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Monday, 1 May 2017

Bright and Beautiful

I was invited to be May guest designer for AAA cards, along with great designers and interesting challenges - so it check out here: aaacards



I think my usual style is fairly clean and simple but CAS category cards are extremely so.  I think you really do have to have the vision clear before you start ... not like other styles where you can play and jiggle until you get what you want.






Image stamp: Rubbernecker
Sentiment stamp: HeroArts (part of a stamp)




I heat embossed the stamps and coloured the birds using distress inks as watercolour paints - the blue-green-purple bird is actually more colourful than shows in the photo, don't ask me why, the green didn't even show up   (Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Dusty Concord plus Lipstick Red for her beak of course!).


Shared on challenges:
addictedtostamps-239-clean-and-simple
creativeknockouts-friendship
craftycatz-challenge-368-ag-CAS
allsortschallenge-413-embossing heat embossing
pinspirational-challenge-189
craftingwhenwecan-143-clean-and-simple

17 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! your card is oozing fun and cuteness here Carol. Gorgeous design, really makes me giggle with that sentiment too. Perfect for bright and beautiful and perfect for our GDT spot at AAA Cards this week too. Thanks so much and hope you get lots of lovely visits!

Bunny said...

This is cute, Carol. I love the blue one hanging.

Oh my goodness. How long does mail take to get to you? I can't even remember when I mailed it.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What an awesome card! Hilarious! Fun to be GDT with you!

Dawn Turley said...

Congrats Carol. Gorgeous CAS card

Jane said...

Such a fun card! Love that upside down bird and clever of you to colour it differently. Thanks for being such a fabulous Guest Designer at AAA Cards and for keeping your card so wonderfully CAS.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts, good luck!!! Amy DT

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun card and such a great CAS design. Thanks for coming to play at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Caz said...

This is lovely thank you for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts. And good luck, hope to see you again soon.
Caz CK DT
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Creative Knockouts


Nandini said...

This card is a total hoot! Absolutely love it! Thanks for joining us at the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge. All the very best. Nandini, DT

Helene Siermans said...

This is adorable. I love the message that this card delivers. Simply AWESOME!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz. Good luck! Nick DT

Carole said...

Super CAS card, Carol. Love your stamp!
Thanks for sharing your work at {PIN}spirational Challenges #188. Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

Gwendolyn said...

What an adorably cute card! Just love that upside down bird, how clever to think of that!

Carolyn Cochran said...

Awesome CAS card-such cute image! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting When We Can!
Carolyn, DT

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card -love the fabulous quirky image
Carol x

Suze said...

What an adorable CAS card! Thank you for joining in the Clean and Simple Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Deanne Saunders said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper