Saturday, April 9, 2016

Three Very Different Cards

In between other things, I made some cards. The first one is full of froo-froo. The second one is more simple with some layers. The last one is pretty darn CAS. It's taken me a bit to get organized, and to find enough time to write a post. Sometimes life just gets in the way, doesn't it?! I'm hoping to get out of the house this coming week and have coffee/lunch with some friends, but each day brings new challenges, so we'll see what transpires. I'd love to head out for lunch. There's a sweet tapas restaurant downtown and they make the best seared scallops with a killer risotto. Crossing my fingers!

Card number one will head off to the current Card Concept Challenge. You can see why I channelled my inner froo once you see this very pretty inspiration photo. Not sure exactly which category my card fits into, but I think it's more Shabby Chic than anything else. Oh! And a happy anniversary to you too!!


I stuck with the creams and blacks, and picked up a bit of the green.


I used some watercolor paper for the creamy color it gives. The dies are from AE (Avery Elle) for the frame, PPP (Pretty Pink Posh) for the flag, RC (Reverse Confetti) for the flowers, and MFT (My Favorite Things) for the leaves. Scraps of papers, a bit of tulle, some twine, a curlycue bling thing, and a HA (Hero Arts) sentiment embossed in silver. One big ol' brad from Pink Paislee. 

Card number two is for the current Muse Challenge. I love playing there, and missed last week because my brain and hands were disconnected. Wasn't going to miss this week...especially after seeing Michele's beauty:


This spoke to me right away, and while I don't have a decent butterfly die, I knew I wanted to make something special. I pretty much CASEd this...


It didn't photograph very well, but it is rather pretty in real life. I found green and gray scraps in my file, and used some white bits that I had laying around. There are three layers of leaves, one in watercolored green, one in vellum, and one in white. Memory Box leaf dies. A few PTI (Papertrey Ink) rainstones, and an RC stamp with ME (Mama Elephant) Smoke ink. Oh, and an MFT frame die. A boatload less froo on this than the first one.

And last, but not least, is my card for CASology (Sprout) and the Inkspirational Challenge (Rock). 

 


While my card is very CAS, it contains both sprout and rock.


NBUS HA plant and rocks stamps. An older TT (Technique Tuesday) sentiment, a smidgen of twine, and MFT dies. Pretty darn easy. And I like this one! Hope you do too. 

And since I've got to get things moving around here this morning, I will leave you. Happy dances everyone!

46 comments:

Hannelie said...

Wow you aced not only the challenges, but also different styles too Bev! Love them all ! So glad to see one of these beauties in the Casology gallery!

TK said...

Your froo-froo is just beauti-mous! Love the chic layers. The second, a MUSE, is wonderful, and a good CASE of Michele's card! Thirdly but not lastly, i LOVE your CAS card, where could one come up with something so simply precious with two elements? You, of course!!! Great!

Ardyth said...

All 3 of these are amazing - I love the froo-froo - that inspiration photo screams for it and you delivered! Also love your multi-dimensional leaves on the Muse card and the perfect CASness of your sprout card! So great to see you joining in 3 of 'my' challenges!

sandie said...

Fab cards Bev. I love in this one post you show us how you can conquer all styles. Adore the shabby chic card for The Card Concept, fab layers and lace and great to see you for the text paper in, thanks for joining us. Really like how you used the open and cold die in your Muse card. My CAS loving heart has to swoon over your card for Ink, my fav placement for images and great take on both challenges. Thanks for joining Ink and really hope you get out for lunch this week. I sure know how hard it is sometimes not to be able to do the things you want xx

lostinpaper said...

As usual your versatility is incredible as are your cards, my fave is that added tulle, it's so much fun and I just know that I have some somewhere.... now, I've just got to find it lol. Thanks yet again for the inspiration!

Barb said...

Some beautiful cards Bev. They are all very different and all very elegant too. Barbxx

I Card Everyone said...

Hi sweetie pie!! Oh Bev, you've aced all of these challenges! So SO happy to see you in the gallery this week at Muse - LOVE those branches, colors, and you!
=]

Čarovnije z male kmetije said...

