Thursday, 21 April 2016

Card Evolution

I knew the colours and the theme for this morning's card weeks ago....well, I did make the challenge myself as I continue to host CAS Colours & Sketches for April, but even so it is Wednesday evening and my card is only just finished.

This is the one, the final version, a one layer card using Work of Art and a magazine freebie image.

This was my original card and design. I wanted a bokeh effect on the pink and blue and die cut the cherry trees. It's not that I don't like it, it's just that it didn't quite come out as I'd hoped. I added a few tiny pale pink rhinestones, they improved it but didn't really feel as CAS as I wanted.

Two more attempts at the masked panel of blended inks and !%*#^ bokeh and I gave up.

I wanted something arty so I turned to my favourite way of colouring, Work Of Art stamps. I loved this card until the final stamp, also a freebie. It just wasn't crisp enough for my liking, not for a DT card....

So here it is again, the final card. Hope you enjoyed the short story of its creation and manage to get your card for the challenge made with a little less frustration.


  1. Beautiful trio of cards, I especially LOVE the second with the trio of tree dies. FAB ink blending and choice of colours for this weeks challenge. Hugs Bev x

  2. Gorgeous! I love the cherry blossom and the block stamping that mirrors the falling blossom - so clever. Caro x

  3. Wow you've really been through the mill with this challenge, but then look at the results! So three fab cards must make all the trouble seem worthwhile!

  4. Some super colour choices this month Louise and I love the inspiration behind them. I've had that happen too with my own choices and sometimes what I thought I would do with them doesn't work out quite right. Stef x

  5. They're all wonderful cards, Louise. I love the "final version" - cherry blossoms are always perfect...and I love how you used the paint images for background.


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Louise xx