Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Week 91: NOTE


Take note!  It's time for a brand new cue word here at CASology!  Your creative minds will soon be singing as you take this week's word in different directions.  As is the case with many words in the English language, this one could be interpreted more than one way.  That, of course, just adds to the fun!

Before we see where the design team and guest designer went with the cue word, we wanted to tell you that one of our fantastic sponsors is back today with some excitement!

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Now let's go take a look at the inspiration that the design team and this week's guest designer created for you!

Guest Designer:  Dena
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White space doesn't have to be white.

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Masking can let you add lots of detail to your card while still keeping it CAS.

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Interactive cards can be CAS if you keep elements and colours to a minimum. 

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Minimal elements and lots of white space keeps a card CAS.

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Paper-piecing adds interest to a CAS card.
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Finely textured papers can enhance a CAS design.

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White open space is a perfect background for your CAS cards. 
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A small strip of patterned paper adds interest without monopolizing a CAS card.

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White on white with pops of color preserves white space.

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To emphasize one word on your CAS design, underline it with a marker!

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Branch out beyond crafting supplies!

Now go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Week 90: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions! 
Judy had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #90 and here is the card she selected:

Gay's one layer card perfectly exemplifies the elements of a "clean and simple" design -- one focal point, lots of white space, limited embellishments.  And, to top it all off, her card is whimsical, perfectly masked, and FUN! 

Congratulations, Gay!

Below is a winner's badge to proudly display on your blog:


Here are the Honorable Mentions chosen by the rest of the design team:

Ardyth's Choice
Deann's beautifully coloured focal image 'floats' in lots of glorious white space! 

Maureen's Choice
Hazel's design is CAS at it's best.  She took advantage of negative space and created a fun focal point perfect for this weeks cue card! 

May's Choice
Somdeepa's hand-drawn doggy looks so cute against the bold and open "white" space.  And her hand-written sentiment is just fabulous with touch of wet look. You rocked, Somedeepa! 

Melissa's Choice
I love how Julia created interest by placing her white, main panel off center and the Rule of Three worked perfectly with her embellishments! 

Gillian's Choice
Sarah's use of pattern paper highlights perfectly all that gorgeous white space. 

Jen's Choice
By tucking the splashes behind the center panel, Janet adds texture and interest without overwhelming the CAS design. 

Kimberly's Choice
I just love all the white space and the blue hues of Christine's card paired with the very subtle droplet shaped Kanban Tree!
Joyce's Choice
  Barb's fun boots & fantastic rain are perfectly placed together on the upper portion of her design.  Lots of white space remains and her design is perfectly CAS! 
Meghan's Choice
Lucy went with a simple image beautifully coloured with pencil crayons.  A true one layer, clean and simple card!

Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


Be sure to stop back later this morning for Challenge #91!

design + development by fabulous k