Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Playing Cards with Barb Ghig and we're CASEing Joyce!

I was thrilled to receive a fun message from Barb Ghig of Barb's Studio Creations last week.  Turns out she enjoyed my Playing Cards with Chriss Blagrave so much that she, too, wanted to play!!

"Playing Cards" is what I fondly call this fabulous craft we all love, and this play-date allows me to make new friends, and get to craft with them - albeit virtually, it's still a blast!

Barb and I fell in love with Joyce Mehrberg's fabulous CASology DT card here:

 
We discovered that, while neither had Joyce's butterfly, we both had the wonderful Flora and Fauna 2 set from Wplus9... Yay!
 
Are you ready Barb?  Here it is:
 
  
So!  I was inspired by the colors - Tombow Dual Brush Pens for me - though they were a bit different in tone, they worked a charm.  I left a bit more white [I may just give them a twinkle of Stickles after our play-date] and did a few free-handed dots.  Of course this whole partial coloring thing is wonderfully highlighted by Joyce's raised panel, so I used a Pierced Circle from MFT for mine - and raised the stakes with a second circle for the bitty baby butterfly.   A sentimental blessing from Wplus9's Spring Post does the trick, I think.

 

 I loved this technique, and actually forgot I'd done something similar, but long ago with this card:

Barb thank you so much for playing cards with me ... so much fun chatting away with you by telephone, too!

Joyce, I hope you're smiling that we've CASE'd your beautiful card!!!  It was just too, too fun... I can't wait another second to see what Barb has done, can you?

Ready.  Set.  Let's go  ... 

=] Michele

26 comments:

Cindy C. said...

How fun!! And the cards are so pretty! Love the layered stitched circles!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, how fun! And your card is gorgeous!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, Michele...I can't believe that we both chose the butterflies in this set :) Your card is absolutely, positively STUNNING! I love your color combo and your CAS design really sings! And, your 'Missing You' card is fabulous!
I also overslept this morning ~ Yikes! I had so much fun getting to know you better, and putting our heads together for this project! Thanks so much for the challenge :)

sandie said...

What fun and such a fab CASE, love the colours and those little dots x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous CASEd card -- so fun to do this~

Nora N. said...

Wow!! Your CAS is so pretty!! I love the fun circles and the colors you chose. Stunning!!

Lisa said...

I loved Joyce's card too and I LOVE your CASE of it!! The orange butterflies are just beautiful Michelle, they pop off of the crisp white space beautifully. Fantabulous!!

lostinpaper said...

Love your version of Joyce's card, those bright oranges really make me smile!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your cased card! Great oranges and I love the introduction of the circle mat!

Joyce said...

Eek. What a fun surprise. See what happens when I get behind on my blog reader? I absolutely love your card--those butterflies looke like they are about to fly right off the card. What an honor that you and Barb have CAS'ed me. Thank you so much. You could knock me over with a feather. What a fun card came you have invented--and I like your version more than my own. When my life calms down a little bit I want to play cards with you too!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness...this is just so much fun! I really love all the cards and those butterflies are as sweet as can be. So much fun....I want to play cards too!

Taunya Butler said...

Wow - can I play too?? We could both CASE our mutual friend C (aka Carol) - I love her work and think she is tremendous!! So glad you got to chat and virtually create with Barb as you made this amazing card and I AM SO pleased with the card you CASEd and the way yours turned out!! Spectacular, indeed!! Happy day to you!!!

Lynn said...

So stunning. Love the pops of color and how awesome to play cards together and be inspired by Joy's beauty of a card.

Michelle said...

FABULOUS!!

~amy~ said...

How FUN...love how you were inspired...those butterflies are gorgeous and I love your color choices.

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so much fun! LOVE!!! Your card is just stunning and I want to copy it exactly! WOW!!!

Geri said...

OOooo!!! Beautiful, Michele! I LOVE it! And I loved the happy note you left on my blog! It was so nice hearing from you and yes, you've been drivin' right by me! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner,...just after posting those MFT cards, I brought home a load of marching band pants that have to be hemmed (the goal is to be done TOMORROW...YIKES!) and also purchased a new puppy! Lord...what were we thinking, giving in to the kids like that! My schedule has been turned upside down...just when I thought I would be able to carve out some more regular crafting time!!!:( Oh well,...I'm not givin' up on it just yet! I'm following you to try to keep up with you a little better...but with band and puppy season in...I can't make promises LOL Thanks again for your note! LOVING your recent creations!!!

Cat Craig said...

How fun you and Barb got together. Love your butterflies and that second circle...just a fab touch.

Bobby said...

I love Joyce's card that inspired you and Bard to make such wonderful CASEs, Michele. Your bright orange butterflies really pop when spotlight colored.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, your butterflies look absolutely stunning, Michele!!! Love the beautiful colours you've worked with and I love that you have left parts of the wings white!!! What a great CASE of Joyce's lovely card!!!! Really beautiful!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Shona Chambers said...

Such a fun idea and your card is super gorgeous!! I can see why you wanted to CASE Joyce's card, its a beauty. So nice for the two of you to get together like this and I'm off to see what Barb has done!!

Anita in France said...

Two fabulous artists playing cards together, Michele ... could it get much better?? Your take on Joyce's lovely card is gorgeous ... vibrant juicy colours against all that lovely white ... and that double spotlighting with the wee butterfly ... simply genius! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen D. said...

great cards....all so pretty and summery feeling...

Jen W. said...

What a fun game, Michele! I think you need to make this into a regular feature. :) Love your take on Joyce's card especially how you layered the die cut circles. So cool!

Sharron said...

Wow, what fun! Joyce's card is gorgeous and both CASEs are equally stunning! Great idea to do partial coloring and your oranges are so wonderful. Super cards by all!

cm said...

Joyce's card is fabulous and one I could easily COPY (forget the case; when something is this eye-catching, copying just makes sense!) because I have those lovely butterflies. Perhaps I'll do exactly that...something to rev up my creative engine that's sputtering and spitting of late! Your case: gorgeous! I didn't know you used Tombows! I ordered some from their recent sale (like I 'needed' Tombows..yeesh!). Do tell: do you love them? How do you use them (please don't say water-colouring!)? Just like markers? If so, then I'm going to be skipping with joy at my impulse purchase! Let me know when you have a chance!
Hugs~c