Friday, June 10, 2011

Let's Play Tic Tac Toe

That's the game over at CAS-ual Fridays, you get to pick a row from a grid and you incorporate that into your clean and simple design.  I am also going to enter this card into the current monthly contest over at Hero Arts as I have used all HA stamps and I have been struggling with this months theme of Weddings, Congratulations and the technique of watercolouring. But I think it all came together nicely today.

So for CAS-ual Fridays I went with the diagonal line starting on the top right and I chose embossing (dry on my card), dies/punch (chose two Spellbinders dies) and buttons (I hope that meant one or more buttons, because I just used one!).  Here is my card:

Paper: My Mind's Eye; Neenah
Ink: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber (Juniper and Stream); Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Hero Arts (CG285; CL488)
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilitie Large Circle & Large Scalloped Circle; Twine (The Twinery); White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Sewing; CB Swiss Dot embossing folder; Clear button (Hero Arts)

I used some exquisite patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and sewed around the edge before adhering it to my card base. To make the frame I put a smaller circle spellbinders die inside a larger scalloped circle die and put it through my die cutting machine at the same time.  I then embossed the frame using the Swiss Dot embossing folder.

I used the "Hand Drawn Flower" from Hero Arts but I discarded the outer third layer of the flower as it would have been too large for this card.  I layered the two inner flower layers.  I coloured the flower with the acrylic paint to which I had added water and then painted the two flowers in different shades.  On the outer flower, you see those silvery white swirls, that was simply made by  adding Liquid Pearls directly from the bottle in a swirling motion, I was not looking for perfection.

I used a clear button from Hero Arts to which I glued some matching designer paper, then I threaded some twine through it.

The sentiment strip is a co-ordinating piece of patterned paper, actually the reverse side of the background paper.

I know it sounds like a lot of "stuff" which makes me always doubt about whether this can be classified as CAS, but I think it is.

Thank you for looking, I really appreciate it and I love and read each one of your comments!


Barb said...

Brenda, your flower looks gorgeous against the white embossed, scalloped circle! Beautiful colors and I love the Liquid Pearl swirls. . .so pretty!

Virginia L. said...

Love your monochromatic theme with the embossing, diecut and buttons! The matching twine and buttons are gorgeous with the stitched background! SO glad that you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!! Congrats again on the Moxie Fab Shout out today!

Dawn said...

great card Brenda. I love the colours you chose and your flower is stunning.

CinnamonSally said...

Love this card Brenda, the flower is gorgeous and I am sure this card can be counted as a CAS card. Have a great weekend.

Jacqueline said...

Love this one Brenda, the dimension and shades of turquoise are so nice!!

Michelle said...

You're right brenda, that paper is exquisite! I love your bold flower and embossed scalloped circle! So pretty!

Ribbon Girls said...

Your layers are lovely! Your focal point flower is beautiful!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Alice Wertz said...

love your layered flower! beautiful card, Brenda!

Lai-Yoke said...

Beautiful pp and love the white frame around the pretty flower, Brenda!

Sue Lelli said...

Brenda, LOVE the flower and the acryllic paint is a FAB detail! LOVE how you glued the paper on the back of the button! Not quite CAS but just GORGEOUS so who cares!!!! LOVE it!

Jenny said...

Love the dimension you achieved on the flower, Gorgeous card :)
Jenny x