Monday, 4 February 2013

CAS Agapanthus Fantastic Day Card - CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #10

This is a card I made for the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #10.  This is a double challenge - a colour combo plus a sketch.

My mojo had disappeared and I thought following a challenge would be a great idea in order to provide focus and to help get my mojo back.  So with the colours and layout decided it should have been a doddle - right?  Hmmm, that didn't quite go to plan - this is my second attempt!  The first card I made I liked but I decided it wasn't really CAS - plus I got an inky smudge inside the card.  I walked away at that point and decided to change direction and start on a brand new card the next day!

I started with a 5 1/4" square white card blank and stamped the two larger agapanthus flowers direct to the card front.  I then cut a white CS rectangle, embossed it with the SU! Lacy Brocade folder, inked the edges of the panel with Island Indigo ink and glued the panel to the card.  I then stamped some smaller agapanthus flowers separately, fussy cut them and popped them up.  I die cut the Bistro Label shape, stamped the sentiment and added rhinestones.

Inside I stamped more flowers and a lovely birthday sentiment.

More stamped flowers on the front of the envelope finished everything off.  Here's hoping the mojo absence was only temporary!

Stamps: Stampendous 'Agapanthus Thank You' clear set, Fantastic Day sentiment from Hero Arts, Stampendous 'Birthday Wish'
CS: PaperMania white square card blank, SU! Whisper White & Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  SU! Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise & Island Indigo
Tools: SU! Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Memory Box 'Bistro Label die, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

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sandie said...

wow Ruth, this is stunning. I love this flower stamp (now added to my goodies I want list!). I really like the mix of the bold navy flower and the outline of the lighter blue flower. Great design and I think your mojo has returned!

Louise van Vuren said...

This is fabulous Ruth, there's so much going on and yet it blends together beautifully. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at CAS Colours and Sketches

Louise xx

Kylie said...

Great use of the sketch and colours, Ruth. Love the flowers. Thanks so much for playing along at CAS - Colours and Sketches xx

Asha said...

Judging from this spectacular show I don't think your Mojo's gone anywhere, Ruth. Absolutely stunning display of flowers! Thanks for making me smile with your sweet comment.
xxx Asha
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Karen (carefree creations) said...

Wonderful card - love the image choice! Thanks for playing along with CAS Colour & Sketch!