Monday, June 6, 2011

CASE Challenge with Joy Taylor! Day #1 and a Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

I have an exciting week on my blog starting with today. Awhile back, my sweet friend, Joy Taylor, asked me if I wanted to do a CASE challenge. Of course I jumped at the chance! Joy's cards are always amazing, she is so talented and she is also one of the very first friends I made in the Hero Arts Flickr group over a year ago. Last year we were even Hero Hostesses together!

We've decided to CASE each others cards, doing a total of three. One card, every other day, so make sure to come back on Wednesday and Friday for the other two cards! I'm also planning a little giveaway. All you have to do is become a follower (if you're not already) and leave a comment. Make sure to comment on all three days for a better chance at winning. I will choose one, random comment from all three days combined and announce the winner on Monday, June 13th. The winner will receive 5 rolls of satin ribbon, in a rainbow of colors and a Calypso Tin of 64 Prima flowers.

Okay, so let's get started! Going through Joy's photostream was pure. . .well. . . joy! It was really difficult to choose only three cards to CASE because I love them all!

Here is Joy's card I chose for today:

Don't you just love the softness and colors?!



And here is my take:

I used the same design and colors, just switching up the stamps. I went a little crazy with the pearls, but just couldn't stop! It's difficult to see but on the bottom, green portion of the card, I used the Hero Arts, Graph Background stamp. I also used the Hero Arts Long Stem Flowers, stamping them in VersaMark, then white embossing them before adding a bit of a darker lavender color, with a Copic marker, for some interest. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

I hope you enjoyed our first challenge day! Please join me in heading over to Joy's blog now, to see what card of mine she's chosen to CASE. We didn't tell each other which ones we've chosen, so I'm excited to see what she's created and I know it'll be amazing!

Thanks for stopping by today! I so appreciate your visits and comments! :)

51 comments:

Isha said...

Superb CASE card Barb!! Love Joys work and your take on it. TFS:))

Lynn said...

Beautiful Barb! Can't wait to see everything you and Barb create!

Kathy said...

Awesome Barb! You really captured the beauty and serenity of Joy's card and then added your own special touch. Just beautiful:)

Cathy A said...

WOw Wow Wow just amazing, love how you have used the same palette and changed the images, just stunning, both cards are so beautiful.

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on joy's card, barb!

Tracey said...

WOW!!! GORGEOUS Barb!!! LOVE your take on Joy's card!!

Lynn said...

Woops...should have said you and Joy :)!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards! It's so nice all the friends we have made at Hero Arts!

paula said...

What fun, Joy's card is gorgeous & your version of it is just beautiful. I love the way we all inspire each other. I can't wait to see what else you all create xoxoxoxoxo

Sue McRae said...

You've CASED Joy's card beautifully Barb. Love the soft colours!

Virginia L. said...

PERFECTION!

Joy said...

My friend I have just woken up and could not wait to get on the computer to see what you created and WOW!!! Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous...I adore your creation, the use of poppies is so striking...sending you lots of hugs!!

Brenda said...

Fabulous casing Barb! I love all the pearls, it's just so pretty so I understand why you could not stop yourself! What a brilliant idea the two of you have, it's so nice to have a starting point when making a card! Beautiful work!

Shelley said...

What a great card!! This case challenge sounds like fun!!

Simone said...

Barb this is so stunning! Love your take on Joy's card. The colours and design are so beautiful!

Jill said...

Gorgeous by both of you! LOVE seeing you two pair up- two of the sweetest and most talented stampers I know! HUGS!

Sue said...

I can hear the excitement in your voice Barb, you have cased the card very well, put your stamp (pun not intended)on it wonderfully.
Lilac is a much under-used colour, the presence of the lime green gives it delicacy, and is well suited to your floral scene. I am hopping over to see Joy's card now.
Smiles:)

AnitaRex said...

Who hooo Barb what a fun week! Love your take! Beyond pretty!!!!

Arlene said...

Lovely case and lovely card to case. Gorgeous examples of both of your talent.

Nat said...

Hi Barb, Your design is beautiful, love your take on Joy's card!! Hope all is well with you :)

Tiffany said...

Oh my!! Really beautiful choice of colors, so soft and romantic, love these two shades together!

Kim C said...

Pink and green is awesome together! Love your card and the pearls!

Dawn said...

Wow Barb. Your take on Joy's fantastic card is AWESOME! Those colours together are perfect.

Anne said...

Wow- both of your cards are stunning- love the soft colors and all of those pearls Barb!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful take on Joy's card. Love both cards and the pretty colors! What a fun week!

Michelle said...

Wonderful card Barb, I see so many in our HA group using this stamp, but somehow I never feel like buying it.. You have made such a gorgeous card with it:-) Beautifully used here..

Anette said...

Gorgeous, Barb!!! Love them both!

maryse n. said...

Wow! What a great idea. I had seen Joy's card before and loved it and now your card has turned out so well (it's so beautiful!). Thanks for showing us that you don't always have to have the exact same stamp to achieve the same look. Great job!

Donna B. said...

Love this card Barb!! I love the combo of purple and green. The butterfly is so sweet and the rhinestones are perfect!

Sue D said...

I like your case of Joy's card. White embossing always looks so pretty.

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful cards Barb, I love joys card and your case card is perfect. Looking forward to Wednesdays creations!!

78thistles said...

What a lovely take on Joy's card Barb! Love how you changed it up with the poppies.

jintyoo7 said...

Stunning, Barb! Love that you kept the colours and just changed the images - beautiful and you never get too crazy with pearls - LOL

Nona said...

Simply gorgeous, Barb! Love how you cased Joy's card :)

alexandra s.m. said...

so dreamy and perfect!
It makes me think of a French pastry ;-)
THANKs Barb!!

Froggietalks said...

What a lovely card Barb! I love the pale purple and greens.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, love your gorgeous card--love the colors. You did an awesome job.

donna mikasa said...

Looove your take on Joy's card! So soft and pretty! How fun to case each other--looking forward to seeing what else the two of you created! Fun!!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the lavender and the embossing and I don't think that are too many pearls :-)

Nancy said...

Fabulous! I love the colors on these cards! Looks like the start of a lovely card set! What a fun project between you and Joy!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow Barb this is stunning. I so love your take on Joy's beautiful card. They are just so striking with all the pearls and embossing. Love it.

Donna said...

Wonderful cards, both yours Barb, and of course Joys, I love the warm soft colors, of course I love mint green and my favorite is pink, but it looks so great here with the light purple, and I just love the CAS design of both!! Thanks
Donna

Tina said...

Gorgeous!!!

Aunt Donna said...

I love those colors! Both cards are beautiful1

susanne said...

These are all beautifully created! Love both yours and Joy's cards!!

Denisse said...

you did an amazing job! so pretty!

Kathy Mc said...

Barb, you really rocked the challenge. Both cards are so soft and subtle but beautiful. Would love to win the ribbon & flowers (or twine from Joy). You two have so much fun!

Disp6194 said...

Barb this is so soft and pretty. I just love the colors!

Suzanne C said...

Both cards are stunning! Love the soft shades of lavender and the sweet butterfly!

Maureen Morton said...

OOOOH, la la! This is such beautiful softness, Barb! I love Joy's card and your take, too. Those beautiful flowers and the soft colors really set off that cute butterflies. This is most beautiful!

pcm said...

lovely! so classy!