Thursday, 21 July 2011

Mojo's missing but summer is H.E.R.E! :)

Psst! Round 2 voting of Gallery Idol 2011 ends today at 7pm UK time! Cast that vote if you haven't already *wink*

If you've hopped on over here from my Gallery Idol to check out more about my entry,
click here! Thanks! x


Happy Friday Eve!!! Oh today is the most fabulous of Friday Eves for myself as it's the last day of school! C'mon and sing along now, "Schoooooools out for SUMMER!" *grin*

You know why I'm here today, right? No, no, no - not purely to nag you about voting in the second round of Gallery Idol 2011 (though please do feel free to pop across and vote of course - check out #14 LOL!) , but to share a super new CASE study.

Our muse this month, Dawn Woleslagle, is so fun to CASE! I love her designs and the fact that they include lots of stamping - gotta love me a good dose of inky fun :) It's the same with this beauty of Dawn's for our CASE study this week:

You can check out the original post of this card here

Now apologies in advance for my card - I've been burning the candle at both ends this week and my mojo feels like it's exited the building after the stressful (yet fun!) participation in Gallery Idol. But still, I had fun making it and getting very inky fingers after a spot of distressing (distressing ink that is, not myself LOL!)

Wonderful Friend
More apologies for the quality of the picture - taking photos into the early hours of the morning does not show my cards looking their best (much like myself!)

So can you tell I was inspired by Dawn's layout? I tweaked it a li'l and added some ribbon: the card needed some balance on the left hand side on my own design. I have to say, I think I'm falling in love all over again with that large Classic Design Cling stamp by Hero Arts :)

Right then, you know the deal by now: be inspired by Dawn's creation and show us what you've got! Whether you're a beginner or super experienced we welcome you with open arms to come and join in the fun!

Now I know some ladies who have mojos bursting with creativity to inspire you more: the CASE study DT of course! Be sure to check out their fabulous takes on this week's CASE study. Oooh and we also have a new member to our DT too - how exciting! We're so happy to have Clare Buswell on board with us now (Recognise the name? Yup, Clare's in the Top 15 of Gallery Idol too!)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jean Martin (taking an inky break)
Julie Smith
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams
Dawn Woleslagle (July's Muse)

I'm off now to complete my last day at school/work - I'm totally shattered but I keep focusing on that sweet time of 3.30pm when I can officially P.A.R.T.Y (and by that, I mean collapsing on the sofa with some sweet treats and maybe a glass of champagne *wink*)

Thank you so, so much for popping by! I'll be posting here tomorrow with a super fun post that you may wanna check out...I can't tell you any more than that! My lips are sealed!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Wonderful Friend}
Stamps: Classic Fabric Design (Hero Arts)/Think Big Favourites #4 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Kraft, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (Craft Supply)/Apron Lace Border Punch (Fiskars)/Green Vintage Buttons (Papertrey Ink)


Debby said...

Your mojo is definately still in action Aimes! Love the addition of the ribbon and buttons. 6 weeks or 7 of playtime ahead!

Five Estates said...

This is gorgeous Aimes - I so do need to get myself that stamp. Every time I see you use it it think "gotta HAVE that!!"

Good luck for tonight too (got everything crossed for you).

Caryn xxx

Lynn said...

Happy, happy summer days to you Aimes! And stop apologizing about your is AMAZING!

Karen B. said...

Your card is amazing. And you are amazing. And....have fun a happy summer!

~amy~ said...

Your card is simply gorgeous!

Lindsay said...

Super fabulous card Amy! I love the colors and all of that inkiness!

Shauna K said...

I dunno, I think your mojo may have made a sneak appearance for this card, cuz I'm lovin it!!! :D the ribbon and scalloped border and buttons, all perfect embellies for the fabulous background stampin!

Laurie said...

Ewwww.... Amy I love this! That green bow is FAB!! A gorgeous card for sure! Happy summer to you!!

AuroraDawn said...

OMG Aimes, I wish I had some of your mojo - your card is FANTASTIC!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous earthy colors, glorious green especially...that olive bow is just fantastic! Your card is so beautifully elegant...I love it!

Sue said...

The colours are superb, and the background is so elegant!! think I may need to add that stamp to my stash! Hope your card for the next round is all coming together, can't wait to see the finished product! :)

Dawn said...

Lack of mojo??? You modest thing you! This is nothing short of fantastic. The earthy color palette, the texture, the composition. Pure fabulous-ness!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I'm sorry for being late commenting (on this one nd in general lately)... I've been chasing my own tail!
I definitely don't see the lack of mojo here either, in fact I love it so much that I'm definitely borrowing the idea of pairing green with kraft/brown! (hopefully I can find a suitable green ribbon somewhere...)

Julie said...

Stunning card! I love this color combo!!

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