Sunday, July 14, 2013

CAS-ology - NEON



Well folks, I'm finally back in my craft room!  Yes, I have been missing my creative time, but playing in the yard in our all too short summer, has been just as much fun!  I do think that I am now winning the battle with the weeds!  Unfortunately, the mosquitoes have been carrying the championship cup around on their shoulders for the past couple weeks.  The whole team....at least a kazillion per square meter of grass!

So how difficult is it to capture a neon color accurately with a camera?  VERY difficult!

The color is so much prettier and softer IRL.  The card stock is actually a vibrant Neon Pink unlike the neon fuchsia that the camera seems to think it is.  Taking the pics outside didn't help either.

The sentiment is Paper Smooches and seems to work perfectly with the bird image (dollar store find).  I "doodled" in some music notes ('doodling' inspired by the ever so talented Anita from My Papercraft World) and added black rhinestones for a bit of dimension and bling. Although it would appear that Mr. Bird is sleeping, he is merely mid-blink, contemplating which notes to sign next! He is also sporting some bling on his tail - great way to impress the girls!

Off to play in the yard and fight the mosquitoes!

Happy crafting!


20 comments:

  1. Finally! You're back!!! Oh how I've missed your crafty creations :) I'm happy to read that you've been busy enjoying our 3-week long summer...and the associated battle with all things mosquito-ish. The buggers.

    I love this Geri! The image is adorable in a folksy way (love) and the little bit of black bling is the perfect detail. Love your hand drawn notes too!

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  2. What a fab card, what a sweet little bird. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

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  3. YaY!!!! You've made it back to the craft room! This is such a tweet little bird, and I love that pink, even not irl. Great come-back card, dear friend. So glad to see you in my sidebar again, and with this very fun card. Will try to em later. Bev

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  4. Love your neon bird...such a sweet card!

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  5. hey there! (couldn't resist hehehe) great to see you posting - missed your perfect CAS creations! This sweet bird does pair nicely with the sentiment.

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  6. Yay! You're back! Love this perfectly clean design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  7. Yay, Geri ... you're back ... so happy you're here! I used to wonder why God made mosquitoes ... now I know ... it's to 'encourage' you to go indoors to your craft room so we can enjoy your wonderful creations! Thanks so much for the generous shout-out, my friend ... your doodling is quite splendid ... what a tune! Actually your whole card is gorgeous ... such a sweet bird (love the expression!), fabulous colours, cool bling and gloriously CAS ... I love it! Anita :)

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  8. Wonderful card Geri! Your little bird is just so sweet and so neon too! What I really love is that beautiful green and black wing and all the black bling added in just the right places. Welcome back and fabby card!

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  9. He is a brilliant dude, Geri!! He is singing on our behalf because we are all so tickled to have you back and sharing your sensational creations! Already I predict a winner and the ink isn't even dry!!

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  10. Love the pretty bird and the neon color too! So glad to have you back. I have a bird nest in one of my hanging baskets with three small eggs. Two have hatched resulting in two of the tiniest baby birds. It has been fun checking on them every day.

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  11. Geri!!! You're back!!! And back with a bang!!! Sweeeeeeet bird, sweeeeeet card!!! And you doodled those notes?! They look like stamp perfection. Love the colour too - bright, cheery, funky and fun!
    We might not have a kazillion mosquitos around here, but one was enough to bite me just under the eye last night and I woke up with a big swollen, puffy eye. So pretty. Thanks mosquito. ha ha!!

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  12. Yay, Geri!! So glad you're back - and with a sensational card!! Love everything about it - the neon colours (of course!), the bling, the CAS-ness - everything!!

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  13. So glad to see you back! This card is definitely neontastic! I just love it.

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  14. Eek! yay! yippee!! Geri is back! And that with a fabulously CAS card!
    Great job with the neon!
    Hugs

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  15. So glad to have you back, Geri! This is just beautiful with these vibrant colors and I can't imagine it looking any prettier (IRL)!!! Love it!

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  16. Yayyy...you're back! And I'm late in commenting! So much going on since the flood, that I don't know forward from backward! We're here in Bend, after our two days' drive, and I'm taking some full-on "me" time to try to catch up on comments to my 'absolutely special people' sites! LOVE your card!! The bird is darling, doodled notes super cute and the neon ink actually has me adding the item to my wish list! You've worked wonders here! Sweet+++
    Hope the mosquitoes have quit parading around the championship cup (you're toooo funny!), the weeds have been relegated to not reappearing, and summer fun continues to carry on!! Once again: sooooo glad you're back (and with a darling doozy of a card, to boot!!)
    c

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  17. total cuteness...refreshing on such a hot day!

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  18. Nice and bright! Love it! :)

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  19. Aaaackkkk!! Mr. Bird could not be any cuter!! Love that shade of pink!! The little bits of bling are the perfect finishing touch, and your doodles add an amazing feel of whimsy to this fun little bird! Love every single detail!

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  20. Just thought you'd like to know that I just found this on pinterest. Amazing to think that our cards have lives beyond the blog! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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