Thursday, June 6, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch: Watercolor Thanks

I am stretching today.  I don't even need to exercise today - nope - no yoga for me.  Because I have stretched myself about as far as possible with my card for CAS(E) this Sketch!  Look at this nice, new sketch...


Honestly, if I had a feather - my card would have had a feather on it.  But I don't have a feather - so I had to think outside the box.  I went through my dies.  I started down the path of a die cut tree or maybe a branch.  I was staring into space when I saw my box of stamps-that-will-not-be-put-away-until-they-see-ink and right on top was this set that I've looked at the last few months wondering what I was thinking when I bought it.  Don't get me wrong - I love, love, LOVE what I have seen done with it - but I don't think it's me because it's not regular and straight and "comfortable".

So...I used it...and here's my big stretch...

Merci

After my big build-up, how many of you are looking at it wondering what the big deal is?  After the fact, I guess I don't really know why it intimidated me so much, but if you saw my garbage basket full of failed attempts you would know how difficult this simple card was for me!

Hope you play along!! 

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Watercolor Wonder, Think Big Favorites #3
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile, Smokey Shadow
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile, Plum Pudding, Summer Sunrise, Fine Linen, Smokey Shadow
  • Accessories: misc gems colored with Copics

27 comments:

Marjolein said...

Awesome card!
Love the artsy feel of it.
And the layout/ sketch is perfect!
Bye from the Netherlands,

Marjolein

sandie said...

Kim, I love this set of stamps and when I saw the sketch immediately knew I wanted to use them, then I saw your card and knew it would work. I love how you have used the stamps and the colours are so striking. Thanks for your inspiration-I gave you a shout and displayed your card on my blog-so thank you!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous, love the bright colours!!

Linda J said...

Gorgeous! - Love the design and the color choice. TFS

Tenia Nelson said...

This card ROCKS, dearie!!! :)

Allisa said...

Love the fun colors!

Deepti said...

Looks like your big stretch was long awaited, u explored another set of creative side in you.... Card is amazing and colors perfection :) I always admire ur cards :)

cm said...

I second (in triplicate) the comments that applaud this card: it's beautiful! You've stretched something pretty, and most important, you've stretched "you" in trying - and succeeding - at new techniques! Isn't it fantastic when 'exercise' pays off?? And I well know - and appreciate - how complex, simple can be!! If card-making was a sport, I'd be darn close to an Olympian with all my *efforts*!! Love your card; love your post!
c

Ginny said...

I LOVE the final result, but I certainly understand how these 'apparently simple' cards can take a long time to figure out!! You did a great job - and congrats to you for challenging yourself to use this set, even though it doesn't feel like you. The great job you did is definitely YOU!

Linda Callahan said...

I think simple cards are tough tough tough! But I always visit here because you do it so well! This is so unique and perfectly composed!

Jen said...

Wow, Kim. Stretch or not this is one fabulous card! The bold colors make this especially delightful. I look forward to more exercising here in the future!

~amy~ said...

Oh, I love it....love all the colors!

lostinpaper said...

This watercolour look is sooo now! Love it Kim.

Lindsey said...

This card is amazing! It's kind of hard for me to imagine you struggling with it. I have been so back and forth on buying this set. I LOVE what I've seen others do with it (now YOU included), but I just don't know if I would be able to use it. (P.S. Thanks for your kind comment...and yes, I have found glitter in my eyebrows...among several other random places. :) )

shirley-bee said...

Oh wow, Kim, this is an absolute stunner, I just love it! The colours, the placement, the sentiment font - everything is perfect! Keep on exercising yourself, my girl!

Robyn said...

Not much else that hasn't been said already..but...I just LOVE it too!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh Kim, you make me giggle! I loved reading the conversation as much as seeing the card ... Which ... By the way ... Is TOTALLY INSPIRED,! Hugs xxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh Kim, you make me giggle! I loved reading the conversation as much as seeing the card ... Which ... By the way ... Is TOTALLY INSPIRED,! Hugs xxx

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, that's some perfect stretching, Kim ... love the vibrant colours and that yummy bling around the French sentiment! Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

Fun and bright. Love the colors, and how you've gone into new, uncharted territories with this. This is a great card. Love it! Good stretch! Bev

Deborah Frings said...

Bold, graphic - perfectly CAS. Love it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm glad you didn't have a feather, Kims. This card is on-trend and genius!!

Miriam said...

Sometimes the simplest cards are hardest to create...But you did it very well!! I love, love, love your card, the design and the colors

Have a great day!

Miriam

Jackie said...

So trendy and fun Kim. Love how bold it is!!!

Quip1320 said...

Kim, maybe you should dabble in the irregular and not straight more because this is AWESOME! It is the perfect use of those stamps and the sketch. I love it!

Gillian R said...

Really lovely

donna mikasa said...

I LOVE this, Kim! I have the same stamp set and had the same doubts as you did, but your card turned out artistically cool! Much cooler than a feather.