Monday, 21 April 2014

CASE Study DT Call Challenge

Hello!

CASE Study is holding a Design Team Call Challenge. We are to choose a muse who will push us out of our comfort zone. I chose two.

Firstly, I decided to CASE Sanketi, who I have been admiring for SO LONG for her amazing watercolouring, both in cards and other art. This is my card.
I used PTI Strawberry Patch stamps, stamped in grey, and then watercoloured using Derwent Inktense pencils. 

The dark background is a nod to Sanketi's style, she uses dark backgrounds to amazing effect. My card is a little cleaner (reflecting my style). My watercolouring has a long way to go, but I'm working on it. ;-)

This is Sanketi's card:

For my second card, I chose Debby Hughes as my muse. Debby has so many cards I could have chosen, but I wanted to choose one of her "minimalist" cards. Although I am a CAS card maker, Debby takes it to the next level, so CASEing her (for me) is a challenge! This is my card:
I used PTI Round Repeats to make the pattern, SSS Happy, and PTI Stylish Sentiments Birthday.

A while ago Debby mentioned a technique she used for CASEing where she looked at the card, examined the elements, and then went away to make her card without looking back at the original. I did this here. When I thought about Debby's card I thought about bright colours, diamond shapes, and stamping in a pattern.

This is Debby's card:

And now it is the end of the Easter week-end. I have to go to work tomorrow, so I had better get some beauty sleep. Thank-you for coming by to visit!

Michelle
xxx

23 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

You did well pushing your boundaries, Michelle! These are stunning. Your watercolouring, WOW! Superb :)

Tracey McNeely said...

You rocked your CASE Michelle!

My Paper Epiphany said...

So well done Michelle! Very brave to case Sanketi and with amazing results! Two wonderful cards!

Alison Barclay said...

Both your cards are simply fantastic!! Your watercolouring is beautiful. :)

Lynn said...

Wow! Way to show the spectrum of your talent Michelle! Fabulous!

~amy~ said...

WOWZA. Way to rock it. Both of your cards are amazing!

Jacquie Southas said...

Two beautiful Cards Michelle - really love your take on the Sanketi's style!

Pamela said...

I just LOVE that card based on Debby!! The colours are gorgeous together and I love the scripted words stamped as a border!

Jeanne J said...

Great CASE on both these and a fab way to show off your style and versatility. Love the water color on the first, and the clean graphic design of the second.

Wendy Bellino said...

I love strawberries! I'm liking the darker background too.

Farley said...

Just beautiful!

RejoicingCrafts - All about Hand Crafts said...

Lovely watercolor strawberry card! It is awesome!

Deepti said...

Superb water coloring and absolute perfection in stamping :) great cards !!

Marybeth said...

Both are gorgeous! I love the watercolor on your first card.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Just gorgeous!! Gasp, casing Sanketi, you worked it girl!!!!

sanketi said...

Wow! I think you did great Michelle!
Thanks for the shout out!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

your watercolors and gorgeous! Great CASE too, love what you've done!

Jen W. said...

These are both brilliant, Michelle, and totally showcase the range of your talent! All fingers and toes are crossed for you to make the team.

Michelle Lupton said...

Your watercolouring is all kinds of awesome!!

Joyce said...

Lovely watercoloring on the strawberries!!! It's great to push ourselves out of the comfort zone...allowing time to play and have fun :-)

Meg said...

Just beautiful - both of them!

Jess said...

These are fabulous! The coloring on the strawberry card is stunning!

Madeline Rains said...

I am in love with your strawberry card! So well done. I actually like it more than the one you cased!