Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CASology Challenge #1



Hello, everyone, and welcome to the very first CASology challenge!  Here's how the challenge is going to work:


1. Every Tuesday, a cue card will be posted containing a single word.
2. Take that word and run with it!  Interpret it however you'd like!  Just be sure and keep things 
clean and simple!
3. Deadline is 
Sunday at noon (CST) to link up your project on the challenge blog.  Be sure to provide a link to the CASology blog within your blog post!
4. Feel free to combine this challenge with other challenges.

5.  A Winner and 4 Honorable Mentions will be announced Monday!


Here's the Cue Card for this week:





And here's my card:


Design Defined: 
When I make a really CAS card I tend to use textured or embossed card for the base as it adds some interest without stealing from the design.  Using patterned paper also creates the same effect and, for me, a few gems always give the card it's final pop!



Ready to play along?  Link up your clean and simple creations inspired by the word sun to the CASology blog by Sunday, 14 July at noon (CST).  Can't wait to see them!






And be sure to visit the rest of the DTs blogs and leave them some love.  :)


                                Jen Wills      <----That's me!!











Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (Happy Trails collection) K & Co
Stamps:  (Sun, clouds & sentiment from The Weather Report) Technique Tuesday
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Gems:  (Tangerine assortment) Doodlebug

32 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Such an awesome card Jen, I think those clouds are the sweetest and that sentiment so perfect!

Ardyth said...

Such an encouraging card - love all the swirls!

Lynn said...

Love all those swirls on the clouds...fabulous design! Hoping I can find time to get a card in for the first challenge!

JJ Bolton said...

Great card to kick off your new DT! Your fussy cutting is fantastic as usual! And I love the sentiment!

Hope you're having a great week Jen!

Melissa said...

Jen, I love this design! You've created such wonderful dimension with the clouds and the gemstones are definitely the perfect final touch! :)

Joyce said...

Such a fun card. I love the simplicity of it--but you definitely get your point across. Those clouds are the best.

onecraftymama said...

EEEK! I love it! I especially love that you gave us some insight into your design :) I really hope I can play along - you're starting to see some white space, but hardly CAS!

Gillian said...

Love the swirly clouds, great card

Jay Gee said...

What a great way to start off the challenge Jen - fantastic card :)

lostinpaper said...

Super fun design! This is a great challenge Jen (hope to find a chance to join) You go GF!

Stacy said...

How fun, and I love your take on this weeks challenge! Maybe my mojo will return this week so that I can play too.

Karen B. said...

Cool card, I love that saying!

Deborah Frings said...

A super new challenge and I really like your take on the cue word - the sentiment is fab!

Rosemary said...

this is absolutely the coolest!!

alexandra s.m. said...

I absolutely ADORE your card Jen!
It's a great challenge which I hope to follow ;-)

TFS~

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous card, Jen! Love those swirly clouds and the great sentiment. I'm looking forward to playing along with this new CAS challenge.

You asked where I live. On a narrow peninsula in the NW corner of Washington State, USA. Beautiful rocky beaches and quite a lot of rain. :)

Ann Y.

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

LOVE .,,. ahhh white space and a bang of colour :)

Brenda said...

I just love those very funky retro clouds! Such a superb design! Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog today!

Jean said...

This is sure to cheer up the recipient!

Judy1223 said...

Jen, your card totally inspired me! I love the white space, the cool clouds and paper-piecing, and that great sentiment! Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

Karen M said...

Hi Jen, this is such an adorable card and it has got me singing that song 'The sun will come out tomorrow...' but I can't remember the name of the musical it was in. Was it Annie? Anyway, you know you made at least one person sing with this beautiful card! Kx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so cute and so hopeful, I love it! All of these cards for the new CAS challenge are just adorable! I'm going to play along tomorrow.

(Thanks, Jen, for all your visits at my place and all the love you left me!)

Susie said...

Repeating an element in a design (whether in your home, garden, art etc) is something I have learned by experience, not through professional training. I wondered whether anyone noticed the font design repeating the design in your clouds and sun? The swirl is repeated in the T, S, W and in the last T. The stamped images and sentiment on their own - nice. Together with the addition of the three "blazing" rhinestones -- CAS Perfection!

~amy~ said...

How fun is this?!!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Fun! Can't wait to see if I have something that goes with this weeks CUE word.

Lisa said...

Adorable card, love your swirly clouds and fun sentiment By the way I will now have this song in my head ALL DAY!!!

Lindsey said...

Awesome first DT project! I love the mix of flourishy images and excellent CAS design. And -- oh good! -- another challenge I can add to my list to not get around to! :P

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love your curlicue clouds! So cute!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on new challenge, thanks for head's up, just linked up.

Lucille K said...

Those swirly clouds are so wonderful, love your card Jen :)

Carol L said...

Not only is your card adorable, now that song is in my head for the next few days :)

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful sentiment and one that we all need to be reminded of sometimes!