks more natural, like a poppy in the field. The second Poppy looks like a silk flower, or a cut flower placed under a spotlamp so that the petals catch the light! Both beautiful cards.
    Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  19. Beautiful image and card. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On and I hope to see your work on our new challenge too. Keti (DT)

  20. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  21. Such a beautiful CAS creation, love your coloring. Thanks so much for playing in our Flowers challenge at The Paper Shelter this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  22. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Lori DT for

  23. Thank you for joining us at Victorine Original Stamps, we look forward to seeing your future cards in our challenges ~
    DT MaryAnn

  24. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  25. Beautiful Tracy, Love the clean and simple look. Thanks for sharing with us at Color it Create it Show it off.
    Cindy DT

  26. Really gorgeous card.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Tina DT

  27. This is a gorgeous creation and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  28. Hi there, sorry for the late comment but I have been away. What a lovely card just beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at LTCCB and good luck
    Pen DT

    1. Thank You Pen, I really appreciate you visiting :)


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