Tuesday 23 April 2013

WMS Flower Show (2)

Claire has posted on the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog to open up the Flower Show for anyone who has played along by CASEing one of the projects made by the talented bunch of designer/bloggers who took part in Friday's blog hop - details here.

For my second project (first one posted yesterday in this post), I was inspired by this beauty which is showcased here on Debbie Olsen's blog.

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm a candidate for "World's Worst CASEer" as things tend to fall apart when I try to base my work on somebody else's project but it was fun to play along.

From Debbie's original I kept the larger size (7"x5"), the stamp set, the zig zag stitching and the basic layout.

I created my own background paper with gesso, acrylic paint and some stamping (a retired CHF backgrounder with a small leaf pattern and the sprig from the WMS Paris Nouveau set). Versafine Smokey Grey ink is perfect for this sort of thing, especially if you blot it before it's fully dried so you get a slightly hazy effect.

As with yesterday's card, I omitted the bulkier embellishments, using a coloured mat around the sentiment panel for that second pop of mauve rather than the bow and stick pins. I used the same Copic marker to colour some white cardstock for the mat so I got a perfect match for the rose colour. I added an intricate die cut under the rose as an echo of Debbie's lacey edging on her sentiment panel. Some some tiny pearls added an extra feminine touch and the centre of the rose has some gold Spica pen for a tiny bit of glimmer.

Roses in Bloom (Walzingmouse Stamps)
Sprig from Paris Nouveau (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Leaves 3 Backgrounder (CHF, retired)
Sentiment from Say It All (Hero Arts)

Smooth white

Espresso (Adirondack by Ranger)
Smokey Grey (Versafine by Tsukineko)

Acrylic paint
Copic markers
Persian Accents dies by Spellbinder
Nail art pearls
Sewing machine and thread
Tracing wheel
Gold Spica Glitter pen

Thanks for stopping by!


Deborah Frings said...

I think you're very good at CASEd cards! I do like the background you created and the soft, subtle colouring on the roses.

The Hardy Stamper said...

Wow that's stunning! The WMS rose stamp set is one of my favourites too.

Kath said...

A lovely colour combination and clever stitching too! I have never used my machine on a card. Love the colouring of the rose.

Marybeth said...

Card two is stunning! I love the lacy kind of die you used below the flower!

Renee said...

A perfect CASE...
and OMGosh...
you CASE'd Debbie Olsen!!
She could post dirt on her blog and make me want it *giggle*...
she's so incredibly amazing...
and this is a gorgeous CASE of her...
love it!! :)

Kary said...

So Beautiful!! Love the sweet colours and the rose is gorgeous!!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Love that background.. gesso and I haven't "met" before- might have to try it. Fabulous CASE of Debbie's card!!

Karen Stein said...

Don't know why you think you can't CASE as both of your projects are truly beautiful!

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely take on the card...like the colour combo

Jill Norwood said...

A truly beautiful card! I think you are very good at CASEing! :). This is so lovely!!!

Deirdre said...

So beautiful - love what you created.

Julia Aston said...

What lovely colors on this!

Sarah said...

Why did I never think of colouring card for a matching layer...genius...thankyou!

Unknown said...

Wooo these are just gorgeous