WEEK #1 is Here!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's time for the very first challenge here at CASology and we're so glad you're here!

Here is how it will work:

1. Every Tuesday, a cue card will be posted containing a single word.
2. Take that word and run with it! Interpret it however you'd like! Just be sure and keep things clean and simple!
3. Deadline is Sunday at noon (CST) to link up your project here on the challenge blog. Be sure to provide a link to the CASology blog within your blog post!
4. Feel free to combine this challenge with other challenges.

A Winner and 4 Honorable Mentions will be announced Monday!



Let's get started!



The design team has created some wonderful cards to inspire you and have included some brief descriptions of their CAS designs!


Ardyth
design defined:
The curved edges of the rays imply that the sun is there, but it's not! I love to use shapes in creative ways to make my designs. A key component for CAS design is to have lots of white space which keeps the card feeling light and fresh!


Jen
design defined:
When I make a really CAS card I tend to use textured or embossed card for the base as it adds some interest without stealing from the design.  Using patterned paper also creates the same effect and, for me, a few gems always give the card it's final pop!


design defined:
I chose sunglasses as my main focal image.  I prefer clean lines in my CAS designs, so went with a rectangular panel, layering the main images on a rainbow of color and positioning it a bit off center.


Rosemary
design defined:
I decided to put the focus of my card on the sun and used a bold floral image to create my sun.  My card also has a lot of white space.  I created a bit more interest by lightly embossing the white panel.  


Tracey
design defined:
I decided that my card was going to feature the sun and a pair of flips flops. When I create a CAS card I try to use subtle elements to create interest without overdoing.  I used embossing on my focal panel for texture, die cuts and foam dots for dimension on my sun and gems to add sparkle to the flip flops.


Now go have fun with this and don't forget to link up your creation here by Sunday at noon (CST)!


32 comments:

  1. I love the clean and simple theme statement!! And the clean and simple rules, and the clean and simple DT samples! What a fun place to hang out!!

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  2. Love the idea of one word for inspiration! Beautiful cards from the team!

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  3. Fantastic blog and designs, ladies!

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  4. Great new challenge!! Lovely creations!!

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  5. What a great trend-setting team to put together. So much talent in one place! Charles Mingus must have been a stamper who knew how tricky it is to make a dramatic card that's really clean and really simple.

    Congratulations, and Thank You,
    Bahb

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  6. I posted my entery for the challenge, but my name did not show up under the photo of my card ... Let me see if I can fix that. I will try to delete and start over ...

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  7. This is a Challenge I may want to give a try, for a challenge to myself.
    Great cards by the Dt's.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  8. Oh my goodness, I am so excited to find this new blog! I just entered a card for this challenge and can't wait to stay tuned for future challenges! Congratulations on the launch of your new site...I bet it will become a favorite quickly! All of the cards presented by the design team are FABULOUS...what a great team of inspiring card-makers!

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  9. Love your card Ladies!
    and love your creative prompt also ;-)
    Thank you for doing this!!

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  10. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration!

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  11. I love this new challenge! Looking forward to it growing and inspiring! PS I made a mistake with my picture (#15). Could you please delete it? Kx

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  12. Great idea!!! Thanks for starting this!

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  13. OMGoodness! Ladies, you've done an outstanding job with the new challenge!! Big Kudos to all. Do you know what I love? I love the page design of this challenge blog. Beautiful, clean, graphic. Melissa you did a fantastic job. I'm going to be behind the power curve because I won't be able to play until the beginning of August - but, I know you all understand. Until then, I'm your cheerleader! Woo-hoo!!

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  14. Congrats on your first challenge! Sounds like fun, can't wait to play along! Love the inspiration from the fabulous DT!!!

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  15. wow...super job and what a fun new challenge site!

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  16. Ladies - this is a super new challenge blog - I really like the first cue word. Your inspiration cards are fab!

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  17. CONGRATULATIONS on the launch of your new challenge blog! I look forward to playing along. The DT has knocked it out of the ballpark with their delightful sunny inspirations!!!

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  18. Thank you for creating such a fun new challenge! You are all on my short list of inspirational crafters, so it's a delight to see your creative examples and join in! I love me some CAS!!

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  19. I am really enjoying learning how to create CAS cards and think this challenge will be a lot of fun. I read about it in the Hero Arts Flickr Group and was excited to join the fun.

    I'll bet this will be a big hit, as so many crafters love this wonderful style. Wishing you the very best and hoping you'll be here for a long time!!

    Thanks for the invite - I LOVED this first challenge and by the looks of the Gallery, so did many others!!

    Happy Creating!!

    Lisa

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  20. Thanks for the fabulous challenge! Can't wait for next week's word!!! LOVE the DT creations--beautiful work, gals! :)

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  21. What a fun first challenge! Wonderful submissions and cards from your DT!

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  22. Thanks to Ardyth for letting me know about your challenge! :-)

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  23. I wish you all the luck with this great new challenge blog!
    The first challenge entered beautiful cards.....

    Welmoed

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  24. Great first challenge :0)
    Jenny x

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  25. It is so good to see how popular CAS challenges are and I'm so excited about this one! I love the DT samples and am quite sure the challenge will be a soar away success! Vicky x

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  26. I'm so happy to start with this new challenge.I love to play. http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/2012/07/casology-very-first-challenge.html

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  27. Thanks for a fun first challenge! I love this new concept in challenges and I'm getting better with CAS too!

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  28. Congrats on such a great turnout for you first week! Gorgeous creations from the DT - love the challenge premise - very cool! Will definitely check in & play often!

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  29. Thanks for sharing this blog...cards are mind-blowing..colors are so so so cute!!!

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