Saturday, 26 April 2014

Time Out #4 - Hello, Virginia!


Hello! Here's my card for a new-ish challenge - Time Out, where my friend Virginia is the special guest. Our challenge is to CASE this card that she made for our inspiration:



I focused on the colours and the basic layout, but also tried to CASify it a bit by leaving out some of the layers, the black strip, the twine and the embellishments. I used inlaid die cuts again (see the card I made for this week's Muse challenge here).

I cut the PTI flowers in orange and the centres in poppy. Then I added copic shading to give the illusion of dimension - I love how they turned out and how they pop right off the card without actually popping off the card! (but next time I would do the shading before I glued them into the card!). The sentiment is a Paper Smooches die.

ETA 15 May - this card was chosen as an honourable mention!


25 comments:

Michelle said...

Fabulous card, Ardyth!! I love the bright flowers against the blue. And I love the use of inlaid die cuts. AWESOME!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS colours Ardyth!

sandie said...

I love this take on Virginia's card Ardyth, and the added colouring really dies with dimension-inspired idea. So pleased to see you join us at TIME OUT x

MeredythG said...

Oh, this is a wonderful CASE of Virginia's very pretty and fresh card. I love what the shading on the flowers adds!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous take on Virginia's card, Ardyth ... the shading on those gorgeous blooms is fabulous ... and I love how they peek out at the top and bottom of the blue panel! Anita :)

Sheila H said...

What a wonderful CASE of Virginia's card. Inlaying the flowers and varying the sizes is so eye catching. Your shading is awesome.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am on inspiration overload catching up on your blog, Ardy! You always take my breath away with your bold, graphic, and colorful cards! This is such an amazing take on Virginia's card!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous CAS CASE of Virginia's card, Ardyth! Love the shading too.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

More wonderful inlays!

Cindy C. said...

Lovely CAS design!!

Lynn said...

Oh I adore coming by your blog Ardyth. Fabulous case of Virginia's inspiration. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Bobby said...

Those flowers DO pop off the card and the centers look very 3 dimensional. This is so you, CASEing Virginia.

Virginia Lu said...

It pleases me so much to see your card in the gallery, Ardyth! LOVE it so much! I really like the extended flowers! The colors are so pleasing to the eyes...you nailed the challenge with your very own twist!

Misty Buck said...

Wonderful, wonderful. love the colors...my fave.

Hannelie said...

Fabulous!

Geri said...

I'm with Darnell...totally in inspiration overload!

The shading is FABULOUS - adds amazing dimension! Awesome colors and a fabulous clean CASE of Virginia's card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love these colours together and your CAG style always takes my breath away! Totally happy card :)

Marlena M. said...

I. LOVE. THIS. sigh

Nan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Gorgeous!!! just love the perfect CAS-ness of it and those inlaid diecuts are completely fabulous :)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

PS - thanks for playing at Time Out!!

Jen W. said...

This is seriously cool. Love the shading on the flowers and now I'm itching to pull out those dies!

Beverley said...

Simply LOVE! Love the inlayed die cut technique and inspirational CASE too. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

Joyce said...

Oh, this is just brilliant. I am loving what you are doing with inlaid die cuts. And, the shading adds that extra something.

Tanis Scott said...

Wow, I'm madly in love with your colors on this one! And shocked at how far behind I am in my reading/stapming. Sorry to say I'm not really reading your posts today. Just scrolling through and basking in all of the eye candy! This one really caught my eye.