Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CASology Week 200: CAS **200th Challenge Celebration!**

Welcome to Week 200 at the CASology Challenge!




To celebrate our 200th challenge we have a fun & special word to inspire you: CAS! Okay, okay, maybe we are taking a little artistic license with this cue "word", but we want to celebrate the Clean & Simple card making style and leave it wide open for you to play along. There is no Sponsor this week but plenty of chances to win a little blog candy.

For this card, using one of my current favorite techniques, a Concord & 9th butterfly is die cut from a collage of washi tapes. 




The butterfly is adhered to a watercolored panel and the Paper Smooches sentiment added before the panel is popped up on the card base. I love the mix of patterns and colors and the sheen the washi tape gives the butterfly.




Keep in mind these pointers as you create a card in the CAS style:

1. One main image
2. Lots of open space--uncluttered
3. Limited layers and embellishments
4. Quick and easy to recreate (note—it may take a long time to get a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake)

As I said at the top of the post, we don't have a sponsor this week as several of the Design Team members are offering blog candyEach DT member who is participating will randomly select a commenter from their blog who also linked up a card at CASology. Winners will be announced on each DT blog as well as on the CASology blog next week after the challenge closes at noon (CMT) on Monday.

I have put together a selection of embellishments along with a Memory Box Pine Needle Twigs die and look forward to sending it off to one of you.




Check out the Design Team cards for more inspiration and chances to win a little blog candy.



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer:  Diana!


Remember, you must comment and play along with the challenge this week to be eligible to win the blog candy. I look forward to seeing all your Clean And Simple cards in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



61 comments:

  1. I love that washi tape technique too, Jacquie! That butterfly looks so glossy! Gorgeous against the water-coloured background!

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  2. That butterfly is so awesome, Jacquie! Love how you created it!!! Beautiful watercoloring and the bright colors are so happy! :)

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  3. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I never think to do that on the background, but it really highlights the pretty butterfly!

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  4. Love that you can do watercolour and keep it CAS. So pretty and fresh.

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  5. Awesome design and detail!
    Love your own background!

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  6. Beautiful CAS card love the image of the butterfly on the print card stock and the color and design of your card. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART
    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  7. Jacquie your butterfly is beautiful and wow you cut it from a collage of washi--brilliant. Lovely and just the right amount of watercolour to keep it CAS.

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  8. How pretty, that colorful delicate butterfly! And I just saw your gorgeous card winning at Freshly Made Sketches - no surprise here! Congrats!

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  9. Very pretty. Love the delicate butterfly

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  10. Such a pretty card, Jacquie. I really love how you got a design on your delicate butterfly. Had no idea that was washi.

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  11. Beautiful card! Great idea to use washi tape for your butterfly, I have a stash of unloved washi so I'm definitely going to give that a go :)

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  12. Such a pretty CAS card! Love the vibrant yellow watercoloring and this delicate butterfly !
    Thanks for the chance to win and congrats 200th Challenge!

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  13. I love that outline butterfly, Jacquie, and it looks fabulous with its washi dress and watercolored background.

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  14. What a fun butterfly and awesome CAS card.

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  15. not yet tried this technique but its very effective thanks for sharing.

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  16. Very inspiring. I'm trying to work up the courage to ink up a background with either watercolours or inkpads. Lovely.

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  17. What an amazing way to use washi tape, that butterfly is fab!
    Jane

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  18. sweet card...I really like the look of the watercolour behind the die cut....

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  19. That butterfly looks great! and I love watercolour and a grungy look, so your card is a super inspiration for me! 200 times; that are a lot of cards and even more comments! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  20. Beautiful card! I LOVE the background!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  21. That butterfly diet is so pretty, Jacquie, and looks fabulous in washi tape!

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  22. It's a beauty!! Love the watercolour swatch behind that delicate butterfly die!!

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  23. Beautiful card, so simple yet so eye catching. I love that butterfly die cut from patterned paper. Wonderful

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  24. Hello Jackie: I love this delicate butterfly die sitting on the beautiful water color wash, this is a very sweet card.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  25. Love the collage of washi tapes idea!

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  26. What a cool way to use washi tape!

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  27. Oh I'm so in love with that delightfully dainty washi butterfly. Feeling inspired!

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  28. Not come across that technique with washi tape before, must have a go as your butterfly is gorgeous! Stef x

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  29. Love the butterfly...so cool with washi! Lovely card!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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  30. Pretty way to use washi Jacquie - maybe I should use my unused rolls this way! Loving the watercoloured background!

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  31. I'm swooning over your washi-tape Concord and 9th butterfly, Jacquie; love that it's the star of the stage! Happy 200th Challenge! Thank you for the blog candy and, especially, the amazing inspiration!
    ~carol

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  32. Hold the bus ... you mean that I'm supposed to use the washi tape that I've been coveting? Well, if I could create something as beautiful as your butterfly, I might be convinced to try. Love your card. Beautiful.

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  33. Jacquie woooowww
    I adore that washi tape technique you put on your butterfly
    looks so beautiful really
    love love love your card and thanks for chance to win your lovely goodies
    hope I am the lucky one
    hugs
    Monika

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  34. Very cute idea - love the vibrant colours.....thank you for the opportunity to win your blog candy xx

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  35. I love how delicate the butterfly is against
    the watercolor background!
    I will have to try your washi tape technique :-)

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  36. Jacquie, I love your butterfly...the Glossy Accents are such a perfect touch! A colorful CAS card...LOVE it!

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  37. Hi Jacquie. Your card is beautiful. I would love to know how to do the washi technique.

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  38. beautiful card, I love that butterfly, I used it as well on my card. thanks for a chance to win!

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  39. Love the watercoloured centre piece of your card! Beautiful butterfly too!

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  40. Jacquie ... love your butterfly made from Washi tape. Congrats to CASology and the team for reaching this milestone.

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  41. Great card, I love the color combo. Who doesn't love a cool butterfly!!

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  42. Great card, I love the color combo. Who doesn't love a cool butterfly!!

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  43. Love the yellow behind the butterfly!

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  44. Wow! This is lovely. I like the splash of yellow and the contrast of the washi tape butterfly. Beautifully done.

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  45. WOW that butterfly is so elegant. Great job Happy 200th!!

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  46. Love your washi butterfly, Jacquie. So pretty! That die is very cool and I like the pretty yellow wash in the bg.

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  47. Brilliant idea to cut out of washi tape. Yet another idea for what to do with it. Your butterfly looks so good against the watercolour background. It's a lovely dainty die too.

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  48. LOVE your color combo,so warm,and the butterfly die is perfect and elegant...hugs...Željka

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  49. Simply gorgeous! Such a warm and sweet card :)

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  50. Striking, sunny elegance and such a clever technique to the butterfly. Love it.

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  51. Jacquie - brilliant, lovely and so pretty!! A few words to describe this winner of a card!! Love the colors and that butterfly is GORGEOUS!!!

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  52. I was not aware of this washi tape technique. Looks like fun. Your card is so vibrant and gorgeous

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  53. Lovely technique and colors :)

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  54. Stunning card, I love your CAS.

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  55. Gorgeous card, love the washi butterfly & one of my favourite sentiments :)

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  56. Amazing card. Love the butterfly on yellow background. Well done!
    Valerija xx

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  57. So so sooooo pretty! Love it! :o) Butterfly is so fun. :o)

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  58. Beautiful card!! I absolutely love that butterfly!! It looks so pretty against watercolor. Just love it!

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  59. Hey Jacquie!! I love your watercoloring and butterfly. Very pretty.

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