Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CASEING GENIUS: Kelly Latevola



 
Hello Crafters!
(That's how Kelly starts out her posts).
What a super exciting hop we have for you today, and all to honor our wonderful blog friend, Kelly!  Kelly goes out of her way to feature card artists and CASE them on her blog.  I met Kelly when I first began blogging, and she's been inspiring me ever since!  You should have reached my blog from the wonderful and talented Kara Vrabel!

So let's get to three of the many many inspiring cards from Kelly:

Just look at those amazing colors together!  Kelly's watercoloring was super inspiring to me, I just had to try it!  You can see her post and video HERE.

Keeping with the watercolor theme, I love Kelly's cutout of that gorgeous leaf, and the side detail is amazing!  You can find this card HERE.

Something about CASEing Kelly from when she CASEd me just seemed like a fun thing to do!  It may have been a CASE, but the card is all her own.  Kelly has MAD coloring skills, and often makes cards that say, "hello".

The CASE:
 
I decided to give Kelly's water color technique a try and painted these blooms from Verve, Be Blessed.  The pink ones use the same colors as Kelly used on the first card.  Many times Kelly uses white pen to add highlights to her coloring, so I did that here too.  I followed the second card with the design edging the side, and die cut an opening to highlight one flower.  The "hello" sentiment, of course, is similar to the third card, and ends with "dearest friend" because Kelly has to be one of the dearest friends in Blogland!
 
Here's a close-up of the cutout detail:
Stamps:  Verve Be Blessed, PTI Scripted
Inks: DI Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Dusty Concord
Dies:  Verve Be Blessed, Mamma Elephant Hello
CS: PTI Royal Velvet, Watercolor paper
Other:  Zing Purple embossing powder, White Gelly Roll pen

What is a blog hop without some fun prizes?! Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29th along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our sponsors: a2z Scrapbooking, Altenew, Create a Smile Stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions, djkardkreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp,! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.
 
 
a2z Scrapbooking
Amy Tsuruta
Ardyth Percy Robb
Brandi Hall
Char Kochensparger
Cindy Chiu
Darnell Knauss
Dawn Turley
Debra James
Deepti Malik
Donna Idlet
Elizabeth Campau
Ellen Haxelmans
Heather Ruwe
Jennifer Loftfield
Joan Bardee
Kara Vrabel
Kara-Lynne (You Are Here!)
Kathy Wade
Katie Gehring
Kristie Goulet
Kristina Beagle
Kymona Tracey
Laura Jane
Leigh Penner
Lin Brandyberry
Linda Trace
Lindsay Amrhein
Lydia Evans
Maria Sabina Raita
Marika Rahtu
Martha Lucia Gomez
Michele Cunningham
Michele Ferguson
Michelle Lupton
Michelle Williams
Monica Maier
Niki G.
Nina-Marie Trapani
Rubeena Naz
Shelly Kurth
Taunya Butler
Thordis Dogg
Vera Yates

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you're having a great day!  Enjoy the hop!
Kara Lynne

93 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Kara! Love the design, the colours... love everything in this card! Perfect!

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  2. I love your beautiful card...super pretty!

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  3. well cased, love the border of flowers, suepr coloring just fabulous

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  4. your card is absolutely lovely, kara!! the coloring is beautiful!

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  5. Oh, this is sweet! Love your design!

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  6. Gorgeous design! I love the colors you picked and the way you colored the flowers Kara :) so pretty!

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  7. Loving the colors! May I copy this card?

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  8. Lovely CASE...your card is beautiful.

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  9. Kara you've done wonders with Kelly's wonderful cards! LOve your gorgeous water-coloring and wish I'd seen Kelly's Gratitude card - I may be CASEing another!
    =] Michele

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  10. What a fabulous card design and I love the colors you used.

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  11. Bright and beautiful cards, Kara! I love your attention to detail!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  12. Those flowers are just so pretty! Gorgeous card!

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  13. Stunning!!! Oh you really did a wonderful creation for the hop ... magnificent!

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  14. So much beautiful color. 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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  15. Wowee! Gorgeous coloring and sweet design. Love the bit of white pen to add details!

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  16. Beautiful card! I love your CASE of Kelly's work!

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  17. Stunning card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Gorgeous card! I love how the flowers are arranged on the side.

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  19. Love how the flowers are peeking out from the one side, and your colors are beautiful :)

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  20. Your card is so gorgeous! Oh my goodness, i love your beautiful design based on Kelly's inspiration!

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  21. Gorgeous card and love the layout and pretty colors.

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  22. Oh, my, the color combo is sooo amazing! Love the layout and all the coloring, truly inspiring! TFS!

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  23. Lovely card! Beautiful colors and the layout is great! Tfs xx

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  24. Those flowers are gorgeous, Kara! Great card!

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  25. What a lovely and elegant card - such a special tribute!!

