Thursday, 19 May 2011

Gettin' busy with the berry...


Oooh two posts in two days - don't get used to it! Ha!

I'm ready to kick-start the fabby (and hopefully sunny!) weekend on this glorious Friday-Eve with a new CASE study to share with ya

Up for CASEing this week from our fabulous muse, Sarah Martina Parker, is this drool-worthy creation:

You can check out the original of this post here!

I've gotta say - Sarah's creations are taking me on inky adventures that I'd never dream of normally going on! Take this as a warning for the card I'm about to share with you: it's totally not my style but I had so much fun making it:

happy birthday

See what I mean? :)

This whole card started with me being inspired by the flower on Sarah's original card. I also fancied a challenge too so decided to work with my all-time dreaded colour: Melon Berry (Eeek!)

However, I wasn't just feeling brave. I felt super brave and up for a challenge. I dared to make my own extra-fussy rose embellishment. After all, you'd never catch a store-bought Melon Berry rose in my crafting stash (I admit it, I couldn't bear to part with the pennies for 'em!) and I figured if I could make one out of Melon Berry cardstock, heck, the world's my oyster when it comes to creating future, colour-coordinating roses!

Now I cannot take complete credit for that rose (which I've gotta say I'm kinda impressed with!), I got the gist of how to make them thanks to this fabby tutorial courtesty of Dana. Although kinda time consuming, and almost sticking my fingers together with Glossy Accents (works great as a glue too y'know!), after a sprinkle of glitter I can totally see myself making a ton of these babies! I even considered leaving it off the card altogether and attaching it to my hair-clip instead :D

We'd love it if you too fancied joining in this week's CASE study. You don't have to actually CASE everything about Sarah's lovely card but just be inspired by it! Check out the fabulous different takes the rest of the amazing CASE study DT took this week:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Lenet Mos
Melyssa Connolly
Sue Kohler (on an inky vacation this week)
Teneale Williams (on an inky vacation this week)
Sarah Martina Parker (May's Muse)

I'm signing off now and wishing you all a super weekend! Next weekend will be super happy for me courtesy of 2 simple words: half term! Yay!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Sheet Music (Kaisercraft)/Sentiment - Frame It (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Antique Linen (Distress Ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Basic White 6x6 Collection (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Prisma Glitter (Judikins)/Beautiful Blooms II #1 Dies (Papertrey Ink)/Trims (Webster's Pages)


Maureen said...

oh, I LOVE this Aimes!! I thought that rose was store bought!! WOW! I need to check out that tutorial!! AND I adore that trim!! Just gorgeous!! I spot a WMS stamp!! LOVE that too!! I have the same set on its way to me along with the new doily sets :) I love the free shipping Claire offers :) Hmmm...I actually made 2 melon berry felt loopy flowers tonight...may have to use one for this challenge!! hugs!

Debby said...

I'm almost lost for words! This is so not you but totally works for you! I don't think that makes sense!

Lynn said...

Oh my made that rose Aimes? It is amazing! And I do have a visual of you with glue and glitter! This card is not yout typical style, but you absolutely rocked it!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh,'s hard to go back once you've gone vintage! I love this new look on you, although I do admire your CAS style, this one certainly suits you! Your card is a beautiful version of Sarah's, complete with that stunning flower embellie! Great job, dear!

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful, and so different for you. Spectacular homeade rose!

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful, and so different for you. Spectacular homeade rose!

Dana said...

For not being your style you ROCKED it Amy! I LOVE this card, and think perhaps you should jump on that shabby vintage bandwagon, because you are seriously talented girl.

Sarah Martina said...

:) Between you, Julie and Cristina I'm having SO much fun seeing how you CAS designers interpret my cards! Lol... This is just beautiful! I'm so glad you're allowing yourself to explore instead of shying away from the challenge - it's bringing out such awesome results! (LOVE that flower, too!)

Andrea M said...

Aimes!!! This is totally AMAZING!!! I love your take on Sarah's cards! Just FANTASTIC! Go melon berry!!! It's one of my favs so I LOVE this rose!!! Definitely going to have to check the tutorial by Dana! This card has it all - look at you spreading those crafty wings!!! This card is so inspiring girl!

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Wow Aimes, you are right this so isn't you! But hey, you pulled it off for sure. You are deffinately an all-round kinda gal :) I'm thinking we may get to see a little more of this FABULOUS eclectic "Aimes Craftmeister"? Hoping anyways.
I just adore it, great natural colours too.
Loving the rose, not sure I'd have the patience but it's so pretty :)
Katie xx

Jen Adcock said...

Ooh Amy, way to rock the Melon Berry! Your card is so beautiful. Out of this world gorgeous actually. Not long until half term now. Whoot! Enjoy!

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