Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CASology Week 92: Garden





It's time for another CASology challenge, and our cue word this week is GARDEN.  My true confession today is that I have two black thumbs.  I cannot grow or take care of any sort of plant, and I have come to terms with that.  I have a gardener who takes care of the outside of my house and lots of silk and plastic fake plants and flowers inside.  But, as terrible as I am with real flowers, I just adore flower stamps and dies.  In fact, you could say that I have quite a garden in my stamp baskets.  So, for this challenge, I pulled out one of my older flower stamps and stamped a sweet little flower garden scene.

How about you?  What do you think of when you see the word GARDEN?  Do you like to garden?  What do you grow?  Have some fun with this cue word, and then please link up your creation on the CASology blog by Monday 4/28 at noon (CST).




I stamped one of my favorite images from Botanical Silhouettes using SU Real Red and Pear Pizzazz.  I grounded my garden with a thin strip of Pear Pizzazz.  I'm running low on Sympathy cards, so I used the 'with sympathy' sentiment from the same set, tucking it into one of the spaces between the flowers.  I set that panel on a standard sized card base using foam tape, and added a few black enamel dots.

Since CASology is a Clean And Simple challenge, I thought it would be helpful to review some things to keep in mind when creating a CAS design:

1.  One main image
2.  Lots of open space (uncluttered)
3.  Limited layers & embellishments
4.  Quick & easy to recreate
 
You can see that my card meets all 4 criteria above.
 
So, what do you think of when you see the word GARDEN?
 
Check out the beautiful designs from the CASology Design Team members and see how they were inspired by GARDEN.  Then, please play along and link your creation to the CASology blog by Monday 4/28 at noon (CST).  

Don't forget to keep your card Clean and Simple.
 

27 comments :

  1. Love the rich bold colour - still lovely and clean!

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  2. Love the splash of red on your white card base. Just a lovely card!

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  3. You should make a bunch of these...I had forgotten how much I like that stamp Joyce! I know that it will seem silly, but those black enamel dots really make this card fabulous. They look so good with the bright red and white...three little dots...wow!

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  4. Lovely card Joyce I too love the image. Thank you for selecting my card.

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  5. This is beautiful Joyce. I just love that set -- it's a timeless one and I love the strip of green at the bottom.

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  6. Beautiful sympathy card. You know I never tire of that stamp set--classic!

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  7. Perfect sympathy card Joyce! Hope you had a wonderful week with your daughter (and have to admit I'm happy mine wants to stay closer to home for college).

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  8. I just love it when someone used this pretty floral stamp. Lovely sympathy card Joyce!

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  9. Beautiful sympathy card, Joyce! Adding a thin strip of green card stock is brilliant! May

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  10. beautiful card - the green strip at the bottom really grounds the flowers. Stamped flowers don't make me sneeze! (my excuse)

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  11. You've made a lovely garden on this card! Love this. Bev

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  12. Simply beautiful, Joyce ... I love everything about this ... the image, colours, the enamel dots, the way the sentiment nestles in between the gorgeous blooms ... just lovely! Anita :)

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  13. Such a gorgeous card, Joyce! I love the bold red with your CAS design...perfect for a sympathy card, too!

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  14. I love your little flower garden, Joyce. It's perfect for a sympathy card. You did get your PTI gift didn't you?

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  15. Joyce...love your fabulous card. Sympathy cards are always difficult to make and this is just prefect. Sure to bring comfort to who ever receives it.

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  16. I do love that PTI set. It makes me feel a bit arty without having to get all techniquey! LOL! The images make for gorgeous sympathy card too.

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  17. Beautiful sympathy card Joyce the flower colors really pop off the card.

    Hugs Diane

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  18. Well you may not have a green thumb , but you have great taste! Love this flower stamps that you chose to use. Very peaceful sympathy card.love it Joyce!

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  19. Oh I haven't broken that set out in a looooong time. I'm going to have to pull it out and ink it up! What a beautiful card. So simple. Perfect for sympathy expression. The colors are gorgeous.

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  20. Love ur take on the garden, what could be better that bright red flowers :)

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  21. Gorgeous card! And it definitely fits the requirements for CAS. Right now the word "garden" makes me sad because the plants (my garden) in the backyard are being decimated by the desert pack rat who lives there. I think he is searching for water as he has pulled up all the succulents and dug into the dirt of my other plants. I wonder if I should hang the former hamster's water bottle out there just to keep him out of my plants.

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  22. Wonderfully green inky thumb Joyce!!!

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  23. Joyce, this is so rich and deep and lovely...perfect for the cue this week!

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  24. Joyce..I am like you...I dont like to do something in my garden...my husband did it always...and I am not having a green finger...all the flowers will dead it I must take care LOL......but yes you made a green garden here and sooo adorable...love that Old flower stamp you put on your card..my husband said yes garden is a great challenge for you Monika LOL...hope you like to see my garden card on my Blog...hugs, Monika

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  25. Fabulous take on the cue card, Joyce. I love the deep red colour of the flowers and also those black dots really add interest to the whole scene.

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  26. Those flowers in red are stunning! And the strip of green and accents of black make a perfect design!

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