Saturday, 26 January 2013

CAS Sketch

It's week 104 at Less is More and this week were were given a CAS sketch to follow. I have never been very good at interpreting sketches but what could go wrong with this one?
Quite a bit if you're me!
The rules were -

we ask that the card stays in this orientation ie that the band remains in the horizontal plane, in the lower part of the card and that it takes up no more than 1/3rd of the height of the cardbase.

Simple eh??? Not for me it wasn't - I have absolutely no idea why I made such a mess of this - perhaps my mind wasn't quite on CAS today - I have two rather fussy and fancy things half finished on the desk and all kinds of  other 'bits' relating to my life in general whizzing round in my head - in truth, the finished article doesn't bear any resemblance to how I imagined it to be and to cap it all I then didn't make a good job of stamping the sentiment which looks a bit blurred despite me using Versafine ink!

One of the problems with LIM is when you look at all the 'wow' creations that people produce every week, yours look just naff!!!
But naff or not am sharing it anyway!! 

I used cream linen textured card and an embossing folder from the Oriental set I bought a long time ago for the main background. 
I also embossed a border die onto the same card. 
Crimped some maroon cardstock and put it behind the cream border die, added a bit of maroon ribbon to define the flourish and finished with a button from my stash.
Matted it all onto maroon cardstock.

The pic is not the best either - the light here hasn't been very good since we lost the sunshine at lunchtime - I may have another go at this week's challenge as I've just had another 'light bulb' moment!!


Kathyk said...

I think we are always our own worst critics - I really like your card. The burgundy rippled paper is smashing and matches your button really well and I LOVE your embossed flourish


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice Viv love the dark red and white, very classy
jacqui x

Anne said...

Love that embossed border, very stylish!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully elegant with great embossing.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Gillian R said...

Very elegant

Julia said...

Well I think it is great. So easy to end up with something looking flat unless you use some texture as you have done. Wish I had thought of doing that! Great colour too, its very elegant.

Angela said...

Hi Viv thank you for your comments last week. I love the embossing on this card and the rippled burgundy paper makes it pop. Angela x

Meggymay said...

Well I think it is beautiful, wonderful embossing as well.
Yvonne x

Crafty Lark said...

Great texture and I love the alternative colour. xx Flora

Di said...

I adore this Viv - and the rippled burgundy is a fabulous touch, in addition to the other lovely elements. A winner in my eyes!

Hugs, Di xx

Monica said...

Love the classy look of your card with a super design and colour scheme.

Monica xxx

Fiona said...

It's not naff, it's nice! But I know what you mean and I feel the same about many of my creations. Love the embossing folder used here and the classy colour combo.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

I think you have been far too hard on yourself Viv, your card is stunning! Love the embossed flourish its very elegant! x

Jackie said...

There's nothing naff about LiM, and this is a classy example. I love that embossing :o)
Jackie xx

Ally said...

ha ha ha, I know EXACTLY what you mean!! I would have messed it up! I'm not sketch type person neither, quite strange that I'm on the Sketch N Stash DT lol!! But I love your CAS card!
Hugs, Alessandra

Mau xx said...

Oh! Viv, now i feel totally This is Superb and if this is naff then I need to retire and take up golf :o
I love your added colour and embossing.
I am a total loss at LIM but I will try again this week, I started entering again but then had a hectic two weeks so fell behind :(
Huge Hugs Mau xx

coops said...

so stunning viv.gorgeous classy design and i love your embossing ;D

xx coops xx

Annette22 said...

I like your card it looks so elegant

and you know, our crafting is not done by computers, or machines it`s done by us
by our hands, and so shall it be


Susan said...

Not sure what naff means...but if you're saying that your card isn't as "good" as others posted in the challenge....don't be so hard on yourself!!! Your card is simply gorgeous! I LOVE all of the embossing on your card, and the rippled paper behind the white embossed strip really sets off the white swirl embossing! I LOVE this card...and you should too!

Paper Junkie said...

I think you've cracked it - not a sign of naffness anywhere. (I often feel that way about my cards too). X

Lynne said...

Well I think it`s a smashing card Viv and not `naff` at all. I love your colours too.
Lynne xxx

Scrapmate said...

This is really pretty. I like all the different textures.

Debh said...

I think this is a lovely card, classy and certainly not naff.xx

Cathy said...

Hi Viv! thanks for the snippets suggestion :) I love the variety of textures on your card, very elegant design.

Aileen said...

I think your card looks really elegant with lots of gorgeous details whilst still being CAS. x

Chrissie said...

What wonderful embossing!
I love those folders.
Super card.
Thanks so much
Less is More

Vicky Hayes said...

Your cards are never naff Viv and this one's gorgeous with all that lovely texture! Vicky x

Jen Nelson said...

i love the embossing!!

Thanks for Joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

G Peplow said...

Hi Viv, Well I think it's really classy, clever ol you ;)) the red and white combo works beautifully, Gay xx