I'm giddy with excitement in joining the amazing STAMPlorations CAS team as a guest designer for the next three months! Today marks my first 'official' post in this role, and I'm delighted to invite you to October's STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge #10~Anything CAS Goes (optional colour twist: black)
I'm opening with a truly CAS card, that features one, each, of my favourite stencils and stamp sets: Happy Flowers ARTplorations stencil and BOLD SENTIMENTS: Hashtag Authentic. I kept the stenciling light, with the goal of achieving an 'airy, dreamy' background, for the focal point sentiment. My card is heading to my husband's sister...who has been battling cancer for quite a while now. My heart hurts for her; she truly IS amazing...and incredibly inspiring. I'll be giving her this card when we visit during our 'here already' Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.
NOTE: Thrilled and delighted that this card was selected for an Honourable Mention at CASology! Thank you, Judy!!
I designed a second card...surprise! (NOT!). I missed the opportunity to play in ColourQ Challenge #316, where the photo of the wreath and accompanying autumn palette are swoon-inducing, so...
I brought the colours to the beautifully detailed Daisy Row Artsy Border, via spatters. The browns, paired with tangelo and turquoise...LOVE!
Hopefully, my duo here have given you ideas for CAS designs, using the optional twist of black. For more fabulous inspiration, please head over to the STAMPlorations blog, to see what the rest of the team, along with the other two new guest designers, have created. You'll be impressed: guaranteed! After that, create something CAS-ilicous of your own and...
Join us in the gallery!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Here are the absolutely friendly, simple "rules":
You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
Badges for winner and top picks are voted by the design team
1 winner drawn from those who use the color twist wins a $10 gift certificate
See? All the more reasons to play along!!!
A brand-spanking new challenge, hostessed by sweet, talented Aileen Ryan: The Flower Challenge #1~Anything Goes with Florals
CASology Challenge #218~Support
TIME OUT Challenge #67~Theme of Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship. (optional twist embossing/pink)