Thursday, 21 August 2014

i {heart} papers GD Post 5/CTS 89 - You!


A quick, CAS post for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, using some i {heart} paper products in a fun way.

Here's the sketch:


I wanted to create my rectangle using words. It could be tricky to line up all these words if you wanted them perfectly straight and centred. I think it's easiest just to make it look like it wasn't intended to be straight! Plus it adds some movement and fun!


I also tried a fun new mask/sponge technique that I saw on this card by Jasleen. I love that your eye sees the whole frame, even though there are only 4 little bits of it.  The distressed look of the sponging matches the 'old fashioned' feel of the type-writer font, and the frame provides some grounding for the floating words.

Products used:
Winnie&Walter - The Big, the Bold & the Happy
Winnie&Walter - The BIg, the Bold & You
Paper Smooches - Sweet Hearts
Memento Ink - London Fog & Lilac Posies
Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock

18 comments:

  1. Oh this is fabulous. Love the softly inked quarters.

    PS Got my haircut last night...all because of a pin you did on Pinterest :) Nothing like an impulse haircut!

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  2. Beautiful card, Ardyth! I completely love your sponged 'framed' look to convey that sentiment. Grey-pink colours complement each other perfectly.
    I'm glad that one of my cards inspired you in some way. :) thanks for the mention.

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  3. Love this design and the faded frame :)

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  4. This is amazing!!! Love the frame!

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  5. This is sooooooooooo cool Ardyth. I just love how you did your corners.

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  6. Such a fun card, Ardyth! I love the wonky words and those sponged edges, gorgeous effect!

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  7. What a fabulous card Ardyth! I love that "frame", that is very cool looking and I love that you didn't make the words straight. I love the "movement" the words have by not being straight. Plus I can't make anything straight to save my life. lol Hugs, Brenda

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  8. This card is fabulous! I love the monotone gray with the pop of pink!

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  9. This is so playful and downright fun, Ardyth ... the words look as though they're dancing in the frame of softly sponged corners! Anita :)

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  10. I love that technique, really adds interest to the card!

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  11. One of my favorite color combos, Ardyth... very cute!
    =] Michele

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  12. great card...you are so talented!

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  13. Absolutely charming!! You are so right about that sponging - it's a fun look!

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  14. I LOVE the inked corners! Such a cool look! The whole card just feels fun!

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  15. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  16. Love this!! Super fun card, Ardyth!

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