Sunday, May 8, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays First Challenge

CAS-ual Fridays is a new CAS challenge blog, go and check it out HERE.  On Friday they launched their very first challenge, to use text prominently on a CAS card.

I've given it a bash, let's hope I left enough "open" space as the rules require.  I think that in relation to the size of my card I have, the card is only 4" X 4".  And I hope I used enough text!

I decided to use some of my Purple Onion Design stamps today and some yummy Basicgrey patterned paper.

Paper: Hero Arts Notecard; Basicgrey (patterned paper); Neenah Solar White
Ink: Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters DI; Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark
Stamps: POD; Hero Arts (Friendship Definition); Technique Tuesday (sentiment)
Other: Pearls (stash)

I stamped the 4 text scallops from POD using Tumbled Glass DI, lined them up on my card and allowed that to dictate the size of the card. I then adhered a strip of beautiful Basicgrey paper over part of the scallops and another strip of white cardstock, on which I had stamped the Friendship Definition in Tumbled Glass.

The butterfly is the largest of a set from POD.  I clear embossed it on white cardstock and inked it up with Tumbled Glass DI, cut it out and then inked up the edges with some Shabby Shutters DI.  Finally I added the pale blue pearls to the body and adhered the finished butterfly to the card, lifting one wing with pop dots.

Thank you for looking.  I posted earlier today is you are interested in a White on White challenge!


Virginia L. said...

Love how you incorporate the text into your design! Fantastic colors and design! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays. So glad that you join the fun!

Rosemary said...

lovely card, brenda!! good luck with the challenge!

Karen B. said...

An extremely pretty and well composed design, I really like the text stamped in different colors on your scallops. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Betty said...

such a pretty card, brenda! blues and greens are my favorites - am loving all the ways text is being used in this challenge and you did a super job!

Latisha said...

What a beautiful image of that butterfly!! Such a pretty card.
Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day too!

Sue Lelli said...

Brenda, I am LOVIN' that butterfly and all the FAB text and scallops! You ROCKED this challenge! LOVE the colors, too!

Dawn said...

What a great card Brenda. Love the scallops

Kryssi said...

The colors work so well together. Such a beautiful serene card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Yummm! These colors are gorgeous together, and I adore that beautiful scalloped texty border on the left. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!! Hope you'll share more of your beautiful work with us again!!

Laura Davis said...

This is so soft and beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS!

Michelle said...

I love these colors together! I like the stripes and the scallops! Pretty butterfly!

Jaclyn Miller said...

gorgeous soft colors and that butterfly is so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with the first ever CAS-ual Fridays challenge.