Friday, February 18, 2011

Lizzie Anne Design Team Challenge


Our Lizzie Anne design team was issued a fun challenge this month!  We were to CASE one of the cards in the Lizzie Anne sketchbook.  The card I chose was one made by former design team mate Maren Benedict...I love it because of the music background and the layout.  I really love the kraft/colors she used too!

I decided to combine another music-themed stamp with the same background stamp that Maren used.  Because Florida has been having lots of gray weather lately, I chose some scraps of yellow Queen Bee Pink Paisley designer paper...even though it is not a color I go to often, it just looks like sunshine to me!  The focal image was stamped with gray ink on a pale yellow print from the designer paper pack and backed with a strip of stripes with a bracket-punched bottom edge.  The card stock base was a little bright in comparison so I toned it down by sponging it with a little black soot distress ink, also sponging the edges of the focal panel to tie the design together.

The black edge-stitched grosgrain ribbon had white stitching, so I dyed it with a yellow Copic marker before tying it with some ivory jute.  I also used the Copic to color some clear rhinestones to add to the focal image.

My card just doesn't have the nice color/contrast that Maren's does, but the happy yellow and the music theme still speak to me!  It was really fun to CASE her card!


I had a little muffin tin from In the Kitchen already colored, so I decided to CASE Wendy's idea of a recipe card too.  This one has the sentiment, honeycomb, and the bee (from the pot) from Lucky You.  I ended up having to mat it with card stock because it got ink from my mat on the back...decided that was just another opportunity to carry the bee/honey theme throughout.

The sketchbook is a great resource, and this challenge is one that I want to revisit ever so often!  Check out the Lizzie Anne blog to see what the rest of our designers created for today's challenge!

15 comments:

  1. Oooooo!! Purdiful!!!! This is really nice, Deb!!! It makes me looonnnggg for Spring!!!

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  2. That recipe card is so adorable, what a great idea!

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  3. Love them both, Deb. That paper-pieced image is so perfect with the music theme. Love how you colored the white stitching and rhinestones with the Copic markers!

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  4. Your card is soooo pretty, Deb...and I love your recipe card too!! Fantastic!!

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  5. That recipe card is BEYOND fabulous I think I'm feeling inspired to CASE it!!

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  6. These are really fantastic, Deb! I love the recipe card you made!

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  7. I LOVE your card, Deb! The musical background, the sponging....beautiful!
    The recipe card looks darling. Love how you layered the images.
    Hugs and smiles

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  8. Oh my gosh, I LOOOOOVE that recipe card!!

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  9. Deb, I love your card and your recipe card too! Those muffins sound sooooo yummy!

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  10. Great stuff, Deb - love it all! We enjoyed your Florida weather, too!!! Now it's back to more snow.

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  11. I know what you mean about the Queen Bee DP - I have an almost knee-jerk reaction and pause whenever I spot it. Great card - TFS!

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  12. very pretty card, like the striped paper with your stamped music background!
    cute stamped image for your recipe card :)

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  13. Fabulous! I really love that recipe card ~ so cool!

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