Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunflower Dance

     This card is so different from my normal style (assuming I even have a style) that I feel like I have to tell you how it came about.  I've been on a real campaign to improve my skills in the CAS arena and I've started playing in the Sunday challenge at AAA Cards as often as possible.   This week, they are asking us to CASE this card made by Angela Maine.



     I wanted something a bit more summery so I used this wonderful sunflower image from Vicki's Stamps.  Don't they look like they're dancing in a chorus line?


     The dp bit is a scrap from Colorbok, layered onto pale gold, textured CS.  I printed 6 of the sunflowers, sizing them down to just about an inch, each of which was fussy cut.  I used 5 on the card front and put the last one inside the card.  The sentiment is a tiny stamp from Hero Arts.

     Challenges:

     I'm having problems with Blogger today and it's very frustrating.  I keep getting all kinds of error messages.  I'll schedule this for morning and see if I can get the rest of the post finished after it posts -- IF it posts!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

26 comments:

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous CASE card. Love the color combo and the dancing sunflowers. I may have to case yours :-)

Jac said...

Wonderful card, love the c&s design and wonderful hot colours, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous CASE card Connie, love the gorgeous sunflowers, they always make me smile.
Hugs
Linda xxx

DIANA L. said...

Great CAS card such pretty colors.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #136 “Thank you” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful CAS card- I think CAS is so hard! Loving your dancing sunflowers- and I like the idea of adding one on the inside of the card as well : )

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is lovely, Connie. This CAS design is refreshing and serene.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Whimsy Stamps: Summer Time
Hugs
Dewi

jimlynn said...

You don't need any improvement on CAS cards at all! This is a perfect example! LOVE those sunflowers and the entire card.
Lynn

Cornelia W said...

Wonderful sunflower border! Thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM. I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

Rahmat said...

Nice card! And a good case-ing. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

sandie said...

Great Case and lobe how you used a coloured base. Thanks for joiningus at ATSM

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful CAS card Connie thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie! Hope you are nearly unpacked - I know it is a major hurdle - especially when we finally get down to the last 3 or 4 boxes. It's like ... "Where shall I put this?" and those boxes remain unpacked LOL

Love your dancing sunflowers! Very summer and pretty, and a fabulous idea! Thank you for presenting your take on the idea.

Take care, and know I am thinking of you fondly, even when I cannot leave comments. hugs, de

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

A great style of CASING...I love sunflowers so it brightened my morning.

Karen Wilson said...

awesome job on the casing, this is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Simply stunning NanaC! I love your dancing sunflowers!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun "dancing" flowers :) - Thanks for joining in with AAA!

Jane said...

Love that you're such a regular at AAA Cards and always enjoy seeing what you create. Another great card this week NanaConnie.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Cute card, love your dancing sunflowers.

Thank you for sharing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Angela said...

Connie, the sun flowers are so bright and pretty! Your card sings happiness. Thank you for showing us your take on the inspiration and thanks for being a devoted player at AAA Cards!

Lori said...

I love this bright, cheery CAS card, Connie! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Lori said...

Love this bright, cheery CAS card Connie! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoox

Victoria Lavender said...

You are just the cutest......and so is your card! Great take on Angela's CASE card! I'm flattered that you are using "vicki stamps" and it's such a nice grouping of sunflowers. Thank you for sharing with us Connie- your CASness is coming along wonderfully. Big Hugs, Victoria- AAA Cards

Faith A said...

Love your dancing flowers. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Very pretty CAS!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Joann Burton said...

Wow, Connie I love this card. You are doing your best work ever creating designs. Love how you cut the flowers out and placed them on the card. Just lovely....Hugs, joann sassy raggedy