Sunday, September 1, 2013

CASing Karen L

The Kraft Journal challenge this week is, for me, an intimidating one - copy your favorite designer.  First of all, these designers are favorites because I cannot possibly create a card as they can.  Additionally, I have so many favorites - too many to copy, and how to choose?  Well, I took an easy way out.  I simply chose one of my favorites from the inspiration for this challenge.  I could easily have selected any of them - all do great work - as do DT members for other blogs.  This is not to diminish the work and inspiration of Karen Letchworth.  Her work is lovely, and her comments are so thoughtful and encouraging.
Selecting this card also gave me a chance to try what I would call a "shabby chic" style - though maybe that is not the best term for a masculine card.  I used this cute turtle and funny saying - from my Wish RAK stash, so I am not sure where it came from.  This Paper Studio dp has leaves - more masculine - in colors that work well with Kraft.  I used a Memory Box stamp on some kraft, and then used the same stamp to edge the image - though I used a bit more than I should have.  The turtle is colored with a chalk pencil  I added twine, washi tape, an arrow by Basic Grey, pine branches by Cheery Lynn, and another sentiment.
Whew!  I finished with plenty of time to get ready for church!
Copying Karen:
Office (twine, tag, tape):
Funny masculine:

And - a favorite for 2013, using Kraft:


jessica said...

What a beautiful card! Karen is such a talented designer and you copied her card perfectly!!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal for our Copy Your Favorite Designer Challenge!

~Tammy~ said...

Thank you for sharing your favorite project from The Kraft Journal 2013. Hope to see you join us in the challenges next year!