Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happy Spring! CASE Study DT Call Challenge

I'm entering one more card into the CASE Study Design Team Call Challenge.  I've wanted to CASE one of Debby Hughes cards, but didn't have the time until yesterday.  It's just a tad intimidating to CASE her work, because her cards are amazing.  So beautiful!  You can find Debby's blog at Lime Doodle Design.  I know that you'll want to see more of her work!

The DT call challenge asks us to choose a card that inspires, but pushes us out of our comfort zone.  I chose this card as my inspiration. 

I was inspired by the variation of color in her inked background and especially the delicate leaves stenciled with embossing paste.  So much texture!  It was a challenge for me to limit myself to so few colors and still make my images "pop".  I also had to find a way to incorporate texture into my card, without using embossing paste (which I don't have.)

This is what I created.


These yellows look SO bright in my photos.  In real life they're much softer, but no matter what I tried, I wasn't able to edit the photos to show the actual hues.

I chose to create my hombre yellow background using watercolors.  It's a technique that I've not used much yet, but I've found that I enjoy it SO much.  As the watercolor paper dries, the colors change slightly.  So, it's fun to see the end result!

The vase and tulips were cut from linen textured card stock and the sentiment strip is linen textured vellum.  I embossed my sentiment with Smoky Slate embossing powder.  Before adding the sentiment strip, I misted the entire card with Mister Huey's Color Shine.  You might be able to see a bit of it if you click on the closeup photo, to enlarge it.

Thank you Chupa for the opportunity to apply for a DT spot on the amazing CASE Study team!


Supply list ~
Card stock: watercolor paper (Canson), white (PTI), white linen (Ellen Hutson), white linen vellum (PTI)
Ink: versamark
Stamps: wreath for all seasons (PTI)
Dies: dancing tulips (Memory Box), coming up roses (WPlus9)
Other: smoky slate EP (SU), watercolor paints & brushes (Michael's), mister huey color shine (Studio Calico)

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