August 28, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #90 challenge and a farewell!

This is my third post for today. Here is my Random card post and Winnie & Walter post.

I have a new sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog for you today.

This fab sketch is by Chrissy Larson.
And this is how I interpreted it.
Happy Birthday Gebera vertical
 I sat down to make the card this morning. And I had planned something geometric with some inlayed diecut. But I found, Jennifer McGurie’s video today using Peerless watercolour on her blog. So I watched the video and got inspired to try the technique. I am a bit restless today and so I was not up to colouring a smaller image. Hence I choose  these large Gerbera flowers and leaves from Uniko Studio’s Pure Floral Gerbera stamp set.I have white heat embossed them on watercolour paper from Tim Holtz. Then broke open my Peerless water colour and coloured the flowers and leaves. I am intrigued by Jennifer’s use of Perfect Pearl water. I remembered I had one such pot hiding somewhere in my drawer. I found it and used it on my watercoloured flowers and leaves. Just love the shimmer it gives. Subtle and pretty. Thanks for the video, Jennifer. I love your work and your videos always and forever 🙂 Here is a close up!
Happy Birthday card closeup!
 For the background, I have used a wooden plank pattern paper from My Mind’s Eye. I mounted the watecoloured panel as per the sketch. I love the contrast the yellow and green against the woodgrain plant background. I wanted a sentiment which is not too big but subtle. So the nearest I could reach for was from MFT’s Typewriter stamp set lol! Finally few of the gorgeous Lemon Drop and Mossy Green sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!

Happy birthday Gebera card

Now to the sad part – saying goodbye! I am finishing my term with CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Blog as designer. I have been with them since the start of the challenge blog. I love CAS sketches and throughly enjoyed working with Christine and team. Fabulous group of people. Thank you so much for having me, girls 🙂 Now I think there are plenty of designers out there who are talented and worthy of being the designer on the team. So you will see a newbie fab designer on the team from next month. Yay!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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  1. Love, love that image it is stunning!

  2. Wow !! this is gorgeous..Those watercolored flowers look so stunning !

  3. So beautiful and a technique I would love to try!! The colours and woodgrain are awesome together!~

  4. Perfect matching of giant flowers with woodgrain. Love the watercoloring on those flowers with pearl shimmer. I am also love to watch Jennifer videos and techniques!!!

  5. Beautiful card. The flowers are so bright and vibrant.
    Best wishes for your future endeavors.

  6. STunning Gayatri!
    Thank You!!

  7. Beautiful card! Love that you have irregular angles and the plank pattern paper really goes so well with your bright flowers and coordinating sequins!

  8. This is so gorgeous, Gayatri! I'm so sad to see you leave the CTS team, but I'm thankful we'll still be on a couple of teams together!

  9. very pretty!

  10. Gayatri
    I will miss your work! 🙁

  11. You are amazing, I know I will continue to see you around and be inspired by YOU!!!!

  12. Gorgeous flower Gayatri. It looks stunning in the watercolouring. You've been an awesome DT member for the team, inspiring us all with your examples.

  13. Look at you Gayatri, leaving us with all of this beauty!! Never worry, I will follow you anywhere you go!
    =] Michele

  14. That is one GORGEOUS card!

  15. Stunning card but yours always are! Sad to see you leave, but I know where you live! 😉

  16. Everything about this card is gorgeous, colour, layout, watercolouring, image, everything!
    Heather T

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