Thursday, 5 May 2011

New Muse, New Challenges....


Happy Friday Eve! Half of me is still expecting another sweet bank holiday as we've been spoilt with them recently - guess it'll finally hit me as I'm going to work tomorrow and on Monday...I really must get used to the idea of working on those days again LOL!

Anyways you know the deal, right? It's Friday Eve and so it's time for another fabulous CASE study.

AND seeing as it's a new month, it's time for a new muse! Now this month's muse is someone whose blog I stalk frequently and whose style I truly admire but could never pull off myself (gonna be learning a lot from CASEing this uber talented lady this month methinks!)....any guesses who? Yup, it's no other than Sarah Martina Parker!

Check out this beauty of a card up for CASEing this week:

You can check out the original post of this card here!

Y'know every time I admire this card, I discover something new that I hadn't spotted before - it's full of treasures!

Now if you're expecting me to jump into the doilies and seam binding I'm sorry to disappoint. I hope to - at least once this month - try to embrace more of Sarah's style and have fun with it, but time was against me this week. Still, I did take elements of Sarah's card and put my own kinda CAS spin on 'em:

Celebrate Today

I loved the white embossed panel on the kraft cardstock so that was the first thing I did! The rest of the card kinda fell into place: I played with a button for a while but it just wouldn't sit nicely anywhere so I left it off. Not sure if it's too plain but I can tell you that the gems sparkle much more IRL!

OK so that's my turn, now it's yours! I'd love to see your own take on Sarah's beautiful card. Oooh and don't' forget to check out what the rest of the super duper CASE study DT created:

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

I'm signing off now to go and vote today. We've got an election and voting is something that I'm really passionate about - it you don't use it then you lose it!

Have a super weekend and I'll hope to catch up with everyone and everything in Blogland soon! :)

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Celebrate Today}
Stamps: Round and Round Anniversary Set (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Inks)/Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)/Versamark
Cardstock: Swiss Dot (Bazzill)/Kraft, Vintage Cream, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Simply Chartreuse Grosgrain Ribbon/Die (Papertrey Ink)/Brads (Tim Holtz - Ranger)/Gems (Craft Supply)


Lynn said...

We just had an election to raise money for our schools this week. Thankfully it passed as most in our area did not! Love your CAS style and of course the touch of green ribbon - true Aimes style!

Brandi said...

I just love this simple layout and the colors are fabulous!!!

Julie said...

Clean, simple and wonderful! Great card Aimes!

Karen B. said...

Always love your clean and simple takes on Muse's shabby chic cards. Fabulous color choices! Saw marshmallow fluff in the grocery store the other day when my sister picked some up to make some fruit dip-had to tell her all about you and how you don't get it much!

~amy~ said...

Love your clean/crisp take...totally you..totally fab:)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you're going to CAS up a non-CAS card, we've all gotta take the parts we like and make them our own, the white embossed label is great.

Sarah Martina said...

I love the motto, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" :) Your card making approach works perfectly for you, and I thoroughly enjoy seeing such a drastically different take on my card! :) FAB! Thanks for your kind words, as well. ;)

Andrea Ewen said...

Love your card Aimes, the color combination is just perfect! You are fabulous at "CAS-i-fying" a card...just love it!

Maureen said...

I love this!! It's the perfect CAS style for Sarah's card!! Love the image in white...too cool! Is it a BIG election as in Prime Minister? We just had ours on Monday...I saw your PM at the wedding!! LOL Or maybe he was crashing? teehee...hey, since you'll be spending some time in the Guest/Aimes' room, I should probably learn how you take your tea and what you like for breakfast! ;)

Sharron said...

Fabulous, Aimes--love your color combo. I always enjoy seeing your CAS versions--beautiful as always!

Cammie said...

Aimes, I love your CAS take on Sarah's card! The white embossing on the kraft is fabulous!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

SO agreeing with Andrea here - your skills in CAS-i-fying are magnificent :) I see the layout perfectly, and I *LOVE* your bling accents! How fun!

Andrea M said...

What a great take on the CASE challenge card! This color combo is so vibrant and cheerful!! FABBY work! LOVE that mat stack die turned on its side and the strategically placed bling!!!

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