Tuesday, 7 August 2012

CASology5 - Pond!


This week's cue card is Pond!





Now, I don't know about you, but when I think of pond, I do not immediately think "clean and simple". I think of teeming insect life, slimy water and all sorts of yucky stuff like that. I'm not much of an outdoor girl, lol!

I put my thinking cap on and decided to use this deNami waterlily stamp and make it the focal point of the card. I coloured that in with pretty pinks and then felt that it needed to be sitting on a lily pad. I don't have a lily pad stamp, though, so I ended up using one of the small long oval nestabilities and a Copic multiliner pen in the same line-width as the flower. I coloured the lily pad and then felt that the whole thing needed to be sitting in a pond. I used the same trick with another oval nestability and am very happy with the result. I finished by adding a little sparkle, like the sun reflecting off the water.

Now it's your turn - and if you want to make a card with bugs and fish and frogs and stuff like that, I'm sure that's just fine! lol! Can't wait to see them!

Don't forget to check out  the samples that the other members of the design team made:





18 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your card Ardyth, your pond is genius!

Melissa said...

You've beautified "pond" so nicely! LOL! Love your pretty lily and how creative you are making a lily pad and pond out of Nestabilities! Love it! :)

Paulina said...

I absolutely love this, Ardyth! The gorgeous coloring, the colors and simplicity are all perfect!

shirley-bee said...

Very inventive!! I like the strong colours, and that sparkle finishes it off perfectly.

Joyce said...

What a pretty flower floating in your pond. Very creative.

Skye said...

A lovely card. Clever use of nestabilities. The sparkles work beautifully for the glint of light on the water.

Geri said...

Wow girl! You have been on a roll. Just got back from holidays and my first stop was your blog! Cool card with the feather. My absolute fav (of the past six) is the Nuts & Bolts card...love those colors together!

Karen Nutkins said...

Your pond is fabulous, and such gorgrous colours for your lily.

Carol L said...

Every pond needs a lily pad - brilliant! Cute too :)

Bev Gomez said...

Thanks Ardyth for your comment on my little ducky for my baby card. I am not much of an outdoor girl either. More in the fall when the skeeters are gone. LOL! Hugs, Bev

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, ardyth!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your water lily is a perfect taken on "pond." I'll have to put my thinking cap on for this one, too!

Pryn said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth! So serene and tranquil! The sparkling water is a fabulous touch!

kingstonmama said...

I love your pond, Ardyth. They way you made your pond and lily is brilliant! Fabulous sparkle, too. :) ann

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super card for the theme x

Jean said...

Just beautiful ~ lovely coloring!

Aileen said...

Hi Ardyth, Love your Lotus Leaf and the little bit of sparkle helps lift the whole design. x

Susan said...

beautifully done, Ardyth!