Sunday, 17 April 2016

Crazy Crafters April 17th Blog Hop - CASE-ing Brian King


Suite Sayings, Party with Cake, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Birthday Card
Click on the image to link to Brian's blog
Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Brian King - we are thrilled to have Brian join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by him.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.
Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, Stephanie Fischer - The Crafty Thinker, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

This is the card by Brian that I have chosen to CASE. The layering really appeals to me and I like the simplicity of the colour scheme.

SU, You've Got This, Watercolouring, Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, CASE Brian King
It's a girly version!
The first thing I did was to stamp and watercolour part of the beautiful floral image from You've Got This (I omitted the stem and leaves).  I stamped it with Blushing Bride ink onto Blushing Bride cardstock and then watercoloured it with Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Cherry Cobbler inks.  Although I used several ink colours, the basic method I used was the same as I use for monochrome watercolouring.  The links to my video tutorials can be found on my Video Tutorial page (see the tabs above)

I decided to make my card and mats for the layers in Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I cut a 12" square piece of Cherry Cobbler to 6" x 5.25" and folded it in half.  Then I cut a Blushing Bride layer 1/8" smaller.

I decided on the sizes for the rest of the layers by first trimming the flower to as narrow a strip as possible and then creating balanced layers from that measurement.  All the mats are 1/8" larger than the patterned pieces.

Once I'd trimmed the painted flower layer to size, I added a greeting from Butterfly Basics, stamped with Basic Black ink.
SU, You've Got This, Watercolouring, Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, CASE Brian King
Close up of the watercoloured panel

Brian took a lot of trouble to stamp the middle layer of his card but I decided to take the opportunity to use some beautiful Designer Series Paper and chose a couple of patterns from the Birthday Bouquet DSP.

The candy dots I used are Cherry Cobbler from the Regals set.

Knowing that Brian is fond of dimension, I used LOTS of dimensionals to adhere the layers to the card!
SU, You've Got This, Watercolouring, Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, CASE Brian King
Lots of dimensionals to honour Brian!

Sizes for the layers:

Bottom layer:   Mat    2" x 53/8"                           DSP  17/8" x 51/4"
Middle layer:    Mat   41/2"x 43/8"                        DSP   43/8x 41/4"
Top layer:         Mat   25/8" x 37/8                       DSP   21/2" x 33/4

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I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Stephanie Fischer - so click on the next name in the list to ensure that you don't miss out of seeing any of the blogs and the amazing inspiration they contain.

'Til next time.
Stephanie

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42 comments:

  1. Really love your coloured in flower. Lovely work.

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  2. Great choice of DSP, love the flower. Angexxx

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    1. Thanks, Ange. The DSP just jumped out at me!

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  3. Your card is gorgeous Stephanie, love the flowers.

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  4. Stephanie.....I am totally in love with your colouring.....this card is amazing

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    1. Thank you, Vicki, that's really kind of you!

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  5. Simply Stunning, I adore you colouring, it is incredible

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    1. Thank you so much Sue - I really appreciate that!

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  6. Wow! I am always amazed at great use of watercolour.

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    1. Thank you,Rosalie. It's something I'm enjoying more and more!

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  7. so feminine!! i absolutely adore this card! xx

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  8. Just adorable Stephanie! I love your choice of colours - the Cherry Cobbler is so rich. And I love the watercolouring and shadow underneath the bloom. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Gail! Cherry Cobbler is one of my favourite colours.

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  9. Oh My Goodness! I really love your card! I love everything about it! Such a great case Stephanie! x

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    1. Thank you, Nicole. I really appreciate you comment!

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  10. Beaut card Stephanie! Love the colours and as always, some of your amazing art work.

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  11. Absolutely Gorgeous card Stephanie. Love both the DSP and your beautifully watercoloured flower. :)

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    1. Thank you Juan, I really appreciate your comment!

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  12. This is an absolutely stunning card, Stephanie. I love the colors and the DSP you used. Great take on Brian's card.

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  13. Excellent card, thank you for the measurements too!! Your colouring of this flower has me floored!

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  14. Beautiful job on the entire card! It is a work of art!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marcia. I really appreciate your comment.

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  15. Ah-mazing, Stephanie! Love the panels of gorgeous paper, but that flower - you've really created a gorgeous flower here. I'm so thrilled to participate in this hop with you and your team! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Brian. I really appreciate your comment but I couldn't have done it without your inspiration! Thank you again, not only for joining us in this hop, but also for all the wonderful inspiration that you so generously provide for countless crafters around the globe.

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  16. You have amazing talent, Stephanie!! The rose is so pretty! Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jessie. I really appreciate that comment!

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  17. Yes, yes, yes! It's soooooo you. I first thought,"did she draw this flower?". The way you colouring is just amazing. With multiple laysers of DSP and a big flower, this is my type of a card.

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    1. Thank you, Satomi - you really know how to make me feel good!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I very much appreciate your comment!

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  19. Beautiful card Stephanie! Love your watercoloured flower - just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Kirsten, for that lovely comment!

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  20. Your coloring is just outstanding! I wish I were closer so I could watch you color in person! But being half way around the globe means I will just appreciate your videos that much more! Thank you for sharing another stunning card!

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    1. Thank you, Marianne! You really are going to give me a big head! Does AZ stand for Arizona? I keep threatening to go to a bead show there - I'll let you know if I ever make it!

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