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CASology GROWth

CASology GROWth
It's time for a new cue word over at CASology and we're focusing on growth this week!  Spring is definitely emerging in the landscape now and DS1 actually mowed the grass last week for the first time this year!  Things are growing! Week 245 - Grow I chose to combine two sets from STAMPlorations to create this simple design (All You Need is Coffee & Literary Caffeine-ations).  I masked the steam using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.  The cup was stamped, fussy cut and paper pieced with decorative paper from my stash.  It was then popped up over the steam using foam adhesive.  I stamped the funny sentiment in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and added three brown gemstones to the mug.  That's it! I hope you'll visit the design team member and guest designer blogs and leave them a little blog love when you have a little time this week!  They've done such a great job providing inspiration this week! DT Badge
Melissa Chipperfield (You are here.)

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A Muse Studio: Combining New & Older Stamps!

A Muse Studio:  Combining New & Older Stamps!
Happy first day of the week!  I'm back with more inspiration using more of the brand new A Muse Studio new release!  This time I combined images from a new set with one from an older set! The little chick is from a previously released set called Tiptoe Through the Tulips and coordinates so nicely with the newest sets!  I just couldn't resist combining them on a card!  The grass and leaf sprig are from the new Sweet Easter set.  I used Grass and Orange inks for these.  I colored the grass and flower centers (Neon Yellow ink) by simply dipping a watercolor brush in the ink and gently applying it to the images.The chick was stamped twice in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, once directly on the card base and again onto the new Bermuda Petite Gingham cardstock. 2017 MarchMelissa5 Closeup WM The gingham image was cut out and adhered to the image on the card base. The beak was colored with a Copic marker.  I stamped the sweet little sentiment on a rectangular piece of Sugar cardstock and attached it to the card base using foam adhesive for dimension.  To finish off the design, I freehanded some little bird footprints with a black marker. I have had so much fun with this new release and can't wait to share more inspiration tomorrow!  I hope you're having a good weekend! Have a relaxing Sunday! 2017 Signature SaveContinue Reading...