Tuesday, 21 July 2015

CASology Guest Designer!

Hi there

I was absolutely delighted to win a recent challenge at CASology and thrilled when I received Melissa's email inviting me to guest design at CASology once again.  I love CAS designs so this challenge is right up my street and I love to join in when I can.

So, this week's challenge has just gone live and this is the cue word this week...


I had a few ideas flying around in my brain, some of which were better in theory than in practice.  I did end up making two cards to share with you though.  Here's the first one...


I blended three Distress Inks across my card base, one of which is my new fave shade, Abandoned Coral.  I then took a panel of white cardstock and die cut the pierced border to split it into two parts.  I placed them back together to stamp the flower, to ensure the stem was straight, and then stamped the sentiment.  I adhered the panels flat to the card base, leaving a gap for the 'line' of blended ink to show through.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Flower Arrangement
  • Die: Avery Elle - Dotted Borders Die

Challenge entry:

Sketch Saturday - Week #370















Here's my second card using the word 'line' as my inspiration...



I used a stamp by Lawn Fawn which is one line which forms a curvy line and sentiment.  I thought it looked like the wire for a string of lights so I stamped little bulbs along it.  The bulb and screw fixing is one stamp so I used my ink cubes to first stamp the thread part in silver, and then the main bulb in blue, green and red.  I then added Glossy Accents to each bulb for some shine.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Scripty Sayings; Card-io Majestix - Deck the Hall
  • Ink: Versa Color - Silver, Camelia, Green, Royal Blue; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Accents: Glossy Accents

Challenge entry:

One Layer Simplicity - Challenge #18 - Sparkle and Shine


Thanks for visiting today.  I'm sure if you pop over to CASology there is lots more inspiration for you, those DT ladies are super talented.  Thanks again to Melissa for inviting me :) x


16 comments:

  1. These are super cute! And super CAS! So great to have you as GD this week!

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  2. You are on fire with these cards this week Anita!
    Love, love, love both examples! Awesome ideas!
    X

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  3. I hadn't seen the cue from CASology yet, Anita! Wow - you've done wonders with it... the string of lights is darling with the glossy accents, but card #1 inspires me to try this one ... congrats on your GD [well-deserved] spot!
    =] M

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  4. I {heart} your line-themed cards, Anita! Talk about inspired and inspiring! The little flower is darling; the congratulation lights, charming!
    Hugs~c

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  5. Your cards are both really fantastic. Love the distressed border inside your split panel on the first, and your sweet Christmas lights on your second. Thanks so very much for joining with us this week as our Guest Designer at CASology.

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  6. Gorgeous!!! Love the colors and wavy line design!!! So happy that you are guesting with us at CASology this week!!

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  7. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot! Two gorgeous cards, Anita! I love how you blended your inks on the first one, and how you added the lights on the second card!

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  8. Two amazing cards...love your take on "line", a real sweet card.

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  9. These are both CAS perfection and absolutely love the blending of colours on your first card. Congrats on being GD again!!

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  10. These are both absolutely beautiful, I love your clean and simple style, stunning. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

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  11. Hey Anita!! Your card is so pretty. I love the stripe of color and how it cut through the flower. Nicely done.

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  12. Both line cards are absolutely stunning! Wonderful inspiration!

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  13. Wow, I absolutely love your flower card - so beautiful and striking!

    Jen

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  14. Love both of your cards! Congrats on your Top 3 at Sketch Saturday. I loved your card on the CASology site, and was so excited to see it as a SS Top 3. Great use of lines and fab take on the sketch! Cathyxx

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  15. Awesome having you as GD this week! I love both cards, but just love that curvy inked line in your flower card! Too cute!

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  16. Oh, Anita, both of your cards are so wonderfully CAS!!! Love the gradation of the first card's curve and the rows of dots, and the second card is so clean and crisp that those tiny bulbs of color just pop right off! Thanks for joining us at the OLS Challenge!

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