Sunday, March 15, 2015

A touch of Green and a Tag Card

Two cards to share today.  I am FINALLY feeling better- still got a cough but coping with that as I managed to sleep all night with out coughing.

My first card today is for the Addicted to CAS challenge - cue word GREEN


I've been seeing the Bokeh technique a bit lately and thought to try it with some new Cracked Pistachio Distress ink, Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac.  Made a template with some die cut circles on acetate and used my Frost White Colorbox ink to sponge over top.  IRL it does look stunning but not so clear in the photo.  My sentiment is from Kaisercraft and finished with some punched butterflies (Martha Stewart) and some 4mm clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

My second card was inspired by Gayatri who is the inspiration at Tag You're It! challenge blog this time round.

 

Isn't this a gorgeous card.  I was taken by the different elements - the cut out and off skewed tag, the flower design and colours.  Here's my take on the card


I used leaves from a Clearly Besotted set in Peeled Paint distress ink, then used a couple of little flower stamps from a Hero Arts set in Picked Raspberry ink.  The sentiment is from another Clearly Besotted set.  My die cut is from Pretty Pink Posh and I finished with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thanks for stopping by.  We are in watch mode as the weather is expected to get a bit windy tonight with the passing of Cyclone Pam off the coast.  It's been a dull sort of day so far.  Ideal for being in my craft room.   Take care all.

13 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Two really GORGEOUS cards, Dawn! I love how you inked the soft green background on the first one, and your take on Gayatri's inspiration card is stunning!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATCAS!

Maxine D said...

You are really rocking these designs Dawn - a couple of really fabulous cards!!
We have finally got a bit of rain here, but could do with a lot more as we are quite dry here.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

joy said...

Your bokeh card is gorgeous, Dawn! Love the colors you used for the background. And, the tag card is just stunning. Great take on Gayatri's card.

Lin said...

Love both of these, Dawn! Thanks for the recipe mix using the new cracked pistachio. I have it but haven't used it yet........
And I love the idea of the tag card, too!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous cards Dawn especially the second one, I love your CAS tag design, so pretty!!

Betty Keefe said...

two fantastic cards, Dawn!1 the bokeh background is wonderful and love love love the tag card!

Becca Cruger said...

I LOVE that sentiment on the first card! And those butterfly dies are beautiful! That second card had my jaw dropping! It's AMAZING, Dawn!

Becca Cruger said...

I LOVE that sentiment on the first card! And those butterfly dies are beautiful! That second card had my jaw dropping! It's AMAZING, Dawn!

Monika Reeck said...

oh what a sweet bokeh you made yay so adorable and so soft bokeh I love it and nice green butterfly Dawn..that tag and that flower woooww to die for...I adore it..
great cards both Dawn, big hugs..Monika

Arlene said...

I love the butterflies. The background is marvelous and I love the overall sense of mystery and nature.

Greta said...

I thought about my NZ friends when hubby told me there was a storm heading that direction. Hope everything is OK. We had a bit of a wind storm yesterday, but much worse in other areas than we got--never lost power & no big limbs down. I love both your cards, Dawn--gorgeous work! Still need to try the bokeh technique--thought it would work best for me to get the look & your card is a great example!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love them both Dawn!
Thank You~

Deepti said...

Beautiful designs :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS :)