I know I'm cutting it a bit fine for the deadline this week - it wouldn't be the case if I got a chance to do these things over the weekend! Ho hum, such is life :)
As another part of the anniversary celebrations, this week's CASE Study challenge was to CASE another challenge participant. When I first read it I was really excited, then, I thought about it! Aaargh! Not only was I going to have to pick someone to CASE out of ALL that talent, I was going to have to CASE them! I say that because I'd hate to offend anyone by choosing one of their cards and then not doing it the justice it deserves - which is pretty much what has happened! Sorry Jen!
After the excitement and then abject panic I chose a design by Jen Rzasa. I love Jen's style and she just keeps churning out gems, it's quite incredible! It took me an age to choose a card to CASE, partly because ther are so many to choose from, and secondly because I thought I'd better not pick something that was beyond my capabilities! Well, the second one didn't go quite so well!
Here is Jen's card that I eventually chose to CASE;
and here's my attempt;
I'll be honest, the reason for it being in white is because I'm out of kraft card! How terrible is that! Sshh, don't tell anyone though!! :) I also didn't have any patterned paper because I generally don't buy it. Sooo, I used the emboss resist technique with some Distress Inks to mimc that pretty paper that Jen used.
Now, I do have some embroidery thread, however it is currently in a bag which is right at the bottom of quite a large box, which is underneath several other boxes (we're currently refurbishing the house!) and I was not in the mood to lift them all out of the way for some thread! I did have some sewing thread to hand though, so I used that. I only had the two 'pinky' shades so I dyed some white thread with ink for the rest. I busted out my inks and nibs too for a little Calligraphy for the sentiment, it's been a while :)
Well, I hope Jen isn't too offended or disappointed with my interpretation of her work?! Jen, if you're reading this, some pointers would be appreciated - especially photography ones! You have mastered it and I'm hoping that my cards might look a little better if I could at least portray them as they are in real life!
Thanks all for watching, I'll be back soon with some Viva La Verve and a birthday card for my 'Grandson'!
Card: White 220gsm; Red 200gsm
Stamps: SU! En Francais
Ink: Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet, Wild Honey, Antique Linen; ColorBox Queue - Canary
Other: Rhinestones; acrylic ink; sewing thread