Sunday, May 5, 2013

Play Date Cafe Meets CAS-ual Friday

I decided it was high time to play along with a couple of challenges that I've been neglecting for some time.  It's splash week at the Play Date Cafe Challenge - black and white with a splash of magenta!  For some reason my photo looks more red, but IRL it's a hot pink shade. Over on the CAS-ual Friday blog, they are celebrating their 2nd birthday, as well as their 100th challenge, with a tic tac toe board listing their top 10 challenges!  I chose the middle horizontal line to create a square card, use bling and use text.  This was such a quick and fun note card to create...generic with no specific sentiment...and ended up being 4 1/4" square.  I first stamped several of the watercolor wonder images in Melon Mambo and Black inks, then masked off a column and stamped with SU's French Script BG stamp.  I had these velvety texted leaves in my stash to add some texture then finished it up with a layered flower topped with bling!
I also wanted to recognize the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS where they are honoring Gayatri Murali - a super talented stamper who rocks a clean style of collage in her style!  I didn't CASE a specific card, but hopefully I captured her collage style that is prominent in her wonderful gallery!

Here's what I used:
STAMPS: Watercolor Wonder by PTI, French Script BG by SU.
ACCESSORIES: Adhesive bling embellishment by Recollections, Flower die by PTI, Leaves (? source), Foam tape.


Pamela said...

Love your use of text! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Friday Challenge!

Alice Wertz said...

love the layering of stamping and elements. very pretty card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Dawn Cortner said...

I love the artistic brushes of color for the background and the wordy leaves! Great job!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Look at that fabulous bling. I love it! The text in the background looks great. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!