Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CASology #200: CAS

Hello, friends!  I am so excited to be here today as we celebrate our 200th challenge at CASology this week!  What better cue card than the acronym that started it all...CAS!


To add to the fun this week, several members of the CASology Design Team will be offering blog candy...including me!  Each DT member who is participating will select a random commenter from their blog who also linked up a card at CASology.  Winners will be announced on each Design Team member's blog as well as the CASology blog next Tuesday.  So be sure to visit the Design Team members this week, leave comments, AND play along at CASology!

As my blog candy to celebrate 200 challenges at CASology, I will be offering these goodies as a prize to one lucky participant:



As a reminder, here are some points to keep in mind when you are creating a card in the CAS (Clean And Simple) style:

1. One main image
2. Lots of open space--uncluttered
3. Limited layers and embellishments
4. Quick and easy to recreate (note--it may take a long time to get a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake)


OK, now to my card!  I pulled out some retired Hero Arts wildflower stamps and inked them up with LePlume markers, stamped in a masked off circle, then added distress inks around the border of the circle before removing the mask.  The sentiment is from Jillibean Soup ("Handwritten Sentiments"). This card was so quick and easy to make!  


OK, now it's your turn! Remember to leave a comment here AND link up a card at CASology by noon on Monday for a chance to win my blog candy!  Check out the Design Team blogs for more inspiration...and be sure to visit our guest designer this week, too!


Guest Designer: Diana

Thanks for visiting,
Judy

65 comments:

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  2. Super cute card Judy! Congrats on the 200th challenge milestone! I hope to play along.

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  3. SO beautiful Judy, and the sentiment is so true! The wildflowers have such a pretty water-coloured look in that beautifully inked circle! I look forward to seeing who wins your beautiful blog candy! It's going to be a fun week!

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  4. Oh my! Judy, this is so sweet and pretty! LOVE the look of this watercolored beauty!!!

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  5. Wow! Those flowers look amazing and framing them in a blue masked circle makes the whole thing pop!

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  6. Such a sweet card, Judy! I love how you blended your inks on the background, and how you watercolored those darling wildflowers! Fabulous masking, and your sentiment is just beautiful!

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  7. This is just so dreamy ... love the soft distressed circle and mix of wild flowers.

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  8. Beautiful card Judy, you made my world a better place just by seeing you happy flowers. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART
    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  9. Perfect CAS card, Judy! Love the dreamy feel of the flowers!

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  10. Wow!
    This card is so beautiful!
    Love your card and design!

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  11. Awww this is so pretty Judy. Hope you are keeping well

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  12. Gorgeous, Judy. Your floral scene has such depth, and looks so pretty and dreamy.

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  13. Beautiful card, I love the colouring effect on your pretty flowers :)

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  14. Such a pretty CAS card! Love your sweet watercolored flowers and your beautiful inked circle.
    Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on the 200th Challenge!

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  15. Oh, I LIKE your pretty little wildflowers Judy! What a perfectly charming card this is!!

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  16. Love these super cute wildflowers.

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  17. This is so pretty! Love the frame around the flowers.

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  18. Judy your flowers stamped inside that masked off circle are gorgeous, so much dimension. A beautiful example of CAS design.

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  19. Pretty and love the technique too thanks for sharing.

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  20. Beautiful card, I love the wildflowers framed by the circle
    Jane

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  21. so beautiful!! love the hint of the shadows in the bkg.

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  22. Swinging by to get a closer look at your sky...what a beautiful card; one to remember and case another time if that's oke with you... 200 times; that are a lot of cards and even more comments! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  23. Beautiful card! I love how you've created the flowers!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  24. Beautiful CAS design, Judy! Love the dreamy focal image and the bold sentiment!

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  25. Love those pretty, soft flowers and that perfectly masked circle, Judy. Gorgeous!

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  26. These flowers look so pretty done on the card within the circle. Beautiful

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  27. Hello Judy: I love this colorful field flowers look amazing with that soft and perfectly masked beautiful background, just lovely.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  28. Your smudgy flower window is just so pretty and totally my colours!

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  29. I was initially drawn to your fabulous card by the colours. The stamping is so soft and pretty and finished with a perfectly matched sentiment. Stef x

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all aspects of this - from the image down to the design!

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  31. Such a sweet, pretty little garden of flowers you've planted for us, Judy! CAS and lovely! Happy 200th Challenge to you and the team! Thank you for the blog candy and, especially, the amazing inspiration!
    ~carol

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  32. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card; it is so beautiful; I'm going to try to CASE this card.

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  33. Is that OLD Hero arts Flower Judy?
    woooowww so beautiful on this colors
    and you also made the shadow
    the sponged around the circle is beautiful
    love the idea of masked
    adorable card my friend
    and thanks for the chance to win your goodies
    hugs
    Monika

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    1. Hi, Monika! Yes, they are old Hero Arts flowers! I never get tired of them!

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  34. Truly gorgeous card - I'd love to be on the receiving end of this one!!
    ~ thank you for the opportunity to win your blog candy xx

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  35. What a pretty masked floral scene!
    I'll have to try this.

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  36. Beautiful Judy - I never thought of using coloured flowers against a masked background. I always seem to use black ink! May have to CASE this....

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  37. Beautiful card, love the wildflowers. thanks for a chance to win!

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  38. Love the technique you have used. Beautiful blues in the circle! Love the flowers.

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  39. Beautiful card, Judy. A big congrats to CASology and the design team for reaching this milestone.

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  40. Your card is really lovely! I love how you stamped the masked center. Your sentiment is really special. Congrats on the 200!

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  42. I really love all of the colors on the florals and the masking!

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  43. Beautiful colors! LOve that focal point. And a great set=sentiment. Happy 200th.

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  44. Oh Judy I love the flowers. Happy 200th!!

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  45. This is beautiful, Judy. I love it! Masking and sponging are 2 of my favorite techniques. You did a lovely job.

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  46. These flowers look so pretty and cheerful against the blue. Sweet sentiment too.

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  47. Beautiful flower meadow card with stunning design and gorgeous color combo...hugs...Željka

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  48. Super pretty and sheer elegance. Congrats on 200 challenges.

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  49. Very pretty and spring-y. I have that sentiment stamp set, too! It's one of my very first haha :P

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  50. Wow Judy, your card is so pretty and what a perfect CAS design. I've never used markers to stamp before, must give this a go!! Congratulations on your 200th challenge and here's to at least another 200!

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  51. Your sentiment is SO TRUE!! Your card is lovely and so visually pleasing!! The shaded area looks so soft and pretty with the flowers. Like laying in a meadow looking up at the blue sky!! Incredibly done!!

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  52. Lovely card. Those flowers look so beautiful

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  53. What can I say...
    Adorable! :)))
    Happy 200th. and hugs

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  54. Gorgeous card I love the soft flowery central image :)

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  55. Wonderful flowers! Love your card so much. Great job!
    Valerija xx

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  56. Hey Judy!! I love your masked circle and flowers. So pretty!!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment...I do appreciate it!
Judy