Tuesday, February 5, 2013

C is for Case at ABC Christmas Challenge

Oh, this challenge is so much fun!  At ABC Christmas Challenge we want you to Case any one of our cards from our Past Challenges.

I'm not sure if I'm the only one but I had no idea what Case a Card meant until this challenge (head down in shame).  So all you have to do is choose a card posted on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog from one of our Design Team members and "copy" it, in other words, make it your own by interpretation.

My inspiration was Carissa's card in the L for Lyrics Challenge.  I used the same Saturated Canary Image, Molly and colored her with my Copic Markers. I also added glossy accents and some stickles here and there and distressed the edges with Antique Linen by Tim Holtz.  I fell in love with these papers, City Sidewalks Collection by Pink Paislee and thought this card would be perfect to showcase them.  This was my first attempt at a rosette flower...I felt like I was all thumbs trying to shape and tape the darn thing! The sentiment is from the Christmas Sampler set by Paper Smooches.

Carissa's card

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Saturated Canary and the winner will receive 2 digis from the very talented Krista!

Hello!  My name is Krista Smith.
I have been drawing and doodling my whole life...as far back as I can remember!  Over the last year and a half, I have been selling it on Etsy.  I was approached to draw stamps for Sugar Nellie, a stamp company based in Scotland.  After designing only rubber for a year, I decided to branch out a bit into the digital world :)  As an artist, I appreciate the versatility of digi's for the stamper.  I also like releasing stamps that are a little more obscure or unique. Monsters, nerds with big glasses...even a mermaid:) Those ones are really fun for me to draw! After opening up my digi shop in the beginning of September, I've been busy filling orders:) I am really thrilled and very humbled that ladies are so receptive to my designs and seem to enjoy coloring them a lot! I am so inspired by these amazing colorists!! I have met so  many wonderful, talented ladies through this business and look forward to building new friendships, too! My personal blog, Saturated Canary, is filled with bits of my family life, artowrk, and a slight obsession with fashion ;) I also run a new challenge / inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge with my amazing design team.  I'd love to meet you and be inspired by your own creations! Do stop by and say hello! :)

Whimsical Designs - Winter Wonderland


  1. Wow, love this card, Emma. Love the orange/red papers and your colouring is fab. Luv, Wilma

  2. Beautiful colour scheme you have used for your CASE card, lovely choice of image.
    hugs Dorte

  3. Oh Michelle this is gorgeous LOVE your card and you even used the same image too! WAY to go! awesome CASE! love it hugs me xx

  4. Love your take on Carissa's card - so pretty!

  5. A lovely take on the CASE card. I realy like your bright vibrant colours. Nice colouring

  6. a lovely card - thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck x