Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Today I'm participating in the CASE Study Fourth Anniversary Blog Hop.


Chupa does such a fab job leading this challenge blog, and it shows. Four years is quite an accomplishment! (Congrats, Chupa!) To celebrate, there are special blog hops with past Muses and past and current CASE Study Design Team members.

We're all selecting an image of something or someone that inspires us. Lately, I've been pretty obsessed with Kim Stewart's work. I decided to make a card based on THIS awesome layout (at Wilna Furstenberg's blog):



Here's my take:

Happiness 

I originally was going to go more layered, but I was very inspired by the bold background and contrasting die-cut. Instead of using Gelatos like Kim did, I used five different spray mists to watercolor my background. I added a little white spray mist and the Leaves and Roses die-cut. Here's a close-up:


Happiness


For the sentiment, I went digital. I hand cut the "happiness" out of a Pink Paislee digital journaling card. I added a few embellishments and called it good. :)

Happiness


What's a hop without prizes, right? This week's sponsors are: 

To enter to win, leave a comment here and on the participants' posts. Once you're done, you can link your name at the CASE Study blog

There's also a challenge open until Tuesday. If you want to play along, you can CASE one of the cards on the hop.

Here's the list of blog hop participants this week:


Next up is the super-talented and funny Jennifer Rzasa.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies
Cardstock: (Distress Watercolor) Ranger; (silver glitterstock) Best Creations
Die-cuts: (Roses and Leaves die-cutting file) Kim Stewart; (Stars) Paper Smooches
Ink: (London Blue, Fresh Lime mists) Dylusions; (Taxi, Opaque White) Mister Huey's; (Lemon Zest) Tattered Angels; (blue metallic) Maya Mist
Digital elements: (sentiment from Say Yes To Elements) Paislee Press
Embellishments: (Emerald sequin) Neat & Tangled; (yellow cabochon) Webster's Pages

138 comments:

  1. Stunning! The paint/spray seems to have a lovely texture - totally fab!

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  2. Beautiful inspiration piece and gorgeous card, love the watercolour background, so organic feeling and that doily peeking out...love!

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  3. YES! I love Kim's work as well--and you nailed the essence of her design. The yellow is gorgeous! You + Kim= Too much deliciousness for words!! :)

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  4. Love the bright watercolour backgrounds and white die cuts. Thanks.

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  5. The watercolored bg is Superb ,I loved how the diecuts standout on bold colors,Fabulous card !

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  6. What a stunning card ..I absolutely loved the idea of using white die cuts against colored background ..thank you so much for this inspiration :)

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  7. Happy! Happy! Happy! I feel so happy when I see your card!!! Beautiful!

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  8. Wow! What a wonderful background and those die cut flowers...gorgeous!

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  9. Great layering and stunning colours!

    Katrin from Germany

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  10. Fantastic card.The watercolours look so great and vibrant and the white die cuts so striking against it.Brilliant take on the inspiration.

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  11. Love the bold colours with the white die cut overlay so cool :)
    Kate xx

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  12. very beautiful card. Unfortunately I was never so good for this technik :D

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  13. I have a die cut similar to that that's been kicking round my desk for ages, u may have just solved my problem on what to do with it!

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  14. Stunning card! What an interesting way to use the die cut on the textured background!!!

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  15. The white die cut looks stunning in that background

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  16. Completely beautiful, Jocelyn! I love that white die cut over the bold colour background.

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  17. Love the colour! Simply beautiful. TFS :)

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  18. Wow Jocelyn! Stunning - so vibrant and lovely.

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  19. That die cut looks wonderful over your brightly colored background.

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  20. So beautiful! The white diecut layered on top is perfect over the bright colours.

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  21. DANG woman....this is awesome...you always make thee most stunning projects...seriously.

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the way the white diecut floats over that stunning watercolour background.

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  23. I LOVE Kim's work, but your card is equally stunning! You amaze me, girl!

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  24. Jocelyn this is extraordinary! I can't stop looking at it! My gosh... who would have thought a white die-cut would make such a strong statement! You and Kim are both brilliant.

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  25. The colors are just stunning in contrast to the white elements! Completely in love with this look...MUST try! :)

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  26. Love the background and the pop of die cut in white. Really eye catching.

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  27. the blue and yellow background is wonderful for that die cut - love it!

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  28. love the bright colors thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  29. Love the colors... with the white ... just stunning!

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  30. Looks fabulous! Love the strikong contrasts of the lively colours and the white. Thats a lovely diecut.

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  31. Love the colors with the white! Awesome!

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  32. I love the bright watercoloury background and the contrast of the white die-cut! Gorgeous!

    love Mags B x

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  33. The bright colors against the white background is just fabulous! Love the mix and match of textures and designs, as well. Well done!

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  34. Your card is so arty. I love the blue and yellow combination and the use of the die cut.

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  35. The rich colours on your background work beautifully with the white diecut - great card!

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  36. Love the colours. The white die cut really looks good but blends in well.

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  37. and a gorgeous take at that!! TFS!

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  38. Wow, you nailed this card on the head! If I hadn't known it was your card, I would have thought it was a card made by the artist who created the scrapbook page. So pretty!

    S. Carter

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  39. Love the background colors and the way the die is used as a an overlay on top! Super card!

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  40. Jocelyn, this is really gorgeous - your colours are just stunning :o)

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  41. Love how the die cut pops against the bright background. Gorgeous!

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  42. Oooh beautiful, bright and elegant too! I love that little stitched word addition too. Perfection! tfs hugs, Kristina

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  43. So pretty and colorful. The water colored background looks amazing with the delicate white die-cut.

