Wohoo one of my favourite times of the week; CASE Study time! I love how taking the challenge really stretches my creativity; looking at an inspiration, taking something from it and making it my own :) This week we have this lovely inspiration piece from the fabulous Joni Nina Andaya:
Such a pretty and delicate card and yet packing a punch with die cut, recessed sentiment and bold stripes :) This is one of those weeks where you might look at my card and the inspiration and think ‘what?’! I did think of doing another card with more visual similarities to Joni’s card but I’m sticking with this one in the spirit of CASE Study and that being to soak up the inspiration and follow where it takes you!
Well I started with the die cut oval with leaves and flowers around. I love the leaves on the Lil Hoot owl image from Hero Arts so my brain jumped to the die cut oval being a recessed moon with leaves around. I even tried colouring the owls in pink and grey to match the flowers. However, after a while I resorted to my standard brown owls LOL. At first I made the ‘moon’ large and stamped a sentiment in the recess but it was getting to be too big to look realistically like a moon so I redid the Distress Ink panel with a smaller die cut moon. Now happy with the layout, I white heat embossed one of the playful Handwritten Borders from Simon Says Stamp. The final touches were lots of spritzing and splattering of differing strengths of Perfect Pearls solution.
Phew, are you still with me! However, I’m hoping you now have time to pop over to the CASE Study blog to see the Design Team projects and also Joni’s CASE of her own card. In addition we have two guest designers this month: Sarah Gough and Kate Lorenzini!
Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts lil hoot, Simon Says Stamp handwritten borders; Card – Neenah solar white 110lb; Ink – Simon Says Stamp black, Distress Inks mustard seed, wild honey, spiced marmalade, tumbled glass, broken china, evergreen bough, chipped sapphire, black soot, Memento tuxedo black, Versamark; Copics; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Perfect Pearls; Ranger black enamel accents
You’re right, Debby – I took one look at your card and not being a big fan of owl stamps, I almost kept going, not seeing any immediate connection to the inspiration card. But, since I’ve followed you for this long, I trust you – so, I kept reading and you convinced me! Thank you for sharing your thinking process on this card. That night sky is exquisite! (I first thought it was a patterned paper!)
I’m so glad you stuck with me Tricia! Thank you :)
Fabulous – your “night sky” is just amazing :)
Adorable card, Debby. I do admit that I didn’t immediately get how the card inspired you, but I got it in the end LOL. I absolutely love your night sky. I’m sure it will even look more stunning in real life.
Perfectly balanced….wonderful CASE!
Having a soft spot for owls, I’d love this card no matter what. After you explained, I understood where your inspiration came from. I think the moon and your wonderfully splattered sky set off the owls perfectly.
Love your interpretation of the inspiration card. I always enjoy hearing your thought process of what you took from the inspiration and how you used it in your card.
Wow awesome card…love the recessed moon.
this is adorable!!
This is AMAZING. Love it so much.
Lovely card, I love the background!!