Week 79: CONTRAST

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


It's time for a refresher coarse on CAS design here at CASology since every now and then it's good to go back and review the basics!  That's why, this week, we've chosen a different kind of cue word than you've had before!  Up for the challenge?  The design team put forth extra effort this week and you'll find that the cards posted here on the challenge blog are only the beginning of what they have to show you!  Be sure and visit each of their blogs to find "the rest of the story!"

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


Guest Designer:  Amy
 design defined:
Use contrast in fonts and color to add interest to a CAS design.


Ardyth
 design defined:  
White space doesn't have to be flat!


Gillian 
design defined: 
Keep patterned paper to a minimum.


Jen
design defined:
Repeating one image keeps your design CAS. 


Joyce
design defined: 
A bright pop of color can add drama to an otherwise black and white card.


Judy
design defined:
Minimal layers, open white space, minimal embellishments = clean and simple!


 Kimberly
design defined: 
One layer cards with just lots of open space, one pop of color,
and minimal embellishments, are very CAS! 


Maureen 
design defined: 
White space doesn't need to be white!


May
design defined:
Use of multiple patterned papers with a simple layout & the rule of thirds keeps your design CAS. 


design defined:
A diagonal placement of your focal image adds interest to a clean and simple card.


Melissa
 design defined:
Three is the number of choice on a CAS design!


Tracey
design defined: 
Simplicity speaks volumes.


Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your CONTRAST creations by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)!
 

17 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me as a guest designer! Love all the inspiration for the Design Team!

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  2. Fabulous Guest Designer and DT cards!! :) I must admit, this is quite the challenge this week! ;)

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  3. cue word is interesting Melissa .. love the contrast cards by Design team ..:)

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  4. As always, fabulous DT inspiration...

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  5. Woot woot, Miss Amy Tsuruta! Thanks for the inspiration; I was able to create when I saw this cue card. Thank you to Amy and the CAS-ology team for lovely inspiration.

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  6. The contrast cards by the Design team are super!

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  7. this is such a unique idea, I love it. I am so going to hunt for a non CAS card of mine to CASe!! Thanks for the inspiration, all great DT cards. Time to create!

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  8. I find it interesting that in card #3 one is advised to keep patterned paper to a minimum, and then in card #9 two thirds of the card is nothing but busy patterned paper, elaborate stitching, and a busy pattern. It can be a little confusing to the reader as to what is considered CAS and what is not.

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    1. Hi, Amy!
      I can see why you are concerned! Each "design defined" is for the card above it. Please visit May's blog for explanation. There are many opinions as to what the limits of CAS design are. Although the DT strives to keep all designs within the same guidelines, we definitely don't feel we are CAS experts and may unintentionally vary a CAS design from time to time. :) This blog is simply here for learning from each other! I hope you will enter a CAS card this week too! We'd love to have you join us!

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  9. Do you mean you want us to make cards that incorporate contrast or do you want us to create 2 cards, 1 CAS and another not CAS?

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    1. Hi, Jackie!
      Just make cards the incorporate contrast (or any interpretation of contrast you may think of...)! We're not requiring anyone to make two cards this week! Promise! :)

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    2. Thanks for the explanation Melissa!

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  10. Great challenge and wonderful DT inspiration! Thanks!

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  11. This was my first time playing along and it was really fun to see all the DT's take on the challenge! Thanks for a fun challenge!

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  12. Thanks for the challenge this week ~ Great cards, as always, from the design team!

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  13. My first time playing with this challenge... yay! Thank you for all the great samples, ladies.

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