Thursday, September 8, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays...Red, Black, and White + Inspired by a Book

When Clean and Simple got together with CAS-ual Fridays last month...I thought...another Clean and Simple challenge...well let me try my hand(s) at it!!  This week's challenge is to make a card inspired by a book and is to be made with the colors red, white, and black.  I don't read many books, but when my children were little, a couple of their favorites and mine were Rainbow Fish and Grouchy Ladybug.  Now, the ladybug was PERFECT for this challenge with the red and black...but I thought I would try a fish, too.  Not, black and white, but I did put some shiny gel on his gills to look kind of rainbowy....a little different, but fun.  Not sure about either, the ladybug one was made using a sketch from Papercrafts latest magazine...hmm...just ok:)...Here they are:
 Made with a set from Hero Arts and an embossing folder. Here's a close up of the gills:
 And here's the ladybugs:
 Made with punch from Martha Stewart and sentiment from Hero Arts.  Here's the inside:
What a fun challenge...LOVE red, white and black....the book made the!!
Thanks for looking, hope you have a great weekend!!

EDIT....Oops!! I was a day too late to put my cards in the bad for not reading a bit more thoroughly:(!!


  1. Oh what a shame Lisa and you put so much work and thought in too. Love the ladybugs.... especially on the circle embossing:)
    Jenny x

  2. Love them both! These colors together have always been a favorite of mine.

  3. These are cute, Lisa! I love that sweet red, black, and white "rainbow fish!!"

  4. Two great cards! Love the fish bubbles and EF you used in the BG and the ladybugs are adorable.

  5. A little late but thanks for sharing them anyway - they're gorgeous! I especially like the fish with his shiny scales.

  6. What a pity you missed the challenge, these are both gorgeous responses! I love both these books. I'm still reading them both to my littlest girl. :-)


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