Sunday, 15 May 2011

CAS Friday challenge #2

 The CAS-ual Friday challenge this week is "Buttons and Twine".  I had this idea in my head of a card I wanted to try and I am not sure that I really like the end result, the houses were stamped in Walnut Stain distress ink and I think they are a little dark.  I actually found it really hard to stamp straight onto the white card, it is so out of my comfort zone.  I always add my stamped images as it saves ruining a whole card blank if you make a mistake.

I like the idea of this card so I have made a second using brighter colours and also clear embossing the row of houses.

I am happier with this card, what do you think?


I am off out to the garden now to plant my peas and french beans, hope you are having a great weekend.



Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: H5328 Row of Houses, CG269 Happy Definition.

18 comments:

Linda said...

Definitely like the second card best. It's happier and the way you've arranged the buttons makes it funkier :-)

Laurie said...

Sally I like both cards! They have 2 totally different looks! I move the CAS one layer look! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Anette said...

Great design, Sally!! I like them both!

Barb said...

I like them both, Sally! Great idea and the buttons and twine are so fun!

Virginia L. said...

Love your design, Sally! Each color combo has its signature style and feel to it! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Michele Gross said...

Oh they are both great!! The first one reminds me of gingerbread houses so I get that warm happy feeling, and the second has such cute happy colors so that makes me smile :) Great one layer cards!!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Brenda said...

I think your cards are great Sally! Love that row of houses! I find CAS a challenge too, but as I understand it you can have layers as long as you can see a lot of open white space, "white" meaning any colour. I am learning as I go!

Tracey said...

Oh Sally!!! These cards are spectacular!!! CAS scares me....but you have inspired me...THANKS!!!

Nancy said...

I like them both, it's a great design! Love how you incorporated the buttons and string, too!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Yep, definitely the second one. Love the rainbow affect of the houses and the striped baker's twine and button add a fun whimsical feel to the whole design. Super Cute!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see more of your beautiful work again!

Simone said...

Your cards are so fun and cute Sally! Love the one layer - gorgeous CAS cards :)

Dawn said...

What great cards Sally... I must admit to preferring the second one better.

Julie Day said...

These are too cute!! Love your stamp layering and the twine and buttons at the bottom look perfect :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

Awwww, I like elements from both. I agree about the houses being too dark, so I really like your second take on those, but I LOVE the simple twine and button of the first.
Great cards all around, and I'm So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays.

Laura Davis said...

This is such a sweet card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

lostinpaper said...

Love both versions, very chic!

Suzanne C said...

Great idea and love how the twine with the button frames the bottom. Lovely CAS designs.

Heather Maria said...

I love both cards, Sally! Great CAS designs and I love what you have done with the houses!