Tuesday, 29 October 2013

CASology 68 - Black


This week's CASology Cue Card is Black.



A few weeks ago, I was visiting with Kelly in Chicago. She took us to the Chicago Cultural Centre in the old library and there was a really cool light installation called Shift. At first the whole room appeared to be empty and fairly dark. The floor was white and there were 3 different coloured lights on the walls near the ceiling. The magic began as you walked into the room - three shadows were produced, each in a different colour. As the lights changed colour, your shadows would, too. But then it got even better. When two of us stood near each other, our 6 shadows would intersect, creating even more colours. We stayed in there for quite a while, talking about light and colour and trying to figure out how it all worked. And jumping around like crazy cardmakers, of course!

I tried to reproduce that effect here by having the 3 primary colours intersect. Where two of them intersect, a secondary colour is produced, and in the area where all 3 intersect, you get black. OK, I helped it a bit (it was really kind of a muddy dark grey, but the theory was correct and it should have been black!) I finished it off with a simple sentiment from Stampin' Up.

Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with for this one! Here are links to the blogs of the other DT members - go check out what they came up with as inspiration for you!







22 comments:

  1. Chicago! Sounds like fun! A perfect bold and graphic card!

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  2. Love the bold coloured stripes Ardyth, big impact.

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  3. Wow what a clever idea Ardyth and the cultural centre sounds fascinating

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  4. only you could come up with a crazy cool card like this...and honestly the intersecting colors do look black!

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  5. What a cool art installation you experienced! It's funny that I don't think I initially saw the black where the colored bars intersect - fabulous balanced design!

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  6. Each time I visit your blog, I leave with a healthy dose of inspiration!

    Love the angles of the lines and how well the bold 'celebrate' sentiment works with your graphic design and black card base!

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  7. That must have been so fun to experience at the library....the thought of you two jumping around makes me smile! Your card is ever so COOL! Love it!

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  8. Wow - what a great experience you had! sounds really interesting! love your inspired card based on your story!

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  9. Loved hearing the story behind your card. It is very striking with the beams of color.

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  10. What a fabulous idea! Sounds like you had a great time with the light installation!

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  11. Wow! What a neat card!! Love the graphic look! Wonderful interpretation of your inspiration at the Cultural Centre!

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  12. Are you sure you're not an art teacher? lol You sure made this show off the secondary colors well.

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  13. Now I would never have thought of using colour when the cue word is black...yet again you pull off a masterpiece Ardyth! Hopefully I'll have time to join in this week!

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  14. So SPECTACULAR!! As always and eye popping design! Gorgeous!

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  15. You always bring life into you cards :) this is a memory you have saved for ever through this card!!

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  16. Very cool experience...I'll have to remember that if I ever make it to Chicago! Great interpretation,too...your card is clean and graphic and fun!

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  17. Fabulous dynamic card really jumped out at me.

    Marie

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  18. The Shift Room sound as though it was so much fun, Ardyth ... as well as being the inspiration for this stunning and striking 'black' card ... awesome! Anita :)

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  19. Love this graphic card, Ardyth! The colors are so amazing with the bold black sentiment and card base! Awesome tribute to your experience at 'Shift'!

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  20. I love also the bold colors on your card and love the BLACK sentiment on it..really perfect Ardyth...I always love seeing your card on CASology...really crisp and sensational...

    I just put my card on CASology blog challenge if you would like to see it on my Blog and leave me some love... I would be so happy...big hugs from Germany...Monika

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  21. Just found your blog through CAS.ology. Wow! You have an awesome CAS style!!! I'm on the DT for The Outlawz CAS challenge and I was looking for inspiration and here I am! Love this! I live in Burlington, ON!!! I just became a follower and I'll be back!

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  22. This is awesome! A brilliant interpretation and so very you! :D

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