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Friday, 19 February 2016

All Fridays should be clean and simple!

Good morning all

It's challenge day again over at Winter Wonderland 

and our host this week is the very talented Lesley

who has cosen the theme 

Clean and Simple

I have to say I used to struggle with CAS cards
 - never really knowing when to stop when it comes to layout and embellishments
but now I actually love the CAS style - it's all about the image really
and if you keep to that you can't go wrong

Because it is so simple this card was really quick and easy to make.  The image is Lovely Lavender from LOTV - another one which seems to have been discontinued - they seem to have has a right old clear out over there!!-  I stamped onto watercolour card with Ranger archival ink in watering can, then coloured it with my Spectrum Aqua pens - also really quick and easy to colour with.  

I made the card with kraft card then made a quick frame with the square pierced noble dies from Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson) with the same kraft card that I simply mounted over the top of the image with glue gel - not even a distress ink in sight - I was very strict with myself lol.   After that its just a tag cut with a sizzix die  and a piece of raffia for a bow (I think I actually rescued it from a bunch of flowers a while back) - a  clean and simple card for any occasion with a bit of shabby chic going on!

Here are the colours for the Crafter's Companion Spectrum Aqua  pens I used
pot - terracotta and slate - yellow, purple, wildflower and moss for the pattern
flowers - purple, wildflower and orchid, leaves leaf green and moss
shading - slate

Hope you'll come and join in with us this week we have two great sponsors

Crafty Sentiments - offering a prize of 2 digi stamps

and The Craft Barn - with a prize of a £10 voucher
The Craft Barn

come and join in - it's fun to be a bit simple at times!!!!



Chris said...

A beautiful CAS make Judith, perfect showcase for the lovely image!

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

Plony said...

O yes...tell me about strugling with a this looks gorgeous...I don't miss a thing on your card. It's just us having difficulty to stop adding things when we are making a
You did a perfect CAS-card-job...
Have a nice weekend, xxx Plony

Pat said...

Beautiful CAS design Judith, lovely image and gorgeous colours. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

This is so pretty Judith...looks CAS to me!! xx

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Judith, a lovely image and your Kraft frame is perfect.

Carol S. said...

Love the image and the CAS design is lovely. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely Judith.

Kat W said...

Hmmmm, not sure I could cope with CAS every week! I agree it does get easier with practice though! And you sure have it nailed with this beautiful card :-)
The image looks gorgeous against the Kraft card and the little pierced hole detail is fab :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx