Thursday, October 10, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch #49



Welcome to Week 49 of CAS(E) This Sketch!  Take a look at this week's sketch by Karolyn Loncon:


I ended up with two incarnations of this card.  My first attempt was the card below and I kept dithering about it so I made the card above.  Now the second one doesn't look so bad anymore but I'm not sure which one I like best.  What do you think?


After pondering these two cards be sure and hop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch blog and check out the designs from the rest of the DT.  Then be sure and play along!  Can't wait to see your ideas!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Light grey) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Clouds, sun  & sentiment from Weather Through) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Sun) Lil' Inker, (Clouds) Paper Smooches
Gems:  (Bumblebee, Lily White & Beetle Black assortments) Doodlebug

21 comments:

Brandi said...

Awesome cards!

Leigh Penner said...

They're both great, but I think I like the first one better.

Gillian R said...

They are both great but think I prefer your 2nd one best. Great fun card as always Jen

donna mikasa said...

So clever, Jen! I like them both. I especially like the two shades of clouds. Just sayin'...

Maureen Morton said...

Both are great - I love the message! Am partial to the first, but both are winners.

Julia Aston said...

What a totally creative design Jen! love the gray clouds partially hiding the bright sun! Both versions look great - I think I like the 1st one best with the two colors of clouds - but if I didn't see it - I'd love the 2nd one!!

Lindsey said...

Those are some dark clouds! I'm having trouble deciding... I think the top one, just by a bit, but I do like the coloured sentiment of the second. There you go -- another option you can make!

Rosemary said...

LOVE.THIS.CARD!!!

lostinpaper said...

Great take on the sketch Jen, I think my fave would be the one with the light and dark clouds (maybe it's because there is bling involved lol)

Joyce said...

These are both fabulous, and I would be happy to have created or to receive either one. But, a slight preference for the first--love that sun and the two colors of clouds.

Kim S said...

It's looking like from the comments that the first one wins! I love the two colors of cloud and the little embellie on each of them!

Deepti said...

Youade an excellent card on that sketch :) love it

maria f. said...

OK, I pondered. I like the redo. Those clouds are so crisp and clean. The touch of gems. Me likey. Is that felt?

Barb Ghig said...

I love both cards, but I think the one with 2 shades of gray is my fave...I love the black sentiment and silver bling, too!
Did you use fun foam or felt on your clouds? They look soft, and like they have dimension. Either way, both cards are very pretty!

Jessi Fogan said...

I like parts from both! I love the different greys in the clouds, but I also love the offset stamped sun & yellow sentiment :) Both of them are really fun & fabulous!

Kelly Griglione said...

Well they're both great, of course! I like the first one due to the black text (underlining that fact that it's cloudy) and the different shades of the clouds.

Quip1320 said...

I really like them both but I love the two different colors on the first one's clouds. You can't go wrong either way though!

Darnell J Knauss said...

First of all, the design is brilliant, Jen! Then I'd have to say I like the top one better with the two colors of clouds and the additional dimension and bling ~ very tactile!! Hugs, Darnell

KayM said...

Oh both of your cards are fabulous! I love the clouds with the sun peeking through. I'd have to say I like the top one best with the lighter cloud in front :)

Lynn said...

I love both cards...the lil inker dies on the first are incredible!

Christina said...

Both are so cute, but I'm partial to the first one with the trio of gems and the two different colored clouds. Great use of the sketch!