Sunday, May 13, 2018

Just Because

Hi there,

I've been MIA for a few days, my last week's posts were pre-done. I've been reorganizing my crafty space, and as my projects usually go it was FAR more work and time intensive than I thought it would be.

Now that my crafting table is clear, it is time to create.

I am playing along with two challenges -  The Card Concept - Bold Bloom, and Where Creativity meets C9 - Floral.

From the Card Concept I was inspired by the red and the white blinds, and I love this bold lily from Concord and 9th.  In addition, I used a cover plate from Avery Elle and a sentiment from PTI to complete my card.  The image was white embossed and colored with Arteza brush tip watercolor markers.

I'm calling this one clean and layered for the card concept.

I stamped the image on bristol, heat embossed in white, colored it and then die cut that whole panel with the coverplate. I mounted it on black for drama and added a black inked sentiment.  This is my wedding anniversary month - 10 years on the 30th.  Red, Black and white were my wedding colors so I am often drawn to this combination.


Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. wonderful card for both challenges - the black, white and red are fantastic together - winner winner!!

  2. This is gorgeous. LOVE the black & white with the pop of red! One of my favorite combos. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

  3. Oh what a cool way to use the photo inspiration, Cat! Gorgeous flower!

  4. Just so perfect, Cat! Doesn't it feel great to have a clean slate?
    I'm early, but happy anniversary!

  5. Great take on the challenge image! And congrats on the clean up!

  6. Beautiful Lily, Cat! A clean crafty space is good for the soul!

  7. Gorgeous bloom and I love your B&W striped background! I'll bet you felt so much better once your studio was clean and tidy...thanks for reminding me to address my space :)

  8. Cat, this is a gorgeous design ~ may I CASE it? Love the black n white stripes and the red posey standing center stage!

  9. Bold and beautiful, Cat ... so striking! Re-organising ... well done you ... how splendid to have a pristine craft space! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Love this bold, beautiful design! An eye-catcher for sure! So glad you could play along with us at Where Creativity Meets C9!

  11. Absolutely bold and beautiful! Thanks (belatedly) for joining the WCMC9 Challenge!


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