Monday, 25 November 2013

CAS - Crafty Cardmakers DT

Am hosting another challenge this month at Crafty Cardmakers and for my second theme I have chosen Clean and Simple.
It's not that long ago when I dreaded doing these but now find them very 'soothing' to make - there's something about clean lines and no fussy stuff which makes a nice change when you just want to 'make' a quick card!

I chose as usual to make a card with linen textured cardstock.

I used a duster brush and inked a small piece of scrap card with Wild Honey Distress Ink first.

I then stamped flower heads and foliage in Memento 'Rich Cocoa' ink direct onto the base card, then stamped again once onto a white left over piece of the cardstock and once again onto the already inked piece.

With two circle nesties I cut out the tops of the stamped images and ran round the edge of the inked one with a sponge dipped in watered down 'Tea Dye' Distress ink to give a more definite edge, then 3d mounted both circles together lining up the design.

Aligned onto the card base and stuck with some 3d dots to raise it slightly.

The sentiment was also stamped in the Memento ink. I have long been an admirer of this blog and credit the owner with the inspiration for this card - well worth a visit - she makes some awesome cards.
Two great sponsors as always - hope you will join me again for the challenge this week - clean and simple, minimal embellishments, lots of white space - what can be easier???

Challenges -
Dream Valley - CAS
Stampin with the Dragon - Autumn Colours
Ladybug Crafts - Autumn Colours
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment
Delicious Doodles - No Designer Paper

31 comments:

Netty said...

I love your beautiful design Viv, Annette x

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful. Love the silhouette wild flowers.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pia S said...

The circle adds color and dimension to this card in such a beautiful and effective way. It's just that kind of detail that makes a clean design impressive rather than bland! Well done - I love it!!!

Viera Obcovičová said...

Gorgeous card

Kathleen said...

Just beautiful, what a fabulous idea.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is stunning Viv, such a beautiful design and wonderful touch of colour.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous and elegant CAS card.
Loved the row of birds in your previous post as well.
Yvonne

Lorraine said...

what a lovely card

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and colours.xxx

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful card and a perfect CAs design. I have a very similar stamp to the one you have used. mine is by Inkylicious 'Wild Allium'. hugs Mrs A.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a fabulous card Viv, love the way you did it! Susan x

Wendy said...

So beautiful Viv, love your fabulous design.
Wendy xx

Doris Te said...

Just stunning Viv! Doris :)

Shirley Chillman said...

You do CAS cards so beautifully Viv and this one is no exception. Elegant.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Jackie said...

A wonderful CAS card, very cleverly put together :o)
Jackie xx

Beverley said...

Beautiful card & perfectly CAS. I love the softness of the colours you've used & the spotlighting technique. Hugs Bev x

Marie said...

Wouldn't miss your challenge for the world. Always fun to try out something not done before. I love your smashing card with brilliant design. Love how you built it up to give intrest to it and the image is wonderful.
Love n hugs
Marie

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Very elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous CAS card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful CAS card Viv lovely design and love your use of textured card

Anne

Mau xx said...

I have to agree about CAS Viv..it terrified me a while back.
This is gorgeous.
Hugs Mau xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the classy CAS design Viv - the stamping and inking is fabulous. (It would make a wonderful framed picture too).
Sylvia xx

Diane said...

The linen textured cardstock really makes a pretty card design.

Hugs Diane

Karen said...

Such a fabby technique I really love this!

Thank you so much for joining Delicious Doodles for our No DP challenge and Good Luck!

Hugs,
Karen.xx

Pat said...

This is simple but so stylish and the colours are lovely. I love the linen textured card too.

Nathalie said...

So chic card. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
Nathalie

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow totally stunning!!! Just love that card. Great CAS look.

Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

Kandy's Krafts said...

A truly lovely card. Thanks for joining us at SDD Challenge. Good Luck.

Julie said...

Lovey card. Love the clean and simple design
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
Julie T

Marleen Gallagher said...

Great project. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Dragon.
Marleen DTL xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

CASAB - Clean and Simple and Beautiful. Nicely done. Congrats on your win at the Stamping with the Dragon Challenge.