Tuesday, 23 June 2015

CASology 152 - Nautical


This week's CASology Cue Card is Nautical!



I used stencilling, sponging and masking to make this card. Not your most CAS techniques, but the result is still CAS because of the clean simple lines and all the white space.

I started by masking a horizontal line on the panel. I positioned my Simon Says Stamp stencil and then used post-it tape to mask off the top of the waves I wanted to use. I sponged that area with Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire distress inks and then removed the stencil. I created a circle stencil with post-it tape and sponged on Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon (masking the top of the wave).

I finished the card with part of a CASual Fridays birthday sentiment. It seemed appropriate for this summery/vacation card and I think I'll give it to one of Kate's teachers this week on her last day.

And by one of those coincidences that happen every once in a while, The Challenge's theme is also Nautical this week, so I'm linking up there.

And now it's your turn - I can't wait to see how you're inspired! Make sure you visit the rest of the DT to see how they were inspired!



28 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Great sentiment! Perfect for that super summer vacation feeling! Love how you masked off the bottom of the 'waves'. Great effect!

Joan B said...

ooh, love this. would love to know how you create so many awesome cards, day after day!

Hannelie said...

AMAZING.

Shelly said...

Gorgeous!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So cool !

Barb Ghig said...

I love the graphic lines and bold colors! Gorgeous card, Ardyth!

I Card Everyone said...

Well it's on now! So darling, Ardyth! Lovely addition to The Challenge gallery - see you in September?!
=] Michele

Cindy H. said...

Simple and oh so beautiful!

Michelle said...

Oh so lovely! Beautiful work, Ardyth!

Jenni's Jems said...

Love this.so serene and its definitely getting me in the holiday mood....only two weeks to go before the schools break up here!x

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Marion said...

Oh Ardyth. You are the queen of CAS! I just love your card :)

Lisa Lara said...

LOVE your scene Ardyth.

Lynn said...

Seriously...your designs never seem to stop making my jaw drop open!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, this just shot to the top of the Favorite Ardy Cards list! Simply brilliant design!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

This is fantastic, love ti!

Happy Dance said...

LOVE this card, Ardyth! It makes me happy just to sit and stare at it! Your sponging on the sun is absolutely perfect; just a hint of the Ripe Persimmon and it's got wonderful depth. Gorgeous blues and a sentiment that Kate's teacher will most likely follow all summer long! CAS gorgeousness. Bev

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love the dimension of the sun!

Kim Heggins said...

Just so gorgeous!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Ardyth ... how could anyone not get their happy on seeing this stunning stencilled scene! Bisous, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Wow this is beautiful Ardyth! It sure does make one get their happy on. lol Hugs, Brenda

Shona Chambers said...

Beautiful Ardyth, can almost hear the seagulls......

Geri said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is incredible. Yep - new #1 fav! Definitely made me get my happy on!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the sponged, stenciled water--it's just perfect. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Joyce said...

Love this sponged scene you created, especially the way you did those waves.

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, I love your stenciling and masking...so perfectly done! A beautiful scene!

Lesley said...

This card makes me happy. I love your style, Ardyth! Great use of space and colour my friend. I hope I can meet you this summer! I am coming back East! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!