Tuesday, 1 March 2016

CASology 187 - Spin



This week's CASology Cue Card is Spin!



Oh, this is going to be a fun one - so many great ways to interpret this cue card!  I chose one close to my heart - a plane's propeller.

When you're making a CAS card, knowing when to stop is the most important thing - generally, the earlier, the better; but you still want it to be interesting!

I started with the Sugar Pea Designs plane and the Papertrey sentiment both in black. Ultimate CAS (and my favourite CAS - one image, one sentiment). You can stop there. Sometimes that's all you need. But this time it was boring.

So I added the MFT (You Move Me (retired)) sun. Better. Still dull.

Clouds? Hmm. Need 3 (for balance and all that). Too busy? How about a REALLY light colour (WPlus9 Fairy Dust)? Will it be too much? What should I do?

Added them - and in fact the scene is much better. But still CAS. Stop there or have more clouds on the card base? What colour card base? White helps to extend the white space around the focal point.

The result is a light, airy card that has a lot on it, but still feels perfectly CAS!

Now it's your turn!

Be sure to drop by the rest of the DT for more inspiration!

16 comments:

TK said...

What a great card! I love that plane...

Deidre said...

I totally love how you walked through your craft conundrums :) Great card!

Lynn said...

Oh I love this. So fun...your stamping is perfection.

Maxine D said...

WOW - what a stunning card Ardyth - and thanks for telling us how you went about making it.
Blessings
Maxine

Gabi MeWi said...

Just beautiful.

Eliz Stewart said...

Very subtle...really cute!

Petra Swart said...

Brilliant, Ardyth!!! Love your cute card and the sun and clouds are perfect to add just that little extra, but still have it very CAS!!!!!

Pam said...

Great card! I loved being walked through it.

Lisa said...

Love your take on the cue word, this is terrific!

Joyce said...

This is a fantastic card, and I appreciate hearing your thinking about what you added. I learned something. Also, have to say that Fairy Dust is the worlds greatest color, and I cannot believe I almost did not order it because it seemed too insubstantial. It is perfect for your clouds, and a whole lot of other things, too.

Anita in France said...

Light and airy indeed, Ardyth ... it's fabulous ... loved reading about your design process and how this brilliant scene evolved! WP9 Fairy Dust ink ... been looking for a super light one ... added to my wish book, thanks! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Judy1223 said...

I had a sneaking suspicion that you might go with a plane card...and I'm so glad to see that you did, this is brilliant!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fabulous card! Love how clean and simple it is!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Perfect! Admittedly, I didn't see the clouds on my first viewing. So glad you gave us the lowdown. I always love visiting and learning from you, Ardyth!

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Ardyth! I love your scene!! I have a hard time creating them on my cards. This is perfect!

Jen W. said...

Serious swooning happening here and great breakdown of how the design came together!