Week #4: BIRD

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Are you ready to let your CAS creativity soar even higher this week?  You've been lifting us up with the kind comments you leave here and on our blogs and we hope we're doing the same for you!  This is about learning here at CASology and we hope you'll always come away from here feeling like you at least received some encouragement to keep on creating!

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This week, we're heading off on a new journey with a brand new cue word:  BIRD!  The past few weeks, a few of you mentioned that you didn't know how you were going to go about creating a card when you didn't really have an image for the cue word.  Guess what?  That's never going to be a problem again because the cue word is simply a starting point for your creative thought process!  For example, this week the word is "bird."  At first, you may think, "Boy, I don't know if I own a bird image!"  Have no fear!  What else does "bird" make you think of?  Freedom?  Flying?  A song?  You don't have to limit yourself to the literal word if you don't have a specific image each week!  Go with your creative instinct and let it flow!  We're not here to limit your creativity, but to encourage it to reach new levels!  We do have some general guidelines that define Clean & Simple design in general (see the Helpful Hints tab), but other than that, we're pretty open minded!

Now let's see what the design team has been up to!  Lindsey, last week's winner, is joining us this week as our guest designer!

Guest Designer:  Lindsey
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design defined:
Think about your composition on the page & get the viewer's eyes to travel around the card space - here the eye travels from the dark bird to the light bird & again from the dark heart to the light heart & then along the twine from one side to the other.

Rosemary

design defined:
If you get stuck for ideas, don't forget sketch challenges.  Some sketches are CAS in design, but it is relatively easy to CAS-ify even a more complicated sketch by removing layers and simplifying embellishments. 


Tracey

design defined: 
I wanted to show you this week that a CAS card does not have to be white.  I didn't use any white but I allowed my one layer focal panel to have lots of open space.  The card itself can be put together easily, but for me it is the design process that is more time consuming.


Ardyth

design defined:
Small details (the 'shadow' on the egg, the sparkly yolk and the rounded corners) can add interest to a card without making it too busy!

Jen

design defined:
A simple way to add interest is to add dimension - the bird cages are adhered at 3 different heights.


design defined:
A simple background with a simple message is sometimes enough to create a CAS design.


Now go let your creativity soar!  We can't wait to see what you dream up this week!


12 comments:

  1. Smashing cards from the DT & thanx for another super challenge.
    Sally M x

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  2. Thank you for another wonderful post - beautiful cards from the team! Fun challenge!

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  3. Hi girls, I know you are saying that some people find it difficult to cope with just the one word, but I have to say that this is one of my MOST favourite challenges BECAUSE it only has one word. I definitely it find it easier to let my imagination work with this word and not be restricted by a sketch or colour! This is a FAB blog challenge, please don't change! Kx

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  4. I'm loving these challenges, too...the cue word gives us lots of wiggle room! I have played every week so far and I'm LOVING it!

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  5. Wonderful word, such a lovely selection of styles but all keeping things CAS :)

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  6. Thanks for the fun challenge and great inspiration!

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  7. Thanks for another great challenge!

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  8. Delightful design team inspiration! I enjoyed the challenge.

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  9. Thank you, for all the wonderful inspiration and another FUN challenge!

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  10. I'm too late to participate but here is the card I made with this challenge in mind!

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