Sunday, February 24, 2013

Greta's Blogaversary Challenge

One of the newest blogs I've added to my reader is Greta's, GG Creations. I 'found' her through the MUSE challenge, and I'm in love with her beautiful creations! She's celebrating a year of blogging by asking readers to CASE one of her cards blogged this year, and I can't urge you enough to go take a look through her archives & play along.

I chose a card from November to case, titled "Blessings." Click here to go & see her card that inspired mine. When I'm going to CASE a card, I want to be sure to make it my own. I save the link, first of all, to be sure that I can find it again to give credit where it's due. Then I make some notes on my current challenge sheet (I have one for each design team that I print up monthly, and one that goes back & forth with challenges I'd like to play in.) Sometimes my notes include a sketch of the layout, and sometimes just the features of the card I'm inspired by.

For Greta's card, I drew a sketch, and then wrote down the following: burlap, brown & black, distressed edges, lower right sentiment. I managed to include them all :)

Supplies: text paper from Echo Park; EAD Designs rub-on sentiment; burlap; kraft canvas; vellum; Spellbinders butterfly dies; Making Memories brads; Paper Smooches black & kraft twine; Tonic edge distresser.

Greta used black pearls as accents, and apparently my subconscious remembered that touch - in my case I've used brads as the butterfly body. The vellum butterfly was tucked inside the Spellbinders case from a previous crafty project I guess, and it seemed to want to come play. The canvas took about 6 trips through the Cuttlebug to cut (I need a metal shim!) and I do like the slightly frayed look to the edges. One of the overwhelming impressions I had from Greta's card was all the texture, and I think I managed to include a lot of that with mine.

Here's a close-up of the distressed edges:

I hope you can come play along too! Greta is giving us until March 10th to play along, so lots of time to check out her work & have a go :)

xoxo,
Jessi


15 comments:

fairyrocks said...

I do so love a good butterfly.
Love the earthy feel of this one

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card, Jessi! Love the idea of adding brads to the butterflies body and that burlap! So lovely. I'll go check out Greta's blog!
Lynn

Greta said...

Hi Jessi--You sound a lot more organized than I am--great way to plan for challenges. I'm so thrilled you've entered my challenge & I do love your CASE! Wouldn't have thought to combine burlap, butterflies & vellum--love it! The double twine & brad body--wonderful touches. Thanks for your sweet comments!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful earthly colours, Jessi! So many different textures on this card and love all the combination that you used!

lostinpaper said...

Such wonderful texture and the double butterfly rocks. It's pinned Jessi!

~Tammy~ said...

Wow, this is amazing too! I love the text paper in the background..the burlap, twine and tweek die-cut butterfly...a great design!

Barb King said...

Very elegant! You've incorporated alot into this card.

Lindsey said...

I think my favourite part of this beauty is the two-toned twine! What an awesome card, Jessi.

Rachael said...

Great neutral card with so much texture!

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous! I love that bit of burlap. Greta is a sweetie, isn't she?

Barb said...

beautiful card Jessi. perfect in every way.

Annette said...

oh my this is one of my most favorites...so pretty

Jen W. said...

Really awesome texture and I love how well all the different types go together. The touch of vellum is perfect - keeps it feeling light despite all the textures. Love it! :)

Chris D. said...

Holy Crow! This card is so stunning Jessi! Love EVERYTHING about it!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your interpretation of Greta's card...love the butterfly, and how you included burlap...very cool design!