Thursday, 17 February 2011

Lili of the Valley goes CAS!!

I've thought I'd finally managed to enter the Simply Less is More challenge run by my two lovely friends Chrissie and Mandi. This week's challenge is One Layer Only then (ooooooops) featuring flowers or trees - why didn't I notice this before - got my dozy head on again!!!

When I've attempted the CAS look before I have normally used scenic stamps or flowers and trees etc. so I thought I'd try something a little different (MISTAKE!!) and use this Lili of the Valley adorable image It's my Party with the Clean and Simple style.
I'm actually quite  pleased with the way it turned out and wasn't itching as usual to add any embellishments.


The image is stamped directly onto the card, as is the sentiment, in hindsight I would have like to print a different sentiment directly onto the card also.

I felt the image needed dramatic colours if it were to 'stand alone' so I
 coloured her with Copics, R00, R20, 22, 27 & 29 for the red elements and the C1 ,2, 4, 5 & 100 for the black.

I embossed around the image with Spellbinders labels and inked the edges with a combination of Weathered Wood and Black Soot distress inks.



I finished by glittering her tiara and present ribbons with silver Stickles.


Now the question is do I do another one or wait for the next challenge - WAIT I think - one CAS card a week is as much as I can manage - I'll shoot off and see if this one will fit any other challenges. And that's something else - my challenge page at the top of my blog completely disappeared - I've put it back but now need to relist all the challenges - eeeuuugggggh!!!


Ive found a challenge - Yippee - Creative Inspirations want a minimalistic look this week.
Found another - Papertake Weekly want us to put on the glitz - hope my glitzy tiara and ribbon count!!

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27 comments:

petra,s cards said...

pppfffff this is gorgeous!! great collorwork!!!
xx petra

Askartelin itte said...

Beautiful indeed.

mustavcoffee said...

Simply gorgeous Heather:0) xx

joey said...

Oh Heather if they are all going to look like this make loads each week, this is just stunning!!! I love it great sentiment too. Joey xxx

Vicky said...

WOW....I have to say this is absolutely gorgeous I'm not a lover of this image but it looks stunning it really does!!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
wow gorgeous card, awesome colouring, luv the sentiment,just say her frock has flowers on it! pmsl, sue,x

Dorcas said...

THis is gorgeous Heather!

Kathleen said...

Its stunning. l Love the colours.

Paula said...

Well - there's an email in your inbox & this is one tremendous card. I wouldn't dare do all that straight on the card base. In conjunction with your post the card had me almost howling with laughter.......... but I'm sure it's not funny from where you're sitting. Anyhow you take care.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Heather, this is awesome! Golly your coloring is amazing. The inking around the edges sure made me think at first glance that the image was inside a window. This is soooo cute! Well done, girl. This image is just too cute. I'm off to finish a HM card.

Elborgi said...

really sweet!
Hugs
Elma

Moni said...

Beautiful card, fab colouring and lovely image. Hugs,moni

June Houck said...

This doesn't need layers...it already has fab dimension. YOU rock CAS, girl!

Katy said...

OOoh this is CAS at it's best! Fab image, beautifully coloured and lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining in with the CAS challenge at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Cathy said...

Stunning, Heather, she is so effective in these colours against the ehite background.
I need to learn how to do this embossing with nesties ... I always fail totally!!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Chrissy said...

When Kirby said she thought it was a window, I looked and said "it is a window" then looked again...my word you are clever.Who needs trees and things, I love this just as it is.Gorgeous colouring..amazing
Luv CHRISSYxx

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week with our Plain & Simple theme over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

Pia said...

wauuuw what a great card, lovely image
hugs Pia

Danni said...

Fabulous card!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your red and black themed card, Heathe, with it's clean and simple embossed design.
Hugs, Lesley

angelwhispers said...

Just love the simple look and the image really pops and looks so beautiful! Chanelle xxx

Sandra1968 said...

This is a great card!

Marion said...

Stunning card Heather, The colours really 'pop' on the white. Like the embossing around the image.
hugs
Marion

Mona Evy said...

Lovely card, Heather! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Sue said...

Heather, this is just so darn cute! The colors make her pop right off the card, no need for all those embellishments we love to add! And the sentiment is perfect!! LOVE IT.

Hugs
Sue Drees

Lisa aka Myran said...

I think it's goregous Heather! Love the coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

America said...

Heather, this is fantastic GF!!! Wish I could have just a tiny little of your dreamy coloring skills. AMAZING!

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