Sunday, August 12, 2012

CASology, Finally!

Happy Sunday Crafters!

So a little while back this fabulous new challenge blog appeared called CASology. They focus on clean and simple cards like some other challenges do but what makes them different is the way they inspire you. Instead of a sketch or an image it's just a word. Talk about a myriad of different takes :)

Any who I've been trying to play along since week one it just hasn't worked out for me. Any challenge with a weekend deadline usually doesn't fit into my timeline since I work EVERY weekend. But this week I finally got a card done, yay! So the CASology word this week is:

and here is my interpretation

Okay so I have NOTHING in my collection (no frogs, lily pads, cattails, nothing!) that reminds me of ponds so per usual I made my own! 

I started with a dark blue background to create my pond "water". Then I really wanted to use a lily pad so I cut 3 squares and rounded the opposite corners. I stamped the "pad" with Hero Arts stripes background to give it some pattern. The flower was stamped on that pretty pink then trimmed out. I added some lines with a white gel pen and added stardust stickles. 

I can't seem to stop myself from adding twine banners to everything lately! I had all this twine I'd never used now all of a sudden I'm putting in on everything LOL. Oh well, I think it's cute :)

Thanks for dropping by! I'll be back later to share my take on this week's Tuesday Trigger. See you then!! 


  1. I'm so glad you were able to play this week (and I hope to see more of your work in the future) - I love this bright, graphic take on the cue card! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  2. wow... gorgeous card!! so glad you were able to playing along with CASology this week!

  3. Beautiful! So bright & happy-I would have never thought to make my own lily pads and if I did, I would no idea how to actually make them! Gorgeous pink flower & I love the twine banner-I seem to be wrapping cards in twine lately too-I want other colors so I have to use this stuff up!!

  4. Oh, Kelly, this is just so pretty! I LOVE the bright colors and the stardust stickles in the flower. Good luck with the challenge!

  5. Kelly, good for you - creating something pond-like without any pond stamps! Brilliant lily pad - beautiful card! Good luck in the challenge!

  6. Way to think outside the box! :) I love your clean, graphic design and the bold, bright colors! I'm so glad you were able to play this week at CASology!!

  7. This is so pretty and bright! What a great idea to make your own lily pads. They look fantastic!!