Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Black and White...My Creative Time Designer Challenge and CAS(E) This Sketch 41

From the colourful party treats shared in my previous post, I've shifted gears to black and white, to play with the current designer challenge over at My Creative Time.  The rules are: black and white. Black. White.

Since I'm not in a mind-frame to tackle chores yet, or get ready to 'kind of' return to work tomorrow (massive organizing required, to 'create' our little Outreach space in the high school, before the official start on Sept. 3rd), I'm fully embracing crafting opportunities (perhaps excessively so, but that's okay by me: crafting is therapy!!) while I can.

My layout is inspired by this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #41, by Chrissy Larson (talent+++),


although as always, I've made a few deviations. Hope that's okay, especially since this sketch has so many possibilities and jumping off points.  Here's my 'bit of whimsy' card, because we all know flowers don't come in B&W, never mind gingham, polkadots or stripes.  Imagination...


My flower centers are white brads and the sentiment is embossed (YES!).  Did you notice the mat?  New L'il Inkers Rectangle Mats are now mine, mine and mine!! Yahooo!!  I arrived home to all sorts of new stuff, which might explain the chores not done, groceries not bought, cookies not baked.  Priorities!! Hmmm...need to deal with the cookie situation soon! Very!

Thanks so much for dropping in; please let me know you did! Your comments brighten my day!!












10 comments:

  1. LOL! I can totally see you saying "black. white."!!!!!!! HILARIOUS!

    And I LOVE that you weren't ready to tend to some chores and decided to craft instead! LOL! Way to take advantage of these crafty times before you go back to "work"!

    And hooooooray that you made the sketch your own! LOVE that these flowers are multi-patterned! I think flowers should come in gingham/polka dots! LOL! FAB card:) LOVE visiting your blog, Carol! <3

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  2. Very pretty....love all the patterns! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

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  3. Love, love, love this, Carol! I let out a little audible awwwww when I saw that the flowers were spilling out of the little heart vase at the bottom. SO sweet!! Black, white, patterned flowers - well I for one think they are awesome!!! And what?? Back to school already??!! Didn't you just start your summer vacation??!!!! Dang prep time!!!

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  4. Well, this one is a winner in my book, Carol! I love black and white and I love whimsy so, therefore, I love this clever and well done card!!

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  5. Those layered flowers are so gorgeous and I'm loving all the different patterns! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  6. BEAUTIFUL job with your card, it looks sooo PRETTY!!!Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!:)

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  7. Your humor is right up my alley! :) Super fun papers you picked here and great card! Crafting is the *perfect* excuse to avoid chores...especially when you have a hard deadline to meet (said in my most serious voice)! ;)

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  8. Love, love, love this card, Carol! Perfection! One of the things that I enjoy about making cards is that you can use any colors or designs you want--doesn't have to be what it look like in the world. I want those mats!!

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  9. Love black & white and your card is simply elegant with a whimsy twist. Love the patterns of the flowers & your embossed sentiment really makes it stand out. Love how you've made the sketch your own. Now you have me thinking of cookies! Don't be working too hard & enjoy your free time to craft :) Hugs Bev x

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  10. Crafting is always my preferred option to doing...well, pretty much anything else! haha

    Your take on this sketch is fantastic. Love seeing your take on things. The black and white looks great too. Very clever!! :)

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