Tuesday, 13 September 2016

CASology 215 - Bark


This week's CASology Cue Card is Bark!



An interesting Cue Card, don't you think? I can see two ways to go with this, but maybe you'll think of another? Yum, I just thought of CHOCOLATE bark! lol! I went with tree bark, and made it the main focus of my card.

To preserve white space on this rather large focal image from Concord & 9th Tree Hugs, I made sure that my shading, which adds interest and dimension, was very subtle, so that the colours aren't far off white. I also left as much white space as possible in the centre by making the tree trunk quite wide, and having no sentiment inside the heart. Seriously, any words you put inside the heart can be implied by the heart itself. I limited layers and added no embellishment to ensure that the design stayed as CAS as possible.

Now it's your turn! Be sure to check out the inspiration from the rest of the DT:

12 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

This card is perfect, what a great stamp to use and I love how you tied it to the cue word!

sandie said...

I really had to pop by and tell you how fab this card is, the subtle colouring is just perfect x

Joyce said...

Love how big and bold the images on this card are.

Shelly said...

Simply, SWEET!

Maxine D said...

Fabulous, Ardyth - simple but dramatic design and subtle colouring all give this card punch.
Blessings
Maxine

Lynn said...

Love how soft and subtle the coloring is Ardyth.

Lindsey said...

I am now officially inspired to break out my Tree Hugs set!

Jen W. said...

I thought of Peppermint Bark but couldn't figure out how to work that one into a card... Love the perfectly soft and subtle inking!

Lisa said...

LOVE your take on this week's cue word Ardyth!!

Deidre said...

I love that you needed no words to send your message. Your shading is lovely!

Anita in France said...

Soft and subtle, Ardyth ... with big impact ... it's fabulous! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Geri said...

"Bark"...you are so clever with your interpretation! Your shading is PERFECT!!!