Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CAS Spring Flowers

Daisies - Stampendous, sentiment - PTI
I'm on Spring Break and there's no need to go any farther than my craft room for a vacation!

Today's card combines a number of challenges.  Three of them have been in my head tumbling around until this morning when my card came together.  Two are Splitcoast Stampers challenges.  Monday's CAS Challenge is a limited supply challenge and calls for using only outline stamps.  Daffodil Delight, More Mustard and Tempting Turquoise are the three colors in Tuesday's Color Challenge.  Use It Tuesday and Addicted to CAS both have spring themes for their challenges.  This card makes me think of spring.

Another challenge that influenced my card is from the Muse Card Blog.  A card is chosen to become a "muse" for creating a new card.  Ardyth Percy-Robb is this week's muse.
Ardyth's card
As I have mentioned before even though it's not my style, I am drawn to CAS cards.  Ardyth's card appealed to me right away - I loved the circles and the sentiment in the center.  The idea is reflected in my card.  The daisies on my card needed white space or the card quickly became to busy.  I went right to my collection of big sentiments and found this one from PTI.  The daisy stamps are about six years old.  They don't get much ink, but they do come in handy.  I also pulled them out for this card back in February!

I use white copy paper to plan my card, and it took several tries before I came to this layout.  Not being trained in art, I needed to remember the design principle of triangles in deciding where to place my daisies.  One layer cards panic me a bit!!  One mistake means starting over.  I sent up a silent prayer as I added the sentiment (which was my last stamp).  I would love to hear your comments and suggestions about my latest CAS attempt.

22 comments:

  1. You've done a great job with the inspiration from the Muse card challenge. I love the colors you chose and you nailed the placement of the sentiment within the daisies.

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  2. Beautiful card. I love the masked sentiment. :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  3. Wow! Great job with the 'rule of thirds'. You have done a fabulous job of applying this rule to your card. The daisies are perfectly placed with just the right amount of white space between them. Great choice with the sentiment - the font works so well with the daisy images!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today to say hello. I love having company visit :)

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  4. Fantastic cas card and a wonderful take on the Muse! I love the colours you've chosen - you've shown that this layout can be very versatile and result in a completely different feel by simply changing the colours and the shapes! Thanks so much for playing along!

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  5. Congratulations on becoming a DT member for Sister Act Card Challenge! I look forward to joining you!

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  6. This is so cheerful and fresh, I just love it! great use of your images and masking.

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  7. This is so springalicious! I love that you have balanced the concentration of brights with the white space below it.

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  8. I love this card! Great use of the Muse inspiration!

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  9. A lovely card - similar to mine and I didn't see yours until I was posting mine. Great minds do think alike. :) Seriously, this is a happy, fun card and I love your flower stamps. Also by only using the three colours you concentrated the "spring" in the card.

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  10. Such summery colours, beautiful interpretation

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  11. So pretty, I love your happy colourful flowers!

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  12. Really pretty. I have trouble with CAS cards and yours I might just have to CASE...Thanks for joining our spring challenge at use it tuesday this week and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT

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  13. wow, so lovely! The stamping looks wonderful, and I love your color choices! :)

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  14. Love the color palette you worked with and perfect masking for your sentiment!

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  15. Love the aqua/yellow combination and all the lovely white space! So pretty!

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  16. Wow, such a super cute Spring card!
    Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!!

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  17. This just screams Spring - I love the colors and the masking! Thanks for playing with us at ATCAS!

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  18. Yeap, one layer cards can trouble me as well - but you shouldn't be panicked, the result is sooo beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at Addicted to CAS!

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