Friday, 22 November 2013

Celebrate

I had an unexpected day off work today due to a sick child, so in between playing card games and keeping him amused, I managed to crank out a CAS card.  This card uses the sketch at CAS(e) This Sketch, the word challenge at CASology (Bell) and the Paper Players challenge to make a CAS card with leaves.



This card didn't quite come out as I imagined but the general concept is there.  I stamped the bells from Bells & Boughs onto Neenah Solar White and colored with Copics.  I have to say, that I must be doing something wrong, because the colors bled something awful which I've never had when I've colored onto Whisper White.  On the card base, I masked a rectangle and sponged Pool Party ink, leaving the right hand side "unfinished".  The sentiment is an old Printworks Australia stamp I have.

Thanks for looking.






Products used:

Stamps:  Bells & Boughs, Printworks PWG-626
Ink:  Pool Party, Brilliance Graphite Black
Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  Copic Markers, sponge

Edited to Add:  This card was named a Favorite at CAS(e) This Sketch.

Cheers
Karren

18 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karren. Love your design with the "unfinished" sponging :) Very unique and creative. And this is a fabulous color combo. Loll xx

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning design, Karren! The pool party rectangle with the unfinished edge is absolutely gorgeous! The solid black line really refines the design and sets off the sentiment. Lee Ann :)

Christine Blain said...

Wow, Karren, this is stunning! I love, love, love the sponging - fabulous way to highlight the sentiment. Can't see anything other than glorious colouring of your image, love. Beautiful card!

Karen said...

beautiful card...love how you did the panel at the bottom....

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is lovely! Fabulous job with the sketch and the inking!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm LOVING this bit of unfinished segment on your card, Karren! Genius. It really is intriguing and makes the viewer want to peek behind!! Hugs, Darnell

Ann Schach said...

Wow! What an eye catching card! I love the sponged area. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow. Love how you used that Pool Party ink...so soft and pretty and something I have never had the courage to try! Beautiful with your nicely colored bells. I don't see any bleeding!

Michelle said...

Absolutely perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely ink blending. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Scrappy Géri said...

Wow congratulations!!! The sponging is fantastic :)

Judy1223 said...

Karren, what a cool effect with the unfinished side of the rectangle...gorgeous! Lovely colors, pretty bells, and I love the sentiment, too! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Karen Haman said...

Wonderful card! I love the sponged rectangle!

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, that inked panel is fantastic, Karren ... and the bells look beautifully coloured to me! Anita :)

Rosemary said...

perfect CAS design... you combined all the challenges flawlessly! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Amazing sponging Karen! Love the whole color combination. Thank you for joining us at CTS!

Bonnie said...

The bells look beautiful to me! I love the way you've sponged that section and the wonderful sentiment! A totally gorgeous card!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful, Karren! Congrats on the shout out at CASE this sketch too!