Monday, 8 September 2014

CASE'ing the talent

I tend to spend a lot of time oohing and aahhing over  so many beautiful creations on both Pinterest and Blogland that I usually find I have run out of time to actually MAKE anything myself!
One such blog is that of Birgit - who has to rank among the top makers of beautiful CAS cards which although supposedly 'simple' are full of amazing detail, lots of texture and delicate touches. Just love what she does and it all seems so effortless.
I saw her original version of this card a long time ago and have been meaning to try it for myself.

I am really happy with the way my effort turned out although perhaps the inked panel backgrounds might have been better a wee bit darker round the edges.

Linen textured card used throughout.
Inks were a mixture of Adirondack and Distress inks.
Die cuts from different companies.

Sentiment stamped with Versafine and tiny gold pearls from my stash.
This has been another few days that have whizzed past I have travelled from home to East Yorkshire to Cumbria and then back home! Few days of peace (I hope) - Club Finals at the weekend then will be on the massive chill out before the proper sunshine holiday!

Challenges -
Mema's September Challenge - Fall Colours
Seemacrafts - Autumn
Die Cut Divas - New things
Come & Get It - Autumn in the Garden
OSAAT - Use a Die
HIMCR - Fall
Just Us Girls - Leaves
The Paper Players - Happy Fall

Thanks for visiting today - if you've left me a comment I really appreciate it. Have a happy day! x


  1. I too am inspired by the artwork of Birgit, she's such a talent.
    Superb interpretation of her work Viv

  2. I agree with you Viv Birgit's cards are amazing but you also have made a fabulous card..inking on linen card also looks so good as it looks like canvas, love your Autumn leaves


  3. Ooh, this is gorgeous Viv, beautiful colours. xx

  4. Thank you so much Viv for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT with you fabulous creation, just love your CAS card, a wonderful use of dies and texture :) :) :) hugs Jane (OSAAT DT) xxxxxxx

  5. Some awesome talent showcased here


  6. Fabulous take on Birgits card. I`m sure you know that I`m also a massive fan of her cards and do try to case them although no where near as well as she does them. Yours is perfect.
    Whereabouts in East Yorkshire were you? Thats where I live.
    Lynne xxx

  7. Well I am LOVING this CASE. You've done an excellent job Viv.

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

  8. This is beautiful Viv, I love the colours and the design
    Kevin xx

  9. This is a fabulous card Viv, such great colours and I love the design.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  10. This is just beautiful. I like this just the way it is. If your edges were darker, I think you might have separated them apart of each other more. Right now your panels seem to be more fluid, one panel moving on to the next.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  11. Oh wow, I do love this, Viv! Love the peaceful and warm feel of this CAS design, and this card demonstrates that less IS more! Fantastic job!

  12. This is stunning Viv, the design is so beautiful and the colours look wonderful.
    Sue xx

  13. Gorgeous creation, love the colours and the images.

    Kath x

  14. I admire Birgit's style too but you have done just as well...this is an absolutely lovely creation. Very, very pretty! Thanks for playing with the Players this week and sharing this with us!

  15. I love Birgit's artwork too Viv - it's so inspirational. You've done an amazing job with this CASE - fabulous colouring and images, and the pearls are a perfect finishing touch.
    Have a happy week - Sylvia xx

  16. Love you interpretation Viv. Yhe colors are awesome on this card. The pearls finish it off with a touch of elegance. - Jim

  17. Hi Viv

    Gorgeous colours and design.

    Love the addition of the little pearls on each panel.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  18. Absolutely perfect as it is, no darker shading required. Thank you for the link, that is one very talented lady :o)
    Jackie xx

  19. Oh this is gorgeous, I love Brigit too her creations are amazing.

  20. Simply Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us in our September Color Challenge at Mema's Crafts. - Princess DT Member

  21. Great design fab colours beautiful card.!!
    Anne x

  22. Love the simplicity but so beautiful.....
    Thanks for participating in this months challenge on Seemacrafts. Hugs, Donalda Design Team Member

  23. This really is a beautiful CAS card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  24. so stunning viv.i love the autumn leaves and colours and fab cas design :D

    xx coops xx

  25. Great fall card, thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts September challenge.

  26. Oh this is beautiful so different from the normal cards we see thanks for joining us at seemacrafts becks dt

  27. I love that textured paper with the sponging, just beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  28. Great card ,Thanks for joining in at Seemacrafts Challenge Pauline DT x

  29. Beautifully colored die cuts and I love how you've framed each one on their own rectangle!
    thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  30. Awesome card! Step away from the computer and pick up an ink pad and see what gorgeous things you can create!! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  31. Love this card Viv. A fabulous CAS card, love the warm colour choice and the touch of pearls.Perfect for our challenge at Come and Get It. Thanks for sharing with us this week. Meighan DT

  32. Oooo nice card, really stylish, thanks for joining us for the seemacraft design challenge

  33. Elegant card. Lovely colours, thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

  34. Elegant card. Lovely colours, thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts


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