January 15, 2010

Create Your Own Fridays #2 – CAS Style

Here we are, with our next edition of CYOF! This time I tried a CAS (short for Clean And Simple) card and I must say that it turned out just the way I’d imagined if not better. This card contains two of my firsts: one is getting a border using nestabilities and the other is shading using sponging. I stamped the image in black ink, clear embossed it and then colored. For the water, I sponged using blue pigment ink and then added some swirls using a darker shade of ink and a tortillion. At the end I added some glitter to it. For the sky, I used a red, orange and yellow ink. First I sponged the yellow (lighter first), then shaded over it with orange and finally red. All the sponging was done with nestabilities in place so that color doesn’t go over other parts of the card. I also maked the image while doing the sponging. Okay too much talk and no card make readers anxious! :) So here’s the card…ta da!

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I just love the splash of color on that white. I thought a lot and decided that any other addition to the card would interrupt the pristine look of the card. Oh and I colored those white dots, etc in the image with a white gel pen.

1 comment:

Tejal said...

love the superb colors on the card...too much would spoil it..maybe a sentiment when you send this card would be ok..

Really superb..and the new look of the blog is great!

Great to see you sticking to your new year goals..