Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Card challenge

I decided to enter one of my cards into a card making challenge  (CAS-ual Fridays).  I am a little bit uncertain whether I am doing everything right because I have never done this before . . .

For those who do not know:  CAS means Clean And Simple.  Clean and simple is not something that comes naturally to me and I always struggle to get the balance right.  So this was quite a challenge to
me ;)   I decided to make a Mother's Day card since  it will be mother's day in South Africa soon.  Here is the card:



The card base is white (always looks pink because of me trying to take photos in bad light at night :/ ) and so is the single flower.  I used my copic markers (G00; YG03; G14; B02 & B05) to make the stripy paper and edged it with my memento Bahama blue ink pad.  The sentiment was stamped in Danube blue, also from memento and then I edged the card with a fine blue felt tip marker and added the blue bling on the corners.

I like the way it looks except that the part of me that struggles with CAS is telling me that it needs something more inside the frame but then it will not be CAS anymore . . .

So, here goes . . .

7 comments:

Lisa A. said...

Hi Annalize...South Africa...very cool!! Love your squares and the changing of hues...lovely!! What a wonderful Mother's Day card:)!!
Just to let you know...no one told me when it happened to me and I wish they had, but your word verification is on...couldn't find an email to let you know, but if you go to you settings and turn it off, it will make it a whole lot easier for others to leave comments on your beautiful card...and others in the future!! Hope you have a great rest of your week, Annalize:)!!

Ardyth said...

Love your two squares - the colouring is great and the white flower just pops right off them! Very pretty card!

Dana said...

Gorgeous coloring with your Copics! It made such pretty PP!
I'm so glad you joined us this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Laurie said...

Those squares are so pretty! What a great design! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Riette said...

Dis pragtig! Jy moet meer probeer saamspeel :D. Die raam om die kaartjie is 'n wonderlike touch.

Heather T said...

I love the simplicity of your design but also all the colour you combined in your squares. A beautiful CAS card.