Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Celebrating Kelly

I was lucky enough to serve on the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies DT with Kelly Latevola for a few months and her projects always rocked...like, always. She has got to be some sort of Color Magician, because her coloring skills are magical. We miss her over at a2z Scrapbooking, but luckily she's all over the web. And she has those fun and helpful videos now, too, so we don't have to miss her too much. 

THANKS FOR ALL THE INSPIRATION AND TUTORIALS, KELLY!! YOU ROCK!!

For my CASE of Kelly, I had more than enough inspiration and things I've seen her do and want to try. It was difficult choosing just three!

This one I saw first at A Day for Daisies and loved. That fairy stamp is so cool and I like how she's part of the frame with the flower.



This one is adorable and uses Lawn Fawn stamp with the funny sentiment, Alpaca My Scarf. I really enjoy how Kelly faded the stenciling here.


And this one features what I love most about Kelly's work--fabulous coloring. Now, in normal hands, this stamp is pretty, but in Kelly's hands, it's outstanding. Look at those flowers!!


Here's my CASE of Kelly. From CARD 1: I took a Day for Daisies stamp I have (Water Talk) and framed a flower (Vintage Poppies from A Day for Daisies). From CARD 2: I used a circle stencil (from Latina Crafter) that I only sponged intermittenly with Distress Ink. From CARD 3: I used my Tombow markers to flick the flowers toward the center to try for highlights like Kelly. Now, I didn't quite pull it off, but I do like how they turned out.




And to make it my own, I added Black and Xmas Red Stickles to the center of the poppies. Glitter? Really? Chark? Yes. Yes. Yes, of course! I also made her hair gray so she didn't compete too much with the poppies, plus I'm all salt and pepper now, so gray hair doesn't disturb me :)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter to win the wonderful prizes the hop has lined up from these generous sponsors including:
  • the Winter 2015 card kit from Create a Smile Stamps

  • $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp

  • $25 gift certificate from the Ink Road

  • a Police Woman digi stamp from Lia Stampz

  • $25 gift certificate from a2z Scrapbooking

  • a crafty goodie bag from a2z Scrapbooking

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Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29, along the hop. Each comment increases your chances of winning a prize. The winners will be notified by email after October 29th.



Here's the hop list—hope you get a chance to see all of these fun CASEing Kelly projects!




Happy Hopping! Thanks for stopping by!
Chark


95 comments:

  1. i can totally see the isnpiration from Katie's first card, well done lovely image from a Day for daisies too

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  2. Wow stunning CASE Char!! So bright and vibrant!!!

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  3. Wonderful take on Kelly's cards!

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  4. Wow this is beautiful! Love that you kept the colors vibrant :)

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  5. Beautiful imagery - very elegant and sophisticated!

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  6. Fantastic Card Char --- I adore Kelly and loved working with her...seeing this tribute makes me happy, I only wish I had been able to be part of it!

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  7. Stunning card Char. I love how you cased Kelly's cards into one of you own. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful, love seeing the inspiration and final card!

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  9. Oh, this is so cool! Fabulous CASE of Kelly's work!

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  10. What an outstanding card just beautiful

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  11. Beautiful card, I like the red poppies.

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  12. Beautiful card, Char! Great CASE of Kelly's cards.

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the hair and the coloring on the flowers is fantastic!

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  14. Gorgeous color in those bright poppies! Wow! Really fresh card!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  15. I absolutely love your case. It's Beautiful. What a fun hop. Not only do I get to see Kelly’s work I get to see yours too. Winner winner.

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  16. Very nice card combing several ideas to make a lovely card!

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  17. Well, this is an absolute pleasure to be here at your blog and see how you have CASEd the lovely Kelly!!! I think it is so beautiful - love the soft stenciling and the styling of the card with your incredibly pretty grey haired lady atop the frame that has stunning poppies which are just bursting with bold color and sparkle!!! I am just gasping in delight of your talent and awesome-ness!!! I hope you have a HAPPY day!!!

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  18. Excuse me while I get myself back up in my chair! You really knocked me off my perch with this vibrant and spectacular CASE of Kelly's cards, Char! It's a real WOWzer!! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Excuse me while I get myself back up in my chair! You really knocked me off my perch with this vibrant and spectacular CASE of Kelly's cards, Char! It's a real WOWzer!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Great card. I love the gray hair! Thanks.

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  21. You Rocked it! The coloring on the flowers is excellent and hopefully I will be this good someday!

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  22. That is one amazing card! Your vibrant poppies are perfect and so is your graceful lady! So cool!

