case study no. 4

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…

There’s nothing quite like a challenge to get your creativity going.

Being the October Muse this month for the CASE Study Challenge Blog has been an honour, so much fun and a real blessing in jump starting my love of crafting again. This is my last week to play along with the design team but I believe I’ll be playing along in the future as I find the time. It’s such a great challenge as the sky is the limit. One of the things I’ve been so impressed with it seeing all the unique designs that are created each week in so many different style. Now that’s impressive and very inspiring.

Today’s inspiration design can be found here. You’ll see that I jumped away from the layout for inspiration and focused on texture and corrugated cardstock. My original design was a different style, much cleaner but I thought a more shabby style would play up well with all that texture.

Quick Tip: Highlight textures by brushing with Distress Crackle Paint.

This stunning butterfly was the first piece I picked out to work with on this design. It was sitting on my desk just begging to be used and I thought that it’s subtle white color and lovely raised design would work well with a textural design. I used a hot glue gun to adhere it to the design for a firm bond.


Enjoy your day!

8 responses to “case study no. 4

  1. It’s been a blessing for us too, to be able to take from your work and put it to practice. I learned heaps 🙂
    I’m beyond happy to know that it helped your rediscover your mojo as well, and I’m looking forward to seeing more from you at CASE Study!
    Thanks for everything! Your card is stunning!

  2. Stunning card! Wonderful harmony of a rough cardstock and a tender butterfly!

  3. I am WILD for this card!!! I absolutely love the butterfly and all of the embellishments. GORGEOUS!!!

  4. You have a beautiful style Julia! I love the texture you incorporated here~

  5. It’s been wonderful having you as the muse! You have such a knack for putting things together. I love how you use colours, but your craft and white combo is so elegant – I adore it!

  6. Wow – this is so stunning Julia – love your effortless layering and that gorgeous butterfly,

  7. This is simply breathtaking!

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