Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Color Me Creative meets CAS-ual Fridays!

Hi there everyone!

I hope you won't be too sick of me this week! I have another post scheduled for tomorrow and possibly Saturday too!

Today's card is all about clean and simple. I saw a fun challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays where the sponsor is Lawn Fawn. Well you all know I'm a HUGE fan of Lawn Fawn so I just had to play along.  The challenge is to create a card 4 x 9 leaving as much white space as possible, ooh la la, that's a toughie!

When I first started colouring I thought of Copics just for bigger projects like large coloured images etc, but they work just as well for these little ones too. I coloured my flowers using the 'rule of three' technique, which is just a dark, a medium and a light colour. I varied the little flowers, then added some dots with my white uniball pen and added some enamel accents to the centre. That enamel accents takes a bit of practice doesn't it! I had the pot in one hand, a pin in the other, and a piece of card to scrape off mistakes next to me. I learnt that the secret is to push the 'nib' into the centre of the circle and then lift, that seemed to make a better 'pearl', for me anyway!

I've been wanting to try the hand drawn frame shown by Nichole Heady over at Papertrey Ink, so gave it a go. It still looked a bit too much white space for me so I added a few bits of faux hand stitching and some pearls to finish off. I know who this card is going to, a friend of mine who is always really generous. She's been owed a little thank you for a while.

We still have a fun challenge running over at  Color Me Creative's beautiful colours, aqua, red and white/cream, they look so fresh.  So grab those Copics and join in the fun, even if it's only to colour in tiny little flowers like me!


  1. Oh this is so sweet, I just adore the CAS design Ruby. The squiggles in the border are a neat idea too :)
    Jenny x

  2. I adore this! Love the great border designs and those sweet flowers.

  3. Yay! I'm so glad you're here :) So I have to tell you, the robot card you sent to me was the inspiration for this challenge :) I love that card and I love this card too-such a great border! Glad you had some fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. SUPER duper cute--love those flowers and all that white space! Great card--you rocked this oversized card! LOVE:)

  5. Hey Ruby! Your CAS card is fab, love all that white space and those three little flowers with the frame look fabulous :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

  6. LOVE this, especially that frame! And what a great use of white space!


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