The CAS style used to make me have heart tremors as it was really outside my comfort zone. In fact even 3 months ago I would pretty much avoid entering a challenge if it required CAS. But being part a design team for another challenge that requires this style once a month has given me lots of practice and really helped me get better and more comfortable with this style. I'd even say that I kind of like it now. So... here's what I made to enter this week's challenge:
Shut the front door.... how perfect is this to have a bowl of cherries sticker in my crafting stash for this challenge - LOL! I'm feeling practically giddy that I had these great peel off stickers (Elizabeth Craft Designs) to use for this week's challenge at HOC. I had purchased them probably a year or more ago after attending a class on how to use them with copic markers. Funny how the simplest things can make a person happy. I'm seriously just so tickled that I found these to use!!
Okay...enough silliness (thanks for indulging me a bit) let me tell you just a bit more about my card. I didn't have a sentiment stamp that went with this so I created one in Word on my computer. I really like how the words are shadowed in a lighter color. Adds interest without taking away for the CAS design. I used a very thin mat around the image to give it a bit more "pop" and yet it still left plenty of white space on the card. The copic markers I used are: BG01 & BG05 (bowl), R29, R39 & R89 (cherries), G28 (leaves) and E49 (stems). I'm kind of wishing that I had finished it off with Crystal Glaze to make the cherries shiny. Hmmmm... gonna have to try that with the other bowls I still have to use.
This card is going to my 89 year old Grandma who recently fell and broke her leg (right at the hip joint). She is feeling very much in the pits and we are trying to keep her spirits up so she can stay strong and heal faster. I think this card will make her laugh. So far not finding anything in my stamp collection that really grabs me for the inside sentiment. If you know of a really good saying to put on the inside (funny, inspirational or otherwise) before I give it to her next week I'd love to hear it.
Guess that's about it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today - I'm sure glad that you did! Til next time....hugs and happy crafting friends! D