05 February 2014

CASE Study Challenge #176

Hi there! It's the wee hours of the morning and I should be in bed but I just wanted to link up my card for the CASE STUDY challenge. This week we are to case Donna Mikasa's gorgeous card.

As well as being inspired by Donna's card, I have also been inspired by the myriad of cards resulting from the On-line Stenciling class. The technique I have used is to colour modeling paste with fushia ink....a very enjoyable process. 
My stencil, I am loath to say, is a sheet of metal cutout from sequins I think. I have had it for years. I just wash and reuse it as you would a normal stencil. I like the density of the dots. I also have a roll of plasters tape with smaller holes that works well too. So, I just smeared the coloured paste randomly, well, slightly planned, on the card with a palate knife. I love the partial dots. 
I overlaid a white die cut fern frond, and a scattering of sequins, including a few cutouts from the sequin holes that you find in the bottom of the packets.
For my sentiment I stayed with the vellum, and fully intended to use the die cut 'Hello' on the card, but the negative piece of gold mirror board just asked to be used. I like the result, although, I had to polish the mirror board before I photographed it. :-)
Taking the photo was a bit of a mission because there was a lot of reflection in the mirror board. In the end I decided that was one of it's characteristics so stopped fussing.

I am off to bed.
Happy creating.


KayM said...

Wow!! What a lovely card Karen!! Such a creative take on the Case Study inspiration! Love the gold sentiment! That look fabulous!

Cat Craig said...

Bold and eye-catching. So much to look at in the best way possible. Love it!

Sandi said...

Love it! I love the gold sentiment and the red offset with the white.

Maureen Merritt said...

What a fun card. I really love the pop of red! Thanks so much for playing along at CASE Study.

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Hannelie said...

That sentiment was just meant to be... a perfect touch!

Susan Joyce said...

Another fabulous card Karen, love the coloured fuchsia paste, the fern frond and the die cut sentiment.