Welcome to Week 141 of CASology! Take a look at the cue word for this week:
Before you read any further be sure to pop over to the CASology blog for some super news about one of our fabulous design team members. Go on… I'll wait!
Now that you're back, I thought I'd take you on a little journey through my creative process this week. When I saw the cue word I immediately thought of some newsprint Thickers I had and figured I could incorporate "news" both in the sentiment and in the pattern on the stickers. So here's how the first card looked:
Since the sentiment was going to be the only "image" on the card I went for a bright card base. However, when it was done I thought, "Meh, it needs a little something else." I pondered how to make the sentiment pop a bit more and came up with this second card:
Better, but the sentiment wasn't popping enough and it just didn't seem quite right. I left it overnight and was pondering it today when suddenly the lightbulb went off - the red Bam Bubble on the yellow background is very comic book-esque and comic book heroes aren't great they're super! "Super news!" would be a more fitting sentiment for the design and because I had the news in the sentiment I really didn't need the newsprint letter stickers. I dug around in my sticker stash and came across these puffy foam letters which really had a comic book feel to them and Wham - the design was complete! Third time's the charm!
Sometimes when an idea isn't working it's worth walking away for a while and letting it sit. You never know when inspiration will strike. And now it's time for you guys to inspire us once again with your brilliant creations. Check out the gorgeous designs from the CASology team and then get to work!
Gillian Ross - On a break
And this week's guest designer:
Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CST).
Cardstock: (Real Red, Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Die: (Bam Bubbles) Paper Smooches
Stickers: (Daydream Thickers) American Crafts