Sunday, 13 April 2014

A design full of ovals

This card has been in the making for quite some time. When I saw the oval challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays, I knew I wanted to play along but I wanted to come up with something that used ovals in an imaginative way. I racked my brain and came up with this idea after looking at vintage furniture magazines that my good friend has hundred's of. I love the bright colours and curves of retro furniture which has been replicated when designing this card.  

All the elements in this card have been designed from scratch. Inkscape as well as photoshop has been used to come up with everything in this card. There are 20 different sized ovals in the picture, if you look closely I am sure you will be able to find them all. The font used for the sentiment is "Alba" which I think is a great font to use for retro themed cards. I printed an extra vase that has been paper-pieced to the card and I put dimensional magic on the flower petals to make them stand out. 
CAS-ual Fridays-Ovals
Word Art Wednesday-Anything goes
Craftin desert diva's-Anything goes
Suzy Bees' Bloomin'-Anything goes
Through the craft room door-Anything goes
Paper Makeup Stamps-Anything goes
Aurora wings challenge-Anything goes
Crafty Girls-Anything goes

I encourage you to check out all the challenges I have entered and join in the fun and please don't hesitate to tell me about any challenges you think I might be interested in :)

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Somdeepa Das said...

I like the colours used in this card. But I coulld not find *20* ovals! Anyway, its cool that you can design absolutely from scratch.

DonnaMundinger said...

FAbulous CAS card, Suz! Love your unique, creative style. Unfortunately you may only enter the Aurora wings challenge once if not using Aurora wings images so I sadly have to delete it in fairness to all. xxD

Jenny @ said...

Fantastic use of ovals. What a great idea. Jenny

Rhonda Miller said...

This is great. I love the flowers and vase.

Anonymous said...

Great use of ovals - I found 19...but just one would have been enough for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! You definitely nailed it - thanks for playing along ;-)

suzARTe said...

The 20th oval forms part of the vase :)

Sue Bridesmith said...

This is an adorable Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog

Cara Malmrose said...

Very imaginative! Great job! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow another super creative CAS design and yes I just love the wording, my favourite.
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Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 24: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

donna mikasa said...

Such a creative card! I could only find 16 ovals. :(
Thanks so much for joining us at CASual Fridays!

Hazel said...

A lovely floral design without being too 'flowery', love the retro feel. Hazel x