Thursday, 21 August 2014

i {heart} papers GD Post 5/CTS 89 - You!


A quick, CAS post for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, using some i {heart} paper products in a fun way.

Here's the sketch:


I wanted to create my rectangle using words. It could be tricky to line up all these words if you wanted them perfectly straight and centred. I think it's easiest just to make it look like it wasn't intended to be straight! Plus it adds some movement and fun!


I also tried a fun new mask/sponge technique that I saw on this card by Jasleen. I love that your eye sees the whole frame, even though there are only 4 little bits of it.  The distressed look of the sponging matches the 'old fashioned' feel of the type-writer font, and the frame provides some grounding for the floating words.

Products used:
Winnie&Walter - The Big, the Bold & the Happy
Winnie&Walter - The BIg, the Bold & You
Paper Smooches - Sweet Hearts
Memento Ink - London Fog & Lilac Posies
Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock

18 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh this is fabulous. Love the softly inked quarters.

PS Got my haircut last night...all because of a pin you did on Pinterest :) Nothing like an impulse haircut!

Jasleen said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth! I completely love your sponged 'framed' look to convey that sentiment. Grey-pink colours complement each other perfectly.
I'm glad that one of my cards inspired you in some way. :) thanks for the mention.

Deepti said...

Love this design and the faded frame :)

Shelly said...

This is amazing!!! Love the frame!

Lisa Lara said...

This is sooooooooooo cool Ardyth. I just love how you did your corners.

Michelle said...

Such a fun card, Ardyth! I love the wonky words and those sponged edges, gorgeous effect!

Brenda said...

What a fabulous card Ardyth! I love that "frame", that is very cool looking and I love that you didn't make the words straight. I love the "movement" the words have by not being straight. Plus I can't make anything straight to save my life. lol Hugs, Brenda

Cristine said...

This card is fabulous! I love the monotone gray with the pop of pink!

Anita in France said...

This is so playful and downright fun, Ardyth ... the words look as though they're dancing in the frame of softly sponged corners! Anita :)

laurie said...

I love that technique, really adds interest to the card!

icardeveryone01 said...

One of my favorite color combos, Ardyth... very cute!
=] Michele

Karen D. said...

great card...you are so talented!

whoistracy said...

This is so fun! I love it.

Kim S said...

Absolutely charming!! You are so right about that sponging - it's a fun look!

Jen W. said...

I LOVE the inked corners! Such a cool look! The whole card just feels fun!

Sheila H said...

Very cool card!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Chrissy Larson said...

Love this!! Super fun card, Ardyth!