Friday, May 28, 2010

Fabulous Friday: Recessed Window Card

Happy Friday girls! Around here that means it's the last day of school! Even though I'm not teaching anymore, I still celebrate this day in spirit with all my friends that are! Friday also brings other reasons to celebrate: the weekend of course and a new free image up over at Sugar Creek Hollow - and oh! it's a fabulous one!! So be sure to go over and grab it!

This week the designers are showcasing Recessed Window cards. I've seen sneak peeks and oh they are incredible this week!

I have wanted to make a frame out of the line of ants in the Summer Picnic set. I simply used Photoshop to rotate the image and transferred it to a new canvas. The basket has been colored and popped up. The cloth was printed on some vintage Anna Griffin paper and then added to the image. I had printed it and then needed to re-print my center a little smaller. As a result, the cloth was bigger than my picnic basket. So I just added some folds so that it would fit. I actually love the way it looks - very much like a large tablecloth spilling out of the basket in a natural way! I could've re-printed but I love trying to just "make it work" as Tim Gunn would say! Here's a close-up of the basket and an awesome vintage button I could not resist adding to my card!
And then I added the sentiment on the inside - leaving room to add a verse of encouragement for when I decide to send it out. It is so true isn't it? Picnics are wonderful and represent all the terrific things that happen in our lives. Sometimes though the picnic (life) has moments that are invaded by hardships and difficult times (the ants). Fortunately, we can rely on God's word to uplift as we deal with the ants!

Be sure to visit the rest of the designers. If you don't, you will be missing out on some seriously gorgeous creations! I think I might say that every week, but it's true every week. Each of these ladies is soooo tremendously talented!!
 CheriDani ♥ Donna ♥ Joan
JoselineKristina ♥ LindaLoretta 
MarshaNancySarah 
StephanieTracy ♥ Kelly

May Guest Designer

One last thing before you go. Tracy, the owner and designer behind Sugar Creek Hollow could use your votes! The Midnight Madness Challenge has selected their favorite 20 cards from the last year. The card with the most reader votes will receive the "Priscilla Award".
Tracy is a beautiful woman and beautiful creations come out of her hands! Please GO HERE AND VOTE for her - #9 She does sooo much for sooo many people - I'd really love to see her blessed with this award! Thank you!!!
P.S. While you are at Midnight Madness, be sure to register for the amazing blog candy she has up for her one year anniversary - it's incredible!!

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Cassie,

I absolutely love this, when I first saw it I was like "Ahhh" I especially like the colors.

Donna Moore said...

You knocked this way out of the park! Fantastic, I too love the "table cloth", I think it just makes the whole card very "homey"!! Beautiful!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

cassie!!! this is absolutely fantastic! i love it!

Nancy said...

This is just awesome, Cassie!! I love all of the details that you incorporated!

And, as a former teacher myself, I too celebrate the last day of school with friends!!

Joan said...

I love this Cassie - the colours are wonderful and I especially like how you have the ants marching around the recessed window!!!

Dani said...

This is so sweet! Beautiful colors!!

HappyCrafter said...

Gorgeous card! I really like how you folder the cloth into the basket, it looks really good, and I'm jealous of all you folks with photoshop it's so neat to see what you can do with it!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cassie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Bernadette Bliss said...

What a great card! love the ants circling the basket...

Primitive Paper said...

Super Lovely card Cassie! Love the button, it was just the right touch.

Joseline said...

Love your card Cassie!! It's perfect to invite someone to a picnic.

Beate said...

Wonderful recessed window card!
Hugs and smiles

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a lovely vintage creation, Cassie. Love the soft colors and the way you have the ants marching around as a border. Makes me feel like having a picnic in the country.