Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Clean And Simple if it kills me.

For the newest color challenge at Gingersnap Creations:
Iron, Leather, and Brass (also known as dark grey, warm
brown, and brassy yellow).

So I challenged myself to make a Clean And Simple card
for this round--if you know me, you know I'm card
challenged to begin with. The CAS style is one I admire,
and very much appreciate when someone ELSE does it . . .

. . . but I dunno, this looks awfully plain to me. The
image is great, though--what a handsome fellow! He
arrived from June's Dezinaworld, who graciously hosted
this month's challenges. You have a chance for some lovely
goodies from June, just for joining in the fun at Gingersnap

I'm not giving up--I'm going to get the hang of this
CAS thing, even if it kills me. And let me tell you,
it might just! Do you know how hard it is to NOT
splatter or smear or collage or stamp up a background
of SOME kind???

Do you do CAS?

And I'm still going to work up that swap I mentioned
HERE, so be thinking about joining. It will essentially
be me mailing you an small envie of arty stuff from my
stash, you creating an atc, card, tag--something--
from it, and sending me an e-mail pic of it to include
in a blog post.



Brenda Brown said...

That's really clever Trisha - I think it looks amazing. Like you I can't get my head round CAS, I have to ink, distress and add to everything I do.
Well done and I love the colours.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Suze Bain said...

Have to say Trisha, I'm the opposite of you, I really have to work at being inky and messy and I'm very much still learning. Great image and love the bold cardstock. They really had some cracking beards back in those days! xx

Ann said...

i'm with you..i have a need to put lots of stuff,paper,ephemera,metal etc!!
i think this looks great!!!

2amscrapper said...

plain and simple to show off the great image!

Micupoftea~ said...

I lean that way, but I have made myself put more 'stuff' on because my dd is my sounding baord and she says things like 'it needs something'!! lol~ I say, less is more! Nice card!

trisha too said...

And my daughter usually says "That's too much, take some of that mess off!"


peggy gatto said...

What a guy!!!

Netty said...

This would look fab as a book cover and you did a terrific job with the CAS Trisha. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a cool CAS card. These CAS cards are really a challenge for me, you did a wonderful job.

trisha too said...

Thank you, ladies! They're really a challenge for me, too, Silvia!!!


Laura said...

This looks pretty neat to me. Clean, simple and says a lot!

Deb (dcorder) said...


Linda64 said...

Beautiful C&S card!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh fabulous work on this one Trisha, i really adore the way you created this one. so inspiring.
hugs June x

Gerri Herbst said...

CAS...never!lol. I must have at least 5 layers and glitter and rhinestones too. lol. Love your piece today, I know u are trying! gerri

Jan said...

Plain, clean, simple...less is more. Love it!

Ali Manning said...

Your card is fabulous, Trisha! I'm a CAS girl when it comes to making cards and you did a great job with this. The design is well balanced and the colors work really well together. I love it!

1CardCreator said...

Your CAS is awesome!

Shar said...

Perfect CAS! Love it!