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  26. Kara-Lynn, this is my new favorite card you've ever made! The colors just melted my heart and the design with the flowers peeking out except for the one full bloom, GASP! Truly magnificent and a perfect CASE for Kelly!! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. Fabulous cards by Kelly! And, you card is so lovely with all the pretty flowers!!!

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  28. You colored those flowers so beautifully!!!

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  29. Beautiful CASEing! The flower border with the one whole flower image popping out is stunning! Fabulous card!

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  30. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Well done Kara Lynne!!

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  31. Fabulous CASE!! Your flowers are stunning :)

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  32. awesome LovE LOVE.. LOvE.... gr8 case of kelly

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  33. Absolutely Gorgeous Kara. I love your colors and design and so will Kelly.

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  34. Simply beautiful! Love your card!

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  35. I think you did a great job at incorporating the elements of Kelly's cards that you loved from each of the three you chose. Your watercoloring is beautiful and adding the white pen was spot on Kelly! Thank you so much for being part of this lovely hop in honor of Kelly and for being and inspiration to me.

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  36. what a beautiful card! the colors are gorgeous and the clean and simple design lets the florals pop right off your card. Awesome job Kara!

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  37. The coloring on these flowers is stunning!

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  38. Fab job casing her cards!! I love the colors and pretty edge! The white highlighting looks very pretty too :)

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  39. love the card... the colours are just perfect!

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  40. gorgeous case, love the white bits on the petals.

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  41. Loving your border of flowers with the one full version, it's perfect!

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  42. I'm freaking out!!! I love this card!!!

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  43. Wow, this card is simply stunning! I love, love, love the purple!

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  44. Fabulous card, Kara Lynne! Love your design and amazing colouring and highlighting on the flowers! Loved seeing how you were inspired by Kelly!

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  45. Lovely card! love the colors and your coloring of the flowers!

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  46. Love that one floral bloom against side edge panel! Such detailing work with wonderful coloring, love it!

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  47. Love the coloring. Such a wonderful case. Love it:)

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  48. WOW...beautiful CASE of Kelly's card Kara Lynne! Those flowers are just gorgeous and I love the white detailing! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  49. AMAZING....your watercoloring is so unique and Beautiful! Thank you!

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  50. LOVE your flowers! They are just beautiful

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  51. A beautiful tribute post to Kelly, and an amazing card as well! I love how you've combined her three cards, and made this gorgeous flowery card. Your watercoloring is wonderful, and that cut out flower is sweet. I think this captures her spirit perfectly. Well done you! Bev

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  52. Your watercolored flowers are so pretty, Kara. I enjoyed your CASE =)

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  53. This card is breath taking!
    Love the colors and the detail.

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  54. Your blooms are SO lovely with the white gel pen added for detail! SUPER CASE of all three Kelly cards:)

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  55. 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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  56. Gorgeous - love how you highlighted the one flower.

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  57. my goodness your card is stunning, and you choose and amazing inspiration!

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  58. So gorgeous! Love your watercoloring with the white highlights!

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  59. Kara Lynne - I am WOWed and so overwhelmed by the ethereal beauty and gorgeousness of your card - so many special touches you added!! A CASE of Kelly but in a ballpark all its' own - you are such a marvelous card maker!!!

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  60. What a gorgeous card! I love the die cutting detail you added!

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  61. Your card is soooooo beautiful!!! I love the colorful flower and the stark white!! Perfect!

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  62. Oh my, Kara Lynne, your floral card is simply stunning! Great CASE of Kelly.

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  63. Gorgeous card with beautiful coloring!

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  64. Gorgeous colour on this card...love the one flower that spans the white and coloured areas.

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  65. Oh wow!! Your coloring is stunning. I LOVE how you have the little flower peeking out of the edge like that!!

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  66. Wow! Your card is stunning! Your coloring is gorgeous! Beautiful job CASEing Kelly's cards!!

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  67. So beautiful! And it looks like lots of fun here, I will hop along if I can find some time this weekend! : )

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  68. Wow!! You card is amazing!! I love the watercolor and added detail with the white!!

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  69. Wow, Kara Lynne ... how gorgeous ... such wonderful watercolouring ... a true beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

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  70. Kara Lynne what a gorgeous case of Kelly!

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  71. Perfection, Kara! These are absolutely gorgeous! WOW! Going back for another look. Blessings!

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  72. This is one fabulous card Kara! I love the depth of colour in your beautiful flowers and it is a wonderful CASE!

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  73. Drop dead gorgeous. Your card is amazing. I need to start watching those videos to learn how you did this. Love the idea of the white pen. Never thought of that one.

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  74. Oh my! what a beauty indeed Kara!!
    a very inspiring post indeed!!
    Thank You~

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  75. Gorgeous card Kara,love the floweres! I am going back to see how you created this!

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  76. Kara this is so very beautiful! I love the white detail you added and the way you have one flower standing out....love everything you shared in this wonderful post! :)

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  77. Dear Kara
    your version is as adorable as Kelly´s card
    you are a genius
    I believe it my dear
    i adore all of your cards
    hugs
    Monika

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