Thursday, January 1, 2015

w&w 1st Birthday Bash | CAS + Freestyle Collage Technique Challenge with Gayatri


Dear Friends,

Gayatri here now. Are you all enjoying the birthday bash challenges so far? I have new challenge for you. My challenge for you is to make Clean and Simple card using freestyle collage style. Here is one of my previous card I made for Halloween 

Happy haunting

This is what I call free style collage but yet clean and simple. So your challenge is to use this card as your inspiration and make a birthday card using the freestyle collage CAS style.

Here is what I came up with

happy birthday
I kept the layout the same and I have used watercolour. But by changing the theme, colours and elements you have a brand new card using the freestyle collage style. I have used watercolour paper as my base. Crushed Olive distress ink is added on the paper using wet to wet technique. once dry, I stamped the oval frame from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom stamp set in black ink. On scrap pieces of watercolour paper, colour wash Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn distress ink using wet on wet technique. Once dry, die cut a tag out of pink colour washed paper, stamp and cut out three flowers and a bow on blue watercolour paper and leaves on the green paper.. The flower and leaves are from The Big, the Bold and Extras stamp set. The bow from Leave it to Mom stamp set.  For the sentiment, I stamped the banner from the The Big, the Bold and Extras stamp set on Crushed Olive colour washed paper, stamped the sentiment from The Big, the Bold and the Happy stamp set, I again cut them out. Once you have all these elements ready, the final set is to assemble them.


I now clustered the flowers and leaves, adhered on the tag, stamped some leaf elements from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom using black ink. Added the blue twine to the tag and adhered the tag on the card panel using foam adhesives. The sentiment banner was also adhered using glue in the middle and foam towards the ends. The bow on the bottom right as shown. Finally accented with gorgeous Aquamarine, Mossy Green, Lemon Drop and Pink Peonies sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Love how colourful it is. Perfect for birthday celebrations. To tie in all together, I adhered this completed panel on to black card base. Here are some closeups.



Now it is you turn to play along with me and try out the freestyle collage style and make a CAS card. 
This is month long challenge. So take your time and play along.
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  1. wow, amazing!!! I hope I can make some collage even half as pretty as this :)

  2. LOVE the bright colors on these two fabulous cards :-)

  3. DELIGHTFUL cards and EXCITING challenge Gayatri!!!

    I look forward to joining you and challenging myself - I have never made a card layered like this before :)

  4. Beautiful n vry colorful card ! Loved this free style collage plus CAS combo !

  5. Both your cards are absolutely beautiful ..I have never tried free style collage till date but your cards definitely inspire me :)

  6. Now that's what I call a challenge! Not sure if I'm up to it, but I love how you've still managed to maintain a CAS look with all your layering and bright colours.

  7. Just doublechecking... We should make a birthday card?

    1. None of the entries have to be a birthday card. Can be anything. :-)

  8. I love this style, Gayatri, and your examples!

  9. Stunning cards! I think this might be a tricking challenge!!


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