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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

everyday CASE adventure

Other stampers have an answer for the question of what is their favorite technique, but I've always had trouble choosing "favorites" (we may have had that conversation in a blog hop not long ago).  If CASE*ing qualifies as a technique, then that would be my favorite!  I've been feeling unmotivated recently and tonight I set myself a goal of CASE*ing one card, thinking I'd start with those fancy, time-intensive ideas I've "pinned."

Before I started browsing Pinterest, I started with the Occasions catalog, remembering that CASE-ing the Catty had directed us to the Everyday section this week.  There are a lot of fabulous cards in that section, maybe too many to choose from, because there aren't many entries this week - how can that be?  Maybe I'm not the only unmotivated stamper around.  Here's one of my favorite cards:
stamp set -  Moon Lake; ink - Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Baked Brown Sugar; card stock - Baked Brown Sugar, Lost Lagoon, Watercolor; Aquapainter

Coincidentally, one of the design team members at CASE-ing the Catty is also a Goddess at Stampin' Royalty - Stasia - and for her Featured Goddess Challenge, she chose watercolor! 

I wasn't going to do the distressing, but wouldn't you know, the prompt at Addicted to CAS this week is "Distress" - I pretty much had to try it.  Although I was a little baffled about how distressed and clean and simple could be combined, I think it's got enough "white space" to be considered CAS. If I'd used Very Vanilla for the mat the way it was done in the catalog, it would be more CAS, so I changed from the stitched, distressed sentiment to just a stamped one in order to clean it up a bit.

I haven't decided whether this is a sympathy card, a birthday card, or just a note card, but it is a card I'll send to a man eventually, and qualifies at Just Us Girls where the word this week is masculine. Since some of the men I know enjoy an afternoon of fishing or just spending time on the water, I'll submit this for the hobbies/pastimes challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, too.

*CASE = Copy And Share Everything

16 comments:

Cazro said...

Oh! this is a marvellous card, so well coloured and designed. A relaxing and calming image. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Cazro said...

Oh! this is a marvellous card, so well coloured and designed. A relaxing and calming image. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Ina said...

What a peaceful and serene scene you have created here. Great choice of paper and the distressing is perfect for your card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Just Us Girls.

Nancy said...

Perfect card to keep in your stash for any of those occasions you mentioned! Your card is wonderful! I love the water coloring and the slight distress edges! Super job! Thanks for linking with the girls and I at JUGS~

H2 :) said...

Fantastic masculine card, Kathe. Your watercolouring is fabulous & the distressed edges look great. Love those tiny splotches too! Thanks for joining us at CTC. :)

Julie B said...

A very serene and calm image and I know quite a few blokes who would fancy whiling a few hours away on this boat,
Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz this week. :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

A superb CASE that fits in with so many challenges. I agree that the Everyday section of the Occasions Catty is jam packed with wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at CTC.

Alison Barclay said...

Really lovely Kathe! Your distressed edges look great. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CTC this week. :)

Nikki Sadler said...

Such a lovely card - so very pleased that the CASE-ing the Catty challenge has motivated you to create - thanks so much for sharing

Pat K said...

Wonderful masculine card.
Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week. Pat K (GDT)

Jaydee said...

One of my favorite sets and you colored it beautifully. The distressed edges are the perfect way to frame your image. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
Jaydee

Carrie Rhoades said...

GREAT job on the watercoloring! Its the perfect set for it. Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Kimbo said...

Great card, love the distressed edges

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz and hope to see you again soon x

JayBe said...

What a beautifully relaxing image - love the watercoloured effect. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Joan said...

Super card, love this image, ideal card for our challenge this week

Thanks for Joining us at Cardz4guyz this week

Joan

Helen said...

Love it! A really great CAS card and the distressed edge works really well.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x