Friday, November 20, 2015

Tag, You're It! #35

Have you been following Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags?  It is just amazing to see so many crafters coming together with Tracey to focus on tags for Christmas!  There is something there to inspire everyone.  Today our team at Tag, You're It, has the pleasure of CASEing Tracey's tag, and so do you!  Here's my spinner tag based on Tracey's:
And here is Tracey's tag:
I was inspired by so much on this bright and fun tag!  I followed Tracey's polka dots onto my background, created a focal image, carried over her script "Joy" sentiment, and embellished with silver elements and jingle bells.
I made the polka dots by stamping a small dot stamp from Mama Elephant's Cup of Wishes stamp set in the following PTI ink colors: New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, and Hibiscus Burst.  Two mirrored image reindeer, from Mama Elephant's Reindeer Games were colored with Copics (sorry, I don't remember which one, I'm trying to get better at writing those down).  I fussy cut them, ran them through a Xyron sticker maker, and sandwiched a piece of Madeira Jewel Holographic thread between them.  The tag, from MFT Tag Builder Blueprints 4 was cut and stamped twice and the thread is glued between them.  I also cut the circle (PTI Limeade Ice cs) and smaller tag (PTI Pure Poppy cs) from the same MFT Blueprints dies.  The sentiment is from MFT's Gift Tag Greetings, and was heat embossed in white.  The jingle bells are brads from Hobby Lobby and are sandwiched between two tags back to back.  The ribbon is holographic curling ribbon from my Christmas wrapping supplies.

I hope you will join us over at Tag, You're It! for this super fun challenge, and don't forget to link up your project on Tracey's Blog for her 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Thanks so much for coming over to visit, I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Puppy Post Tag for 25DOCT

Back again with another tag for Tracey's 25DOCT!  There have been so many "cute" tags on Tracey's blog in the last few days, and I love to color cute images, so that's exactly what I was inspired to do:

This little guy is from LOTV and it's called Puppy Post.  I colored him with Copics, a combination of R20s, Cs, and E10s.  After he was colored, I masked the image with Elmer's rubber cement, and ink blended the background with DI Broken China.  I went back in with a white Gelly Roll pen and colored the snow flakes.  There is WOS on the snowy top and on the ground.  I thought it needed a little more "Christmas" so I cut out some little holly leaves from a larger Memory Box die cut, inked them with DI Shabby Shutters, and used Ruby Red Liquid Pearls for berries.  I made a tag from PTI Pure Poppy cs, punched corners at the bottom, and added baker's twine from Michaels.

Check out all the wonderful tags on Tracey's Blog each day during the:

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Christmas Sled for 25DOCT

Okay, I'm not sure if anyone is using the acronym, 25DOCT, but it's my friend Tracey McNeely's fabulous 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  She has an amazing line-up of guest artists each day, plus her own wonderful creations to share.  It's all so inspiring!  Yesterday I saw my friend Jill Norwood's tag and my idea sprung from there:
Here's Jill's tag:
I loved that Jill made a shaped tag, and that's how I decided to go with the sled.  I think the kraft color also helped point me in that direction.  I embellished with holly, like Jill, but put the white into my swirl.
I cut the sled out with my Silhouette on both regular white cs and partially from some SSS woodgrain paper.  I colored the bottom sled with Copic R29 for the rails, and used DI Gathered Twigs for the wood parts.  I ink blended the woodgrain with DI Gathered Twigs and adhered it on top of the base sled.  The flourish and holly leaves were also cut from the Silhouette.  The leaves were ink blended with DI.  The berries are pearls colored in Copic R29.  The plaid paper is from Southfield Tartan Craft Papers, and the white embossed sentiment is from LOTV (retired).  Twine from Michaels.   The back side has the words To: on one panel, and From: on another.

Thanks, Tracey and Jill for the inspiration!  I think I'm hooked! 
Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CASEing Genius Challenge : Kara Vrabel!

Today I am playing along with Kelly's CASEing Genius Anniversary Challenge by CASEing Kara Vrabel of K and R Designs!  Kara is such a talented card artist!  One thing I love about her style is that she has so much versatility and creativeness in her designs.  I'm going to focus today on her "cute" style:

I love how she framed out her bunnies here
Who doesn't love critters in balloons!  I love the patterned paper background too.  Check it out here.
Look at these soft colors, and the border is a shaker!  See it here.

And here is my CASE of Kara:
 I love how Kara bordered each of her cards.  I used her idea of patterned paper in the background of her second card and, of course, critters in balloons!  I chose softer colors as Kara did in her third card.
I used the Going Places stamp set from W+9.  I colored the animals with Copics.  The balloons were stamped on the background and stamped again and paper pieced with MME Stella and Rose.  The border is from W+9's Sunshine Layers Dies, and those papers are also MME.  The balloons and animals are popped up with foam tape.

Thank you, Kara, for your inspiration!  I blame many of my crafty purchases on you!
I am nominating the very talented Kay Miller of My Joyful Moments as a CASEing Genius.  Thank you, Kelly, for this fantastic challenge!

Thank you, everyone, for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne