Monday, 22 April 2013

WMS Flower Show

Claire at Waltzingmouse Stamps has had a lovely idea for a blog hop and challenge - the Flower Show. Several well known designers and bloggers have made guest projects focusing on WMS florals for a lovely spring display.

The challenge bit? Just CASE one of the projects and hook it up to the WMS blog tomorrow. I couldn't decide between two projects so I've actually made something for each of them and I thought I'd blog the first one today in case anybody who reads my blog hasn't seen the WMS Flower Show and would like to join in before Claire posts tomorrow.

I loved this project my Emilie Chamel, showcased in her blog post here.

I got this set recently and hadn' got round to inking it up yet so I decided this was a good push in the right direction!

I should probably say that I'm possibly the world's worst CASEer - it usually all goes to pot when I try to base my work on somebody else's! I had fun having a go, though. For my version, I kept Emilie's technique (black pen outlines for a hand-drawn look), placement off the edge of the card and the colour scheme.

I changed the orientation, used a different sentiment and slimmed down the embellishments for an easier-to-post version of the card - I used a velvet brad and some nail art gems in the centres of the purple flowers. Instead of Emilie's ink splatters I've used a scattering of tiny gemstones in colours to match two of the inks in the medallion.

This is a fun set with lots of different elements that you can build up in different ways, I'm sure it will get more outings soon!

Stamps:
Folk Art Medallion and Say It Loud (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

Paper:
Canvas textured white

Ink:
Spanish Moss, Onyx Black (Versafine by Tsukineo)
Cherry Pink, Agean Blue (Versacraft by Tsukineko)
Spring Pansy (Versacolor by Tsukineko)
Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger)

Other:
Copic Fineliner
Velvet brad
Nail art gems
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by - do check out the Flower Show for some floral goodness and maybe join in the fun if you're inspired along the way (there are prizes, too!).

21 comments:

Deborah said...

Very William Morris - I like!

Paula Whittaker said...

love your version.

Kaz said...

CAS-ing can be really hard, but you've done a brilliant job. I really love this card x

Traceyr said...

Not sure what casing is but I love your card Joanne and the inspiration one too.

:)

Emilie said...

Wow! I am so honoured you took your inspiration from my card! And your take on it is amazing! Thank you for taking part! xxx

Deborah Frings said...

Wonderful! I do like the sprinkle of gems around the sentiment. I love the effect of using the black pen around the stamped image. Great card!

gardenpinks said...

It is a lovely card Joanna. I find CASEing difficult too so using the original card for inspiration is a good call. Fab stamp set too!
Lynn xx

Jeanne J said...

The black outline you drew makes the color even brighter - looks like stained glass! Beautiful!

Lynn Hardy said...

This is gorgeous Joanne! The black outlining really makes the flowers pop and the gems are so pretty too!

Marybeth said...

I cant believe you made one for each! You did a beautiful job here with love the black outline.

Renee said...

A beautiful CASE...
love the bling!! :)

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. I love your take on the cards.

Kary said...

Joanne, your card looks fantastic!! Love the added blings and the beautiful colours of the folk art medallion. Great case!!

Vickie Z said...

THIS is gorgeous!! Love the colors and CASE of the black pen inking!! Fabulous placement of the sentiment!!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning! Love the festive look of your card.

Crraftymama said...

Loving the colors you used and you did an amazing job CASEing this card. The more I see the folk art medallion set, the more I have to have it.

Jill Norwood said...

This turned out so lovely! I struggle with CASing unless I just take inspiration from the original....I think your card is your own and very beautiful! :)

Julia Aston said...

Such pretty coloring on the folk art medallion!

maria f. said...

Such an eyecatcher. You've done that stamp set well!

Sarah said...

Lovely colours and the outlining really makes it pop!

Jennipher said...

Very cool card! Love your coloring.