Friday, July 13, 2012


CFC61CAS-UAL Fridays challenge 61. Use strips of color or pattern in your Clean and Simple design. The sponsor this week is :Freckled Fawn

So let's begin with my card. Just yesterday I received a goody-bag  from my cousin, a dear friend and artist Darlene Gail better know as Arte Dar, a master at altered art and dolls. Worth checking out!!! Anyway she traveled to Michigan a few months back to shop and craft with a friend. Her friend took her to a shop that sells hand made papers. Darlene Gail told me she spent hours there and didn't see half of what they displayed. Huge isles of rolled papers. She was awe struck. After making her selections and waiting for the clerk to find the price, the owner came by and gave her a bag of sample strips, some of which were in the package I received yesterday along with other treasures. Wowie Cazowie!  Some of the most amazing papers I've ever seen.

The sample pieces are one inch wide strips. Perfect for the "Let's Strip" challenge. I used the first strip that caught me eye. It's embossed with what looks like silver coins - so cool. I cut the strip to 1/4" layered on the black. I used the large and small leaf dies ( part of the upsy-daisies dies) for the focal added black pearls and the sentiment...all done.

Now back to my treasures - must find a place to put them, but not forget about them. -out of sight out of mind. Solution:display something to remind me of the thoughtful gift and my dear cousin.

"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. " ~Pierre Corneille, Le Menteur

 That's all for now. Be well ~ Carole


  1. Love this dramatic card - I bet it really sparkles in real life!

  2. So pretty! I love the dramatic colors :) Thanks for having some fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. What a thoughtful gift from your cousin! Who wouldn't love a sampling of fabulous handmade papers? I love the elegance of the silver and black design and the strong, clean lines. Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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