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  23. This is gorgeous, Char! LOVE those flowers!

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  24. Awesome how you put together the various elements from the inspirational projects! Great layout!

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  25. Those are some gorgeous flowers!

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  26. Love the CASE Char, especially how the color of the flowers pop!

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  27. Kelly is an amazing card artist but so are you. I really love the card you made with that lovely lady and all those fantastic colors in the flowers.

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  28. Love your combination of inspiration! Perfectly done with the pretty images!

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  29. Awesome layout! Everything is so well combined! Tfs xx

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  30. You did a terrific job and it's a fun and fine tribute!!

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  31. Your card is beautiful, and you certainly captured Kelly's style!

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  32. Beautiful CASE of Kelly's card! Love the bold poppies! The image above the frame is lovely! Fantastic job!

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  33. You created such a beautiful card using Kelly as your muse! Love the poppies.

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  34. The poppies are just fantastic and i love the way you've put your card together..tfs

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  35. Wow Char, so artsy and modern. Very different from Kelly's 2 cards, but I definitely see what inspired you in her
    cards. I am sure Kelly will be impressed. TFS

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  36. Char,

    This is an awesome CASe on the cards you chose! Thanks for walking us through your thought process. I think you did Kelly proud with your coloring, your flowers rock and pop off the page! I love Kelly and think it is amazing that all of you are celebrating her its this hop. Thank you so much for being a part of this, as well as for inspiring me.

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  37. Great CASE Char! I love the coloring of the hair, just gorgeous!

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  38. I love your projects. You did a really good job show casing your talent! Amazing job.

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  39. Love how you made it your own. Love the colors and your design.

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  40. Hey Char!! You did a great job on your CASED card. Your coloring is amazing.

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  41. My hair is white and quite long! Thanks for showing gray hair is ok. Great coloring on the flower too. Your card makes me smile.

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  42. Those bold colors are definitely reminiscent of Kelly's work.

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  43. Love how you've incorporated different elements from Kelly's cards!

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  44. Totally awesome Char. Love how you incorporated Kelly's elements and then added your own touch.

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  45. Kelly certainly is the master of colors. You did a beautiful job as well!

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  46. Char, wonderful card and I love seeing how you were inspired by Kelly! Love your design and mix of images! Beautiful colouring and sparkle too! Lol I also love that you coloured her hair grey as I have a lot of grey hairs myself too:)

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  47. Wow, what an absolutely stunning card! Love the bright, vibrant colors on the flowers and that fairy is beyond gorgeous!

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  48. You say you did not quite pull it of with this Kelly-Cased card, but I think you surely did!!
    I like the whole look of your card.

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  49. Wow! You really captured the beauty in this stunning creation! A fabulous casing on the Kelly's cards!!! Love it!

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  50. Love Kelly's cards that you selected and love your CASE! TFS :)

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  51. Love your CASE. Love the brilliant colours.

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  52. Love the bright red popping poppies.
    Where do you get all that talent?

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  53. Your work is amazing! Love the artsy feel to your cards!

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  54. Such a wonderful case. Gorgeous design. Love it:)

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  55. I love your Case card and you've beautifully captured Kelly's. Great colors!

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  56. Wow, soooooo gorgeous!!! Great CASE!

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  57. This is a LOVELY representation of Kelly's three cards!

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  58. What a challenge to select *only* three favourites from Kelly's amazing arsenal of creativity, but wow...you managed to narrow down some real treasures. Your case: simply awesome! Such a marvelous hop to put the spotlight on someone who allows so many others to shine. Heart-warming and touching!
    ~c

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  59. Gorgeous - really LOVE those poppies!

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  60. What a Fantastic CASE!!
    Love the Poppies!!!

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  61. I think your gray hair and highlights are beautiful! I'm thrilled to see you embracing those ADFD images. They are gorgeous just like your card!! Thank you so much for everything! xoxo

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  62. Gorgeous poppies and love the gray hair contrast!

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  63. Beautiful flowers and choice of colors!

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  64. Too late for the blog hop as I was away but just checking out peoples cases. Love what you did with the digi from Daisy. Looks brilliant, salt and pepper looks good too.

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  65. You have done a fabulous work. Love the coloring and stenciling.

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  66. Lovely card with gorgeous coloring! Great CASE!

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  67. Great case. I must try that stenciling technique!

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  68. Wonderful how the flowers pop off this card.

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  69. Gorgeous card! Love the vibrant red in the flowers.

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  70. very pretty card, and I love the gray hair !

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  71. This is AMAZING!!! I LOVE that stencil technique!!

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