Tuesday, 31 March 2015

CASology 140 - Spring


This week's CASology Cue Card is Spring!



I've gone in a direction that is maybe a little unexpected. I used an old Stampendous build-a-robot set (plus a little hand-drawing for his body) to create a punny, springy card.

Now, I'm not a person who draws. That's why I stamp! But the 'body' portions of stamps that I had with this set were not quite right for the robot I wanted to build. So I took a Copic Multiliner and drew his square little body.  The sketchy, imprecise style of these stamps made this very easy.

When I was finished, I realized that this guy and his sentiment were taking up a lot of space on my main panel.

To keep the card CAS, I

1) grouped the image and the sentiment as close together as I could, starting from the bottom left corner.
2) minimized the colouring, so that there is white space even inside the image
3) popped the panel up on a white card base, to create a clear border around the panel.

Now it's your turn. Can't wait to see how spring inspires you!

20 comments:

Melly Moo said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh I totally adore this card- that robot is fab, my husband would love this card! Such a clever take on spring, Rebecca x

I Card Everyone said...

Just plain perfection, Ardyth!!
=] Michele

cards said...

This is a clever take on the theme and nice sketchy addition to make it work.

Karen D. said...

super cute...

Deborah Frings said...

This is brilliant - I love your take on the cue word. Fun, funky and cute too. And you still managed to get a rainbow in there :)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh how cute is this!!

Susan said...

Totally fantabulous!!! Xx

lostinpaper said...

Such a FAB card Ardyth and a real fun take on the cue card! ps had to pin it!

Lynn said...

Adorable!

Anita in France said...

So fun and so cute, Ardyth ... this little guy just has me smiling all over my face! Bisous, Anita :)

Shelly said...

Ha! Too cute and clever! Love!

Judy1223 said...

That springy fella reminds me of a Slinky! Very fun take on the cue this week, Ardyth!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

This is SO CUTE Ardyth! I love this robot, he made me smile!!! And your coloring is absolutely perfect. The way you left so much white in his body is fantastic, and makes the card not only feel light and airy, but makes the robot look more shiny!
Hugs, Nina-Marie :)

Karren said...

Such an adorable image and a clever take on the theme! Fabulous card!

Joyce said...

Oh, now this is a clever interpretation of spring, and so nicely done, too. Love how you made your card CAS, and thanks for those tips on how you did it.

Tracey McNeely said...

Always love your interpretations Ardyth! Too dang cute!

Geri said...

You rocked 'fun' with this card! Awesome hand doodling (Shirley will be smilin' when she sees your card!). Great tips on keeping a card CAS, even with a larger image. Best of all - your grey shading!

kreativekymona.com said...

Totally awesome Ardyth!! The robot "springs", truly creative. I love your card.

Melissa said...

This made me laugh when I saw it, Ardyth! LOVE your interpretation and, I must say, I am in awe of your ability to improvise with a multiliner! :)

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Ditto what Melissa said! Can't believe you drew the relevant bibs and bobs!