Tuesday, 21 January 2014

CASology 79 - Contrast


This week's CASology Cue Card is Contrast (and there's a back story!)



Just in case you think we (the DT members) don't struggle with CAS too, let me tell you where this cue card came from. One of us made a card for one of the upcoming challenges and uploaded it to the DT blog. She also asked us if we thought it was CAS enough. Let me tell you, it was a gorgeous card, and it was simply stamped, but it had very little white space. We agreed that it probably was not the best example of CAS and she went back and made another one.

We thought it would be fun to CONTRAST between CAS and not CAS. Some of us have made two new contrasting cards for this challenge, but I (running out of time) went back through my old cards and found one that I could CASify (word trademarked by my friend Susan Raihala).

Here's the original, from May 2013. Now don't get me wrong. I love this card. I love lots of non-CAS cards, but the point of CASology is to showcase CAS style.


See what I did? I used the same sentiment, and all the colours (plus one more, actually), but I toned it down a bit. Left a lot more white space. Seriously, white space is THE key to any clean card (clean and simple, clean and layered or clean and graphic). But white space doesn't have to be boring and flat. In order to maintain the linear feel of the original, I popped the strip up and added a bit of interest.

Anyway, that's where the Cue Card came from, but as always, you can interpret CONTRAST in any CAS way you like! Just remember to link up before the deadline next Sunday at 5:00 pm EST.

Here are links to the other DT members' blogs - go see how they've shown contrast!






26 comments:

Radhika said...

Intresting ..Such a sweet card Ardyth :)

Meghan said...

Good explanation of the whole CAS thing! Another fun card!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this contrasting example and explanation!

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, what a great explanation of the cue this week and the story behind it! Your cards are both wonderful...I honestly love both versions. I agree, white space is the hallmark of any CAS card!

Shelly said...

I love both cards! :) Though, I do really love seeing all that white space in the first card! ;)

Anita in France said...

Both are gorgeous, Ardyth ... the second is such fun ... the colours positively bounce! The first, with all that glorious white space and the wee dots of colour ... wow ... love! Anita :)

Gillian R said...

Both such fabulous cards Ardyth, love the white on your first card. Great explanation on this weeks challenge too

Lynn said...

This is such a cool challenge...love your more CAS version and your first version too Ardyth!

Deepti said...

Great story behind the cur card, love ur take though. Hope to make my contrast card soon :)

~amy~ said...

Love both versions....super fun!

Geri said...

I ADORE your CAS-ified card...the glorious white space is stunning! The popped up strip adds interest and depth to the card :)

Thanks for the CAS info. I know that there are a whole whack of us that likely have a stack of cards sitting 'on the fence', not quite sure if they are indeed CAS. Your post definitely helps to define CAS.

Awesome post!

Maureen Merritt said...

This shows contrast perfectly! I love how you CASified is our card. (Thanks for that fab word Susan. I love it!)

Joyce said...

Loved your story, and seeing the evolution of your card. I agree that your new one is CAS-ier, but I love them both.

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is a super card - uber clean and simple and so you. Thanks for the back story too!

I have to say that I love the original too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh I remember the first card, and remember how awesome your CAS style in Ardyth. I love your redesign or your CASification--lol

Barb Ghig said...

Thank you so much for your explanation of this week's cue card...I love your CAS version of the original, and it drives home the point beautifully!

Lindsey said...

What a brilliant idea! Love that you shared both cards because the first one was awesome, too!

Cat Craig said...

so striking

sandie said...

I think this is such a fun idea and I love your CAS version, all that white space makes me sing....well if I could!!

Jasleen said...

I knew you as an amazing CAS cardmaker, but didn't know you made non-CAS cards too this amazingly well. Love both your cards Ardyth. Thanks for this inspiring post.

Julia Aston said...

Great CAS contrast card Ardyth - and informative backstory!

donna mikasa said...

I love how you simplified your original design. Brilliant!

Jen W. said...

Awesome example of the challenge and I like your explanation. The popped up strip is a good tip and I also love the rainbow. I always start mine with red and go from there but I like how the red is in the middle of this one - still the right order but the red doesn't always have to be first! Must remember that!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wonderful commentary, Ardyth! Completely agree! This CASifying would be a fun regular feature too : )

Ngan R. said...

I heart these cards! They are so fun and simple, but speaks volumes!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...just so fun. I love both of them.