Saturday, July 26, 2008

Casing a gorgeous RAK from Annapurna (with her handmade Fresh Cuts Technique & Template!)

A super quick post, since I'm feeling blechy, (but nothing serious just wiped out with some bug etc...)

(aka Anna DaGenerous) :0) sent me this gorgeous card and I just had to case it. (Mine is the one with waytoo much bling on the left. You can read about how she was inspired to invent this cool technique and how she made the card here! <--She also made a template in photoshop that I used to case her card. I love how she took her inspiration from a pillow to invent this new technique. All you need to try Annapurna's technique is: a hobby knife & paper (unless you're wicked awesome with scissors.) here are some other templates that you can try it with too.

Annapurna was kind enough to award me this award. Thanks so much! I SO behind with award posting (but they're such an honour that I love passing on to all you great stamp-artists.) You all inspire me daily, but since I can only pick three, here are a couple of rockin ladies:

and last but not least Chrissy

Card details: Crayon rubbing like Annapurna's original with a white crayon over a wooden Batik block and coloured with Purely Pomegranate reinker. Layered over Vellum cardstock & Paisley Print background stamped onto white cardstock. I didn't have a butterfly, so I used the one from Merci (saleabration '08 set.) I didn't have a stamp stamp either so I used a word window and the sentiment from Best Blossoms.

Thanks for stopping by & lookin' or commenting. It makes my day!

P.S. I'm takin' a day off tomorrow. Sorry, I'm run down (and I had the most wicked mail day yesterday that I need time to play with..Someone very very kind sent me a very special surprise & some special things that I bought from Annapurna came too! (Love doin' business with her!) Here's her Close to my Heart website for you to check out & get your own goodies.


Annapurna said...

Oh no the cat is out. Now everyone in the world is going to see my bad crayon rubbing :-)
I love the one you created. Cool idea with saving the scraps and using them to fill the gaps in my template. Great job using your own elements and all that glitter. Simply superb.

Feel better! see you back soon.
p.s: Thanks for the linklove.

Theresa Momber said...

Awesome case! That was a great idea Anna came up with.

I hope you are feeling better today and enjoying a bit of rest.

Anonymous said...

Feel well very soon.

Mada said...

You're lucky to be the recipient of such a fantastic card.
Between Anna's card and yours, in all honesty, I'd have the hardest time choosing a favourite. Both are gorgeous.

Hope you'll be feeling better in no time.

Best wishes,

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

Awh, mel! I'm sorry you aren't feeling very good. And YOWZER on granting me that award! I feel very honored to receive it as I'm no pro (like you!)! That card is beautiful by the way! Take care of yourself and thanks again!

Deb Neerman said...

Awww, Mel-a-Licious, you're not feelin' well?!? I'm sooo sorry!

You need rest, fluids, and a 5lb box of chocolate ... it'll cure what ails ya!

Love this card .. it's magnifico! Just like you!

Later Kiddo!

Joani McDonald said...

Great card, thanks for sharing with us! As much as you'll be missed (feel better soon!) I will be right here waiting for your return :)
Big Hugs,

Rebecca said...

What a lovely blog! Very inspiring :-) I've added you to my blog roll.
Have a good rest and I hope you get well soon xx

ChrissyM said...

What a huge honor to receive an award from you. I love your blog, you are so creative!!! Thank you so much!!

kathleenh said...

I love your blinged up version of the card! I hope you are feeling better.

Risa said...

I love your card Mel...great job!!! Your RAK from Anna is awesome too:)
I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well, hopefully its just a 24 hr. bug. Have fun playing with your goodies while you're recuperating.

Janine said...

Beautiful!! Both yours and Anna's. Cool technique!!
Have a great day Mel!

Maria said...

Oooh, you did a wonderful job with your CASE'ng!! Your card is gorgeous as always! I always love blings. . .it just make a card really stand out like yours!! Anna's card is beautiful too!!!

I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well! Be sure to rest and drink a lot of water!! I've been having major allergies lately and I'm beginning to think it's all the chemicals that I play with! Uggghhh! I hope not.

See ya when you get back!!!