Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Black, White and a Colour Splash...CAS(E) #27 and CASE Study #140

My sister, celebrating her birthday in parts as yet unknown (she and her husband always zip somewhere for her birthday; last year was Disneyland...year before, Disneyland...year before that, Disneyland.  Hmmm, I detect a trend, although she said no Disney for her b-day this year, but maybe later.  Oh those silly kids!) is very black and white...and beige.  By this, I'm referring to the colour palette for her ever-so-stylish wardrobe.  She's all about the neutrals, and she sports those basics with a flair and panache that is, ironically, incredibly eye-catching. Sometimes, she'll add a splash of colour - a snippet of turquoise in a scarf, a spot of green in a sweater, a wee glimpse of burnt orange on a blouse - but nothing that 'jumps out.'  Bright colours just aren't her thing; not in her clothing, not in her accessories, not even in her home decor.  Given her vibrant (yet somewhat reserved) personality, she doesn't *need* to wear vibrant hues to make her presence known. She sparkles subtly all on her own...

With her birthday nearing, I decided to 'try a card' that reflects her colour preferences as well as her love for flowers; sunflowers, in particular. My EP For the Record papers called to me with some black, some white, some 'muted' colours...and a 'splash.'  My new, yes new, PS Friendly Flower stamps make their debut, paired with my My Creative Time frame and wee heart dies. My inspiration comes from two challenges this week (perfect timing!):  the layout from CAS(E) #27, created by the ever-talented Chrissy Larson


and the images from the amazing Maile Belles, featured at CASE Study Challenge #140, 
Here's my card...

Hopefully, my sister will like this - a little bit 'neutral,' a bit flowery, and bit of a 'splash'...

Thanks for dropping in! Your comments make my day!
Hope you enjoy YOUR day immensely - and may it be filled with a splash of colour wherever you may be, and in whatever shade you want!!




10 comments:

  1. I love your fun take on the inspiration - the style of flowers goes really well with your sentiment font! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This sketch this week!

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  2. Your sister is going to love this card! I totally agree with Ardyth - the flowers and the whimsical sentiment font are meant for each other! Love, love, love the wee pops of red hearts...and little white pearl! Perfectly balanced design!

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  3. What a fun and whimsical and fab card for your sister, Carol! She is not only going to love it, she will treasure it forever!!

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  4. Those PS flower stamps look fabulous paper pieced! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  5. I am in love with this card - and your sister will be too! Those bursting flowers, in just the right colours, in just the right places, are a perfect centrepiece! The sweet little heart attached to the sentiment just amps the card up even more! Such a great card! Sweet happy birthday wishes to your sis! Oh, btw, I think I have some things in common with her - minus the style and colour pops! I am all about the neutrals and wear mostly black! It just goes with everything and anything - no thinking required! Ha ha!

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  6. This is such a fun card! I love how you combined both challenges for this card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  7. This is such a cute card! Love the fun flowers! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

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  8. Cute cute cute! I love those whimsical flowers~

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  9. OH MY!!!!!!!!!! I love that you are unsure of where your sister is-- be sure to let us know if she went to Disney:)

    LOVE this card-- I LOVE those papers esp with the pop of red for the hearts! LOVE the added pearls too:)

    Happy birthday to your sister! I hope she enjoyed her special day {Psalm 118:24}!!!

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  10. what a beautiful homage to your sister :) I'm sure she will love this heartfelt card :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study :)

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