Monday 31 December 2012

CASADIA (a CASE + an idea)


Have you been following Wida Miller's CASADIA? I have been watching since day one, and it is such a fun idea! I finally built up the courage to ask to be one of the participants, and here I am!

What's CASADIA? It's a card chain, like the game of Chinese Whispers (or Telephone, if that is what you call it). Each time the "message" (card design) is sent, it is interpreted and then sent again slightly differently by the next person. I'm person number 24, following Kelly Griglione. The first person in the chain was Laura Bassen (and she didn't know what she was starting), who was CASEd by Jennifer Rzasa, who was then CASEd by Wida Miller, who then invited all of us to join in the fun!

The first card was this one by Laura. (Please, if you want to pin, go visit Laura's post and pin from there).
The most recent card was this one by Kelly (again, please visit Kelly's post if you want to pin this one).
To see all the cards that came in between, pop over to Wida's CASADIA page.

So now to my card. Kelly was a very hard act to follow. Pop over to her post to see just how she created those gorgeous trees! Amazing! It took me a couple of weeks (in between Christmas preparations and family visits) to think up my own idea. Finally I decided to use the three trees (only I used flowers), the colours, the dots, and the green sentiment. Here it is.
I used PTI Lovely Layers stamps and dies, Hexagon Cover Plate die, Aqua Mist patterned paper, vellum (between patterned paper and cover plate), and Basic White card. Colours are SU! Tempting Turquoise, Glorious Green (which I don't believe I've ever used before), and Garden Green. The buttons are SU! Itty Bitty Buttons, and they fit the central flower image on Lovely Layers perfectly! All topped with three rhinestones for some extra sparkle.

Thanks for coming by. If you want to join in this fun, contact Wida for more information.



Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the soft color tones...beautiful Michelle.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous hexagons and color combo! Wishing you a very happy new year, Michelle!

~amy~ said...

Oh how pretty!!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Michelle this is such a fun challenge, can't wait until it's my turn! Your take on Kelly's card is beautiful! The background reminds me of lattice on a trellis, so pretty! Happy New Year!!!

Wida said...

It's a gorgeous gorgeous card. You did a great job representing CASADIA! Thanks for doing it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michelle that is such a perfect CASE of Jelly's card, love the three flowers. You are much braver than me to take on this challenge. I have been tapping my fingers on it from the beginning!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Beautiful card, and I love the symmetry. Now YOU are the tough act to follow!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Michelle, your card is fantastic!! How fun to see where your card went. I love how you put the vellum over the dots. And what a coincidence, the green I used for the sentiment I had never used before either (usually I stick to the same 7-8 colors)!

Joyce said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love this CASADIA idea. I was somewhere in the middle, and if you looked at my card and your card, you would not think we were playing the same game. It is such fun to see all the different directions. I love your flowers over the hexagon. You are reminding me of a couple of sets I need to stop neglecting.

Darnell said...

I love your next level CASE interpretation, Michelle! This sounds like such a fun idea! I will have to go back to the beginning and following the chain, turning "Telephone" into a "Scavenger Hunt!"

Happy New Year to you! It's been a pleasure getting to know you this year and I look forward to more inspiration from you in 2013! Mwah! Darnell