CAS(E) This Sketch Week 4


What a great sketch to play with this week at CAS(E) this Sketch … and what wonderful examples the Design Team have created … so much talent 🙂  There are two that specially appeal … snowflakes by Lisa (who did the sketch for the challenge) and baubles by Julie (whose idea for suspended images I snitched for my card … thanks Julie!).

I was going to use bird cages as I have some dinky stamps by Craftwork Cards … whilst there are different styles to each one, they’re all roughly the same size, hence I didn’t think they quite satisfied the challenge.  So, keeping with the bird theme, I decided on die cut bird houses … jolly paper on the outside, card for the shadow … and all in colour … think I must be close to getting the balance by now!  I doodled the dotted ‘chains’ above and below the houses, and added the bird with the sentiment (which looks more squiffy in the photo than I remember it being … the sentiment not the bird!)

Recipe:  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Do Crafts,  Paper: Nitwit Collection,  Doodling: American Crafts Fineliner,  Sentiment: Computer Generated,  Tools: Cricut, Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge

It’s just about four weeks now since that circular saw had a munch at my finger … I don’t hold any grudges … after all, it’s a saw and saws cut things that are fed into them … I don’t think it has the wit to differentiate between wood and flesh/bone … and clearly I didn’t at the time either!  Anyway, folding the chopped bits back into place, sticking them down and wrapping it all up in a very discreet (not!) dressing seems to have worked rather well.  I’ve become very attached to working with a rigid plastic finger a bit like a splint over and around it … it was decided that was p’raps a good idea after I clobbered it a couple of times and messed up the dressing!  It’s a bit tricky getting things to stick on my cards and not on the dressing but hey, it brightens up an otherwise dull bandage.  Tryping, on the other hand, takes a bit of extra time … try it, it’s surprosingly diffecylt to hot the roght keys (I’m somehow reminded of French Poloceman in ‘Allo Allo … can’t think why!).

I’m going to save my browse around the blogs via CTS till the morning as late has sneaked up on me (actually it is the morning already but it’s the part of it I’m usually asleep).  Thanks so much for visiting and even more so if you felt the urge to leave a comment … a la prochaine … Anita

8 thoughts on “CAS(E) This Sketch Week 4

  1. Geri Greening

    Love the bird houses! The different patterned papers look awesome! I think you definitely achieved a nice balance with the elements of this card. It’s kind of cool how we learn to sense the imbalance and know that something needs to change. It sounds like you have adapted quite well with the gimpy finger. I cannot imagine how painful it must be! But hey, with a little bit of bling, it probably looks great! We are into the early morning hours here now, so now it is I who needs to be heading off to sleep.

    Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 00:11:22 +0000 To:

  2. Susan Bain

    Ooh, ouchies Anita, I didn’t realise you had a mangled finger! I’m sure your bandage is looking suitably glittery and inky! Love your birdhouses on this card, a great take on the sketch. xx

  3. Sherry Eckblad

    What a wonderful take on this sketch. I have it in my to do pile but haven’t come up with anything brilliant to use on it yet. OUCH, sorry to hear that saw attacked your finger. Was going to reply to your earlier comment on my blog, but when I hit reply I did not have your email address.


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