Sunday 5 February 2017

The Flower Challenge #5 CASE our Guest Designer

This month The Flower Challenge has a Guest Designer and would would like you
 to CASE her card and we have  a New Design Team member.
First up lets look at the card made by our Guest Designer

Therese Calvird from Lost in Paper has made this most amazing card. I instantly wanted
to get the same die and do an exact copy its so pretty. 

Alas the die is no longer available so I looked at the card for a little, then went to 
Therese's blog and watched the video (the direct
 link is on The Flower Challenge Blog). After watching the video and realising just how easy this card actually was I went off to my craft room and decided to see what I was inspired to do. 

I chose a few things from Therese's card. I loved the in-set die-cut.
I loved the soft colours  in the panel behind the flower and the colour added to the 'sentiment'.

This is my CASE of Therese's card. I used this sweet die cut flower and cut it
six times then glued all the layers together. I then inlaid the die cut back into the negative.
In Therese's card she has used acetate which is a great way to cut back on having to make
multiple copies of the die cut and then glueing them all together.
The colour behind the flower is a scrap of Watercolour paper with watercolour
colours pink and orange and yellow and lots of water to make it very soft. I started out
trying to be softer in colour but theres something that controls my hand and makes
me add more and more so my soft is bright (but softer than my usual). Bit of
water flick and of course some Wink of Stella to add a bit of sparkle.

A die cut sentiment using the same colours as the background but used in
gradient on the word. I then checked and saw Therese had only partly 
coloured hers but its inspiration not direct copying. I added a stamped
sentiment to the die cut and did this in grey ink to keep it all
soft and finished off with enamel dots. 

This is my version of CASEing and if you go to 

You will be able to see all the other inspiration from the Design Team
and also read about What does CASE mean which may help you decide
on your next card in our challenge.

Don't forget to go visit Therese's blog too (link above)

I'm not going to tell you who has joined the team, you need to go and check it out at  The 
Flower Challenge and see who it is. This is so exciting, I cant believe I have so many  wonderful,
talented, artistic friends who believe in this challenge. 

EDIT to ADD Challenges:

Love is Sweet card

Love is Sweet

Live is Sweet

Thank you so much for coming to have a look and I hope you come again soon.


Becca Cruger said...

That is so amazing!!! I'm swooning over this beautiful design!

Viv said...

Oh such a beauty here Aileen! just loving those soft peachy colours too.Now I might just need that die lol.The ombre sentiment and enamel dots finish it off so well too ;) hugs Viv xx

lostinpaper said...

All that wonderful colour, then the added sparkle, add some die cutting and shazam you have rocked it Aileen! I am honoured to GD at The Flower Challenge and totally had a blast, thanks so much for the invitation!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS take on Therese' card, Aileen! I love your watercolored's perfect with this bloom!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhhh that's a stunner Aileen, the colour on your BG is so pretty :)

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Aileen, I do wish I could play each and every time!!! Therese is fabulous, and you've used the very die I was reaching for to CASE her gorgeous card! Well, you've worked your charms on it, for sure - really lovely, my friend! Off to see what other Wizards you have as guests ... so exciting!!! xx

BożenA said...

Great card CASE! Beautiful watercolor background for your flower and sentiment. I am charmed by this card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

You cased beautifully!

Christine L said...

This is absolutely beautiful Aileen!! You've perfectly CASed the original card, and I love the fabulous soft colours you used.

Christine x

Viv said...

A perfect CASe Aileen. The background colours are stunning. Beautiful card. x

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card. The soft colours and the delicate die cut make this one fabulous card x

TaeEun said...

A beautiful CASE of Therese's card, Aileen! The mix of orange, yellow and pink is so pretty and I love you stacked the flower die cuts up and gave it some dimension! I'm so glad to be part of this awesome challenge with you and your team!

Trina P. said...

absolutely gorgeous! and a fantastic CASE. Great work.

Barbara Bruder said...

awesome card and love those colors behind that rose. So creative and yet so simple. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

aussie aNNie said...

Love it, and a fab challenge it is..xx{aNNie}

Ruth said...

What a gorgeous CASE Aileen! I love the soft colours just like Therese, but the yellow and orange is a really nice touch. I'm also impressed you cut it 6 times!!! xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Aileen, after a whirlwind weekend, getting ready for my Super Bowl Bash, I finally arrive at your blog, my friend, to tell you how much I love your CASE of Theresa's card. This die is just perfect and the water color wash behind it, simply gorgeous. You must teach me how to do a water color wash, I always end up with a muddy mess.
Love the fabulous sentiment and the detail of the enamel dots.
Beautifully done, my friend.

Susi said...

What a wonderful CASE of Therese's card - the pink & peach-y colour combo is great and I love the flower diecut you used!

MaryH said...

This is a wonderful die floral & I really like that you made the 'soft' more bright. It certainly glows on the white outlines of the inlay too. Adding the color as you did on the bold sentiment - another great detail. I hear you with not being able to leave 'soft' alone...I'm a bit that way with adding contrast. My eye doesn't like the strong contrast, yet I know that's what adds dimension to the image! This is a gorgeous card. TFS

Karren said...

I wanted the die Therese used as well, Aileen! You've made a gorgeous card, Aileen - such fun colors and the die you used is just as pretty as Therese's.

Karen Dunbrook said...

love how your card turned out for the case challenge I need to shop some more!
xx Karen

Melissa L. said...

Lovely CASE of Therese's card, Aileen. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing along at HLS WC Challenge for February.

Bobby said...

This is a beautiful CASE of Therese's card, Aileen. I love the colors.

Misty Elam said...

Hi Aileen!!! LOVE your CASE'd card!! Great colors you have chosen. And I love how simple the design is. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I love finding and meeting new card makers. :) I look forward to seeing more!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooh brilliant cards both yours and Theresa's card, do love her work .... had to smile at your pale being kinda brighter 😄 Natural tendency eh??

Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Deb said...

You did an amazing job Caseing the original, gorgeous card!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

cm said...

Sighhhh...your case of Therese's card is beautiful! Such lovely ink blending...Heading back for close-ups and more gazing and admiring...

Jenny Colacicco said...

Awesome CASE and loving the sparkle. Aren't those colours gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at the HLS Watercolor Challenge. Jenny x

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!