Saturday, July 30, 2011

Long & Short

This weeks CAS-ual Friday challenge is entitled "the long & short of it."  The challenge is to create a CAS card that is 4x9.


Well I like tall things (probably because I am so short) so I figured my card would be "tall" and then I of course thought of one of my favorite Lawn Fawn stamps that would be perfect for this "tall" card.  



I tried out a couple new things on this card.  I stamped it on canvas and used some microbead accents on the leaves.  I adhered the microbeads with glossy accents, regular glue doesn't seem to work as well with these as it does with glitter.  The fat hemp cord gave me a time trying to wrap it around the top, but everything I had that was thinner just didn't have the right look.  So I cheated and adhered it to look like it was wrapped but of course it isn't.  It was messing up my lovely fringed edges so I had to stop fussing with it before I ruined my hard work.


And finally a fun Penny pic.  She doesn't normally eat breakfast with her toys but this morning was different. :) Actually she left it there all night and just stood over top of it while she ate this morning.  Silly dog!

Penny and Mr. Platypus having breakfast

13 comments:

  1. Chari, my new favorite card of yours! Oh goodness, this has to be a sight to see in real life with all the textures, as it is soooo pretty here! Love your colors, and the fabric, the beads, well, everything! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  2. I love the canvas stamping , what a brilliant idea and the micro beads are a great extra dimension and texture. Love the eco feel you have going on here :)
    Cute Daxie too!
    Jenny x

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  3. Chari - I LOVE love LOVE canvas! And this card is FABULOUS in its simplicity! Just beautiful! THAT'S the long and short of it! :)

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  4. I love what you've done with this card, each detail is gorgeous :)
    What a cute pic of Penny sharing her breakfast, hehe ;)

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  5. This card is drop-dead gorgeous! Oh my goodness. I've never card for tall cards, but girl, you just made me a believer! LOVE this.

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  6. This is way awesome!!! First of all - canvas - love it! Secondly, the colors & hemppy twine are awesome!!! I started making a "long/short" card this weekend, but put it aside. Hopefully I'll pick it back up tonight. You've so inspired me!!

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  7. PS as always, Penny is a super cutie!

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  8. Such a great card! Love the frayed fabric all stamped up with the vine image. The button and jute twine finish it off perfectly.

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  9. I love your card...fresh & creative!

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  10. a stunning card.love the stamping on fabric, great colors!

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  11. YUMMO!! Stamping on canvas is one of my most fave techniques to see, and you've captured it beautifully here!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  12. This card is AHHHMAzing! Love that you used canvas! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  13. Love this!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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