Monday, 24 March 2014

If you don't have it, make it

I absolutely love retro vases but have never found a pre-made digital image that I like so today Randolph and I decided to design a retro vase from scratch. It did take a while but I have to admit I am totally stoked as to the final result of how it turned out.  Another thing I am very happy about is Pakistan won the cricket today against Australia, I hope everyone in Pakistan are celebrating :)

I am a big fan of the colour combos at colourQ and especially loved the colours this week and so happy that I got to play along  with these two cards. For the first card I created a colour block background on open office and added the flower in vase image on top of the colour blocking design. I paper pieced the flower and the vase and added dimensional magic to the stripes on the vase to make the colours stand out.

I debated whether to use this colour combo for the sympathy card but in the end decided it was fine as I want this card to convey a message of hope to the good friend I am giving it to. The vase image has been designed by Randolph and myself and the flower is from Ginger World, Etsy.

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Word Art Wednesday-Anything goes
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Stampin' for the weekend-Anything goes
Through the craft room door-Anything goes
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Somdeepa Das said...

I love the colour blocking. This is the first time I've seen it used outside of clothes! I'm definitely going to try this out! The retro vase is also perfect.
Good for Pakistan! I'm very happy when Australia loses a match...I shouldn't but can't help it :p Lets hope India wins vs West Indies today:)

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Susan, these are stunning CAS designs. Just love how all the elements create a beautiful whole.
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Ema M said...

Great CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again and good luck!
FCB DT Coordinator

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both wonderful CAS cards.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This vase is certainly retro. A very beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Jacki Randolph said...

Love the retro look with these!
Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create with our CAS or Classy & Elegant challenge!
Jackie - LTC

DeBe said...

Fabulous cards, and great to have a modern/retro Sympathy card (if you know what I mean!)Love the colour palette too!Thank you for joining us at the Include a stamped or digi stamped element Challenge at Cards Galore, Denyse x

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card you did a fabulous job!!!

Kaija said...

Stunning CAS card!
Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge.Gr.Kaija DT-member

Emily Thubbron said...

Love the color blocking behind the vase. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Emily T,

Sue said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

Sue said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the Sweet and simple design of your card and the blocks of color really pop. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

Ruza Rebel said...

These are beautifully CAS creations! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Anonymous said...

Love both cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

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Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh love your cards. Terrific idea.
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges this week.
Linda K. DT

kReN said...

Great ideas. I like your take on CAS.

Thanks for joining us at the Tuesday Throwdown this week! Come again and play along with us soon!
kReN, DT

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.

Hazel said...

I love this seemingly simple sympathy card - it's absolutely beautiful. Hazel x

Julie said...

Some very beautiful cards!

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Anything Goes Challenge!


Julie x

caroline said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at craftitude, good luck and hope you’ll visit again
Caroline dt