Thursday, January 17, 2013

CASADIA Time

Hello everyone!!!
Oh!!!it's so freezing cold outside and its snowing like crazy. My younger daughter slipped 3 times and was in pain!!! so she just wanted me to keep cuddling her...lol

Let's talk CASADIA(a case+an idea), a fun and brilliant idea started by Wida !!! It's a chain of cards, where you create a card inspired by the previous card in the chain. The first card in the chain was this card below by Laura Bassen.


You can see the whole chain HERE and after many cards later Chupa created this beautiful card.


I like the colors black, red and a touch of orange. I love the polka dot pattern and the white space with that tiny heart as the focal point. So I created my version using all those points I liked. I used the sketch from the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.

My card:



I used the red polka dot pp. I tried something new to me "the chalkboard technique", I just changed it a bit. I did not emboss using white embossing powder just to keep it a bit soft as I wanted the focus on that tiny orange mouse, just like Chupa's tiny heart....lol
I also wrote some chemical formulas using a white pencil to give it real hand written feel.
Thanks Wida for asking, it really was fun.

Supplies:
Cardstock: (solar white, black) Neenah; Pattern paper; (Dots and Stripes) Echo paprk paper company; Stamp: (Great Chemistry) Paper Smooches; Ink: (memento black) Tsukineko, (frost white) Color Box, (snow) Hero Arts chalk ink; Copics, white pencil (faber castell) 



18 comments:

Wida said...

So much trend and cuteness on this! first chalkboard technique, second totally cute play on words and little critter. I LOVE it!!! Thank you taking the time to play along :)))

Michelle said...

Isha! This is fabulous! This may be the BEST chalkboard card I've seen yet. :-)

Julie Hoffman said...

What a FUN and COOL card! Love the chalkboard technique with the hand written formulas! Awesome! !

Glenda J said...

These are all absolutely fantastic! Love the chalk board technique!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Beautiful card Isha!!Loved that chalkboard technique.

Tasnim said...

Wow this looks so awesome!! The chalkboard looks so authentic, and i just love the cute little critter! Perfect execution!

joy said...

Love that tiny little mouse! And you rocked the chalkboard technique, Isha!

lostinpaper said...

Love your fun design! I haven't tried this technique yet, thanks so much for the inspiration!

Shelly said...

Your card is just, too cute!! Love the colors and that little mouse! I have yet to try the chalkboard technique, but I love how you did yours! :)

Lori said...

Too cute! Love your chalkboard with the handwritten formulas. Thanks for joining us for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

Dawn Turley said...

beautifully done Isha. The chalkboard effect is fabulous. Love your handwritten formulas

Paru Mahtani said...

what a fab card! Love the chalkboard technique!
How can one join?

Stephanie said...

Your card is super & you have nailed that chalkboard technique! It's freezing here too, hope your daughter is okay, poor thing! x

Emily Leiphart said...

Absolutely adorable, Isha! I love how you drew inspiration from Chupa's card. The chalkboard technique is awesome and I need to try it!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ack! This card is so cute, Isha! I love, love the chalkboard technique and pairing it with the little guy. He's too cute! I really like that you mixed stamping on the chalkboard with your own formulas--very clever (and maybe you're onto something with a new stamp set!).

Lynn said...

I seriously love this chalkboard...it is awesome! Such a great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

maria f. said...

Fun to see Casadia still alive! Had to comment on your super interpretation of chalkboard.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ACK! What a cute little card!!! LOVE the chalkboard design....& I love that little critter!! FAB take on last week's sketch! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

Hope you will join in the fun again this week!!