October 5, 2010

CASE Study challenge #8 & News to Share

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, white)
Patterned paper:  October Afternoon (Fly a Kite)
Stamp:  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps (Primitive Pitcher)
Tools:  Spellbinders (oval dies)
Accessories:  lace, ribbon, thread
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils, OMS

Hi folks!  I have some fantastic news to share before I get to my card for today.  Yesterday I was absolutely delighted to find out that I won last week's challenge at ColourQ, which means that I will get to be a guest designer on the Royal Court Design Team until the end of this year!  How lucky am I?!  I hope you will plan to join us, as Arielle always comes up with some fabulous color combos.

Okay, on to today's card, which is for the current CASE Study.  This is the last week for September Muse Mariana Grigsby, and this is her beautiful inspiration card for the week.


I just love the pitcher of flowers, and I was fortunate enough to have won some digital stamps recently from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, including this Primitive Pitcher with flowers.  I colored it with my Prismas and cut it out with an oval Nestie.  The papers are from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite.  I used the same design as Mariana's card and included a lace border, because I love how that adds to the homespun look.

Things have been rather busy at home lately and I'm trying to squeeze in some stamping time when I can.  One of the few things I don't like about fall is the way the pace of life seems to speed up again as we rush towards the holidays.  I was in a store today that had a full-blown display of Christmas trees, lights ablaze and Christmas music filling the air.  Seriously?  I'm all for getting my holiday cards done early, but I am quite certain I do not need to shop for Christmas decorations until at least after Halloween!  LOL

Have a fantastic evening, friends, and thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Marisa said...

Love your CASE. I do need to find time to play this challenge some time. So many challenges so little time LOL! I can't stand how they have commercialized Christmas so much and started it in the stores so early! Drives me nuts! I can appreciate it at Michael's to a certain degree as crafters need time to get their crafts done, but malls? Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now LOL! Congrats again on your ColorQ win :)

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card and congrats on the GD gig!!!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations! Your card is just beautiful, so bright and cheery.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Yippee, congrats on the GD position!! I'm sure you'll have a blast with Arielle and the girls! :) I absloutely *HEART* your CASE, the way yoiu coloured the image is perfect and jaw-dropping! Thank you for joining us once again! xxx

Marion said...

Wow, a really pretty card. I love the vibrancy of the colours you have used!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous card!!! The pitcher looks fantastic & those papers are so vibrant. Congrats on Top 3 :)

Sue Kohler said...

Fabulous card and teamed with fantastic news about the guest design spot!! Congratulations on this wonderful news AND your top 3 CASE study spot!!! You are on fire at the moment, limited time or not! :)

Lindsay said...

Way to go Christina! I can't wait to see what you do with her color combos! Your card is so fun and colorful! I love that water pitcher!

Noelle said...

Just beautiful! I love the colors you used on this- congrats on being Top 3 at CASE study!! :)

Nance said...

Yippy, skippy! I am so happy for you--you deserve it your Color Q card rocked! And congrats on the top 3 at CASE study too. Somebody call 911, there's a fire over here!! :-)

Amy said...

What a great card! I haven't used digi images because of my ancient printer.....your image looks fantastic! You did a great job with the inspiration piece! Congrats on the GD position!

Laurie said...

A gorgeous CASE for sure! And congrats on your news! Can't wait to see your creations!!

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