Monday, June 23, 2014

Now I'm CASing Pamela

Pamela is another card maker whose work I have admired for a while.  In CASing her design below, I gave it a twist with elements from my city.  I used Distress Inks as watercolors for the stamped image and background--really dig how that rainbow umbrella turned out.  Note that I mixed colors quite a bit for the dark blue and violet shades; I do love the easy mixability of the inks.  I did a one layer treatment of the dies which I think is my first time doing that.  It's a cool effect but fussy.

I didn't have a Happy Birthday that I thought worked as well as the Mama Elephant sentiment so ME on the outside and "hope it's a day filled with cake, etc." on the inside.  Oh, dang, it just occurred to me I could have stamped the inside sentiment in rainbow colors.  Next time!

The Details:  Mama Elephant Up & Away stamps, Versamark Onyx Black, Memory Box cityscape die, Savvy Stamps Space Needle die, Le Plume #22 for the windows, Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass), Tim Holtz watercolor paper, PTI white and gray card stock, Pop Tone Black Licorice card stock, Fiskars sentiment inside

I'm entering this in CASE Study #196, Less is More #177 Watercolour, Addicted to Stamps & More Photo Challenge, Little Tangles 39 WatercolorSeize the Birthday Anything Goes 


  1. Fantastic scene, watercolouring and design
    Thanks for sharing and taking part
    Less is More

  2. I love your little scene... wow that space needle die is fabulous!! And I think this sentiment is perfect for a birthday card! Thanks for sharing it at Seize the Birthday!

  3. Smashing "scene", lovely water colouring

    GDTM Simply Less Is More

  4. Hey - your skyline looks very familiar! Great card!

  5. Really great card love it thanks for joining us over at case study.

  6. Just terrific! Love the scene that you've created - especially the space needle. thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM.

  7. A truly modern Mary Popping! Love those little Mama Elephant cuties. Great cityscape too. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

  8. Ooops, was supposed to say Mary Poppins. Sorry.

  9. Brilliant!!! I really like your take on the CASE Study card. The die cut cityscape is fabulous and is worth the effort. Love the way the fox and umbrella image pop off the page. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  10. This is really cute what fabulous colouring!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. I love your card! I wish I could do something as cute as this... :)

  12. Awesome CASE, love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  13. Congrats on your well deserved win at ATSM, Toni! I really love how you paired your stamps and dies to create your fun scene! Hope you'll come back and play again soon!

  14. This is so sweet and fun! Absolutely fantastic design. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


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