Saturday, 4 May 2013

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #12

Happy Saturday to you all.  I'm scheduling this post but am hoping that the weather is going to be as nice as it is today (Wednesday) but knowing our luck with Bank Holiday weekends it might not!!!  lol

Well it's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS - the weeks just fly by.  Here we go:

ATCAS - Challenge #12 - Hosted by Christine

Sponsor for this challenge is 
Clear Dollar Stamps - the leading source for affordable clear acrylic stamps for scrap booking and creative paper crafts
There is an amazing range of goodies over here! The wonderful Cassie is offering the winner of our challenge an amazing $15 gift voucher!!! 

I've used one of the Clear Dollar Stamps images called Sunshine & Smiles and printed the image of the sunflowers out twice and then fussy cut and decoupaged for some dimension.  Everything was coloured using Flexmarkers.  I've used rainbow colours in baker's twine for the rainbow and the clouds are a combination of Memory Box Puffy Clouds and Marshmallow Clouds. 

I sponged Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass for the grass and sky and I had masked off the sun and the rays before I sponged.  I then used the negative mask (eg the hole left after cutting the mask) to sponge Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold inks.  The sentiment was part of the Clear Dollar Stamps image and was cut using my Stampin Up label punch.  I added some copper Stickles to the centres of the sunflowers.  The whole thing has then been mounted onto a slightly larger piece of card which had been scored using my Stampin Up Simply Scored board and then attached to the base card.

Please pop on over to the Addicted to CAS blog where the DT have some amazing inspiration awaiting you.  We are dying to see what creations you come up with and look forward to visiting your blogs.  This really is a very generous prize from Cassie so well worth having a go!

Enjoy the weekend.


  1. Lovely card Karen love the image and colours also your rainbow


  2. Lovely scene you have created, Karen. I love the flowers that are just drenched in sunlight! xx

  3. Lovely card Karen, great design:) Fab idea using the twine for the rainbow!
    Val x

    1. Can't take credit for the twine - I first saw Loll using it so CASed it!!! lol

  4. beautiful card Karen, I love your flowers coloured beautifully, what a fabulous layout and embellishments

  5. Hi Karen. Such a beautiful scene you've created. Love your sponged and masked background ... really shows off those gorgeous sunflowers! Love the twine rainbow - so sweet! Loll xx

  6. What a fun card, Karendipity!! No wonder those sunflowers are so sunny and that CASE of Loll's twine rainbow is impeccable!! xxoo Dippy

  7. Lovely card Karen. Beautifully made. Great use of the bakers twine.
    Hugs, Florence xx

  8. Clever card, great techniques with gorgeous results :) x

  9. Great inking and stamping, Karen, beautiful card.

  10. Very pretty card!Love your colors and your rainbow is awesome!!!

  11. All of your sponging and coloring is fantastic. I keep seeing those twine rainbows and they are beautiful! Now I just need to get me some more twine! lol

  12. Great colouring Karen, such a beautiful card!

  13. What a beautiful card Karen - I do see that we had the same idea for the rainbow! I love your puffy clouds and the dimension of the flowers!

  14. Hi Karen, such a pretty scene you have created, gorgeous sponging and colouring and I love your twine rainbow. Those sunflowers are marvelous so realistic. Hope the weather kept fine for you.Hope all is going well with your refurbishment and you are not too exhausted.


  15. Hi Karen,

    this is such a beautiful scene.
    Your twine-rainbow pur a smile on my face.


  16. Hi Karen, love the twine rainbow and the cheerful Sunflowers - gorgeous colouring too. Your card would brighten up anyone's day!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx


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