CASE Study DT Search Challenge

This is my second post of the day. For the Runway Baby Shower challenge post please click here or scroll down.

sneak peak

CASE Study is having a DT search challenge and I decided to give it a go. The challenge is to take inspiration from someone else’s work and create something that conforms to your own style (what makes you happy), hence  CASE-ing it instead of Copying it.

I decided to CASE three designers with different styles, and chose cards that has materials/technique/style which I am not too comfortable with, hence the challenge 🙂

Here we go then, in the order I made them:

First off, Sanketi’s beautiful mixed-media card:

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I love Sanketi’s water color cards. She is a pro when it comes to water-coloring. For me, however, water color equals disaster, so I stayed away from it, and created this clean and simple card:

Sunflower card

In my CASED version, I tried to color the flower (Clearly Besotted Blooming Marvellous) in a similar way by first stamping and then adding highlights with Inktense pencils. I also masked off the flower when stamping the leaves.

Second is Iwona’s uber-awesome scrappy card:

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This card is simply Wow! I love every corner and inch of it! And it is something I could never design…at least not now. I took few elements from this gorgeous card, and here is my cased card:

Pink Rose

The Hexagon pattern is a digital print from Mel’s collection. The leaves are from Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents, and the flower is a digital print from this collection. I would have colored the flower with Copics had I been at home. But since Inktense pencils are the only coloring media with me, I used the direct wet-brush to pencil method to color it.

And finally, my third inspiration card, from non-other than my blog friend and RIC team-mate Wida:

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I love Wida’s style and her fearless use of pattern paper. And like she said, I love all the layered goodness in this card.

I must say, this was a bit tough to CASE. Her style is clean and simple, yet very different from mine. One thing I knew, I had to get in some splatter in my card! I have been wanting to do that for a long time now! So after some shifting around, here is the card I came up with:

washi jar

I don’t use pattern paper, but I do love washi tape! These two washi tapes came in a set (Recollection, from Michaels) and I love them! The stamps are from Clearly Besotted Spring Blooms. I used an Inktense pencil and a wet brush to create the splatter.

That’s it! I tried to keep this post concise given all the cards, hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for stopping by!

14 responses

  1. Wow Tasnim, your cards are all gorgeous. I can see all the thought you put into casing those designers cards. Wonderful work. I can only dream of having your design process:-)!!

  2. Great takes on all three inspirations! I have to say I’m partial to your CASE of Wida’s card:) I love the way you did the splatters! Love your work Tasnim!

  3. These are all amazing CASEs – definitely original which I think will be what they’re looking for! Good luck!!

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