AAA Cards Game #80 – Silver

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #80 – Silver.

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I love our lovely inspiration photo. Here are is my super CAS card:img_2586crop_edited-2

img_2584_edited-1  img_2611_edited-1 I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

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Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #75 – Photo Inspiration

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #75 – Photo Inspiration.

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I love this fun inspiration photo! Here are 2 CAS cards that I made:

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I colored these cards with alcohol markers (Copic and Spectrum Noir) and using:

Doodled Flowers

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I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

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Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Edited Tuesday, October 11, 2016:
I am very happy to share that this card was chosen as an Honorable Mention at CASology’s Week 218 Challenge by Sherrie.
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I See the Moon x2- One layer cards

Hi! I’m here with 2 one-layer cards inspired by CASology’s Week 163: Moon, Less is More’s Week 241: One Layer, Wishing, CAS(E) this Sketch #140 and SSS Monday’s Challenge: Love This Technique.

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Here are my two cards using one of my favorites, the ink blending technique.

IMG_1620editedI used this photo as inspiration.

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This first one was a trial run. I had printed the sentiment twice and it had overlapped slightly, giving a blurry effect. I thought I’d use it as experiment, but decided I quite like the result. I had a hard time photographing these cards. You can’t tell, but I made the crescent moon on this first card by sponging on Encore silver metallic ink.

IMG_1629editedMaybe the blurriness could be the result of tear-filled eyes? Longing for and wishing for someone? 😉

I decided to leave the second card with a full moon and made the sky a bit darker. I’m also going to play this second card at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 – Let’s Celebrate.

IMG_1633editedHere is the sentiment which in the inside of both of the cards. “Longing” and “wishing” are fairly equivalent, don’t you think?

IMG_1617editedI like both versions of this card. I think that I might end up changing the full moon into a crescent, but I haven’t made up my mind yet. What do you think?

IMG_1635editedHere’s a slideshow of some of process.

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Have you ever heard of Chris Rice? He’s one of my favorite singers and he’s a incredibly talented pianist as well. I particularly like both of his “Living Rooms Sessions” albums.  Anyhow, I digress! He sings a song entitled “I See the Moon” which I love. Here it is:

I See The Moon– Chris Rice

Can you see the moon tonight
Sugar-white perfection
Radiant beams of purest light
Our hearts’ connection
Carries me back to a lullaby
The sweetest song in my memory
Of Mama’s voice on moonlit nights
To hush her babies, singin’…

I see the moon, the moon sees me
The moon sees the one that I want to see
God bless the moon, and God bless me
And God bless the one I’m longing to see

Did you ever notice the man in the moon
He’s the master of reflection
Somehow he knows and imitates
My heart’s expressions
Some nights he’s melting in clouds of tears
Or shining my smile like the bright sun
But look, tonight the moon looks like
He’s missing someone

I see the moon, the moon sees me
The moon sees the one that I want to see
God bless the moon, and God bless me
And God bless the one I’m longing to see

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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Edited Tue Sept 15: I am very happy to share that Melissa at CASology chose my card as an Honorable Mention for CASology’s Week #163!

P.S. Please make sure that you stop over at my blog post (goes live on 21st September at 6am AustralianEST) for Happy Little Stampers 1rst Release Blog Hop! We have prizes!!

Here’s a peek at one of my cards:

cropped hls 1rst release butterfly_edited-1Make sure to look for this photo at the end of my HLS Blog Hop Post for another chance to win the Butterfly Birthday stamp set, my favorite in this release, from me!!!

IMG_3670edited_edited-1Also make sure you visit all of the designers posts and leave a comment at each one for a chance to win all of the stamps in the first release!

Sunset Bird

Today I have a quick post with a CAS 1-layer card to share with you.

IMG_9947editedI used Less is More’s Week #236 One-layer: The Eyes Have it and Colour Me’s CMCC#84 – Colour Me…. Striking! colors as inspiration for this card.

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 Today, I enjoyed making this card and two others that are similar to it. For this card, I used a small embossing Sizzix folder, Fun Frames, to set the image apart. Then I embossed the top half with Sizzix Decorative Dots Embossing folder. IMG_9948edited

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Melissa

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Water Bird 2

Today I have a quick post with a CAS card to share with you.

IMG_9933edited2  I used CASology’s cue word: Aquatic, LIM’s One-layer, The Eyes Have it and ColourQ’s colors as inspiration for this card. Lots of nice white white space on this one! 🙂

IMG_9939edited Today, I enjoyed making this card and two others that are similar to this one. You can see them here and here.

I’m off to post another card now.

Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa

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