Monday, September 6, 2010

CAS83 Sketch Challenge & a May Arts Tutorial

Somebody pinch me!  This is my first post as a member of the CAS Fall DT on Splitcoast.  I still can hardly believe it!  Our challenge this week  CAS83 is a sketch by Denise aka resqbarbie Denise is a pro at clean and simple design. 

Here's my take on her awesome sketch: (you can click on the photo for a better look)


I used an old SU set, Simple Shapes for the moon.  I inked the circle with SU Pumpkin Pie then lightly tapped it in More Mustard.   The witch was stamped in Versafine Black, then again in Versamark and heat embossed using black EP.  That cute silver jack-o-lantern was in that huge bottle of charms I won in the House Mouse challenge. 

Jen, our moderator has revamped the definition of the CAS challenges. I think the new definition makes CAS simpler to understand and execute:

It's all about the design.
* not the technique
* not the tools
* not the embellishments

It's all about the design.
* Uncluttered
* lots of white or open space
* one main focal point

It's all about the design.

Clean & Simple

Thanks so much for stopping by...I have read every single comment and appreciate each one.  Time constraints and the sheer quantity of comments have kept me from answering each one but know that I truly appreciate the time you take to visit and comment.

Paper - PTI Smokey Shadow, Kraft, SU Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - SU Simple Shapes, PTI Spooky Sweets 2
Ink - SU Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Versafine Black, Versamark
Accessories - Black embossing powder, pumpkin silver charm

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Michelle said...

Hi Charlene
What a great card. The image is fantastic, so striking against the moon. Halloween is not big here in Australia, such a shame, it seems like so much fun.
Michelle :-)

Kelly said...

What an incredible card for your first challenge! Love what you did with the moon! The clean and simple look is fabulous!

Meg said...

Charlene, what a great way to start your stint as DT!! This is such a perfect CAS card. I love how you used dark grey as the base instead of a black, it really makes the witch stand out!

scrapn_momof2 said...

The clean and simple look is just fantastic! You focus on the image and not on all of the little details. Great job!

Michelle Woerner said...

This is really cute! Love the "window" effect and that charm is absolute PERFECTION!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

jen said...

Love that black embossed witch!!! And your window is so clever! :)
Off to check out your tutorial- busy bee!!!!!

Mandy said...

Hi Charlene,
Love the window effect and the clean feel..A gorgeous card...
Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, Charlene - what a way to open your time as a CAS designer on SCS! Many congratulations, I know you'll be very inspiring with your beautiful work. I love the new 'guidelines' for CAS cards you shared - as you say, much easier to understand. x

papertrails leaver said...

This is really cool card Charlene! I like the windows focused on and the first card. Very nice!

Sue from Oregon said...

So darned cute!

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