Monday, 17 February 2014

Extremely CAS...

Good afternoon, dear Blogger friends!  Hope you're having a good start to the week and that the weather is being a little kinder, especially for those of you being affected by the horrendous floods, here in the UK!  We actually had a dry day yesterday and the sun even shone - it makes such a difference to have the brightness, it seems to lift my mood!
Now, I LOVE clean and simple (CAS) cards, but often feel that they are not enough in some way for me to share here on Blogger - I always feel that I should add more to them or show more technique, but for a change, I decided to make something VERY clean and simple...
...I love this little image which is from the Rosie Collection over at Digi Stamp Boutique and thoroughly enjoyed colouring her up with my Pro/Flexmarkers. Here's the list of colours I used :
Skin - Blush, Dusky, Sinkissed Pink, Coral
Hair - Champagne, Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, Umber
Top - Soft Aqua, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Marine Blue
Leg warmers - Cerise, Shocking Pink, Vermillion (one of my fave marker combos!)
Hairband - Buttercup, Mustard, Sunflower
Grass - Meadow, Leaf, Bright Green
I printed my image quite big (I used the 10 x 15cm print option in Photo Viewer) so decided that I wanted to simply frame the image in some way.  I created the white and aqua frame using square dies and mounted using 3D foam pads to give it some lift.  I then mounted onto a nice hot pink matt to bring in the colour of her leg warmers...
...I have seen paper bows around a lot recently and had C&C on in the background whilst having my dinner the other day - I noticed that the paper bows shown looked very similar in shape to an XCut tag die that I have and so decided to experiment!  I cut 4 of the tag shapes, which have a hole in each end, then cut the ends of two them to create the fishtail ends.  I curled the other two with my pokey tool and then attached them together by threading the stem of a paper rose through the holes and twisting around the centre to secure!  I am really pleased with how it turned out and shall be having a play with some of my other tag dies to see what they look like!
Hope you like my CAS creation and thanks so much for dropping by to see me!  Don't forget there's still a little time to enter into this week's Have a Heart Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers - a new challenge starts tomorrow morning!
Big crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
February Custome Competition
Use a die cut or punch
(I've used my square dies for the frame and tag dies for my bow)
Anything Goes (2nd entry)


Jane said...

I so agree with you re CAS cards Lisa..I too think I need to add more! Yours looks beautiful and perfect just as it is....until I read I thought the ribbon was real...most impressive. I hope the worst of the storms are over, fingers crossed xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous - I love it xx

Sue said...

A gorgeous CAS card Lisa. I love the sweet image, beautiful colouring and your bow looks fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

cass said...

Beautiful car, lovely way to use a square die cut, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

Lisa S. said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Hugs, Lisa DT

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, I think it's a perfect CaS card - wonderful image, not over embellished and great colours!

Well impressed with the bow - I've been looking at a variety of bow dies and haven't took the plunge yet but I've also no tag dies and don't know that I would've been as inventive as you either!!!


Samantha K said...

What a gorgeous CAS card. Adorable image and I love the pop of bright pinks you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our last Challenge. Hugs Samantha K x
Little Pear Tree

fiona walker said...

This is gorgeous and love your colouring thanks for joining our challenge this month at challenges 4 everybody.
Good luck
Fiona dt. x