Hi Bev, just find your beautiful blog and I'm stunning. You realy had golden hands, your cards are soooo beautiful, and you are master of perfect compositions. I´m glad to became your new follower. by, keltika

JD/ Jill said...

Wonderful job on all these cards!

Marilyn said...

All your cards are beautiful. The one for Muse is just perfect ... great take Michelle's card.

Kara Lynne said...

I hope you can get out of the house for those scallops, they sound wonderful! Your designs are all fantastic. I love the way you used the leaves on your second card, it's the unexpected and it worked!

Sharon R said...

Beautiful cards. I now have to try this!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...here's to time out with friends and my fingers are crossed that you make it, the lunch you spoke of sounds amazing! Would love to join you.
Your cards are just fabulous....love that fro fro card too, just so pretty. Such a wonderful and sweet trio of cards my dear! Go Cubbies and Go Giants!!!

Marybeth said...

Hope you found some time for that yummy meal! All three of these cards are wonderful! I love the CAS sprout card! Your MUSE card is stunning and I noticed it right away in the gallery . The leaves were such a beautiful choice! Happy your forms some time to,do,what you love!

Frau Vögeli said...

Beautiful cards, Bev. I love the details and the clever and simple sketches. Thank you so so so much for all your lovely comments on my blog. They make me very happy! Have a happy-dance day. Love, Nicole

~amy~ said...

You've been having fun...love the tulle on your first card, it's beautiful teamed up with all the layers and bling. Awesome take on Michele's card...such a striking sympathy card and your last card?! LOve it.

Lynn said...

You've been a busy bee and these are all so stunning Bev. Love, love, love them all...especially the overlapping dies on the sympathy card. Swoon!

Brenda said...

Wow, love these amazing cards Bev! The first one is so beautiful, a great take on the inspiration photo. I love your CASe of Michele's card, you didn't need a butterfly as your card is simply stunning too. And your rock card is so fun and very CAS and I love it! That little sprout is so adorable. lol I hope you get to go to lunch this week Bev, you do deserve to get out for a bit! Hugs, Brenda

Patti said...

What an outstanding line up Bev!! I love each card from froo-froo to CAS gee you have a great style!

I pray you get to go out to play with your friends this week and that all your challenges are card challenges : )

BIG (((Hugs)))
patti

Geri said...

WOW!!! A totally successful step outside your comfort zone! Your froo-froo card is GORGEOUS!!! Awesome job creating a gorgeous focal point...along with some nice little supporting effects (like the blingy curlycue!

2nd card...you won't be one bit surprised that I darn near fell off my chair when my old eyes beheld this stunner! All I need to say here is WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!!! Gorgeous!!!

3rd card...made my heart race! Yep, you do CAS soooooo well dear friend! The images are darling (love where you tucked the 'hello'), but it's the bit of twine with a simple knot that ROCKS this card (ha ha...rocks...as in the pebbles under your cactus!)

Jen W. said...

Three absolute beauties today, Bev, that really showcase the range of your talent. Your first card is gorgeous - I especially love the softness of the tulle. So pretty! Your second card is a lovely take on Michele's card - the layered leaves are so perfect! And your CASology card? It made my CAS lovin' heart do a little flip flop! Love the small images and tiny hello and the sweet twine. You are a superstar, Bev, and I hope you make it to lunch for your scallops! :D Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Melissa L. said...

I love your cards for Muse and CASology. OOO, OOO, beauties!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, this post is full of delicious cards! Froo froo, layers or beauty, and CAS perfection...all in one post! WOW! All I can say is, how on earth did you combine sprout and rock and get a GORGEOUS card? You should win big money for that achievement! ;) I do love the sprout coming up from the rocks...perfect image, so CAS, and so perfectly paired with that little sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along at CASology -- and good luck in all the challenges this week, Bev!

Pam Sparks said...

So creative and lovely Bev! Love your cards! I know exactly what you mean about the photos not capturing how nice the cards are. I always feel that way too! :D

Susanne Vargas said...

