Friday, May 6, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #1

If you're looking for my post for the Lily Pad Blog, please scroll down one post.  Thanks!

I love it when a brand new challenge blog begins!   I've been looking forward to this one, because I've got lots to learn!  In case you haven't noticed I'm about 180 degrees away from Clean and Simple.  Here is our first challenge, to use text in our creation:


Here's my submission:


 I used a page from a Reader's Digest Condensed Book called The "Ladies of Missalonghi" for my flower, and the leaves have script built right into the stamp.  I'd love some criticism on how this design could be improved.......if I had my way I'd have stamped a big text background in tone-on-tone behind all of this, but I restrained myself.

supplies: kraft and cream cardstock, text from old book, Hero Arts CL495 Blossom Art, CL298 Scattered Leaves, AR130 Handwritten Sentiments, versafine onyx black ink, gold and orange markers 

24 comments:

Michele Gross said...

Oh Lin! This is absolutely wonderful! I don't know what you are talking about-you nailed CAS in this card! Got your message and YES! You can enter as often as you like! Happy you're getting texty with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Lin! you just knocked the ball of of the park!! Totally CAS and totally FABULOUS!! You've just got yourself a brand NEW style! I LOVE LOVE the fact that you are embracing any styles! It just shows how talented and versatile you are! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! Hope to see MORE of your creative work!

Michellem said...

LOVE this!! Gorgeous use of text!

Dawn T said...

LOL... it is hard to stick to CAS at times.... I love this but like you I'd want to stamp a subtle background...either the envelope pattern or the text or script stamps

Julie Day said...

Lin, this is beautiful and I'd say you nailed CAS! Love the fact that you up-cycled a magazine page into such a pretty flower :) Thanks for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Nancy K said...

So perfect...you hit the nail on the head, so to speak! LOVE your text flower. If I could just spend a couple minutes with you I'm sure a bit of your brilliance would transfer to me....sigh!
bless you and happy mother's day!

Karen B. said...

Beautifully done, Lin! Glad you got my email today. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kathy Martin said...

Love your text flower! Very elegant! :)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Wow!! For someone that doesn't think they understand the CAS style, you certainly nailed this one!! This is absolutely gorgeous and a stunning take on the challenge!! Thanks so much for playing with us in the very first CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!!

Chris Simon said...

I love this! In fact, my first instinct was to make a card using text on a cut-out flower. When I saw yours, I decided to go a different direction. Now I have to get out my giant flower stamps and make some, too!

Laura Davis said...

This is so lovely! I love the craft, it makes the flower pop!
Thanks for playing at CAS!
Laura

Unknown said...

love the flower!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

You have a lot to learn??? I'm confused because this card is a stunning example of CAS. You nailed it! Perfect in every way. So glad you joined us for the first ever CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

Kryssi said...

Gasp, Lin! You totally rocked CAS!!! I knew you had it in you!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Friday's Challenge!

judkajudi said...

Awesome CAS card!

Patrice said...

love that flower!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful CAS design. Love the pieced flower with the text.

Laurie said...

Lin this is....WOW! I love that flower with the text and it looks so great on that kraft base! Awesome job with the CAS! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Julie Ranae said...

You did it! You did it! LOVE IT!!!
Really great to have you with us in the Break Room at CAS-ual Fridays!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful!!!

Aileen said...

This is fab. Love the flower stamped on the text. x

Unknown said...

wow- this is beautiful!!

Sue Lelli said...

Lin, you made such a FAB CAS card! LOVE the flower! Just perfect!

Tigriswillreign said...

I really love this how it is! That text flower is to die for! Good thing you restrained yourself! ;)
One thing I tend to do on cards that I think might be missing something is to round just one corner, maybe two...