Tuesday, 24 September 2013

CASology 62 - Autumn


This week's CASology Cue Card is Autumn!



Nothing says autumn like brightly coloured leaves. For this card, my original idea was to mask the strip and fill it in with the leaf stamped in different colours. When I removed the mask, I felt like it was a bit boring, so I added a few more in a diagonal pattern to create some falling movement. The key to keeping a card CAS with all this stamping in so many colours is to focus your 'busy-ness' in one area and leave lots of white space.

I'm also linking this up to CASual Friday's challenge (autumn colours and a leaf) and to the current Retrosketch challenge (I inverted it for my card):



Now it's your turn - I predict a lot of CASology/CFC challenge combinations this week - they work so well together!

But before you go, don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's AUTUMN creations:


32 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think you're right about the combo, Ardy. I JUST published my card, but I wonder if it is CAS enough to link with CASology? It's okay, I'll be doing more autumn cards. I LOVE how you've done your DT card with the tumbling jewel colors of autumn leaves!!

Gerrina said...

Beautiful card! The colours are great and you´re right; this is a far more interesting lay out! Inky greetings,Gerrina

Hannelie said...

Superb stamping as always my friend. There can't be a more beautiful color palette than Autumn!

Lynn said...

Nothing like a 100% inky card. Gorgeous, gorgeous colors Ardyth!

Jackie said...

You are the queen of meticulous stamping! Love this! It really is bright and happy!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Meghan said...

Perfect masking. Your escaping leaves are the perfect touch!

Kelly Griglione said...

Yes, yes, yes, so glad you added the tumbling leaves on you CAS creation! The movement is so wonderful!!! Superb design, Ardyth. And, very happy you combined this with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Deborah Frings said...

Lovely! The colours of the falling leaves are just fab!

Happy Dance said...

Beautiful. This is absolutely CAS-fall, beautifully done. Love the falling leaves. Serene colors too. Katie's in labor as we speak! Should have a baby pretty soon! Will keep you posted...: ) Bev

Deepti said...

Oh how fun and bright your card is :) love the falling leaves

Sian Ridley said...

Beautiful! I did a quick sketch last night which was a combination of the CFC and Retro Sketches that I haven't had time to realise yet...great minds huh?! Maybe I was supposed to have to wait until tomorrow so that I can play along with CAS-ology too ;)

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, love the falling leaves and those bright autumn colours!

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh, just lovely, Ardyth ... what a brilliant, gorgeously rich cascade of leaves ... stunning! Anita :)

Tanis Scott said...

Adorable! Love the falling leaves. That really does add a lot of pizzazz.

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth your leaves are perfect for an Ontario autumn!

Lilian YF said...

I loved the leaves on this card! Great colors and design! And thanks for your lovely comment on one of my challenge cards! =)

Lilian YF said...

I loved the leaves on this card! Great colors and design! And thanks for your lovely comment on one of my challenge cards! =)

Geri said...

Gorgeous color! I love the cascading leaves - creates such beautiful movement. The orange and the red leaf right next to the sentiment are like beacons for the message! Perfect choice of color for the base too!

Kim Heggins said...

Just so pretty Ardyth! I love all those bright and colorful leaves, so perfect for this time of year!

Jenny said...

Autumnal bliss!!! I love the effect of overlapping the colours :0)

Claire said...

So pretty Ardyth...def think you made the right decision with the falling leaves...it's made it look that extra bit special!

LeAnne said...

Love this.....I love those falling leaves, as well as the beautiful colors you used! And thank you for having me as your guest designer this week!

Bonnie said...

I love how you brought the leaves down the card! Gorgeous colors! So vivid!

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. I love all those little leaves.

Bev Gomez said...

Hi Ardyth, Thanks for your sweet comment on my cad card. I know the colors aren't really tallish and maybe I should have used a different sentiment but I love the rest of my card and how it turned out. I could pop up a HB on it probably. When I saw your card on the challenge I loved it and didn't even pay attention to to stamped it. Lovely indeed. Happy stamping!

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, I love the feeling of falling leaves you have created...what a lovely cascade of colors!

Deb said...

Ardyth, this is a beautiful card! I love the falling leaves. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning stamping, and those tumbling leaves...wow!

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous card, love how you blocked in the stamping and then the little leaves cascading such a great effect with such yummy colours.

`Marie

Kittie said...

I love all the brightly colored leaves against the white background. Gorgeous.

Heather T said...

I love this layout and the gorgeous fall colours you have used.