Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CASEplorations September

Welcome to the September installment of CASEplorations. You know the routine. We select one cool card from the blogosphere for your and our CASEing pleasure. Well this month it's a tag. Meet Penny the Pig.


This makes-me-oh-so-happy creation comes to you from Gail. Surely you know Gail. OK, how about ionabunny, of The Crafty Nomad? Yep, that's her. And I love what she did with that sweet piggy.

But alas. Here I sit, still in MI without many supplies, only a few stamp sets and a week that included two funerals for people close to me. So when it came time for me to create a card, the wonderful humor of Gail's creation morphed to a(nother) sympathy card.
So how did I CASE her tag? Pink became monochromatic Abandoned Coral. Floating circles in the BG became floating blooms from Floral Bliss, stamped first with the reverse of the stamp and watered down ink, then correctly. TIP: This works great for stamps that are fairly symmetrical.
I used the grungy frame from the same set, stamped three more blooms on it, roughly where the blooms would match the blooms on my BG, and fussy cut it. This was my nod to Gail's tag. And the torn scrap for my one-word sentiment was my final nod to Gail's sentiment treatment. Sequins definitely could have made their way to this design, and I've only got about a bazillion of them. But, in Germany :(
Hope you enjoyed Gail's fun tag. Would love to see you give it a CASE and join us. Or you can CASE my card (I'd be thrilled) or any of the DT Inspiration Projects coming up during September.  Hook up your creations in the Inspiration CASE Playground. It's open until October 5th. Hope to see you there. You could be a lucky random winner!


Shelly said...

That certainly is a fun tag!
And you made a beautiful card! Hugs

ionabunny said...

Hi Maria, sorry to hear you are having such a difficult week. Love your card. The blooms are so pretty and I love the trick with the back of the stamp for adding colour. Take care. Hugz

Kim Heggins said...

Sending good wishes and thoughts your way...two gorgeous cards.

Happy Dance said...

Hard to lose those close to us. Been there, done that, and know I'll be doing it yet again. We all will. Hang in there, girlfriend, you're in my prayers. Beautiful card. Says so much without being "too much." It's really lovely. Email me if you need to talk. Anytime. I'm here for you. Bev

Anita in France said...

So sorry to hear you've lost those close to you, Maria ... sending good thoughts and prayers your way. A lovely card ... simple and so striking. Hugs my friend, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on Gail's tag. Maria! Abandoned Coral is my new fave color, and I love how it highlights your flowers! I'm so sorry you had to deal with two losses at once...you did such a great job taking your inspiration and creating a lovely sympathy card...Love it!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog last week...I just wanted to let you know that Brushos are amazing to work with (rich and vibrant colors) and I just use them from a palette mixed with water...not really messy at all :)

shirley-bee said...

Love how you got partial colouring with the combination of reverse stamping and line stamping. Nice soft shades for a sympathy card too.

cm said...

My dear Maria, with travel and work in triple doses of late..wait, make that quadruple doses...I've fallen FAR too many posts behind! All your dazzling delights have been gazed at, admired, oohed and ahhed over, so hopefully my awe at your creativity found its way to you. I'm going to start afresh and strive to stay caught up! Fingers crossed!
I'm so sorry that your travels have brought sorrows; my heart goes out to you, as do prayers and hugs. Your card is lovely in its simplicity and powerful in its single word message.

Deepti said...

Gorgeous !!

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