Monday, May 28, 2012
Clean And Simple with Squigglefly
a tropical heatwave...
the temperature's rising, it isn't surprising,
yesterday it set a record in Chicago for the hottest day in history in the month of May!
So, after a quick trip shopping for groceries earlier in the morning, and an even quicker stop at a garage sale (where I found a great easel frame for my cards), I made a beeline for the safety and comfort of my air-conditioned home, and spent a little time in my craft room.
Squigglefly has a new weekly challenge, "to make a CAS (Clean And Simple) card, NO designer papers allowed. So, I folded my white cardstock, pulled out my heart punch, a few small pieces of leftover colored cardstock and printed up one of the Squigglefly images I received from their "One a Day in May" sales promo.
The image is called "Whimsy Sunflower" by artist Sandy Sommerfield. I think it is very whimsical, and loved its simplicity and style. So what better card to make than a CAS card???
I colored my image with Copics, cut out the framed flower and placed it on my virgin card front. I decided to take ink to my card and hand drew a border like the one framing the sunflower, but leaving it uncolored.
I love how it looks, and is definitely outside my comfort zone. Usually I can't stand to leave white space on any project!
The inside has a sentiment that reads: "If friends were flowers, I'd pick you"
Now it's your turn to try your hand at a CAS card. Use a Squigglefly image for your chance to win free digi's!! If you don't have one yet, click HERE for freebies. Then post your link at Squigglefly Challenge Blog!!