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Thursday, 19 January 2012

I still can't do CAS.....

Me again!

I keep seeing all of these beautiful CAS cards out there but I just can't do them! No matter how much inspiration I get! Well you don't get anywhere unless you try, do you?

Here goes (apologies for the wonky photo!):



The image and sentiment is from Little Claire's Butterfly Tree set, coloured of course with my promarkers.... and then not a lot else.... In fact, nothing else at all!. This is the hard part. I want to add something.... It seems naked! But then I always do that to CAS cards and end up spoiling them. I want to doodle round the edge to do a border - what do you think? Give it a go or leave it as it is?

And just for a laugh I'm entering it into the following challenges:
Less is More - One layer card with birds
Charisma Cardz - Clean and Simple
Moving along with the times - Things with wings

Help and suggestions please blogging pals!

Love 'n' hugs,


20 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mel. This is such a cute little image and I love the sentiment to go with it. A lovely card.
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

CraftyC said...

I think your card is beautiful Mel. I've not even tried this yet as I know the embellishments will make it onto the card!
Clairexx

craftykitten said...

Hi Mel hunni,
I think it is a lovely CAS card. I think the only thing I would have done different would have been to use a more subtle colour in the image - but hey who am I to give advice - my CAS cards don't exactly reach the Less Is More standards!!! LOL
hugs
Dawn xx

Pauline said...

This is a fabulous CAS design, you can do it! Love the little bird house in pink!

Cat's sCrap said...

I like ! It's very successful ! Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Janette said...

Hi Mel, I have to say it's far better than any CAS I have tried to date....really sweet, I am hopeless with this...well done.xx

Chrissie said...

This looks great, the only thing that I would do to alter it would be to extend the branch of the tree so that it is attached to something and not just floating!
Super card... well done you!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sally said...

It's a great CAS card Mel, well done. I don't think there is any need for doodled edges on this design but agree with Chrissie re: 'the floating branch'. It's always difficult to know when to stop with a CAS design, I think it comes with practice, so keep trying. lol.
Sally x

Wishcraft said...

Yes you CAN do them hun, you just did :o) Love the image - agree with Chrissie that it'd look more finished with the branch extended... you could maybe pop a little heart pearl or something similar where the heart is on the image? It's fab though! Lisa x

coops said...

stunning cas card mel.the image is gorgeous.i would frame it with some doodling ;D

xx coops xx

Mandi said...

Chrissie and I have the same way of thinking for 'floating' images
Sorry not meaning to pick
Terrific card
Many thanks
mandi
"Less is More"

Debs said...

Fab CAS card - as otyer have ssaid maybe extend the branch so that it's not floating - fab image though :o)
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us at Charisma and MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, and so sweet... yes these CAS cards are SOOO though.. me too find them so difficult xx

Donna Mosley said...

Oh yes you can Mel, this is a gorgeous CAS card hun. Love it!

Donna x

Hazel (Didos) said...

I think it looks great, Thanks for playing along on MAWTT, Love Hazelxo

Vee said...

This is a fabulous CAS card. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz! xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

What a great CAS card! :) I struggle with them too, but this is lovely.

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Lisa Jane said...

Fab CAS card
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for a our Things with Wings challenge
Lisa x

Belz said...

I think its cute, and until I'd read the other comments about the floating branch - I wouldnt have noticed it :)

I am HOPELESS with CAS cards too!! Belz xx