Saturday, 21 September 2013

Avery Elle September challenge and a CASE


I was wandering through some blogs this morning and was reminded that the September challenge is still on over at Avery Elle. I have had an idea floating around in my head for a while for this one, so I decided to sit down and make it today.
I used Avery Elle Modern Leaves stamps. Ink is PTI Fresh Snow, Hawaiian Shores, Versamark, SU! Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Crushed Olive. SU! White embossing powder. Twinery twine in Caribbean. Sequins are Avery Elle.

The inspiration photo had a lovely retro feel, and I tried to mimic that with my blended background. For the chairlift, I created a string of party lights by stamping white pigment ink and then overstamping with dye ink (because I don't yet have coloured pigment inks).
Before I wandered downstairs to my craft desk to make the above card, I popped over to see what the amazing Laura Bassen had made recently. I was so inspired that I CASEd her card immediately. My card isn't quite as bright, but I like this technique so much I think I may make several more using a variety of papers. Thanks for the fantastic idea, Laura!
I used Ranger Archival Ink, SU! Ornament Keepsakes die, My Minds Eye paper, PTI basic white card.

Thank-you for coming by to visit.



Lynn said...

I love the soft feel of the first card and Laura's card CASE is gorgeous Michelle.

Janet's Joy said...

Fantastic cards Michelle!!

Darnell said...

Both of your cards are a huge success, Michelle! I think I will CASE your/Laura card, too ~ love it!

Happy Belated Anniversary! I'm sorry I'm a couple of days late. I had it on my calendar and everything, but I didn't look at it until just now. I hope you had a lovely day and I wish you all the best for many, many more!! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Love your take on that photo with this cute Christmas card Michelle .
I saw the video from LB too.: your card is a great CASE.

Alice said...

love your leaf garland! so very creative and the CASE card is so beautiful!

Unknown said...

YAY! I love how you took my idea and made a Christmas-sy card! It looks so fabulous!!!! By the way, I got your beautiful b-day card in the mail yesterday, too! xoxoxo, love it!!

Kim Heggins said...

Both cards are fabulous Michelle...your take on that photo is simply amazing. I love the technique on your second too, so beautiful.

Joyce said...

Both cards are just wonderful. I'm especially impressed with your first card. I have looked at that picture numerous times and come up blank. Love your take. And, your ornament with the text--just perfect.

Kim S said...

Both are such fabulous and creative effects!!

Jen W. said...

Brilliant take on the AE challenge, Michelle! I love the cool retro feel of your card and I'm going to have to try that stamping technique!