Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sweet Sunday Cased

Hi Guys,

I saw this card on Splitcoast & wanted to CASE it. I really liked the white embossing on kraft & thought the main image would go well with Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch. I then realised that Kraft was in this week's 'Just Add Ink' challenge, so I combined the lot. I'm still not sure about the card as a whole, the background stripes really stumped me, but I like the part I 'stole', the embossed birdcage.

First the sketch & colour challenge:

And what I did with it:

I used Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom & Kraft CS & (sadly now retired) Parisian Breeze DSP. I used the Birdcage image and 'For You' sentiment from the fabbo SAB set 'Happy Moments' (& it was a Happy Moment when I first saw this set in the SAB catty). I stamped them onto the Cameo Coral & Blush Blossom CS & also white embossed them onto the kraft CS. Think I can see myself using white embossing on kraft again, I really like the effect. I draw the chain using my white gel pen. The button is from my stash (thanks to Lee-Anne Barry who thoughtfully gave me a stack of lovely buttons).

Also take a look at Sarah-Jane's blog, she used the same sketch & colours with a much better outcome!

Well, my plastering is done, now to see if it stops raining long enough for the roofing guy to come on Thursday. These early morning starts are great for getting things done but I think I feel a nanna nap coming on :-)

Thanks for popping by,

Fi xox


Sharnee Torrents said...

Love how you've got that wonderful bird cage hanging!! Very clever!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Fi!! This is gorgeous. You've done a great job with both challenges. I love the simplicity of it, with the embossed bird cage. GORGEOUS.

xx Sarah

Christine Blain said...

Really lovely card, Fiona!

Shannon Willis said...

It's beautiful. I love the color combination, especially using the white embossing on the bird cage.

Lee said...

Oh dear. I'm going to have to CASE this :) I love what you've done with both challenges! I'm hoping to have a play tonight.

PS. I'm just a teensy bit green that Sarah gets to bunk with you at Convention. No fair!!

Lee x

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is such a pretty, feminine card. Love the white embossing on the Kraft.

Danielle Daws said...

Beautiful! I love the embossing too. I love that little birdcage, so sweet!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Fi, you have to stop selling yourself short! Yours is just as nice as Sarah-Jane's ... just different! Did you get that "nanna-nap"???? Hugs, Andrea xxx

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