Monday, March 19, 2012

CASE Study #82

It's official, this month I am addicted to CASE Study! Thanks to the uber talented Laura Bassen, I just  couldn't stop creating cards for CASE Study #82 ! If you see her two amazing CAS cards, can you blame me for being inspired? I think not!
I took the inspiration from both of her cards and came up with a card of my own interpretation. I used this set from Hero Arts called Right at Home.
Missing you
 I realized the windows and doors from the stamp were somewhat distracting to the CAS design. I then decided to stamp with the black marker with just the edges of the house. Simple! I saved the "boo-boos" to share with you. That way you can really see my designing process....
And it's good for a laugh! Crazy, huh? I know...it's a labor of LOVE!

PS: Thanks SO much for commenting on my last post Un-Chosen. I actually thought no one is going to comment on that post as it is so UN-noticeable (LOL)!  Who knew that you actually like the un-chosen bird card and gave me your wonderful feedback? 36 comments in 24 hours!! Wow! Well, like I said, I have many more un-chosen cards to share! So please stay tuned... 
because I feel the LOVE! 

40 comments:

Michelle said...

Very nice, Virginia! Thanks for sharing the creative process, it gave me a giggle. I'm not the only one who has these challenges. :-)

Eve said...

Inspiration cards are nice but your card is also Great, Virginia! At first i thought you had a STRIPE card stock but not. You made it! Then you took the windows & door out. And you made the sentiment WAVY! I have this set too. Now i got inspired by YOUR CARD!! :-)

Karen from MI said...

PERFECTION!!! This is PUBLICATION quality, Virginia. HOPE that you've submitted it, SOMEWHERE....it's a WINNER!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! So colorful and SIMPLE and CLEAN!! I AM INSPIRED, BIG TIME!! Love, Karen xo

onecraftymama said...

Me too! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has to try multiple times to get it right :) It was worth the frustration, I think, because look at that card! Awesome :) The little heart is perfect.

Gayatri said...

Beautiful! Love the multicoloured house and I am glad that I am not the only one too who try many times before I get it right :) Great card, Virginia :)

Dawn said...

cool card Virginia. Love the photos of your creative process!

Heather Maria said...

What a gorgeous card, Virginia! Love seeing your creative process too - thanks for sharing:)

Lynn said...

What a gorgeous card! I love seeing how you got to the end result too. Absolutely perfect!

joy said...

Thanks, Virginia, for sharing your boo-boos that led to this adorable home-sweet-home card. Love the wavy greeting!

Vicky said...

Oh I feel inspired! Love your clean and simple card!!! Great idea the pearl inside the punched out heart! Details such as this make a card perfect! I also loved the boo-boos, it's always nice to share the process!

Michelle said...

Wow... an amazing and brilliant interpretation of Laura's card(s)!

Laura B. said...

What a fabulous idea! Love to see your process! Awesome!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

I saw your inspiration card and also thought I would like to try something similar, but haven't had time to try it yet. Love your take on it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a fun bright house... you could use this idea on a welcome home card (or wine label).

Lin said...

Love seeing how your card evolved, Virginia! A wonderful result! I missed your unchosen post.....(David and Becky were visiting!!)....off to read it now!

Barb said...

Morning, my friend! I must say, I love this sweet card even more, now that I see Laura's two adorable cards! And thanks for showing your boo-boos! It's really good to know others have the same troubles in card making as I do! Love and hugs! :)

MarcyK924 said...

I am giggling Virginia! You are definitely a perfectionist - I can SO relate!! I LOVE this post - I love seeing your thought process and it DID come out perfectly! You've inspired me to try this. So sweet and colorful - just like you! XO

Annette said...

you always make me laugh...your card came out amazing...i totally love it..you are always so creative..

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing your process on this card--I'm so glad I'm not the only one who goes through multiple attempts when stamping! This is such a cute and clever take on the challenge, and I just adore the little pearl inside the heart. Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Thanks for sharing your artful journey Virginia. It was fun to follow you through your creative process - and the result is FABULOUS!

adele holcomb said...

Love these cards, Virginia. Thanks for posting a photo of your earlier efforts -- nothing like a picture to explain what went awry!

Jenny said...

Wow love your combo take on the cards Virginia and thanks for showing us your creative process :0)
Jenny x

Linda R said...

Love all those happy colors my friend.. I had to smile when I saw the Tiny imperfection.. WHERE!!

Hugs, Linda

Tiffany said...

Very sweet, I love all of these colors, wonderful looking house you made!

Maureen Morton said...

And here I thought that you just cranked out these beauties without any effort! Thanks for sharing your creative process and this sweet card was certainly worth the effort! Wow - love the graphic style you ended up with. Great take on the inspiration, too. Love it.

Vickie Z said...

This is wonderful!!! Pearl in the heart is a perfect finishing touch!!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, what fabulous inspiration! I totally LOVE how your card came out, Virginia! Fantastic work!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE how you took both of these cards and smushed them into one!!! This is so pretty!!! I also love the picture on the bottom showing all of your tries and how to! Would love to see more of your how to's! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Karen B. said...

Another fabulous card! I don't think I'm as patient as you, I think I would have used the second!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your notes on the process! :) Made me smile. I LOVE your little house card. So, so cute!

Lindsey said...

Super-cute card! How cool the way you pieced the stripes of the house, and I LOVE the heart-shaped smoke from the chimney.

yyam said...

Wow! It's a very striking card! :)

Thanks for sharing your boo-boos too! ;)

Sue McRae said...

Love how this card turned out, a very fun mix using both of Laura's designs.

Clare said...

What a cute house! I love the punched out house, and the fun colors! And I loooooove it when people share their crafting process - it's so interesting to see how others craft! :)

Wida said...

How am I supposed to compete with ALL this awesomeness?!?! It's a winner indeed :)

chrystinanoel.com said...

This looks great, and the color choices are awesome! Also, I really like your three attempts thing... nice to know I'm not the only one who tries things 3 or 4 times :)

Lisa Arana said...

even your rejects were great! :) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the stripes, the little heart door and heart smoke. LOVE!

Levana Sunandar said...

you always great in making new story or adding new feature on your blog , Virginia. and me as a reader sometimes smile by self or giggling read the story, and it does really make me happy to keep reading. Part of designing process is my fav part for this post.. keep posting, V!

Leni said...

How sweet!

Alice Wertz said...

love your take on the challenge. such a sweet card, V!!