Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Week 106: RAINBOW

A bit of bad luck and grey skies got you grumbling?  This week's challenge should lift your spirits!  Besides that, we've got a birthday happening within the design team and celebrating someone else's birthday usually helps brighten the day, doesn't it?!  If you have a moment, please take some time to wish sweet Jen a very happy birthday on her blog!

Let's see what our guest designers and the design team have whipped up to inspire you this week!

Guest Designer:  Hazel
 design defined:
Use embossing to add a little texture to a one layer design.

Guest Designer:  Lindsey
  design defined:
Paper-piecing an image can add a pop of fun colours to a CAS card.

 design defined:
Rain+Bow=Rainbow? Play with a word for fun design!

 design defined:
Black & white with a pop of color works well on a CAS design.

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Using a simple patterned paper adds interest to your design without overwhelming it.
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Limit a busy pattern to one-third of your card to keep it feeling clean!

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Use some patterned paper to complement your sentiment.

Jen, the birthday girl
design defined:
Layer your sentiment over an image to add interest to a one layer card.

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Bold pops of color contrast nicely with white space.

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Linear designs still allow for lots of white space on a CAS card.

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Inlaid dies add interest to a one layer card. 

Now 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 105: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions! 

Ardyth had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #105 and here is the card she selected:
Kate's idea of monsters making you run away made me laugh! And with the spooky eyes in the dark, it's hard to tell who's scaring who!
Congratulations, Kate!
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:

Jen's Choice - Shona's clever take on the cue word is gorgeously clean, crisp and CAS.

Gillian's Choice - Hyo's wonderfully coloured card is perfectly CAS.

May's Choice - EunjoA's beautifully CAS design with a fun scene made me smile. Well done! 

 Melissa's Choice:  Mary Kim's one layer design made great use of white space & I love the movement and pop of color she added!

Joyce's Choice - Jean's card is such a lovely example of CAS design and she had a very creative interpretation of the cue word.

Judy's Choice - Barb's repeated stamping technique gives a feeling of movement while remaining CAS...what a carefree, joyful card!

Kimberly's Choice:  I laughed out loud when I saw Stephanie's Snoopy "RUN" card.
Lots of CAS open free space and a whole lot of FUN!

Tracey's Choice: I just love Lisa's version of her puppy running around the yard. Fabulous CAS design, the black and white is so striking!

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 #106!

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