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  44. It is good indeed! Lovely card and your watercolor background is phenomenal!

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  45. WOW, you've drawn amazing details to focus on from the inspiration you chose, and the translation is stunnning! Gorgeous card!
    ~c

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  46. OHHHHH MYLAAANTA!!! Your CASE of Kim's layout is all kinds of awesome, chica!!! *jaw on da' floor*

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous! Just amazing!

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  48. Oh boy, did you ever get this one right. Love the colors, love the die, love everything about this card.

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  49. Love the bright colours and the white die cut

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  50. Stunning - love the bright stripes of color under the white die cut!

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  51. I like it. I really really like it. The color underneath is fantastic

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  52. So beautiful! Love how vibrant and full of life the flower die cut looks against your background.

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  53. Spectacular! The colors are so vibrant and pretty!

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  54. This is stunning! I love the colors with the bright white!!

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  55. Great card! Really like that you managed to keep the card layout simple and clean!

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  56. amazing work, fabulous color choice for the background and the die-cut is so beauitful1

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  57. very pretty!! love the die cut...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  58. I can't even begin to describe how much I LOVE this card! It's amazing in every way. For sure one of my absolute favorites from all 3 CASE Study hops.

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  59. SWOONING!! Fabulous colors..and I adore the doily on the side.

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  60. Your card is amazing. Love the watercolor, and the die cut... Well I love everything about it... Absolutely stunning! :)

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  61. So pretty :) love the bold colors and amazing design!

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  62. A.maz.ing. I love the bold background and contrasting die-cut!!

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  63. Great card! I love the bold colors.

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  64. The white die cuts against your bold background is stunning!

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  65. I love the white cut flower on the wonderful painted background of bright colors!

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  66. Totally love this! The colors are so bright and vivid. I love the limited number of embellishments and the stitched on sentiment and of course that great die cut too! Great take on the inspiration piece!

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  67. Great colors and contrast with the white die.

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  68. The intricate flower die cut, even though is plain white, looks elegant on top of the bold colors.

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  69. LUSCIOUS-- The colors! The die cut! The little touches! (sigh)

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  70. I love the white die cut over the brightly watercolored background - beautifully done!

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  71. Beautiful layout that inspired your beautiful card! Love the white die cut over those awesome colors!

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  72. Your card is stunnig~~~
    I love your card^^

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  73. So beautiful with those bold colors!!! Love the white die cut over the bright background!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  74. Really beautiful take on the sample layout!! Love the bright color and the layers!

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  75. I was revisiting the blogs to look for inspiration of my choice and I think I accidentally skipped this one first time around. I love the vibrant colors under the white die cut image. The contrast is vibrant- very happy card.

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  76. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is AWESOME!! LOVE your take on the Inspiration you picked!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  77. Wow, stunning and amazing, love it!!!

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  78. Love the bright color and the way the white die cut pops! Just awesome.

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  79. LOVE the vibrant sprays you used for the background. The die cuts are beautiful. Great card, Jocelyn.

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  80. I'm loving the sharp contrast of those rich color tones with the white die cut layered on top! You've added the perfect amount of sparkle with those tiny embellishments too! Beautifully done!

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  81. Beautiful card, a little light bulb idea just went on in my head, I think this may be the one I case! Thanks for the inspiration

    Beth xx

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  82. This is gorgeous! I adore the bold color.

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  83. Beautiful card.. Thanks for inspiration.

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  84. Oh WOW!!! This is STUNNING! Love the bold background with the die cuts over the top! Just lovely!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  85. This gives me more reason to get my Dylusions out and use them. Beautiful.

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  86. so colorful and yet still simple. Love!

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  87. The background colours are vibrant and beautiful! The intricate die cut looks gorgeous over top. A great inspiration piece that you've made all your own!

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  88. Love the colors! They are great!

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  89. Your card is so cool - I love the design xx

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  90. Wow, there is no need of words, just wow :-)

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  91. Your card is amazing! I am in awe of how you can bring seemingly unrelated elements together and it works. If I tried this it would be a hot mess!

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  92. Wow...love the bright colors!! Great take on your inspiration!

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  93. Beautiful...love how the die cut stands out so wonderfully against the base.

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  94. Joyeclyn, your take on Kim's inspiration piece is so vibrant and clean...I love it! Thanks for joining in the celebration!

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  95. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

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  96. Well, your card beats the inspiration, hands down! Love it so, so much!

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  97. Bright colors in combination with white die cut flowers - what a fabulous combination! I really like this!

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  98. I love the vibrant colours paired with the white die cut - stunning combination!

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  99. Your card is a little piece of art work! Someone would really be happy to receive this!

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  100. This card is simply stunning! The bright colors are amazing!

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  101. Wow, I love how you took all those elements and allowed them to work together to make a coherent, lovely whole!

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  102. Oh wow I love that look!! Definitely going to have to "Case" that!
    xxx
    Riette

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  103. Gorgeous; love that die cut!

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  104. Wow! You can totally see where your inspiration came from…but the card is still all you! So awesomely beautiful!

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  105. So awesome the layout, the colours, the embellishments - wow!

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  106. Your card is as awesome as the layout. It gives out such happy, cheerful vibes.

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  107. Love how you've CASified the layout while retaining the essence of your inspiration piece.

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  108. Jocelyn, this card is simply stunning! I love the bright colors and the white flower against it.

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  109. Yep, that's it... I'm moving to your blog! LOL. Really... this one I'll have to case no matter what.

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