Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CASology

My sweet friend Lisa just popped me an e-mail telling me about the new CAS challenge site on the block called CASology and I see that none other than the talented Rosemary Dennis is one of their DT's!  Yippee!




I'm also going to pop this in to the current HA contest:


I just happened to have made a card today and although it does use some patterned paper I still think it's very CAS and fits in with their cue word of the Week: SUN, for no other reason than the fact that I used a sun!

Paper: notecard (PTI cardstock); designer paper (Kissing Booth - Basic Grey); Neenah
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; HA Poppy Chalk ink; Tattered Rose distress ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL334); PTI (sun)
Other: dimensional tape; gem; PTI sun die; MFT Grass die

I started off by covering a white notecard front with some lovely paper from a Basic Grey 6X6 pad.  I then used those colors to dictate my coloring of the flowers and the birdies.  The sun is die cut from designer paper and then stamped with an outline stamp using HA Poppy chalk ink and adhered with dimensional tape.

The "grandma" bird is colored with Copics and is made up of three layers - the one image is stamped directly on the white cardstock, then another layer is popped up with some dimensional tape and lastly the wing was stamped, trimmed and adhered with more dimensional tape.  A little gem was added for the eye.  The flowers were repeatedly stamped and colored, and then a strip of "grass" was adhered over the stems.

I am feeling so disorganized at the moment, I know it's because we are living out of a lodge and I am being impatient about getting into our house, but that is going to be a while.  I seem to be doing a lot of running around, back and forth.  I'm trying to make sure that I still exercise each day but unfortunately the eating is getting the better of me, it's easier to grab something quick and starchy like a sandwich or piece of cake or cookie rather than actually go back to the lodge and open up a can of Tuna!  Uugh!  I need my house and my kitchen!  And my craft room.....but... this is what my craft room looks like today...

Wishing you a great day!

18 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Judy, I love your patterned paper. Your colouring is awesome.

Rosemary said...

this is such a fun little card, brenda! i'm so excited to see you playing along with us at CASology!!

Ardyth said...

Love your sunny scene! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

Dawn said...

very cute card Brenda. Perfect for the challenge. Hope the house won't be too long in getting ready so you can get back to normality

Melissa said...

What a sweet card, Brenda! Love the clean design and the way you layered the "grandma" bird!! Looks like you have quite the house project going on...you definitely deserve some stamping time! Wow! Hang in there!!! :)
Thank you so much for joining us for our very first challenge at CASology!

walchowDesign said...

Love how your SUN card turned out!

Jen W. said...

This is fabulous, Brenda! I love the way you matted this on patterned paper, your coloring is gorgeous and the patterned paper you used for your sun is so cool! Hang in thee with your renovations and I hope you get back in your house ASAP! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderful colors and dimension!

Stella said...

Sunny, bright, warm. It;s the kind of card that makes you smile:). And I love the birds!

Trinh said...

What a sweet little scene! i can't to see how your room turns out afer seeing the current state.

Lisa said...

I am so glad to see you getting back into the swing of the crafting thing :) Looks like a cool challenge, eh? Love the card- cute, colorful little birdies!
Wow! That looks like a real mess in there! But, hey- at least they are working on it and the countdown til you move in to new digs is on!! XXX <3 U!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your sweet card Brenda and love reading about your everyday life, the way you are settling in ...that picture is worth a thousand words as they say! Love all that brick though ;o)

Hugs~

Maureen Morton said...

AH, Brenda - I see great possibilities in this room - for real! Just be patient. This card is a charmer - reminds me of my Mom's kitchen. Love the softness and the earthiness. Great job, girlfriend!

Robin K. said...

Hang in there Brenda:). It's never easy living in limbo but it will all be worth it in the end!! I love your little flower garden! Cute sun too!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful & sweet card, Brenda! Hope your house coming together soon! Hugs.

Beth said...

Aww so cute and summery! Wow that's a lot of bricks!

Love Beth xx

Susan said...

I adore the little scene you've created! Lovely!

Lisa said...

what a cute scene Brenda, the birds are adorable!