Sunday, October 12, 2008

For Unto Us a child is born...

Today's Featured Stamper was Anne Ryan, and while I don't always have time to stamp much on Sundays, I did get a quiet time this afternoon and set off to play. A Featured Stamper Challenge is when a certain talented person is chosen and stampers wanting to play along are sent to their personal gallery on http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ Players then select a card they wish to 'CASE' (which means Copy And Steal Everything) and copy it MOSTLY, but have to change at least 2 things about it, and tell how we did it, and what we changed about it.

First of all I 'flipped' her sketch (turned it sideways), and then I went with an old retired Christmas image (SU's A Gift From Heaven) that seemed like fun watercoloring to do on an embossed image. (This image reminds me of "The Friendly Beasts" children's carol - Does anyone know it?) I opted for a banner instead of Anne's string of beads. I also used a pattern paper instead of a solid background. Anne Ryan's card is found here. So now you can compare and see how they are much the same, yet very different.

Have you tried this? I do this often with the Stampin' Up! Catalogs, when I need a good idea...find the card design you like and re-make it with your own stamps and colors.

C-Ya Later!
Cheryl

6 comments:

Lorraine said...

your card is lovely. I like your banner on this and the images are very sweet. tfs

Loretta Rodger said...

Beautiful! Love everything about it. The colors are great!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card, love the stamped images on here, and the color combo!!!!!

Cheryl

specialcraftmom4 said...

Neat card! I love how you used paper to create a scenery. Great job!

Scrubbysue said...

How adorable! I just love this! and what a great little blog you have here. I've enjoyed my visit. TFS!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl!

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