Bev, you rocked all of those challenges with your three fantastic cards! From froo-froo to CAS, every one of them is fabulous!
Sorry for not commenting sooner but one of my nieces was here for a visit which didn't leave me much time on the computer but was so much fun!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, these are all great, Bev!!!! The first card is so special with the tulle, the stunning flower and pearly brad, the twine, the bling thing, the frame, the sentiment ...all put together in a wonderful way to make a stunning card!!!! And I love your fabulous take on Michele's card - those leaves are just soooooo beautiful and cleverly layered and it really looks great!!!! And the third card is simply a CAS masterpiece and a winner!!!! So lovely!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Melissa said...

You are one well-rounded designer! :) Love all the styles you delivered! What a fantastic group of designs!!! Your CAS design is so sweet with that little plant! :)
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology!

Jacquie Southas said...

Your take on the Muse card is gorgeous, Bev! Love the layered leaf die cuts replacing the butterfly. The CASology card is CAS perfection! I hope you have been able to get out and about with friends and that things are calming down around your house.

Barb Ghig said...

Three gorgeous cards, Bev! I love the elegance of the first one, and your take on Michele's card is stunning! I also love your CAS design and choice of elements on the last card! Beautiful work, as always!

LauraJane:) said...

Gorgeously varied cards! I LOVE the collage elements on your first one:) Thanks for celebrating with us at The Card Concept!
The MUSE is SIMPLY splendid! and your Succulent is perfectly sweet!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all so wonderful, Bev!

LeAnne said...

LOVE the Muse card...what a beautiful diecut you used! They're all pretty, though!

Kerin said...

Very pretty cards! I love the assortment of textures and designs on your card for The Card Concept! Thanks for joining us this week :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

From foo-foo to uber CAS, your cards are a trio of awesomeness, Bevie!! They are all three well-thought out and impeccably executed! Translation: WINNERS!! Good to see you happy-dance-creating!! Huge hugs, Darnell xxoo

Shannon McComb said...

oh! That flower with the tulle is so very pretty!!
Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!

Margaret said...

Love your card for the Muse challenge - very delicate.

Anita in France said...

Your versatility is awesome, Bev ... you just turn your hand to any style and deliver an amazing card with aplomb! Gorgeous frooCAS (cause it's still clean and fresh and yummy!) ... lovely layered sprigs in that fabulous Muse colour palette ... cool and delicious cactus with that layer of little grounding rocks. A trio of delights, mon amie! Miss you heaps! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I'm so glad you found some time to get back in the card making groove, Bev. I'm still looking for mine but it's coming. I love the first one and it's so unexpected from you. All those elements fit together perfectly. The little stones with the sprout is adorable and I love it framed the way you did. But my favorite, and I may be prejudiced because it's now mine, is the truly beautiful Muse card. I appreciate your sympathy and prayers, my friend.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - these are all absolutely gorgeous. From CAS to "froo froo" you rock them all. I do think my favourite is the sympathy card - just so beautiful!

Marybeth said...

Congratulations,Bev! So happy to see this card won! It's gorgeous!

Marina said...

Super-cas ,sweet and nature-loving .
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Martha said...

Bev, what sweet, sweet cards you've created. I love your take on Michele's card--that color combination is striking.

Have a lovely day.

Eliz Stewart said...

Love your sympathy card! Congrats on your win!

cm said...

WOW! Talk about showcasing your versatile style with pizzazz, my friend! Your first card is shabby chic stunning, classy and elegant! Your translation of Michele's card: breath taken away! A soft, beautiful sympathy card in every way. And your third: ROCKIN' awesome! The little plant, nestled in the rocks, is marvelous! What a simply sweet 'hello' card! So glad to see your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!
Hugs, love and misses~c

Nora N. said...

Wow, wow, wow!! AMAZING cards!! I LOVE your take on Michele's card. I have that in my "to do" list to CASE too!!

Shauna said...

Three beautiful cards! Your pebble card is perfect for the rock challenge. I love the tulle bow on the first card. So clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna