Thursday, August 01, 2013

CASE Study 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop

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Hi, all! I’m pleased and proud to be participating in the CASE Study 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! I was lucky to be a guest back in the first year and it’s always fun to do the hop! The theme this year is Inspiration. Easy, no??

You should have gotten here from Tasnim Ahmed’s blog, but if you didn’t, head back to the CASE Study blog to get on track. I’m told there are prizes up for grabs, so you might want to comment on every stop on the hop to up your chances. Just sayin’…


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Well, I was totally inspired by a water lily blooming in one of my small ponds and decided to use it in a scrapbook page. As I worked on it and was pondering the journaling, I decided I might just do a four seasons kind of thing along this line as the next year evolves. We’ll have to see how that goes ;-)

So, as you can see I went all mixed media with this project and had tons of fun in the process. I love how you can slap stuff on a project and if you don’t like it, you cover it up with gesso and start all over!  I used lots of gesso, molding paste, stamps and ink-- along with die cuts--to create my layout. AND a couple of pretty unexpected items: dry wall tape—it provides a lot of texture, and the circles were made by dipping the end of a paper towel roll onto my ink pad.

So, now it’s time to hop along to Teri Anderson’s blog—I’m sure she has something amazing for you to see! Thanks so much for stopping by!







~Supplies~
Stamps: LLD Cooper Alphabet (August release),
MPD Distressed Background Blocks (MFT)
Paper:
Kraft card stock, Pink Lemonade card stock,
Lemon Drop card stock, Gumball Green card stock (MFT); corrugated paper, Secret Garden (Graphic 45); photo paper
Ink: Archival black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Die-namics Large Leaf-Filled Flourish, Die-namics Leaf-Filled Flourish
, Die-namics High Tea Party Doily, Die-namics Royal Rose, Die-namics Mini Royal Roses, Die-namics Blueprints 6 (August release), MPD Concentric Circles stencil (MFT); gesso, molding paste, dry wall tape, sequins, foam tape


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120 comments:

  1. Barbara, what a great inspiration and LOVE what you created with it!

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  2. Scrumptious card Barbara! Love it when you make things artsy, you're rocking the look! :)
    Thank you for joining us for the Anniversary!! <3

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  3. Love the incorporation of the Water lilly flower and the distressed edges just make it fit perfectly! So great!

    Awesome inspiration for the Anniversary Blog Hop! (I am getting Giddy already!!)

    -Kimberly Wiener

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  4. Beautiful Barbara! What a great style of card !!

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  5. Your layout is so artsy and gorgeous! Love the abundance of texture and the sweet colors!

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  6. Beautiful pale colours, a very summery card!!

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  7. This is gorgeous!!! is that a picture you took yourself? love, love, love your layout! have a great day :)

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  8. What a beautiful look. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

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  9. Beautiful Barbara! I love that photo of your lilies.

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  10. Oh, see how beautiful the card is! The combination of all mixed media are perfectly blended. You are great!

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  11. How beautiful..love the pink and green combo!

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  12. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Sometimes I just sit down and make paper flowers as a stress reliever, and they are always nice to have for projects just like this.

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  13. Beautiful card. Love the 3D flowers and the mixed media artsy style.

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  14. Beautiful card! You make the best flowers!

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  15. Stunning card! Love the water Lilly picture!

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  16. Gorgeous layout. Love the muted background, really make the picture pop.

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  17. Really pretty layout love it. Congrats on the 3th anniversary over at case study.

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  18. Oh... such a pretty card- love the dimension, the beautiful flowers and the soft colors!

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  19. I love all of the textures you created on this card, beautiful details!

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  20. Love the pastels and the nice photo in middle.the flower cluster looks very apt on this card. TFS!

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  21. SO beautiful! LOVE the doily, and all those lovely flowers!

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  22. Your card is amazing! The colors are so peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Pretty card - and your inspiration coming from the blooming lily: wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
    c

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  24. Beautiful card...love all your inspiration.

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  25. Loving all the mixed media. You make it all go together like peanut butter and jelly. Just looks right. Gorgeous. Thanks for inspiration.

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  26. So pretty! That mixed media background is amazing!

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  27. Love the textures, colors and layers on your layout. Beautiful picture of your waterlilies. I am definitely going to try the drywall tape.

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  28. Very pretty...love the mixed media look and the softcolours ssurrounding the flower image.

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  29. The mixed media treatment came out great!

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  30. Beautiful work of art Barbara~simply lovely!

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  31. So pretty. I love your mixed media style.

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  32. So pretty. I love your mixed media style.

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  33. What gorgeous textures on this card, lovely!

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  34. Love your interpretation of your inspiration...so pretty!

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  35. Love your card...it is beautiful! I need to play more with the different mediums!

