Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Diedrach Dare: A Cup of Cafe Au Lait

This is my 2nd post today - - scroll down for my FlutterBy Card!

This week the Diedrach Dare is an inspiration challenge. Check out these mugs:

Isn't that one that says Rise and Whine funny?
I love these cups. Would completely enjoy a cup of coffee out of one. The colors are right up my alley. I love the flourishes, the swirly handles and their big size!
I knew right away I wanted to use a new stamp I got a few weeks ago - Cocoa Girl from Gurlee Girl stamps. Have you seen them? They are A-DOR-ABLE!! Such sweet faces and the cards and scrapbook pages posted on the blog are out of this world. Those yummy, layered, detailed, full of stuff cards that I love to admire but never seem to be able to accomplish.

I used the sketch for CLP9 to layout my card - you can see it at the Crafting Lifes Pieces blog - there's a sketch a week and at the end, if you do all four, you have a chance at a prize! Pretty nifty! I colored my image with my prismacolor pencils mostly - and my skin colored copic. Here's a close-up shot:

Take a spin over to the Diedrich Dare blog to see the featured team member this week. And check out the rest of the team members too!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is one of my favorites of Chelsea's images. You did an awesome job with your coloring and the layout!

Lelia said...

I absolutely LOVE this image AND the card! Everything about it is wonderful! Great job, Cassie!


Tricia said...

terrific card. the image is perfect with the papers you chose. great coloring too

Sandra MacLean said...

She is adoreable Cassie! I really love that scalloped paneal and what I want to know is...where can I get me a hat like that?!?

Danni said...

What a wonderful image!! Great card!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love that image but I absolutely love those three ribbons with the buttons!

Chelsea said...

Hi Cassie, Thank you so much for joining in the CLP challenge is week! I'm so happy to see you used your new stamp. your card is stunning! I haven't tried this color combo before, thanks for the inspiration :)Chel

Elise said...

Cassie! What wonderful papers! I love it! And your colors are lovely! This is so pretty! :)

Darla said...

So pretty Cassie! The card has such a soft feel to it. I love the layout and the colors. Great job on the inspiration challenge!

Shesjetlagd said...

So soft & pretty! And, such a cute little image! Totally adorable! :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love how you used such soft colours just like the mugs. The buttons and ribbon are great too.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Cassie, I love the colors you chose for the sweet hot cocoa girl. Pretty background dp and lovely coloring. Beautiful work.

Kim R. said...

This is so pretty. I love the colors. Your coloring is great!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is just a beautiful card, cassie! Your coloring is GREAT and I love that image!!!

Heather Schlatter said...


I am so far behind on getting out and leaving my compliments!!!! This card is completely totally wonderfully perfect!!!! That Gurlee Girl is so adorable I can see why you wanted to pay that much for her I love her!!! Your coloring is totally AMAZING in every way I love love love it and I adore the color scheme and the papers and ribbons you used too!!!


Miss talking to you this week!!!