Thursday, July 28, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge–Long & Short of It!

 

Hello Friends!

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You all did another bang up job on last week’s challenge – amazing work!!  Congrats to all the VIP’s and the TGIF Club winner!  This week’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to create a clean and simple project that measures 4” x 9”.  Resist the temptation to fill it and embrace the “white space.” 

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Our sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn Stamps, and they very kindly provided a stamp set to each of the Girl Fridays to inspire you all – thank you, Lawn Fawn Stamps!!

 

CFC13 - Sorry You Caught A Bug

Not gonna lie – I STRUGGLED with this one!  I’m an A2 girl, through and through.  It KILLS me to make anything that’s larger than that, especially when it comes to clean and simple designs.  Don’t get me wrong – I love “white space.”  But oh my gosh there’s a LOT of white space on a 4” x 9” card.  But I persevered and actually am EXTREMELY happy with the end result.  I worked with the On the Mend set – super cute stuff!!  The jar was created using a Spellbinders die set called “Assorted Fresh Fruit.”  I die cut the jar three times – once out of acrylic CS, once from black CS and once from white CS.  I stamped the sweet little bug on the white panel and colored him with my Lyra colored pencils and Gamsol.  I added a few rhinestones to the bug’s bag (to add to the cute factor), and then assembled the jar.  It was super easy to create and I had a lot of fun doing it.

PRODUCTS USED:

STAMPS:  LAWN FAWN (On the Mend), PAPERTREY INK (Tiny Tags)
INK:  TSUKINEKO (Onyx Black VersaFine Dye Ink), A MUSE STUDIO (Cherry Pigment Ink)
PAPER:  FRENCH POPTONE (Black Licorice CS), A MUSE STUDIO (Red Mini Gingham CS), NEENAH CLASSIC CREST (Solar White Ultra Smooth CS), PAPERTREY INK (Acrylic CS)
ACCESSORIES:  SPELLBINDERS (Assorted Fresh Fruit Shapeabilities Dies), PAPERTREY INK (Linen Impression Plate, True Black Polka Dot Satin Ribbon, Tiny Tags Die, Edgers No. 2 Collection Die and Pure Poppy Button), GLUE DOTS (Craft Glue Dots), White Embroidery Floss, STAMPIN’ UP! (Stampin’ Dimensionals), LYRA (Colored Pencils), Gamsol.

We’d love for you to play along with us again this week!  If I can do it, you can, too!!  LOL  You can get all of the details of the challenge, as well as some additional inspiration from the other fun Girl Fridays, HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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16 comments:

Karen B. said...

You persevered so well! What an awesome card.

Virginia L. said...

I can't imagine that you "struggled" with the tall card!! I love the design and theme!! Adorable!!

Terri said...

Laughing because I can just picture the anguish you suffered while making this 4 x 9 card...sheer torture I'm sure! Of course the card turned out darling and all is still fine in the universe!

Melissa and I will be in your neighborhood this morning, care to guess, why? LOL! You have to get back down here, you are missing some great estate sales...a lot of them just around the corner from you!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This card is precious! Great job!

Marlena M. said...

LOL, too too cute! I love the image, the sentiment, and the 3D effect. Really sweet card. ;)

Donna Bowman said...

Such a cute and creative card!! Love the little bug in the jar!!

Jenny said...

This is amazing and just love the little bug in a jar. These tall cards are scary when it comes to white space aren't they :)
Jenny x

Mary Jo said...

Your card is adorable. Well worth the struggle.

Karen Aicken said...

I love this - you'd never know from your finished card that you struggled with the design. So fun!
Cheers, Karen
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Laura Davis said...

Oh my, this is precious!!
Laura

Anne said...

Your card is just adorable! I love that sweet little bug in the jar:) Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun 'bug in the jar' image and totally cute sentiment! I hope no insects were harmed in the making of your lovely tall card today!!! LOL!!!

Theresa said...

Hi Karolyn, I love love love your card. You would never know you struggled - it's just perfect. Love the DP and the bow!! Just fabulous!!

Alanna Harris said...

too cute...love the little tag on the jar - great details!

Divya Rao said...

Cuteness!!

Julie Day said...

Love what you did with that little bug in the jar, too stinkin' cute! Love the color combo too, I must try this :)