Wednesday, September 03, 2014

EXTREME Clean and Simple with Unruly Paper Arts. With some bloggy candy.

Do you do Clean and Simple?

How about EXTREME Clean and Simple?

This month the theme at the Unruly Paper Arts Blogozine is Gotta Dash--that is, quick makes, fast techniques, etc.  I'm not particularly adept at the CAS style, and challenged myself to go extreme.  You can see the results HERE.  Nothing fancy, no complicated techniques, but whoa, it truly made me appreciate the artistry of the stamps.

If you think you can handle it, here is a challenge, my bloggy friends:

ONE stamp,
stamped ONE time.
ONE color ink.
White paper.

Ready to give it a try?  The typical challenge guidelines apply--link to and mention this post, make sure to leave a direct link to your post that includes the challenge, please don't backlink.  Well of COURSE there's a prize--stamps, naturally, from my stampy stash.  Most are unmounted red rubber, a mix of this and that.  Two prizes, maybe more . . .we'll end the entries Sept 30th, so plenty of time to jump in!  :)

Just leave a linky in your comment, and I'll come and hunt you down.  Thank you for playing along, and be sure to check out the Reader's Art Quest at Unruly Paper Arts, as well--the creative prompt this month is "The Dark of Night," along with an appropriate color palette.  Here is a little art journal layout I did for the RAQ this month:

There is a randomly drawn prize for RAQ participants, as well--so lots of Unruly candy to be had this month!
  

13 comments:

TangledBlueRose said...

Awesome! Sounds like fun:) Really like your extreme cards. Really nice to just enjoy the beauty in the stamp itself!
Have a great day!~kim

ionabunny said...

Great cards, great challenge. Hope to add a link soon. You haven't said how long we have?? Better grab the inspiration and do it soon......

Michele said...

I'll be back with a link! thanks for inspiration! xo

ionabunny said...

I couldn't wait! http://craftynomad.blogspot.no/2014/09/extreme-cas.html

Thanks for the comment and the info. I might have to do this again. It was such fun!! Big hugs

TangledBlueRose said...

This was a lot of fun and definitely something I plan on continuing with! Here is the link to my page and THANK YOU for such fun inspiration!~kim

http://tangledbluerose.blogspot.com/2014/09/sunday-september-7extreme-casstamp-play.html

trisha too said...

Even with ECAS, the styles are so different, I wasn't expecting that--super cards!!!

:)

Rhonda Sarver said...

I don't have a blog, but I sure had fun with this challenge!

http://s61.photobucket.com/user/banec1/library/Extreme%20clean%20and%20simple

After pulling my hair out for 20 minutes trying to get photos rotated, I gave up. The ones that ought to be rotated are obvious, and noted.

trisha too said...

Yay! Thank you for playing along, Rhonda! :)

ionabunny said...

Rhonda, love your cards. You gotta get a blog. I can't comment on photobucket and there were a few stamps you used I really liked. The dark guy, the coffee words and the ladies faces. What company made those?? Hugz

trisha too said...

Thank you to everyone who played along--I'm going to try and send at least a little something to everyone! Will be contacting you soon!!

:)

TangledBlueRose said...

This was a fun play along, happy to have found it and added a fun new technique to rely on. Thanks so much!~kim

Rhonda Sarver said...

okay, Ionabunny, the coffee words is a Stampendous stamp. No luck yet on the others. The Dracula one is from Waltzingmouse Stamps, titled The Count. I fear I may never track down the lady one.

ionabunny said...

Hi Rhonda, thanks for the info. Trisha, I saw your comment but have been offline for a few days after a lightning strike!! Taking some time to get to everyone. Will be contacting you soon. Can't believe how much fun Extreme CAS was. Will definately be doing that again. Great idea for xmas cards........ HUgz