Thursday, 25 April 2013

Hello (and Goodbye)

Chevron Hello

So another Friday-Eve rolls up. Are you ready for the weekend? Ready for a new CASE Study perhaps?!

Well c'mon, it's JJ's final week with us on CASE Study so let's say goodbye to her in style with this beauty of hers up for studying this week:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was really taken by JJ's use of colour for this week's CASE Study. In fact, I found it the perfect excuse to cut into yet more of my Park Bench patterened paper collection *wink* Someone stop me, I've never used so much of a single 6x6 patterned paper pad!

The circular element of JJ's card is reflected in my sentiment focal point. To add a touch more interest to my design, I tucked the circle behind a row of trendy chevrons. :)

tips and tricks
  • Create your own coordinating pearls by colouring white ones with an alcohol marker! 
  • Look at the patterns of the paper you work with and see if you can add any interesting features by trimming parts of the design. 

Oh you know you wanna play along, right?! Get a mojo boost from the CASE Study DT before you get to your crafting stations:

Amy Wanford (That's me!)
Anya Schrier (Guest DT)
Andrea Ewen

Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes  
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jean Martin 

Jeanna Jachna  
Maureen Plut

Teneale Williams

JJ Bolton (April's Muse)    

I've really gotta keep it short and sweet today. That whole burning the candle at both ends thing I was talking about?! Well I'm still doing it. However, after this weekend I'll be indulging in sleep and Blogland for sure. Thanks for stickin' around in the meantime and visiting me!


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sandie said...

Love the DSP Aimed and thanks for the tip about gems!

maria f. said...

Such a simple idea - such a mega effect! Love your sun rising (I come from Lake Huron and the sun rises over the lake!) out of the water.

Lynn said...

Oh I love, love, love this Aimes...the chevrons are gorgeous and the touch of pearls are simply perfect.

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richardbreaks said...

I love how you tucked that circle in like that! So charming!

Lindsay said...

Soooo bright and fun!!!

Taheerah said...

*Love* this design Aimes!! So great that you took just the sun element and created a snazzy, modern design all around it!! Love those chevrons!!

Maureen said...

Hello, Duchess! Those chevrons and coloured pearls are divine...just like you :) Thanks for all the tips...I love reading them and getting more insight to your genius :) Hope all is well ox

Caryn said...

Hey there - love this Aimes - get you with all that patterned paper!! Great card!

Dana F. said...

Awesome card, Aimes! The colors are just perfect for this time of the year :) Also, congrats on the Paper Crafter's Library gig!

Debby said...

Wow packing a punch with this one Aimes!

Chunyuan said...

love your take of JJ's card. thanks for pointing me to the paper. I think I have to get it NOW.

Tasnim said...

Cool! It looks like the sun is sinking in the ocean! :)

Lyndal said...

FAB, FAB card Aimes - love it!!

Christina said...

Clever cutting and such a pretty sentiment!

JJ Bolton said...

Just genius the way you tucked the sun into the chevron waves!!! Love it!

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