Connie Collins is one of my crafting idols. I first came across her work when she was on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team a couple of years ago. I am pleased to say that I get to work with this brilliant lady on the Global Design Project team now AND she is back on the Artisan Design Team again this year too! So why am I telling you this? This weeks challenge at Global Design Project is to CASE Connie!!
There are many definitions of CASE, but at Global Design Project it means Copy And Selectively Edit. This means anything about the original project may inspire you such as theme, layout, colour, stamps - anything!
I find CASEing quite hard because I tend to want to copy. Normally it's because the project caught my eye and I want it for myself, lol. Connie's card is really bold, with a definite theme and a huge focal point. So I chose to do something quite different than what I would normally do when CASEing.
I loved the bold stripes on her card, so I kept those and added lots of colour! I did this by masking off sections and heavily sponging lots of colour on my card. I also liked the Black (or Navy), White and Gold. I still kept those, although made the gold just subtle pieces.
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making this project by CASEing this way. I wasn't lead so much by having a picture of her project constantly in front of me, but was still able to have the integral parts that struck me in the first place. I think I will be CASEing projects this way more often!
I hope you will join us this week with your own inspired work CASEing Connie. Join us over at Global Design Project and see the amazing projects the rest of the team have created.
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