Welcome to Week #79 at CASology, where the cue word is CONTRAST. Our sponsor this week is My Creative Classroom. This week's winner will receive a free seat to any online workshop class.
There are so many directions you could go with this word. I started thinking about the contrast between black and white and color. Lately, I've been playing around with this idea--using color in small doses for greater impact.
I used an image from Lil Inkers Modern Mehndi that had a lot of detail. I am loving this Mehndi set right now. I stamped my sentiment and one of the flowers (the one I knew I would color in). Then I masked that flower and stamped and masked all the way up and around that corner of the card. I very carefully colored just that one flower in with Copics, ran that panel through my big shot with the PTI Canvas/Linen Impression plate, and then added black Ranger enamel dots to all the flower centers. I used a raised panel on a base rather than a one layer card because my Copics bleed through the PTI card stock.
As a reminder, here are some points from the CASology blog to keep in mind when you are creating a card in the CAS (clean and simple) style:
1. One main image
2. Lots of open space--uncluttered
3. Limited layers and embellishments
4. Quick and easy to recreate (note--it may take a long time to get a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake)
Just for fun, Melissa challenged us to make another version of our card that is not CAS. Ouch--that was a very hard assignment for me. I had to do the opposite of all those things above, and I will tell you that it was painful. I thought I would end up with a huge mess. I have tremendous respect for those of you who can create layered and highly embellished creations that are cohesive and beautiful.
I used the same stamp set, but you can see a very different card. Lots of die cuts and layers, no open or white space at all, 2 types of patterned papers and a bow. Now, I am actually happy with this card, although I would say that the first card is more my style. Any one of these design elements might find their way onto one of my CAS cards, but definitely not all of them at the same time.
Here they are together:
Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by CONTRAST. Then, please play along and link your creation to the CASology blog by Sunday, January 26 by 4PM (CST).
How will you be inspired by CONTRAST?
I can't wait to see how you are inspired by CONTRAST.
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