Tuesday, 16 October 2012

CASology 15 - Night


Today's CASology Cue Card is Night.



I started with a simple panel of navy and embossed the star (unknown) and the sentiment (Inkadinkado) with Lightning embossing powder (Sparkle and Sprinkle) - it's really sparkly in real life.

Then I thought it needed something. So I used my old cloud template (I made it out of cardboard years ago when Stampin' Up sold out of their fancy plastic version!) and sponged some navy ink onto the panel. Instant drama! Yes, it's occurred to me that it wouldn't be cloudy if you can see the stars, but I'm claiming artistic license here, lol!

We can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's Cue Card.

Don't forget to see what the other members of the design team made:






20 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth your background is just fabulous! Great Christmas card.

Daen'Ys said...

Gorgeous card! I find the shadows in the background very interesting!

Melissa said...

I LOVE what you achieved with the sponging on this! WOW! A beautiful CAS card!! :)

Bonnie said...

Strikingly elegant, Ardyth! I love it!

Sue said...

Very stylish and lovely, Ardyth!

shirley-bee said...

Very dramatic, Ardyth! I think it looks like the view from above cloud level, so it works for me!

Lisa Lara said...

What a beauty Ardyth.

Lindsey said...

I'd chalk up the cloud/star thing to the magic of Christmas! :P I've seen sponged cloud bg's before, but not for night -- it's gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Oh la la...love how you inked up the clouds..the perfect touch!

Rosemary said...

this is so beautiful, ardyth! i love your sponged background and the embossing is perfect!

Jean said...

I love the embossed star and the embossed clouds really take this one to the next level!

Deborah Frings said...

Simple and stunning! Love the sponged clouds!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, except, IMHO, you would see THAT star, right?! It is stunning and good for you for making your own template out of cardboard!!

Karen Nutkins said...

Gorgeous background, Ardyth. Thank you for your embossing tips.

Geri said...

Beautiful! The inked clouds are gorgeous - love the clouds!

Benzi said...

Very creative with the clouds and I'm sure you would see that particular star, clouds or not. :-)
Gorgeous card!

Gabby said...

Nice "night" card! On the darkest nights, the stars shine brightest. :)

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous cloud sponging! No matter how hard I try I can't wrap my brain around that technique. I have no idea why... As for the star, I think that particular special star can shine through anything! :)

Susan said...

Love that background! Wouldn't have thought to make clouds on a dark background...DUH! Gorgeous card!

Aileen said...

I like your clouds Ardyth. The star is shining through them! x