Tuesday, 5 July 2016

CASEplorations July

Hi All,

Welcome to July and a new CASEplorations Challenge. This month we are taking inspiration from this super adorable card by Elina Stromberg ....

Elina posted about her card here on her blog. As always Maria has chosen well to give you lots of inspiration. What can be seen from looking at Elina's card?

  • Birds on a branch with a little nest
  • hearts, large and small
  • large single word sentiment
  • red, orange and yellow colours
  • writing in the background
  • some water splatters
  • layered card
Here is what I made of it ...
  • two birds became one and the branch turned into a flower for my hummingbird
  • the large hearts from the background became flowers
  • I stuck with the large single word sentiment
  • red, orange and yellow became pink, orange and yellow with a touch of purple
  • writing in the background
  • some water splatters
  • instead of layered card to frame I used the largest of the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies
... and finally, here it is ...

I sponged some Versamark through the ARTplorations Stencils: Flower Burst Large and left it to dry before sponging my background and spritzing it with water. I added the script from the Mixed Media Elements, stamped the hummingbird from The Birds And The Blooms set and attached my die-cut sentiment 'hugs', a CUTplorations Word Die.

Here is another look ...

Inspired to CASE? Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to join the fun at CASEplorations. I shall be back shortly with more makes ....

See you in a bit ...
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
ARTplorations Stencils: Flower Burst Large, The Birds And The Blooms, Mixed Media Elements,
preview-web-stencil-063-flowerburstLARGE thebirdsandtheblooms-web-preview SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements
CUTplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, CUTplorations Hugs Word Die
preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-Rectangle hugs-worddie


  1. Just love that spotlighted area around the hummer. And how great is that "hugs" die! Great job giving all those ideas for things to CASE in your post, too.

  2. Oh wow!! LOVE the lighter area in the bg! Beautiful card!

  3. So pretty - that stitched frame is wonderful!


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