CASADIA... started by Wida, is the *most* fun idea, and I am so excited that I get to be a part of it. It started with a card created by Laura Bassen, which was case-d by Jennifer Rzasa. Wida was inspired by Jennifer's card, case-d it, and was inspired to start a "case chain". Neat, right?
I have to say... if you go through the chain, the cards, up to this point, have been beautifully CAS... so I thought I would throw a wrench right into things, and toss the whole thing on its ear! *wink*
Here is where the chain started, with Laura's stunning card:
And here is where it led, to the card I case-d, by Maria Fischer:
As soon as I saw Maria's card, the bloom stood out at me, reminding me of the peonies from my Pretty Peonies (PTI) set. I also knew I wanted to incorporate the red from the sentiment, and the deer led me in a 'woodsy' direction. Here, let me show you:
I tried my hand at the letterpress technique, using a woodgrain impression plate. You can see I incorporated the peony I mentioned, and I added the red accents as well.
So what do you think? Too much of a reach? *wink*
You must go here and see the chain in action. It's really cool to see the whole thing evolve, and there are some really great designers involved. I can't wait to see Dana's take on my card!