Sunday, September 5, 2010

CASE Study Challenge - Fifth Avenue Floral

I have to say that I'm pretty hooked on the CASE Study Challenge blog.  It's such a great idea for a challenge blog.  Each month they have a 'muse' and the challenge is to create a card that's inspired by the chosen card for that week - so there are four challenges inspired by each muse.  Check it out - you won't be disappointed!

Here's my entry for this week's challenge:

I embossed En Francais onto Naturals Ivory and I'm so impressed with how it looks!  The main image is the lily from Fifth Avenue Floral and I masked it to create a bouquet of sorts, then watercoloured it. 

I decided to challenge myself to use a colour that I'm not so fond of - More Mustard, and I'm thrilled with how it looks.  I used So Saffron first so the ends of each petal would be lighter, then blended More Mustard from the inside out.

I'm also going to enter this into this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge.

I'd love to know what you think!

Stamp sets - Fifth Avenue Floral, En Francais
Cardstock - Naturals Ivory, More Mustard, Watercolour paper
Inks - Black StazOn, More Mustard, So Saffron, Versamark
Accessories - Clear embossing powder, heat tool, Chocolate Chip ribbon, Scallop Trim Border punch, pearls



  1. This is stunning Danielle. I have to admit that I have grown rather fond of more mustard. Ever since regionals in Melbourne last year. I love how your flowers just pop.

  2. Gorgeous card :-) absolutely stunning !! your colouring is perfect and the colours you used are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. Wonderful job of coloring those lilies and I love the embossed background! Nice layout too.

  4. I'm so happy you love the CASE study challenges - I love your entries!
    What a lovely card - your colouring looks fabulous with that awesome blending!
    Thanks so much for taking part in the CASE study this week!

  5. Beautiful card and superb watercolouring as always!!

  6. Stunning. Fab watercolouring.

  7. Gorgeous card, and love your watercolouring!

  8. This is stunning Danielle! You have really made these flowers sing- think I may need to CASE this one-lol! Thanks for sharing again at CASE study this week!! :)

  9. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous card!! Your water coloring is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Yes really is a lovely card! Great job with the challenge this week!

  11. Oh Danielle, me likey! Gorgeous colors (you'd never be able to tell from this card that you don't care for 'mustard') and super elegant design! Absolute beauty! Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study challenges!

  12. Oh my ... how STUNNING Danielle ... I loove this card ... and like I mentioned earlier, your watercolouring is exquisite ... I am sooo loving your work!!!

  13. Oh my goodness, Danielle! You did it again :)
    LOVE this card... the background is so beautiful, and your colouring is perfect!
    Thanks so much for playing with us again this week! xxx

  14. WOW! I can't think of a better word for this gorgeous card!