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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

CASOLOGY GUEST DESIGNER

I am so pleased to be the
this week with a fun challenge

My first thought when Melissa sent me the theme was "Oh goodness - fish, mermaids - not a stamp in my collection like that!!"  But more brainstorming came up with words like waves and the color ultramarine - and I went with that!

Ultramarine literally means "beyond the sea" - it was the most expensive color Renaissance painters used because the pigment had to be imported from Asia.  So today I have ultramarine Dutch iris on a wavy background.


Colored my iris with copics and added them onto a wavy stitched background (courtesy of my friend, Cat). Spectrum Noir glitter on the flowers and sentiment along with a few clear raindrops finished off my card. The CAS in my card is lots of white space and one main focal point.

Will look forward to seeing your "marine" creations at CASology this week.  Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments always make my day!


17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I just went to CASOLOGY to check out the new challenge, and your incredibly gorgeous jumped out at me. When I saw the cue, I thought about the color as well. I LOVE your card, Love your interpretation of the cue, and I pretty much love everything about your card.It is killer gorgeous!

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  2. Wow your flowers are beautiful Betty, love that colour!

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  3. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Betty! I love your take on the cue card, too...Ultramarine is beautiful for the petals on your Iris and your CAS design is lovely!

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  4. That iris is fabulous, the ultramarine color just stands out. I saw this over at casology first and I was smiling at your BRILLIANCE in interpreting the word. Fabulous card, and congrats on the GD. (PS that wood grain makes fabulous waves too! See brilliance again.)

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  5. This is so beautiful...great coloring in a lovely blue color

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  6. What a beautiful card! I love that color of blue...well all colors of blue. tfs

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  7. Hi

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    Is this better 😊

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  8. Congratulations Betty. I love that you have done something a little different. The rich ultramarine of the flowers is stunning.

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  9. Congrats on your GD spot, Betty! Great interpretation of the code word! The iris is beautiful and the wavy stitch on the background is perfect for the theme!!!

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  10. Congrats, Betty! They couldn't have asked for a better GD! You are over the top creative with your ultramarine iris & wavy background!

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  11. Beautiful card, Betty! The flowers are so wonderfully colored! Love your take on the challenge! Thanks for being the guest designer this week!

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  12. Hi Betty, Love the choice of colors and your take on the theme. The flowers are colored amazingly well. The ultramarine iris with the wavy background look stunning. Thank you for guest designing with us at CASology this week. Hugs -Bharati

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  13. Such a beautiful card! Hugs, Sarah

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  14. What beautiful iris, Betty! You've colored it so realistically! Love the wavy stitch background too!

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  15. Gorgeous Betty! Those irises are amazing. What beautiful shades of blue. Looks so wonderful with the wavy background. xx

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  16. Just love the rich blue irises, Betty! So pretty on the wavy background!!

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  17. Congrats on your Guest Designer post Betty! What a striking card you've created.

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