Sunday, March 01, 2015


Hi everyone.  Second post for today.  If you're looking for my Mixed Media Card Challenge post, please click HERE.

Today's challenge at  STAMPlorations is called CASEplorations. 

That's where a card will be posted by a Guest Designer and participants are asked to CASE (copy and share everything) the card, adding their own twist to the design. I'm excited and thrilled to be a Guest Designer for this new challenge.  This is my card for the CASE Challenge ...

This card was made with a red watercoloured background, topped with a stencil that is covered with gold Inka Gold beeswax paste.  The candle image (Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles by STAMPlorations) was stamped onto watercolour paper, watercoloured and then fussy cut and popped on top of the background.  The gold peace sentiment was cut with my Silhouette Cameo using gold foil card stock.

I have CASED my own design above :) ...

This is a CAS (clean and simple) version of the Peace card.

I had an "ah-ha" moment when I was thinking about the glow behind the candles.  I had bought this stencil from memory box, but hadn't used it much.  I thought it would be perfect as the glow from the candles :)  I sponged over top with Mustard Seed distress ink, fading at I got toward the outside edges.  Then I coated it with my clear Wink of Stella (also used it on the Candles and I LOVE that it actually shows up in this photo ... most times WoS is hard to photograph).  The candles, holly and berries were coloured with Copics.  I've added a little highlight with a white gel pen to some of the berries.

And I used the sentiment that is in the same stamp set as the Candles.  I fussy-cut the candles and holly and popped them up ... happy with the dimension it adds to the card.

Pretty easy card to make ... just a little bit of time to fussy-cut, but worth it! :)

I hope you'll join in the CASEplorations challenge at STAMPlorations!

Stamps:  Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento), Copics:  R29, R59, G43, YG67, YR24
Accessories & Tools:  Textured Brilliant stencil (Memory Box), clear Wink of Stella, white gel pen

CASEplorations - March


  1. Two beautiful Chrismas cards Loll and particularly love the way the light fans out on your nd card


  2. I am so jealous you got the WOS to show up in your photo! I was wondering how you got the glitter coverage so good -- ;) Love your original and your CASE - It was fun CASEing you this month too

  3. That stencil certainly works as the light from the candles and I love all the glitter. You can't beat a bit of bling. :)

  4. Wow, the Wink of Stella really does look like glitter! Love the 'glow' stencilling too. Great to have you as guest CASE designer :)

  5. Wow to both cards!!! They are both amazing and beautiful. I love the background of card number one, so rich looking! Your own CASE is fabulous as well! I love how the candles light is throwing out a soft glow. Love the wink of stella sparkle you captured too! Just beautiful! Congrats on being the GD for this new challenge!! Hugs, Brenda

  6. All the shimmer is just wonderful, Loll ... the halo of light around those candles is gorgeous! Anita :)

  7. I am loving both of these, love the shimmer on the candles, so glad to have cased your card :)

  8. Hi Loll. Love how you combined the stencil with the candles. The Wink of Stella looks awesome. X

  9. Love your CASE Loll, the background is fabulous. Carol x

  10. I was in awe of your first card, Loll, when you made it last year for the challenge. Now I'm in awe of your CASEd card -- the WOS showed up pretty well and I love the warmth your card exudes! You're the perfect GD for the March CASEplorations!

  11. Congratulations on being the Guest Designer over there! And what a lovely card to CASE! Love that sparkly candle on the second card and the elegance of the first card!

  12. Beautiful idea!

  13. I love both versions! Neat idea for a challenge - will have to give it a try!

  14. Absolutely love the richness of the first, as well as the CAS feel of the second. Thanks so much for inspiring us at CASEplorations! And hope you are feeling better every day.

  15. Two fabulous cards Loll. Love the candle image you've used.......look great with the glitter. You obviously had a "light bulb" moment with the perfectly.

    Karen xxx

  16. I love to see artists case themselves. Oh I love them both Loll. Fabulous case of yourself. Awesome.


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