Sunday, 9 September 2012

We are family ...

Hi Bloggers,

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

I've a card for you today, made for the CASology challenge



Again, I've been stumped with this week's CASology Challenge, however, I started to tidy up my craft room yesterday (it's going to take a while!) and came across my "Back in the Saddle" stamps from WaltzingMouse.

This was my first attempt but for me it was just too messy to be CAS




The card base is embossed with TH woodgrain EF and the sentiment and cowboy were stamped with VersaMagic Night Sky and clear embossed.















This was my second attempt, and for me, much more 'clean and simple'




Sentiment stamped in Bundled Sage and clear embossed, cowboy stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia, mounted onto some DP.


Now, I'll give you all a laugh, my first idea was to do something using fingerprint faces of my own family but I thought it looked too naff to put on a card.  They actually do look like us.



Okay that's it for today, 


Thanks for coming to visit.

Suze xx


18 comments:

Ardyth said...

The first one has a western feel due to the woodgrain, but you're right about the second being more CAS. Love this western take on Family - made me smile! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Suze, I loved seeing your process with the cards and fingerprint faces, too! I agree that the second card is a more CAS style, but I do like the woodgrain feel to the first card (both nice!). Well done!

craftattack said...

Great cards and I LOVE your family 'photos'!! Valerie

Meggymay said...

Got to agree about the second card, but both look fantastic.
Love the finger family.
Yvonne x

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant dialogue Suze:0) Great texture with the woodgrain on your first card, the second is really CAS and your family portraits lifted my spirits, I don't think they're naff at all, great job LOL Gay x

Von said...

Just love your finger print family Suze :) A pretty clean looking bunch to me
Von ♥

Rosemary said...

love your take on the cue word, suze, but i really think you should have completed the finger print card... your little family is too cute!! thanks for playing along with us at CASology!!

Monika Reeck said...

great card for boys or man....and the first card is so cool on the wood grain Paper...are all great card...

I am joining too the CASology challenge and my card is Nr. 36 would you mind to see it on my blog? I would be so glad if you could leave me some love :) Many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

lynne said...

The first one has a great feel to it with that woodgrain effect but I'd say you were right to go with your instincts for the second card as it has a more CAS style.
Great cards and the fingerprint one is such fun.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great pieces of art, the faces make me smile :)

Anne said...

Loved the first card, second card lovely and simple, very chic, finger card! Wayhey! great fun!!!! Don't chuck it...layer it and frame it!...you can use it to search for evidence when the chocolate goes missing....:O)

trisha too said...

Fun card, but those faces, Suze, those are priceless!!!

Thank you for taking the time to comment on my latest column at Unruly Paper Arts, I appreciate it!

:)

Strangely Creative said...

Lovely cards - I liked both of them to be honest. Yes I would be able to pick your family out anywhere from those fingerprint portraits - very realistic! Take care Cxx

Jenni's Jems said...

I really like both of your cards, but think my favourite has to be the first one!x

Jenni's Jems said...

P.sYou're fingerprint family made me laugh and your right there is an uncanny resemblance to you all ....hee he x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Of course, the first remark HAS to be regarding your fingerprint family. I first got a good laugh, which I needed, and now I'm going to notify the authorities so they can add this phenomenal set of handsome prints to their data base. They were getting bored with the usual whorls and swirls, so you'll be the making their day!

Second, love your western CAS card for the family challenge! I like the second one better, only because the two horses running onto and then off the page looks more like a posse. Really cool!!

baileyrosy.com said...

I dont know why you are worrying about your naffness as it never seemed to bother you before , but seriously folks three great cards and I do love those little fingermejigs seriously funny which one are you !

Marie

Aileen said...

I think you should take up finger painting!! An exact likeness too!! Super cards Suze and love the western ones too. x