Saturday, August 25, 2012

Put on your Sunglasses!

This week at the CASE Study challenge we get to choose one of our fellow submitters and CASE one of her cards from a past CASE Study!  I've been going through past challenges and have found all kinds of inspiration, so I will be playing again......for now, though, here's the card by Wanda Cullen that I chose today:


I liked the way she tilted her stamped image, and her addition of the buttons.  Last night I was feeling do-less, as my husband calls it (or uninspired to the rest of us) and decided to just sit down and color.  Looking at my stamps, this little Hero Arts "Angels in a Vase" from 2004 jumped out at me.  Back then, the woodblocks had a colored image on the fronts, so I proceeded to follow that example with what I had on hand, using Memento and Tombo markers.  I even went as far as framing it up in the blue and orange, and then went to bed.  So when I saw Wanda's example today, everything clicked and here's my finished card:

CASE Study #105

supplies: white and aqua cardstock, dps from a digital download (ginghams) and doodlebug designs petite prints tangerine dot/grid, Hero Arts E3086, Angels in a Vase, CL456 Big Hugs, Really Reasonable Ribbon's  hot ink dot grosgrain ribbon, various buttons, Nesties scalloped rectangles dies

I really tried to use 2 background prints ala Wanda, but could find nothing in my stash that worked, until I came upon this digital aqua gingham, and you know me and gingham - it won!

Thank you, Wanda, for your inspiration!

I'd like to enter this card into the Card Design Handbook Week's Gallon, Quart, Pint challenge, though I have more than 3 colors here.  My gallon would be the aquas, quart is the orange, and pint is pink.......

18 comments:

  1. A perfect summer card Lin! Love you mix of gingham and polka dots added to the cute image.

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  2. Love the happy colors! Nice card! I also love the green card here down under. Love the layers of stamping.

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  3. I just saw this on Flickr and wanted to check out your details :) It is so lovely, Lin! I have to do what you did with yours sometimes too - that is color something, play with it a bit and then put it aside until something inspires - like "sleeping on it" :)

    Have a blessed day!

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  4. I love the bright colors and placing the image at an angle like that adds a lot of interest. Your cards are always so wonderful!

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  5. I do the same thing when "not feeling it." Just stamp and color. Love seeing this older Hero Arts stamp - such a sweet image! Beautiful colors and layers, Lin!

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  6. Hi Lin! Your cards are just DIVINE. I really enjoyed browsing through your entire blog. Your work is so sweet and Christ-honoring. It would be such a treat to have you play along at Word Art Wednesday. We are a Christian Challenge Blog (sister site to Stampin' Sisters in Christ). Your work is so perfect for our challenges, and I hope you will check us out.
    Thanks for sharing all these gorgeous creations. Lots of great inspiration. Hope you're havin a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com - My Personal Blog

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  7. Gorgeous card, Lin! I love the bright, cheery colors you've used...and what a pretty inspiration card to CASE, too!

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  8. You are inspiring me to get my many patterned paper blocks out! I am so enamored of those blocks, but scared to use them.

    Thanks for the many ideas you share. Your work is worthy of the Card Olympics!

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  9. I think I need to try some "stamping and coloring" when I feel uninspired- your end result is so pretty Lin!! You had me at digital gingham dp:)

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  10. I've got to start "stamping and coloring" when I feel mojo less -you got such a pretty result! You had me at digital gingham dp:)

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  11. fabulous Lin. The colours are gorgeous. Love your gingham digi paper. Perfect for this card.

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  12. Oh how fun is this card! It is SO you! Just makes me smile ear to ear!

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  13. What a fresh and fun card, Lin. Love what your hubby says, too! What happens when you mix him with Dr. John?! Love how your dear gingham works - you have such a skill of mixing prints. Great coloring and I love some of my old stamps better than the new ones! Adorable.

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  14. Such a cute card and great CASE!! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

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  15. This is such a sweet card! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing this with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)

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  16. Love this bright and cheerful card! Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week :)

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  17. Lin, I think you could have WRITTEN the design handbook! Your cards are so visually pleasing and delightful!! And I agree, gingham is good!

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  18. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Gallon/Quart/Pint Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!