Sunday, 11 August 2013

Smile, laugh, giggle.

It is my turn to choose the  theme  over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. I think it is fair to say we all do not make many CAS cards. So my theme of 'Clean and Simple' one layer cards is a challenge for all of us. Definitely out of my comfort zone.
I used an stamped image, on my first card  which came from our regular sponsor  Flonzcraft.
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The image was watercoloured.
I also  made a fussy cut mask of the image so I could add the coloured background. I have an old aperture card that I use for this stage.  This shading was pans pastels

The card on the left, was made in a similar way, using a Jofy Stamp from Paper Artsy.
I just used the patsels round the edges to frame mask to highlight the image. So no neeed to fussy cut the flowers.

Thank you for stopping by, I realy appreciate your comments and I do hope you will join us, especially if its out of your comfort zone as well.

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  1. Hi Yvonne, well this one was a real challenge for me but it was a refreshing change to make such a quick card. I love both of your cards, great technique with the Pans in the aperture - it looks fab
    claire xx

  2. Beautiful cards, but did you have to choose CAS?! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Hi Yvonne, Great idea for the a theme. It's all about the challenge, yes?! Love how you framed your focal mages too. Will need to try that! Take care. Yvonne

  4. Two great cards,, love the shading using the aperture card, really suits both images.
    Avril xx

  5. Hi Yvonne, you've definitely set a good challenge ! Love how you've used the pastels to frame the flowers. Sue C x

  6. These are wonderful cards. I find CAS almost impossible but always good to challenge yourself I think

    Love Chrissie x

  7. You did a fine job on your CAS cards! Lovely images!

  8. Ha Yvonne, I think you did a great job choosing this theme, because like you say, most players find this genre really hard,(I know I do, but I am definitely going to give it a go...)
    Anyway, I think both of your cards are real stunners so well done you!! All the others I have seen so far have been gorgeous too, so this was a theme well chosen I think!

  9. Lovely CAS cards - such delicate colours, and I love the masked off backgrounds, so clean and sharp against the white. Definitely a challenge, this one, for me!
    Alison x

  10. Wow, these are fantastic cards. CAS is a very difficult theme for me.

  11. Hi Meggymay. These are 2 great examples of CAS. A great uses of an aperture.
    Dot x

  12. Hi Yvonne - your cards are great, such fab images and soft colouring ! I'm sorry if I misunderstood your theme as I didn't realise it should be one Layer cards - just thought CAS, Esther xx

  13. Thank you Yvonne the CAS theme has certainly challenged us all.

    Both cards look clean and elegant, my fave is the image of the girl she looks adorable.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x