Saturday, June 27, 2015

CASEing Jocelyn

This month's Gossip Column at Winnie &Walter is to be inspired by Jocelyn Olson.  I bookmarked that column when it came out earlier this month, and have gone back and forth with it ever since.  Finally yesterday I decided to have a go, and here is what I created:

CASEing Jocelyn

I had a good look at Jocelyn's blog, and noticed several things: that she uses lots of white space and that she often dry-embosses her backing panel.  I also noticed that she uses bits of doilies on her projects, which I really like and decided to adopt.  So I decided to choose a card of hers to CASE and put my own spin on it, as Taheerah suggests.  I found a card HERE that I really liked: and went about finding my own elements to CASE that design.

I knew I'd use a bit of a paper doily, and I decided to emboss my background in a woodgrain pattern (Tim Holtz embossing folder).  I like the idea of rough and dainty against each other.  Then I went looking for a flower (Hero Arts  Lauderdale Floral) large enough and with enough detail so that I could heat emboss it on vellum using an aqua embossing powder.  Next I made my own little polaroid frame and covered a corner with some washi to bring in a bit more color and make it stand out from all the whiteness.  I attached my vellum flower and stamped my Winnie & Walter sentiment (Big, Bold Friends), and then assembled everything and popped the frame up on adhesive squares.  Lots of Jocelyn's designs show splatters of paint on the background at this point, but I wasn't that brave, so I added my own little bit of color with some tiny aqua pearls and a bigger one in the center of the flower.  And lastly I die-cut some leaves (Essentials by Ellen Bold Blossoms) and added them to the mix.  And to finish I mounted the whole panel on a backing of bias-striped design paper (Echo Park's Bundle of Joy Boy Dots & Stripes).

Here's one more shot of my card at a different angle :

CASE-ing Jocelyn

This was a very fun exercise and a good stretch for me - thank you Taheerah, and thank you, Jocelyn, for your inspiration!

13 comments:

  1. Just love this card, Lin! The washi taped corner looks amazing on the polaroid and that aqua vellum flower adds the perfect touch!

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  2. Oh, Lin, it's stunning! Love how you layered everything so beautifully! ♥

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  3. Very well done Lin! The white on white on white and scrumptious textures:)) LOVELY colors!

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  4. Fabulous card Lin. It just screams you with the lovely blue tone.

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  5. This delicate and feminine beauty is swoon worthy Lin!!

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  6. Wonderful Lin, you have definitely channeled Jocelyn's lovely card and given your mark! This is beautiful :-)

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  7. WOW!! So much thought and detail went into this card!!! I LOVE that blue vellum flower. It looks like an intricate die cut!!

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  8. OMG Your card is gorgeous. Love your embossed wood look background and then the vintage doily and your pretty blue flower.....with the blue pearls....I mean your attention always to detail is flawless you truly are one super talented gal that creates with passion!! YOU ROCK!!

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  9. This is such a pretty take on Jocelyn's style! I love the use of the doilies and the pretty flower and washi detail! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!

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  10. Lovely take on Jocelyn's style, Lin! It is wonderful how you distilled parts on Jocelyn's style and made them yours. Love the texture, bits of color and layers. Thank you so much for joining in on The Gossip Column challenge.

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