Thursday, 26 July 2012

No Mojo? No Problemo!


Happy Friday-Eve, peeps! I'm *so* counting down this week especially, as the end of it signals the real start of my summer holidays! Cue 5 weeks of life at a slower pace - I can't wait! :)

But before I can even start to think about my holiday, we have a CASE Study to focus on!

It's our final week with Kristii Lockart as our muse and we've got this beauty of hers for us to study this week:

Check out the original post of this card here!

I decided to focus on the flowers, the twine treatment, and use of kraft for my own interpretation:

Birthday Flowers

Finally. I've used some of the embellishments that came with the Crate Paper: Portrait Collection after having it for almost a year!

I have to confess that my mojo has gone walkies after not making a card for weeks. It felt a little surreal to sit and make a card after so long! However, using coordinating embellishments and papers from a collection certainly puts less pressure on the mojo. That combined with having a card in the first place to CASE made this much less of a challenge than I anticipated! I'll have to remember this for future mojo-less panics!

Now be sure to check out what the rest of the super-duper-talented CASE Study DT whipped up - I promise you won't be disappointed!

Amy Wanford (You're here!)

Oh, and be sure to play along with us too of course! :)

Keeping it slightly short, slightly sweet today! Celebrate your Friday-Eve in style and have a fabby weekend (anyone else going to watch the Olympics opening ceremony tomorrow?! I know I'll be tuning in for sure!)

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Sentiment from the set 'Round and Round' (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Card: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: From the Portrait Collection (Crate Paper)
Accessories: Flower Embellishments from the Portrait Collection (Crate Paper)


Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous Aimes...that is some of my favorite DSP. Lovely.

Els said...

i love your card, Aimes!! That flower element and the background are gorgeous!! It doesn't show you had a hard time. keep those crafting muscles trained :)

Maureen said...

Duchess, you are always full on sweet! And I cannot see any of your mojo missing from this card. LOVE the pop of lovely colours! It's Thurs morning here, so it must be evening there which means only one more work day! Woohoo! Welcome to the REAL summer! I hope to look up the opening ceremony schedule! Woohoo!

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous blooms and I love the soft background. Enjoy the time off!

Kristii said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!!! Love the pop of color and the background paper is soooo pretty!! You are amazing!

Karen B. said...

Aimes, this is gorgeous! I think you should work with patterned paper more often.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Amy! I have a hard time using embellishments, too, and you've used these flowers perfectly. I love everything about this card and don't see any missing mojo! Enjoy the Olympics!! :D

Christina said...

I'd never know that your mojo went missing from the looks of this beauty! But I know what you mean about losing the crafting groove after being away for a while. I love the subtle background on your card and the bit of texture from the twine.

Michelle Woerner said...

Oh la la! This is super pretty! Great job :-)

Nerina said...

Love this Aimes! Soooo pretty!

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