Monday, September 28, 2009

CAS -- I'm Here for You

When I saw that today's CAS challenge onSCS was a color challenge, I thought I would play this evening. I also used as my inspiration, the wonderful and deceptively CAS creations of Silke (sparklegirl). As a stamper, my style seems to involve lots and lots of layers, and most of those layers have black mats. I almost NEVER make my card on the actual card base, which is something Silke does all the time and it looks so FABULOUS.

Well....my results are pale in comparison to her work, but I must admit I am happy with them. And, really............that is all that counts, eh????

The sentiment and image are by Little Paper Shop. The designer paper is part of a Basic Grey paper pad, I believe from Eskimo Kisses. The border punch is by Martha Stewart. This was also my first attempt at using Flower Soft. The consistency surprised me....I really thought it would be more fine a material rather than clumpy until you break it up. I need some more practice before I can say I LOVE it.....lol!!!!

We had a typical early autumn day here in Connecticut today. Generally a bit cool, but very warm in the sun, and lots of breezes in the afternoon. Now we are under threat of possible thundershowers.

8 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

Silke has a style all her own, but I think you did a great job without all the black mats! I love the dsp and piercing, and flowersoft! After watching a video from CHA, I now dump my flowersoft into a larger container and break it up with my fingers and work with it from that container. It's much easier to manage that way!

Cindy Haffner said...

This is so pretty.

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Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is just charming Joanne!!

Traci M said...

I am always amazed by your matting, it is not something I do well, can't ever get my paper cut right. But you do this so well, too...love this!! Your paper and colors are wonderful!
Hope you are doing well!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh - Joanne - you are so sweet!!! Your CAS card turned out FABULOUS!!! Love the colors, embossing and the perfect simple layout!!!

Big hugs ~S~

StampOwl said...

love it Joanne

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love Silke's style, too, Jo, and have had a hard time trying to emulate it in my designs. It really is a gift and you seem to have it, as well, dear friend. This is beautiful!