Saturday, 5 May 2012

CASE Study 89 and ColourQ 135

Hello!

I'm a bit distracted, my 4 1/2 year old is using scissors to make bird legs out of paper, eek!  I'm popping in today to show you my entry to CASE Study 89 and ColourQ 135.

The muse over at CASE Study for May is Agnieszka Malyszek I am a big fan of Aga's. I have been for a long time. CASE Study has been inviting many of my card-making heroes to be their muses lately. It's wonderful!

Aga's card for us to CASE this week is this one:
From this I have taken the dark card base, the dark on dark embossing, the bright letters, and the two directional sentiment.

I have used the colours from ColourQ 135, which this week are:
I wish I hadn't left this to the last minute. I really love this colour combination. I think I could have made three or four different cards using this one!

And this is my card:
I have used Hero Arts Dots and Flowers background stamp with copper embossing powder.  I bought this powder by accident last Christmas. I grabbed what I thought was dark brown powder. Didn't I get the surprise of my life when I heated it up? LOL! In this photo it looks a bit shinier than it really is, I think. The sentiment is made using Papertrey Ink Block Alpha dies and SU! cardstock - barely banana, ruby red, pool party, white. The card base is early espresso.

I'm quite happy with how this one turned out. After I sat there cursing about sticking down tiny letters in the evening light, I took a look at the finished product and decided the effort was worth it. :-)

Thanks for coming to visit!

Michelle
xxx

27 comments:

Michelle Lupton said...

I love the way you've arranged your letters! Cool!!

Cassandra said...

WOW love this one and a very happy mistake. I would never buy copper powder but after seeing this, maybe I might.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Very clever LOVE it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Michelle, love you take with the colourQ colours.

Deanna Jean said...

Oh Michelle I love this. The letters really pop against the dark background. I agree they aren't the funnest to stick down..haha. I always get at least one that sticks where I don't want it..then I have to try to remove it and not destroy the rest of the card. So glad you were able to join us at the ColourQ this week.

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!

SmilynStef said...

What a clever design ... love that copper.

Loli said...

Hola Michelle, thank you for your comment last week, i'm glad to "see" you in my blog:d
Fantastic interpretation for Colour Q challenge, well, i think all your others cards are beautiful too, great works, well done Michelle.
A hug from Palma de mallorca

Jen said...

I love that you created your own background with embossing powder. I bet it looks terrific in real life! And the sentiment is a wonderful, colorful one! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is stunning Michelle! I love the background and sticking down those letters was well worth the effort - also the 'wonky' A was a stroke of genius!

Jen W. said...

Definitely worth the effort, Michelle. This is so fun and I love the angle of the "a"!

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Michelle, good case study! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

Agata said...

Such a great take at that card! Love the crossword! :)

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful birthday card Michelle. Your embossing looks fantastic. Love those colorful letters against that bg.

Jenny said...

Absolutely love your card Michelle! The background looks like a beautiful fretwork screen and the crossword style sentiment is fab :0)
Jenny x

Kara said...

love it!! thanks so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ!!

Sandra Farrell said...

What an adorable card. You really rocked the colour combo this week. Thanks for joining us this week at Colour Q. I hope you come play with us again!!

Maureen said...

oh, the effort was well worth it! LOVE the way the "a" is shared with both words...stunning! Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study this week :)

Rochelle said...

ooh! What a perfect CASE!

Teneale Williams said...

This is just wonderful, I can see you used a little inspiration from the layout, the colours are great together. Thanks for playing at CASE Study.

Tracey McNeely said...

Congrats Michelle on being Courtier!

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I love your off set 'a' :)

Christina said...

That copper embossing is fabulous, Michelle! What a fun twist on Aga's design. Love the colorful sentiment, too. Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study!

Colorado Crafter said...

Just happened upon your blog and I know you did this card a while ago, but I had to tell you how much I like it. You, as well as the CASE study muse have inspired me to get out my alphabet dies! The possibilities are endless!

Judy said...

Great card and love the sentiment arrangement. Looks great against that beautiful background.

Sheryl said...

Love the placement of the a! Very clever, love it!

Andrea La Vigne said...

This card is so neat! Nice CAS design, and I love the colors you used. Great take on the inspiration card. Tfs! :)
Andrea
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