Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CASology: Thrill

Hello! It's time for a new cue from CASology!

I don't know what's going on, but I feel like I've been riding the struggle bus for the past couple of challenges. This time I just couldn't figure out how to incorporate the cue. I sat and stared at it for several days until I finally decided to just throw caution to the wind and go for a crazy interpretation. What's more thrilling than a good villain?

Maleficent has always been one of my favorite Disney villains. She's just so powerful and when I was a kid, she scared the crap out of me. I think that qualifies as thrilling. I used this picture for my inspiration and came up with this...

I wanted her to be surrounded by a blossom of green fire, but it kind of ended up looking more like she's being birthed from a cabbage. Oh well, nothing is ever perfect.

So here she is. I simply stamped her on a panel cut from a Stitched Rectangle die and then colored her in with my copics. I added the lines to her horns using a white gel pen and then moved on to my fire/cabbage. I used my lightest color to lightly sketch in the basic shape and then went back in with my darker colors to add a little depth and dimension. I finished it off by going back over the whole thing with my lightest color again. Yep, definitely a cabbage.

I added a little shadowing under the image to ground it and then stamped my sentiment beneath. I adhered my panel using my glue runner and that was it!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. You are so clever, Rachel! I am so impressed that you created the fire freehand, and honestly, I don't think it looks like a cabbage at all! The vibrant green is so cool and your Copic coloring on your little villain is flawless...I LOVE this card!!!

  2. It's fantastic and I did have a laugh at your description of it looking like a cabbage, which it doesn't at all. It's impressive you did it free hand. Incidentally if cabbages did look like yours then maybe my youngest would it eat cabbage ;) Brilliant card x

  3. mmmmmwwwwahahahahahaha !!! This is just fantastic. Super Awesome take on the cue word. The green background with the copics is fabulous and love the white highlights on the horns. Your card really is so much fun. Happy crafting. Hugs- Bharati

  4. You are too funny - birthed by cabbage! When I first saw the card I thought it was fire...so I don't think it is as bad as you think.

    Love the idea of using a villian for the challenge! And this image is so cute (just don't tell Maleficent because she still scares me!).