Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CASology Week 102: Float & MUSE Challenge #74



I'm really squeezing this in today! Big Daddy is insisting on mulching today. Yes, that's right. In 90 degree humid Middle TN heat. This is a spring or fall job to me, but it's his shutdown.

So when he ran back for another load I mumbled something about laundry going into the dryer and ran up to my room to make a card! LOL! I'm not sure if "desperate times" or "where there's a will" works better in this case. Since I was already tied up most of the weekend and yesterday planting trees and installing a new floor in our bedroom, I'm thinking "desperate times". =)

I played along with the new CASology challenge: FLOAT.

I knew this was a good excuse to use my Lawn Fawn "Float My Boat" stamp set. It's so cute and I love all the inspiring artwork I see made with this set, but always feel lacking when I ink it up myself. After seeing many examples of the PTI "On the Farm" stamp set this morning by their Senior DT challenge and reminding me of publications where the sunrise and hills stamp is used to create a scene, I knew this would work great with my LF set. I'm quite happy with how it turned out!
I used CTMH ink colors of Honey, Crystal Blue, Sky blue, and Indian Corn Blue to stamp the scene. Two of the ocean layers are trimmed out and popped up with foam tape. The boat is stamped with Outdoor Denim ink and paper pieced over the flag and sails. I hand drew the stitching around the edges of the panel using a Zig pen. It was super fast and that's good because Big Daddy is back with the second mulch load! =)
I am also entering this card in the current MUSE Challenge.
Here is this week's inspiration photo -- just makes you happy looking at it!
Thanks for stopping by!
God Bless,

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  1. I think you're going to have to link this up to Muse, too! I thought that it was a combination of the two challenges! Love the dimension and the colours! So glad you joined us at CASology (and Muse, when you get there! lol!)

    1. I saw that after I posted and thought the same thing! :) thx!!

  2. LOVE this as well Mandy, sweet colorful and FUN, looks like it truly belongs in a Paper Crafting Magazine, thanks for sharing with us!!!

    Glad that you were inspired to join us at CASology this week!!!

  3. Mandy, your card is so detailed. I love the sail on the water. Perfect for the summer afternoon, I think the bird passing by would agree.

  4. I love this card and I am so impressed with the waves and the paper pieced sailboat!! Love that little pink heart at the end of the sentiment!! Very well done!!

  5. Mandy, this sweet CAS card has a real "wow" factor to it! I love the subtle layers, they add fun and interest yet remain CAS. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  6. This just oozes summertime bliss! :) Love the little scene you created and that stitched frame is such a great little extra!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology for our FLOAT challenge!

  7. I bet you would rather be on the boat rather then mulching. Wow I am glad we are old and have gardeners. Several years ago we spread bark around the yard and that was way toooo much work partly because we ordered too much and it was on the driveway. P.S. the card is adorable.

  8. Oh I love this! super idea and execution, this so looks like a winner to me :)

  9. Hi Mandy.I LOVE the way you used the PTI image, which I have and have never used, to set the scene for your LF sailboat. I can hear the bird squawking overhead! Wonderful creation and take on the challenges. Thanks too, for your kind comment on my blog.

  10. I like how you snuck away from your chores to go make a card and this one turned out great! The layers of scenery look great with your little boat.

  11. I love how you were brave enough to swap the circle for a square. I am too ridged when it comes to challenges. Your card is awesome. Glad you were able to squeeze some art time into your busy schedule.

  12. LOVE the square!! It totally floats my boat!
    =] Michele

  13. Excellent summery boat card! I really like those colors and design. I especially LOVE the dimensions!

    Tam Hess

  14. Adorable! I love all the fun patterns and that sweet little heart at the end of the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with CASology and Muse this week!

  15. What a great way to use that PTI set, hadn't thought of taking it off the farm!


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