Monday, June 20, 2011

CAS Week with Vera!

Hello all and Happy Monday to you!

Today I'm posting just for fun . . .imagine that  . . .fun :) Last week Vera Yates posted about how she is feeling a little less than motivated lately. I felt the same way. I adore all the challenges I play along with but sometimes I'm so busy creating to meet criteria I forget to create just for fun. I emailed Vera to ask her if she would like to do an inspiration type week with our favorite stamps just for fun. I was so excited when she said yes!! I have admired her work ever since the Caring Hearts Card Drive. So now here we are :)

All week long we will be posting a card using the same set in a CAS Theme. We are doing three days of Lawn fawn and then three days of Hero Arts. Today's set is Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Forest. (Sorry for the photo it's 1:00am :)

I started with a white card base. On the top half I lightly inked the edges with tumbled glass, on the bottom I used shabby shutters. I stamped the sentiment in jet black archival ink (Ranger).

I stamped the Tree four times on a separate sheet of white and cut them out. I colored the tree using shabby shutters, peeled paint, and forest moss. To color the trunk I used brushed corduroy, vintage photo, and walnut stain. I pieced the tree together using foam adhesive.

I stamped the mushrooms, colored with my red sharpie, and fussy cut them.  For the "ground" I colored with shabby shutters again then punched a scallop border (EK Success). I added some glossy accents to the mushrooms and some blue rhinestones to finish.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you'll stick with us through the week! I'm off to see what Vera made! I know it will be amazing :)


  1. What a fun idea, Kelly. That's exactly what I try to do when I'm not feeling very creative. . .just stamp and color for the fun of it. I love Vera's work and yours too! This card is just darling! Great shading on the tree! Can't wait to see what else you both create this week. :)

  2. Kelly, again your coloring style just blew me away. This is so adorable. Thank you again for doing this with me. You're so awesome! :)

  3. Beautifully colored, you have a true talent with distress inks, and I just love those blue gems, so perfectly placed. Lovely!