Friday, July 13, 2012

Sun? Sounds like fun!


Jen, my kind & talented blog pal, is on the design team for a brand new challenge: CASology. Each week we'll be prompted with a single word. Now, you KNOW I'm not generally a Clean and Simple kind of girl, but I like to play around & learn new things, so I gave it a shot.
Supplies: orange cardstock, yellow & white buttons from stash;
heart button from Dress it Up;
sun stamp from Imaginisce;
sentiment from Studio G;
Palette Noir ink; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Click it to see full-size - SHINY!
OK, so, there's a lot going on here. I don't know that it's really CAS, but it's a process, right?

I stamped & coloured the sun & sentiment, and then used a toothpick to carefully paint the Dimensional Magic on the sun & inside the letters. When it was dry, I was a little stumped. I knew I wanted to stay with no patterned paper (and if you know me, you know how painful that was!). Rather than cut out the image & adding layers, I decided to create a button frame so that I could keep the look of the white space. At the last minute I thought the heart button would add just the right pop of red - and it creates a visual triangle with the heart-dotted 'i' and the bottom of the word 'sunshine', which is coloured with a red/orange/yellow gradient. 

Remember, I've had lots of Benadryl, so forgive me for not explaining too clearly! 

Here's this week's cue card- you have until Sunday at noon to link up your creation inspired by this:


Take a look & see how many awesome creations are already linked up - more than 50, and this is their first week! Woohoo!
xoxo,
Jessi

20 comments:

Marie said...

This lovely card definately adds sun to my world! Great card, love the special heart button.

lostinpaper said...

Your CAS design is fabulous, love the buttons, especially the red heart!

Annette said...

oh my i am so in love with this card...I love how you added the buttons and the shine...so so cute..

Melissa Craig said...

Loving all those buttons! The sun is so cute, too.

Barb said...

PERFECT take on the challenge! love those buttons..

JJ Bolton said...

OMGosh I love your little shiny sun! And I love the way you made the "sunshine" shiny too:)

Totally CAS to me:)

Ardyth said...

What a fun sunny card! Love the little pops of red and all those buttons! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

~amy~ said...

This is the poster child of a happy card.

Rosemary said...

really fun and creative take on the cue word... i love all the buttons!! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Allison said...

What a fun card...love the design with all the buttons and your stamp in the centre!

~Tammy~ said...

I am not much of a CAS girl either. White space scares me! Ha! Every now and then I go CAS, but it's my nature to pile it on.

This is fantastic! I love the darling sun and sentiment, and I of course love all the buttons! Sure made me smile!!!

Dana said...

This is so CAS!!! Clean and simple with lots of white space!! I love the little heart button!!

fairyrocks said...

It looks like a dip in the pool on a hot sunny day. Just lovely. I have a CAS blockage, so this looks great to me!!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fantastic grouping of buttons. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Melissa said...

How CUTE! I love the frame you created with all those buttons and that red heart button is great! Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week! :)

Theresa said...

Fabulous card! I love the sentiment and how it shines. The buttons are so perfect.

Debbie said...

You are awesome with CAS!! This is wonderful!! Love the buttons especially the red one!

Emily Keaton said...

Jessi, this is SUPER cool! I love your CAS design for this, and that button frame? SO terrific. I love your creative approach to this challenge--and your card makes me smile!

Jen W. said...

First you don't do sketches and you blow them out of the water. Then you don't do CAS and you come up with this! I love it! The Dimensional Magic on the sun's rays are awesome (that is some serious patience, girl) and the heart button really is the perfect finishing touch. So glad you played along with us!!! (And thanks for the shout-out!)

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a super happy card! The Dimensional Magic looks soooo cool!