It’s time for a new cue word over at CASology!  This week’s gallery will be filled with diamonds.  Sounds great, no?!

Week 258 - Diamond

I thought about this one for a while before settling on a kite image that I found in my stash.  I happen to love kites.  They make me feel like a kid all over again every time I get the opportunity to fly one.  That is, until I run around for a while and notice I’m not quite as spry as I used to be!

I started this design by watercoloring two overlapping, shimmery clouds with pearlescent watercolors on a die cut stitched panel (A Muse Studio Tag Bundle dies) of watercolor paper using a Clouds stencil by STAMPlorations.  The kite is from a retired StampinUp! set called Send Me Soaring.  The string was stamped in black ink and then the kite was stamped in red ink before being fussy cut and popped up with foam adhesive.  The sentiment (from Honey Bee Stamps’ Message in a Bottle set) was stamped in black ink and three silver star sequins were added as embellishments.  The finished main panel was popped up on the card base using foam adhesive for dimension.  I added just a touch of sparkle to the kite using a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen.

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I hope you’ll take a little time and visit the blogs of the design team members as well as our guest designer!  They’d love to hear from you!

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Anna Uhras
Deidre Payne
Hannelie Bester
Jacquie Southas
Janet Ribet
Jen Wills
Joyce Mehrberg
Judy Marino
Kymona Tracey
Melissa Chipperfield – You are here!
Rachel Bergfeld
Sherrie Mannion
Guest Designer:  Lana

Don’t forget to link up your own DIAMOND creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win the prize from STAMPlorations, our sponsor this week!


This month marks CASology’s 5-year anniversary, so mark your calendars for the blog hop that begins a week from today on the challenge blog!  Our past & present design team members as well as some of our sponsors will be hopping together to provide lots of inspiration and fun prizes!

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Have a terrific Tuesday!

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  • Janet Swanlady21 Posted Tuesday, 07/18/2017 9:11 am

    Simply brilliant Melissa!

  • Papercraft Boutique Posted Tuesday, 07/18/2017 11:11 pm

    Very pretty!! Love the red kite & watercolored clouds. CAS perfection. Hideko

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