Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Little Birdie

I have decided I love clean and simple (CAS) cards.  When they are done right, they can be stunning.  There are a couple of challenges which are stretching me to develop better CAS skills.  Today, I combined these two:

Less is More: Sketch
CASology: Birds

 I used a Martha Stewart punch and score board to create the lattice-work border and embossed lines.

The hardest thing about this was cutting that little bird out and x-acto knifing the leaves for it to slide behind...because I forgot to do it before mounting the birdhouses to the card.  Duh!


I also used a boatload of Copic markers.  What makes the difference between CAS but boring and CAS beautiful is the detail added to the coloring.  I am still learning how to color.  Art was never my strong suit in school, so I'm feeling pretty stinkin' good about the progress.

Time to get back to writing.  My poor heroine is in dire straights and the hero is rather beat-up but limping to her rescue.

Until next time,
Becca

15 comments:

  1. This is just stunning! Funny how CAS can be the most un-simple cards, isn't it! I love that you turned the LIM sketch on its side and I love the little pops of red - your colouring is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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  2. You card is so bright and cheerful and clean, Becca!

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  3. It's a lovely image, and you've colored it so beautifully. Sweet card!

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  4. WOW... gorgeous CAS design! the image is perfectly colored and i love how you turned the LIM sketch.... thanks for playing along with CASology!

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  5. This is stunning, the colouring is fantastic!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  6. I too am a HUGE fan of CAS and love to see it done so well by so many on the LIM blog - loe your card

    Kathyk

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  7. Beautiful design and your coloring is amazing!

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  8. Sensational colouring
    Superb card, great take on our sketch, despite no sentiment
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. This looks simply fab!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. Beautiful coloring...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-31.html

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  11. Your colouring is gorgeous and really takes you CAS card to the next level. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  12. Lovely, lovely, very lovely.....

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  13. This is beautiful! Congratulations on your CASology Honorable Mention!

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  14. Congratulations on your HM win at CASology!

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