As we know, the journeys we take through blog-land bring us to the sites of some remarkable, talented, amazing designers. It was on one such trek, a few weeks back, that I discovered the incredibly creative, cas-extraordinaire, delightful Sandie, who is the lovely hostess of her blog, London Days. Her wonderfully cas cards are showcased in her design team roles at STAMPlorations, Inkspirational and Time Out. Let's just say that in a very short time, I've become a Sandie-fan!!
Of course, we know what happens when such treasures are found: we leave comments, we start following their posts, and before you know it, we see others in our 'circles' who have also found the same treasure. Indeed, Darnell recently DJKASED one of Sandie's cards. As it turns out, over at Inkspirational, the Challenge #53 CASE muse is none other than Sandie! With Darnell's card as inspiration, I decided to take the plunge, and dive in to case one of her cards as well. We could choose from the set displayed, or from anywhere on her blog:
Okay...you know me. I couldn't stop at one.. No sireee...I went for a second, then a third, and a fourth. Seriously, something about Sandie's style has captivated me. Plain truth: I love the simplicity of her cards, and the 'impact' they have. So, in my constant effort to 'figure out' my own 'signature' style, I've decided to give Sandie's ways a whirl.
Today, I'll share two of my cases, because two are 'stuck' on my camera, and until I get a set of batteries, that's where they'll remain. Grrr...I thought I had extras, however, wrong! I'll aim to post them tomorrow.
Now, remember: Sandie's cards reside in the land of 'awesome', whereas mine are still adrift somewhere in the land of 'trying'. I just want Sandie to know her style is ever so inspiring...and I adore it!!
My first card is a take on this one:
Sandie sponged the background, then stamped her flowers, using two colours of ink. Of course, sponging is well beyond my talents, so I went with the 'concept' of Sandie's card in my case: a patterned paper background with three die-cut flowers for the 'pop' effect. I have the same PS sentiment, so I used it *grin*, added a scalloped border and...done. Hopefully, you can see the kinda-sorta 'distant relative' resemblance.
My second card, inspired by this gem,
attempts to replicate the colours and some of Sandie's image details - the 'mesh' background stamp and gold dots. For the blue...well, you'll see...
So, two cards (from the four) that I hope convey how fabulous Sandie's cards are. I've learned a great deal in sampling' her style, and adding some infusions of my own flair. Such fun...and yes, down the road, I pretty much know I'll be casing her again...and again...
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!