Friday, May 01, 2015

CASEplorations - CASEing Kim

Post 3 of 3 today.  For my Craft Stamper Take It Make It post click here, and for my Mixed Media Card Challenge post click here.

It's a new month and a new CASEplorations challenge!  This month our CASEplorations subject is this gorgeous card by Kim of Art Keeps Me Sane.

Kim's card
Mine's a pretty straightforward CASE - I just swapped flowers for houses and swapped sentiment, left space at the bottom, and mounted my panel onto white base card.

I stamped the images in Ranger coffee Archival Ink, masking as I went along, building up a village on a hillside.  I used white and brown coloured pencils to shade the houses.  It took me back to art lessons at school using conte crayons.

I think I was in Poldark mood when I made my card.  Think Truro when Verity meets up with Captain Blamey.  The harbour is just out of view.

Want to play along?  CASE Kim's card, my card or any of the cards from the STAMPlorations girls, and enter it into the CASE playground for a chance to win goodies.


  1. What a pretty technique! I love how your houses stack up (I have this set and haven't used them yet). I also think that on the craft they look like they're in Spain or Portugal (somewhere sunny!) Great use of the supplies to create an atmosphere!

  2. Fantastic CASE of my card, Shirley! I love all those houses stacked up. Just wonderful! :-)

  3. Mmmmmmm, might just have to CASE you Case-ing Kim! Gorgeous work, Jo x

  4. Another fabulous house scene...I agree with Ardyth that these homes are nestled somewhere in Spain or Portugal. So pretty and inviting...I want to go tourist-ing...

  5. Fabulous take! Love the masking :)

  6. Ok. Is it the two wines I drank or what...enlighten me further... Poldark. Truro. And so on. Whatever, I love that you used the houses for this. And thank you for finding "new" "home" ;)

  7. LOVE it, the effect is so amazing!

  8. KA-THUNK! Yep, that was my jaw hitting the floor....not my keyboard....but all the way down to the floor. It hurts a bit, but I'll be okay!


  9. Hahaha ... I was thinking St Ives for your pretty village, Shirley ... it's gorgeous! Anita :)

  10. Wonderful card! You did a great job stacking up and masking the houses. Thank you for sharing this.