Saturday, February 8, 2014

CAS (Clean and Simple)

Happy Weekend Bloggers!
I have a quick card to share with you today and the style of this card is TOTALLY outside my comfort zone!  You'd think I'd enjoy this style since it's really quite & easy but I truly struggle with it ... I just keep wanting to ADD MORE!  Seems so UNDONE to me ... BUT, I see other people using this style and think ... WOW! That looks awesome!  
So, I'm giving it a GO!

There's a new (to me at least) challenge out in blogland called
This is a very unique challenge blog ... you'll have to be sure and pop over to check it out!  Trust me, you'll find a 'concept' that fits your likes and also ones that make you 'think outside your comfortable box'!  (like I have today!)

Their current challenge theme is 
I guess I could have used some of the pretty mint green as seen in this picture, but since the theme said PINKS, I strictly kept with that color palette.
Okay .. here we go!
MY card using the CAS style . . .

I simply grabbed 5 different shades of pink from my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and scribbled some sections of each color, then stamped one of my favorite sentiment stamps (Verses Rubber Stamps #FS0109-E) over top.  Placed my colored/stamped panel onto a SU pink pirouette card base and Viola!  

Like I said ... TOTALLY NOT MY 'typical' STYLE!  
But it's starting to grow on me ... what do you think?? 
AND as a friend pointed out ... that's what a challenge is supposed to be!

A few qualifying challenges:
Less is More - Anything Goes/One Layer 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Sentiments Only 
Totally Gorjuss - Sentiments As Main Focus 

Well it's lunch time here so I'd better go see what hubby's hungry for today!
I'm kind of thinking it's going to be a 'left over' meal day...
that will give me more creative time in my cave!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're enjoying your weekend!


  1. Hi Darlene, thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog...thought I would come by and check you out!! I would say that this is amazing and you think it is not your style!! I love how you just used markers, such a cool idea and fab CAS card x

  2. Perfect, card, I think you did a FAB job...I LOVE it and look how easy it will be to mail!!!!

  3. True this is different from your normal style, that is what thinking outside the box causes you to do. I have to say I do love this and think you handled the challenge well!

  4. Wow, would never think you struggled on this...this turned out just beautifully! LOVE the colors and the sentiment is awesome!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  5. Dar, I love, love , love, .love, love this! So classy! I think you did a smashing job!

  6. Love this - the focus is truly on the sentiment and the gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

  7. And my, how you ROSE to this challenge - FAB card


  8. This looks lovely Darlene!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  9. Great card! Love the colours and sentiment... one layer cards are difficult to get right but you've cracked it with this one! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week.

  10. I love the different pinks you have used, they glow. A wonderful backdrop for the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept.

  11. Wow! I love it!! It's fabulous and very striking!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :

  12. FAB work on the CAS style! Don't be afraid off all that white space.
    Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hope you will join again next week.
    Pia xx

  13. Great CAS creation.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'


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