AAA Cards #123 Sketch Challenge

Hello There ! Happy Sunday!

It’s time for the next challenge and my first Sketch challenge at AAACards.

Here’s the sketch for you to play with

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And here’s my card based on the Sketch

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The fun thing about a sketch challenge is that, half the work is already done. One already has a blueprint for a CAS Design. And for this card the other half of the work was also already done. I had colored this cute frogs, flowers, leaves and grass from the stamp set “Frog” by Sunny Studios during the daily marker 30 day coloring challenge.

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xgmd1551.jpgSo following the sketch I die cut a circular window on my white card front. I then took a separate card stock and created an evening sky by ink blending with distress inks. I also created the water for the pond with distress ink using the waves stencil by Simon Says Stamp before I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on the inked card stock. I adhered the inked card stock with foam tape like shown in the image. Finally i adhered all the colored images, few with glue and a few with foam squares to create a cute scene.

I made this card for two of my friends who are twins and are totally awesome.

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I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to KEEP IT CAS (Clean And Simple).

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Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

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Bharati (you are here!)

I think we are going to get some amazing CAS Cards for this challenge and i am so looking forward to your take.

I am playing along with a couple of challenges with this card:

Addicted to stamp : Challenge #307 – Make Your Mark

I used the copic markers for coloring the images and distress inks for the background. I also used a stencil with the distress inks for creating the water in the background. The coloring is the highlight of the card.

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Avenue 613 : Challenge #213 – Anything Goes -Optional Twist CAS

Keeping the scene inside the window leaves a lot of empty white space keeping the card Clean and Simple which is the optional twist

Crafty friends challenge : Challenge 91- Animals / Birds

The frogs in the card are perfect for the animal theme of the challenge as they are the focal point of the card. The sentiment also refers to the animals.

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2craftycrittercrazies : Challenge #18 September Challenge

The images of the frogs and the word toad in the sentiment is the focal point of the card. As the critters are the center of attention in the card, this is perfect for the theme of critters.

Paru’s Card Making Challenge : September Challenge – Anything Goes

Anything goes is always a fun theme with many possibilities. I always love playing along with Paru’s challenge.

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a2z Scrapbooking September 2018 Challenge : CAS

The Clean And Simple look goes well with the theme of the month

Please do let me know what you think about this card. I love and appreciate your comments and thoroughly enjoy reading those.

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

Monster hugs

This is my first monster card and I loved making it along with my son.

I am Playing along with a couple of challenges with this card:

  1. The sketch is based on Freshly made Sketches Challenge #309
  2. The colors are based on cas color and sketch challenge #245
  3. The monster theme is inspired by the Less is more challenge #351

For this card we used the monster stampset by Mudra stamps. We first stamped our fav monsters on neenah solar white card stock with memento black ink and then colored those adorable monsters with copic markers.

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The red one was colored by my son and the other two were colored by me.  Then came the fun part of sticking the googly eyes on the monsters which adds so much interest. I used the image colored by my son to decorate my craft table (its a cute reminder of the fun we had together).

Then i took a white card stock and embossed it with an embossing folder. I also white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of navy card stock.

To finish the card i stuck all the elements in place using foam tape for dimension.

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I had lots of fun creating this card, especially because i did it along with my son. Crafting with kids is always fun.

I am linking this card to other challenges as well:

Thanks so much for dropping by, hope you liked the card.

Have a great day

CAS Card – Summer Vacay

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I always wanted to try this smooshing techniques (i don’t even know if its called that) with distress inks. I gave it a try today and oh what a fun thing it is to do. So simple yet such lovely results. I just used blue and yellow and loved how the green was formed in between.

I am entering this card to :

Casology – Juicy

Less is more – Tropical Fruit Colors

Addicted to stamps – Holidays

Addicted to CAS – one layer card

CAS on Sunday – Exotic

As always I loved playing along with the challenges.

Thanks for dropping by and Have a great day!

Stay Cool!

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This cute lil penguin seems to be on my dream holiday, on the beach under the tree with a cooler in its hand. Hmmm… somethings are still missing though – a hammock , a good book and a craft table by the side. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had a magical craft table and the moment we wanted to craft all we had to do was to snap our fingers and Abracadabra – your craft table is right in front of you. What do you Say?

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Whenever i make a beach card my soul floats back to GOA. I absolutely love that place, the sandy beaches, the cool lifestyle, the music, the food, the picturesque drives, Goan Homes, the people… All i want to do there is just Chill!
My dad was in the Indian Navy so all through my life i was lucky to have lived in various coastal places in India like – Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Port Blair … I have finally settled in Visakhapatnam, which is a coastal city in Andhra Pradesh. There is something mesmerizing about water; I just love being in it, be it the ocean, lake, river , swimming pool or just a tub. My son too has started enjoying in the water and loves to swim.

By the way i am playing along in a couple of challenges with this card :

Addicted to stamps Challenge #253 Holiday

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch #344

Simon Says Stamp Monday : Food and/or Drink

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 416 – Little Miss Muffet Stamps

I as much as I loved making this card, think i enjoyed the day dreaming more , LOL!

Here’s wishing a very happy weekend to all my crafty friends and fellow day dreamers!