Friday, June 3, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #5

I'm really beginning to enjoy making Clean and Simple cards!  This week at CAS-ual Fridays, the challenge is to use this sketch:



 Many of the DT used a sunshine theme, and I guess that influenced me, because I used these sunny colors.  I haven't inked up this beautiful daisy stamp in a long time, and after I stamped it using mustard seed distress ink, everything came together for me.  I trimmed out the panel, then used a Nesties circle die to cut out an arch from the bottom.  I was originally going to use only that arch, but it occurred to me to use the negative image also, and then I liked adding the arch back in, with just a small break in the design.  This shows off the image so much nicer.  Aren't daisies the best symbol of summer?


supplies: white cardstock, scrap of unknown striped dp, Outlines daisy stamp, Hero Arts CL342 Everyday Sayings, mustard seed distress ink, EK Success scallop punch, Nestabilities circle die

And I used another arch for a second card, turning the sketch 90 degrees and substituting a bright yellow gingham, threaded with twine.  I used the same sentiment, but shaped it into an arch also.


Two happy cards from one fun sketch - thanks, CAS-ual Fridays!

26 comments:

  1. Wow!!!! I so love your take on the sketch!!Indeed, the warm and sunny daisies are perfect for the theme and sketch! I really like your use of the negative part for the 1st card and I like the circular sentiment for the 2nd one!! SO glad that you are having fun with CAS-ual Fridays challenge! LOVE it when you play :)

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  2. Hi Lin! You work fast! Love these bright yellow cards! Such great takes on the sketches and I like that you made two!

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  3. so very pretty! love both of your cards, but the second one is my fav! :-)
    Sylvia xx

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  4. Soooooo Pretty Lin!!! Love this Gorgeous card....I'm not a fan of Yellow (Actually not a color I got for often) but this is just Perfection!! Hugs.....

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  5. Lin...you NEVER cease to amaze me! Both of these cards are such a fabulous take on this week's sketch! Love seeing you at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  6. These cards are both utterly amazing and just scream of summer. Love them! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. What a fabulous daisy stamp! I had to read you blog twice to make sure this was a stamp and not computer printed. It's gorgeous and you've stamped it so well! Great cards!
    Linda
    (No.11 CFC)

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  8. beautiful take on the sketch, Lin! so pretty! love them! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

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  9. Love 'em both, Lin! So summery! Each one is a wonderful take on the sketch. . .so creative!

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  10. Sweet cards! One of my favorite colors...happy, sunshine yellow! :)

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  11. pretty cards Lin... yellow is not a great favourite of mine, but these look stunning

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  12. Beautiful yellows! The sentiment goes perfectly with the bright and pretty colors!

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  13. Hi Lin, both of your cards look terrific! It's amazing how different each card looks although many elements are the same! you work well in yellow

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  14. Simply gorgeous Lin, love the sunny colours. that daisy stamp is so pretty!!!

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  15. Great takes on the sketch and I LOVE the yellows! Yellows and daisies speak summer to me! Have a great weekend!

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  16. These are both so bright and summery! Love how you used both parts of the die in the first card. Gorgeous!

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  17. Both are so pretty and sunny! Love the second take on the sketch. Very clever and lovely!

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  18. wow Lin, so love your takes on this sketch, good luck with your entry

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  19. Stunning work!
    Great take on my sketch.
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  20. briliantly done with yellow only! Love this techinque!

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  21. Oh my goodness! These are so beautiful Lin! I love that Daisy background! I am gobsmacked, these are outstanding!

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  22. 2 fantastic cards!! Wonderful take on Laura's sketch!! Glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Lin! Great take on the sketch and love how the first card turned out!

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  24. Wow, Lin - two creations?!! Nice work, girl!! I love that you took the inspiration from the sunshine samples of the DT. The daisy backgrounder really adds some wonderful dimension!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!! Hope you'll share your beautiful work with us again!

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  25. Both cards are awesome! That really is a beautiful daisy stamp and you used it well!

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