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  36. holy wow, this is beautiful! I love that you incorporated a pic!

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  37. This is a super gorgeous LO! I love mixed media and wish I was any good at it! LOL! Wonderful inspiration. :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  38. Beautiful card love the chic look on your card :)

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  39. I am totally in awe. This is absolutely incredible.

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  40. Love the fabulous background you've created, Barbara!

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  41. I love this layout! I haven't done mixed media in awhile and now I'm inspired to make something again. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. gorgeous!! how fun to pull you inspiration from everyday life!!

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  44. Great page! ... (IF you did a four seasons kind-of-thing, sure would look neat as a grouped wall hanging. ;-) just sayin')

    Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

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  45. Wowza Barbara! Such a beautiful scrapbook page! I love all the texture and blossoms! I am looking forward to your NEXT LO :)

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  46. Beautiful scrapbook page, Barbara. A pond with lilies, you lucky lady you :)

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  47. I've done mixed media with my art journal, but never with a card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Love all of the wonderful textures. Great layout. TFS

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  49. This is a beautiful page - would love to see what you do for other seasons!

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  50. Beautiful details! Love the colors too!

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  51. No better inspiration than nature! Love your layout.

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  52. What a gorgeous picture - your waterlilies are lovely and you have enhanced them beautifully with this layout.

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  53. Great card! Really like how you acheived the background.

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  54. Fabulous card. The different textures you have created in the background are so inspiring!

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  55. My "slapping stuff" on paper never looks as fabulous and artsy as yours - lol! Totally LOVE this mixed media BG and need to try my hand at it again (after I clean the gesso off the floor and chair arm from my first disastrous project)! Your water lilies are gorgeous!

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  56. You've done a great job of capturing that "Summer" feel! Beautiful water lilies too :-)

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  57. Love the way you used the doily - the whole card just whispers SUMMER :)

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  58. Gorgeous background and perfect gor your pic. How lucky you are to have a pond with water lily!

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  59. Such a beautiful page. I love all the creative items/medias you used on the background. You've given me lots of ideas for doing this kind of mixed media which I'm not good at - thanks. Your rolled roses are gorgeous.

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  60. You've got all kinds of inspirational ideas on this card! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  61. Your lily pad layout is so layered and divine with all the mixed media, Barbara!

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  62. wow, that looks like a lot of work - well done you!

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  63. How beautiful. You are fortunate to have that in your backyard.

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  64. Love the many different textures.

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  65. Such a beautiful,soft shabby chic look! TFS.

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  66. Beautiful card! Your work always amazes me! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  67. I love all the different textures you gave to your project, it's beautiful.

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  68. I love the softness of your background and your die cut flowers are beautiful ;)

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  69. What a lovely card!! I love the different textures on the card and the soft colors you used.

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  70. Wow, what a beautiful scrapbook page, I love the subtle colors of your papers!

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  71. So lovely to see a scrapbook page and what a beautiful photo to inspire you.

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  72. Amazing card!! I love the textured background!!

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  73. This is so pretty!!! I LOVE the layers and soft pinks on here!

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  74. Its a beautiful card with nice colors and so layered.

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  75. Love the colors and your use of mixed media.

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  76. Gorgeous, Barb, your water lilies look so real!

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  77. Cool cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. so beautiful mixed media card and lovely scene there.

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  79. OMG!! This is AWESOME!! I am LOVING your take on this!! Such a FUN Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  80. Wonderful layout! Great thing is that inspiration seem can be picked up almost everywhere!

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  81. love the mm your color choices are so pretty and feminine. just gorgeous.

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  82. Beautiful Barbara! So many pretty details!

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  83. Such a pretty layout. I like the many textures and stamp. I think the mixed media look is perfect.

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  84. Doilies scare me, but you've executed it beautifully!

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  85. Great colours and textures .. paper towel roll - who knew ? - LOL .

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  86. very pretty -- love all the texture

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  87. Lovely LO! I love all the texture and the wonderful soft colors in the background really let your fabulous waterlily picture shine! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  88. So beautiful! I love your rolled flowers :)

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  89. Love your mixed media layout! The water lilies are so pretty.

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  90. Fabulous card. The different textures you have created in the background are so inspiring!

    Nandini
    http://nanspaintpaperscissors.blogspot.in/

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  91. FABULOUS layered creation Barbara!!!

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  92. Wow, this is gorgeous. Beautiful inspiration and love all your elements and layers. TFS

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  93. Love your card! My funny little 5 year old granddaughter is named Lily, and she's a constant source of fun and inspiration. She would love this card as much as I do! And those roses... perfect touch. Bev

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  94. Beautifully designed. The layers and all the elements on your card are looking so pretty. Very inspiring, thank you for sharing it.:-)

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  95. What a beautiful lily and layout! Love your handmade flowers especially to match the lily!

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