Monday, June 6, 2011

Another CAS-ual Friday Attempt!

I don't even know why I  posted that card for the CAS-ual Friday challenge yesterday!  I thought I liked it but after I blogged it I was highly disappointed with whatever it was I was trying to do!  Just too many patterned papers  I think, it simply did not look CAS to me and the stamped image got completely lost in the busyness of the patterned paper!

So, I am going to try it again, and this time I used a fabulous digital stamp of a deer by Pink Cat Studio (this is all Emily and Tiffany's doing, they don't know it, but it is! Go and take a look at their blogs and the posts they have showcasing these awesome stamps/digis!).

I pretty much stuck to the sketch that Laura provided:

And here is my card:

Paper: Cardstock (PTI); Neenah Solar White; Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black; Lilac Posies; Pear Tart); Copic Markers
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio; PTI (Flower Fusion 2 & 3); MFT (sentiment from Flower Girl); Hero Arts (CL137)
Other: Corner Rounder; Fiskars Border Punch; Glossy Accents

I really liked how this turned out and I love the bright fun colours.  Love those PTI flowers, you can easily mix and match between sets. I created the sentiment by partially stamping a sentiment from an MFT set and then creating the deer-ly using a Hero Arts alphabet stamp.

Ok, now I feel better!!!

17 comments:

Natasha said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for leaving me a comment :) This card you did is cute, CAS!

Sharron said...

Your earlier card is very pretty but this is my favorite! Love the adorable, whimsical look. You have used the flowers in such a fun way and the little deer looks like he is about to jump right off the card!

Virginia L. said...

Aw.. Brenda! You are SO hard on yourself! Part of the fun in this CAS challenge is to have FUN and try something new! I actually love that one and it looked pretty CAS to me! This one is definitely clean and crisp and your stamping is superb on all counts! Love it when you play! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! xo

Natasha said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for leaving me a comment :) This card is most def CAS and love the pretty colours :)

Dana said...

AWWW, the sentiment stole my heart Brenda. I too like this card better than the first, but that's ok too, we are allowed to change our minds! We're woman! So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Michelle said...

I too, stuck to the sketch the way you se it. I'm not good with interpreting it in another way. I love the creative way you made your deer scene! Great coloring here too!!

Trinh said...

Such a sweet design for that sweet little deer, Brenda! Great coloring!

Laura Davis said...

This card is precious!
Great take on m sketch!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Arlene said...

How very cute!!!!!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet! adorable card!

Tiffany said...

Eeks!! Omg! So glad you got that sweet deer! So, so cute, love the whimsical nature of this, perfect little scene!

Lai-Yoke said...

Such a sweet card and love how you put the flowers in a slanting position!

Laurie said...

I know how you feel...totally! Sometimes I post a card and then I want to go back and change it! This card is adorable though! I love the sentiment and the little deer! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Love your second attempt - and love that we get second chances and can "re-work" things, right?! Super sweet images and great color scheme! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in future challenges!

Karen B. said...

ok, this has got to be the cutest card ever! I really enjoy how you've made the deer look like he's coming out of the flower grove. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, Brenda, you made me laugh when you 'blamed' me and Tiffany! Thank you for the shoutout. ;) I love to enable you back since you're always enabling me! This card is super cute and I love how you paired up stamps from three great companies.

Melissa said...

Brenda, your card is so lovely, wonderful work!!
Hugs,
Melissa