Monday, June 6, 2011

CAS-ual Friday #5

This is my card for CAS-ual Friday #5, which is a sketch this week . . .



and here is the sketch . . .


I definitely had to step outside the box for this one, which is the point of a challenge, I suppose! I rather liked the card with just the sentiment and the rhinestone arc, but I put it on a blue card base and added the scalloped border at the top to be more true to the sketch. I'm trying to decide whether or not the scallops make it too top heavy.

I didn't have any orange or purple bling, so I colored them with a Sharpie, as Susan has often recommended on her blog, Simplicity. It worked perfectly!

Supplies:
Ink: Brilliance Mediterranean blue
Stamps: PTI think big sentiments
Paper: PTI white, blue from stash
Other: bling from stash, Martha Stewart border punch




12 comments:

Virginia L. said...

How sweet! LOVE the little gems across the sentiment! Such eye candy! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Vicky said...

Beautiful card! I love the multicoloured rainbow arc of jems, Fab!
Hugs,Victoria ~x~

Katina said...

Brilliant take on the sketch - love it! x

Marlena M. said...

This is beautiful, simply beautiful! ;)

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Ann, the arc of rainbow gems is perfect. I think the scallop is fine on the card as it's balanced by the blue strip at the bottom:)
Jenny x

Dana said...

The perfect CAS card! Not only the ROYGBIV colors but also in the shape of a rainbow...Brilliant! So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Laura Davis said...

Simply stunning!
Great take on my sketch!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Liz, said...

Cool card, I love the scallops,

Liz x

Vicky Hayes said...

Fabulous Ann - I absolutely love your take on a sketch that daunted me! Vx

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So pretty and fun! Love the idea of using the rhinestones to create the half-circle element and that sentiment is to die for gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in future challenges!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! I love the bling and how you used it for the sketch element! Great job and thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen B. said...

What a clever and perfectly CAS take on the sketch! Love your idea and execution. I also get many tips from Susan's blog! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!