April 01, 2016

STAMPlorations CASEplorations April

Hey there!  Great news!  No chicken pox for Donovan!  Just some sort of benign bumps.  They are are almost gone now and never even got itchy so probably not even a bug bite of some kind.  Anyway, I'm just glad it wasn't chicken pox.  :-)

Now, onto to today's post!  Its the first of April and you know what that means?  April Fools Day, yes, but also it's the start of a new CASEplorations over at STAMPlorations!  Who are we CASEing this time?  It's the lovely and talented, Donna Mikasa!  Check out the card we got to CASE...

Isn't it just amazing?  I had a good long think about what I wanted to do and after much brainstorming this is what I came up with....

I stamped my feathers (Trendy Feathers set) in Versamark ink and embossed in white on watercolour paper.  Then I watercoloured a rainbow over the feathers fading the colours out.  I splattered some black ink over top.  I stamped sentiment (Balloons and Banners set) on a black strip of cardstock and embossed it in white. Then, I attached it to my card with some foam dots.  I had a blast CASEing Donna's card!  :-)

I hope you'll come on over the to main blog and check out the other DT's CASEs.  Remember, you have a chance at winning a prize if you comment on the main blog.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamp and More - make you mark (I used my Spectrum Aqua markers for the watercolouring)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge - Rainbow


  1. Such a pretty and delicate card and fabulous CASE of Donna's card. Love the blending of the colours over the white embossed feathers and the black splats x

  2. Oooh, and now I want to CASE YOUR card, Kim! So pretty!

  3. This is such a great CASE card you made. I love the pastel feel of the card-very spring like

  4. Such a pretty, soft rainbow!!! Great CASE!

  5. Stunning. The colors are so soft and they absolutely compliment the embossed feathers.

  6. So pretty! Love the soft rainbow of colors over your embossed images. Beautifully created! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  7. Such a lovely pastel wash, Kim, and a great take on the inspiration! We're glad you shared it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  8. hello Kim! WOW, I am luvin these...they are both perfectly inspired cards! I am so glad you played along with us at sunday stamps!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  9. Glad Donovan hasn't got the Chicken Pox. This is such a soft and pretty take on Donna's card, thanks for MYM @ ATSM. :)

  10. OMG, well done! I love when someone CASEs a card and you can just see how they made it "their own"... you did that. It's awesome.

  11. Wow! So subtle! Fabulous! Never heard of this challenge...might have to check this one out...

  12. This is beautiful, Kim. Love the gentle blend of colours, and the black sentiment strip just works.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  13. wooow Kim
    your butterfly is so soft
    I love this and I have the same stamp
    you inspiring me now Kim many thanks :)
    and many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time..
    Monika (Sunday Stamps DT Member)

  14. Don't think I ever stopped by here to tell you what a fabulous creation this is. Wonderful CASE.


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