Thursday, 11 August 2011
A CASE Study with Luminous Layers
Sometimes I see an inspiration challenge and think straight away - oh, I just have to respond to that one! Well, with this week's Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World, I first thought, "Oh, I want that dress!", and then thought, "I HAVE to respond to this challenge!" This is the inspiration photo (pretty, isn't it?):
I have a couple of ideas. Both the same sort of concept. This first idea is also responding to CASE Study #52 this week, where we have been asked to find an entry from a former challenge and CASE that person. Because I wanted to make a Christmas card, I went looking in December last year and came up with a card by Andrea Matthews over at Work in Progress. This is her card here:
This is my card here:
And another photo:
And a bit of a close up to show you the sparkly, shimmery background and the layered tree:
To make this card, I used (almost all SU): A 1" circle punch and punched out lots of little circles from lots of pieces of patterned paper. I edged those with Chocolate Chip ink to mirror the chocolate brown stitching on the dress. I layered the circles to mimic the layers of the dress. The very vanilla cardstock I sponged with crumb cake ink around the outsides and then edged with chocolate chip. I matted on chocolate chip cardstock and the card base is old olive. The shimmer mist is champagne colour. The ribbon is old olive taffeta.
I'm really liking this card. I think it reflects both Andrea's card and the trigger dress in just the right ways. Of course, I think I'm going to have to go back and CASE Andrea's card again. It is a beauty and I love the techniques she used.
So what do you think?