Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sweet CASE-ing - #1

Hi all!!

Please excuse my absence for the past 2 weeks. Needless to say life has been on full throttle and there is no time left over to do the "luxuries" needed. I am sure folks out there know what family mania entails!!

Sometime ago I was very fortunate to win some blog candy from the uber talented Michelle Halling. I received the "Sweet Summer" stamp set. It was the only one of this year's SAB sets that I did not get. It didn't really get to me....until I saw some SENSATIONAL things done with it....and then of course kicked myself that I did not get it. Fate is indeed a funny thing.

I had seen this card on SCS and thought I'd give it a crack. At the time I was using a LOT of Baja and Kraft!! This is my CASE of it.....

....and because I have learnt to do one for the stash, but not entirely the same...I did this one as well.....

Ashamedly, I have to admit this is the first time I had used blender pens, and it is an art I have yet to master. I started off with the whole flower in Baja and then darkened the bits at the base with Bashful Blue. The flowers are cut out and mounted on dimensionals.

I do like the way these 2 came out. I will be back soon with another CASE with this set soon.

Thanks for dropping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake (Kraft), Whisper White
Ink: (SU) Basic Gray, Black Stazon, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzaz
Stamps: (SU) Sweet Summer (SAB'11), Fresh Cuts, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Large and Small Oval Punches
Other Bits: Dimensionals, Blender Pens, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, White 1/2 pearls and Blue Rhinestones fm stash. Blue Organza Ribbon fm stash

Lynda xx


Katie said...

Gorgeous Lynda!!! (and I didn't get that set either :-( )

Love the colour combo and the way the flowers are popped up!

OH and I can comment on your blog from home now YAY (no more sneeking around at work LOL)

Kerry Bunting said...

Love them both Lynda, the colour combo is so sweet.

Patrice said...

Ooooh think I need to CASE your CASE here lol. This is super sweet, love the soft colours!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You are doing totally fine with the blender pen. Don't be so hard on yourself. I am so glad you managed to get this set ... by round about ways! It certainly is worth having in the stash! Hugs xx

Jenny Hayward said...

Gorgeous Cards Lynda - and great blending!!! You are doing well. Love the Baja and Crumb. Can't go wrong with that.

Take care,
Love Jenny x