Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Week 263: BUD


It's time for a new cue word and this week's may cause your mind to blossom with ideas!

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

Kitty Bee Designs is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this week's winner 1 (non-colored) digital image from the online store!

Let's take a look at what the design team & our guest designer has created for inspiration!

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Positioning your design on one third of the card keeps things CAS.

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Simply black & white with one pop of color is classic CAS.

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Restrict color to the background to keep the design CAS.
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Using black & white with a pop of color is a classic CAS technique. 

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Offset your image off the page and you have lots of white space.

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Use a sentiment to ground your images.
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Outline your stamped images with a Copic T1 marker to give your images a 3 dimensional look.

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One main image + lots of white space = CAS!

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Using score lines to add interest, keeps your card CAS!

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Frame white space to create interest.
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Create a subtle background with selective inking through a stencil!

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A little sparkle & shine goes a long way in a CAS design.

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 262: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions!
Kymona had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #262 and here is her selection:

The coloring of this thread is so pretty.  Sundaystamper did an awesome job keeping her design clean, crisp and simple.  She used the rule of third perfectly!
Congratulations, Sundaystamper!!
Please contact Melissa at gimmeink@gmail.com to claim your prize! 

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:

 Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


Be sure to stop back in an hour for challenge #263!