Tuesday, 24 March 2015

CASology 139 - Style


This week's CASology Cue Card is Style!



I decided to go with a fashion theme and used my new Stamplorations Newlyweds stamp (by Shirley B, by the way!).

It's a large image, so I kept my card CAS by doing the following

1) I kept the card to one layer
2) I placed the image to one side to keep a large amount of white space
3) I only coloured (and Stickled!) the flowers, to maximize white space even within the image.

I cropped the image by masking the bottom and using part of the sentiment to complete the dress. This helped the couple fit better on my square card.

I stamped it all in Hero Arts Charcoal, trying to achieve a pencil-drawing, sketch feel that is true to the image. I used a 'hand written' sentiment to help with that.

And now it's your turn - how will 'style' inspire you? Check out the blogs of the rest of the DT for more inspiration!

22 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

That is such a fantastic stamp set and I am so blown away by how you did your masking to be part of the dress! I think these stamps may have to go on the list of what to bring with you on Saturday! ;)

Jen W. said...

Now THIS is a stylin' card! Love how you put the sentiment and image together on the bottom - it looks seamless and I'd never have known if you hadn't mentioned it. Love the pop of pink on the flowers too.

Mrs Harry said...

You have given this wedding couple so much style! It's just beautiful and now I need that stamp set too :-)

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, very stylish, Ardyth! The style of the sentiment goes perfectly, and I love how you've run it across the base of the image, changing the hemline of her dress. So glad you like my stamp :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh Ardyth! This is a beautifully styled card...from the lovely image you chose to create with to the custom placed sentiment that becomes a cleverly engineered part of the bride's dress. Love how the sentiment works like a ground to the design too! Beautiful, clever and stylish :)))

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Ultra CAS lovely!!!!!

Pam said...

Oh, I am in love with this card. That stamp is going in my card right now. Fabulous card, Ardyth!

Sheila H said...

Very sleek and quite stylish - great job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You rock! Love the creative use of the image and sentiment!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is just beautiful Ardyth! I love that wedding couple, but I really love how you used the sentiment to finish off the dress at the bottom, so clever. Hugs, Brenda

Geri said...

Truly THE most clever card ever! I spied the sentiment 'dress hem' instantly and honestly said WOW out loud...at work! A seriously incredible idea! Exactly why you are THE best CAS artist in our whole wide blogging world!

Geri said...

Truly THE most clever card ever! I spied the sentiment 'dress hem' instantly and honestly said WOW out loud...at work! A seriously incredible idea! Exactly why you are THE best CAS artist in our whole wide blogging world!

mayholicraft said...

I checked the original image of Newlyweds stamp, and I was amazed by how you cropped her dress to add your sentiment. So clever, Ardyth!!!!!!!! Couldn't be more stylish in a CAS way. Hugs, May

Joyce said...

This is so very stylish, and I do love the way you have integrated the image and your sentiment. I'll bet Shirly B. is going to love what you did with her stamp.

Judy1223 said...

Great card, Ardyth...and I'm happy to find out that Shirly designed that stamp?!? I love how you cropped the image to fit the card and used the sentiment to finish off the dress..way cool!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So elegant and beautifully CAS.
Caroline xxx

Happy Dance said...

I've been staring at this for oh, 10 minutes, taking in every detail. For a CAS card, there are several wonderful things going on, but nothing overwhelms anything else. That you cropped the dress and finished it with the sentiment was sheer brilliance. The smidge of color in the bouquet is perfect. This is one elegant and lovely card. Just fantastic. Bev

Anita in France said...

Wow! Ardyth, this is so perfect ... elegant and chic, with such clever design details! So enjoyed reading about your process, my friend! Anita :)

Marilyn said...

Classy, elegant, stylish and a perfect wedding card!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Super clever! Love where you placed the entire image too!

Melissa said...

Beautiful simplicity! Love this, Ardyth!!!