Sunday, 2 February 2014

Fusion 3 - (Another!) Rainbow Birthday


I haven't played along with Fusion since they restarted, but this week's sketch really caught my eye. The possibilities are literally endless!

I decided to focus only on the sketch. I  overlapped my Clear and Simple Stamps Alpha Duo stamps and then partially coloured and completely Stickle-fied them to create the 'birthday' and a Waltzingmouse sentiment for the 'happy'. And then I planned to put it onto a (you got it!) black mat and a white card. But today, I'm wild, I'm unpredictable! I created a rainbow mat by simply using copics in small blocks around the edge. It is a separate layer, because that way you don't have to worry about perfection in your colouring - the edge of the top layer cleans everything up nicely!

I'm also linking up to Less Is More's rainbow challenge. Take a look at this inspiration photo - it's AWESOME!




33 comments:

Radhika said...

Beautiful card Ardyth ..love the glittery birthday .. :)

Hannelie said...

Time after time you make me realize why I love CAS cards.
Excellent!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I absolutely love this! Genius idea with the rainbow matting - I have to try that. And the sparkle & the way you coloured in "birthday" - so much fun!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous Birthday card Ardyth, very clever design.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Anita in France said...

Ooh, how's this for a touch of happy, Ardyth ... the rainbow birthday, all that yummy stickly glitter and that block coloured edging ... completely delicious! Anita :)

Lynn Mangan said...

You never cease to amaze me with your interpretations...I love your amazing graphic style. This is beautiful Ardyth! So glad you could play with us at Fusion!

Mandi said...

Fabulous card, adore that sentiment style
FAB!
Thank you
Madni

Craft-E-Place said...

Great card. I love the rainbow layer - what a great idea!
Elaine

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fun Fun fun and love that lettering x

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh my, another awesome rainbow card! You really are the Queen of Rainbow CAS cards! Love how you did the "birthday" and the mat! Just fabulous!

shirley-bee said...

Love the partial colouring and the wild and unpredictable matting :) Fab card for a young 'un.

Happy Dance said...

I LOVE this!!! A perfectly happy birthday card. All of your rainbow colors are matchy-matchy, which pleases my eye. Sweet 'birthday' sentiment and all full of sparkle too. Seriously love this. You've done it again...big winner here! : ) Bev

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you "Stickle-fied" the alphas and your rainbow border is fab, Ardyth! Another awesome CAS card!

Chrissie said...

This looks simply great Ardyth!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Gillian R said...

I knew this rainbow challenge would suit you perfectly and you have totally nailed it

Jen W. said...

LOL! You are a wild and crazy gal, Miss Ardyth!! I love the overlapped, partially colored Stickle-fied letters! They're brilliant!

Geri said...

...oh yeah...fabulous inspiration photo!

And fabulous interpretation of said photo! The totally 'stickle-fied' sentiment looks great...but I love the rainbow border and the clever way you 'colored within the lines'.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a card and I love your inspiration photo and how you used that to make this amazing card.

Joyce said...

Fabulous rainbow card. I was trying to figure out how you got that rainbow edge. Simple, but looks complicated.

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful coloring and sparkling of your Birthday sentiment Ardyth! so glad you joined us at Fusion this week!!

Jenny said...

So super cool...... Love the colour gradient in the letters :0)

Sheila H said...

The sparkle on the rainbow letters is fabulous!

Lisa Lara said...

I just love how you overlapped your sentiment and colored it Ardyth. That border is amazing.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Ardyth, you just plain ROCK! I am bothered that I oggle your blog almost every day and then I go, wait why didn't I comment??!!! Too busy catchin' flies with my mouth wide open in amazement. LOVIN yuur style!

Thanks for joining the fun over here at FUSION, I just posted at FF gal! (me smiling you know I I dig hanging out with you!!!)

Kelly Griglione said...

hahaha ... I enjoy picturing you being wild and unpredictable in your craft room!! Great idea for the mat, and how you don't have to be precise at all. Love your letters for the circles in the sketch. So glad to see you at the Fusion Challenge!

Kathyk said...

I love this card! You are so creative in your CAS crafting

Kathyk

Linda said...

Another stunner Ardyth .... your CAS designs are always fab. xx

Viv said...

Great card Ardyth :) Viv xx

cm said...

I want to learn to make CAS cards just like you. Happy sighing over this one...
c

Michelle said...

I love that rainbow edge and the sparkly sentiment, Ardyth! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Betty J. said...

Love the multicolor on your card, Ardyth. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fusion card challenge and hope to see you again.

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE your rainbow card Ardyth! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

Sindhu said...

WOW Ardyth! Your cards are always stunning and this is no exception! I love the rainbow mat that you have created!
Thanks for joining us at FUSION!