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:
It's beautiful, isn't it?

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?



Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

These are terrific!! Love your take on the Trigger!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Great interpretation!

Jenny said...

I think this is just smashing Michelle and i could tell from the thumbnail this was for the Tuesday Trigger. I love that photo too and wiil have to get my idea into paper soon :)
Love how you CASE'd Andrea's card too!
Jenny x

Andrea M said...

This card is AWESOME Michelle!! I LOVE the inspiration photo and your take, with all the fabulous layered circles! Such a GORGEOUS card!!!
Thanks so much for the wonderful shout out!!! You really made my day!

Tara Bilbao said...

I love your interpretation of the dress, but I REALLY love your Spoodle:). Thank you for you kind comments which led me to your fabulous blog!

Vicky Hayes said...

A perfect take on the inspiration photo and what a great idea to layer the circles like that!

Kelly Massman said...

Came over from Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger! Love the colorful tree!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Julie said...

This made a great Christmas tree, I love it!

Victoria Lavender said...

What a cool take. Great Moxie & Case combo! Love that high riding ribbon too.
Take care, Vicki

Katie Gehring said...

What a great interpretation of the trigger! Your card is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Emsworth Girl said...

So gorgeous, creative and cheerful! Wish this was in my postbox!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a clever card! Love the idea...and you've executed it perfectly! A wonderfully "cozy" Christmas card and a fabulous CASE of Andrea's card! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, how totally clever! This card is a winner in my book!

Aimes said...

What a fabulous take on the Trigger AND of Andrea's card!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun on CASE study this week!