Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Little Reminder.....

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Hello everyone: My teammates and I at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, want to thank everyone who participated in our First Anniversary Challenge.  The gallery was full of gorgeous cards, featuring all kinds of styles and techniques, we had such a great time looking at them, visiting your blogs and leaving you some comment love.  We enlisted the help of Mr. Random Number Generator to pick the winners of the prizes we had for you and I hope you will enjoy your goodies when they arrive if they haven't arrived already.  Thank you, thank you for making this challenge blog a success in our first year, we couldn't have done it without you.
So, here we go with our challenge for the month of November.  This time we want to see CAS cards.
Here is mine and I hope it inspires you to come and play along with us.

I must confess I'm still not very comfortable with the CAS style, I always hesitate about submitting my cards because I feel there is something missing.  In a CAS card there has to be a lot of "empty" space, no embellishments and a main image that leaves enough area around, I hope my sentiment didn't clutter the panel.
This image is from an old Flourishes set called Magnolias, love this amazingly fragrant flowers.
I decided to try to "color" this flowers with just my Black and White Prismacolor pencils after I watched THIS VIDEO, I thought it was a beautiful technique so I decided to give it a try. I don't have the paper she used so I just stamped my image with Stazon black ink onto a piece of light gray card stock. I sharpened my two pencils and went to work, using my white pencil on the areas that had no shading, then using the black pencil to add a bit of detail and contour. 
I thought of coloring the leaves a light green but decided to just do the whole image in white.
I also thought of adding some Rhine Stones or Nuvo Drops but I stopped myself, after all, this needs to stay as CAS as possible.

I always finish the inside of my cards, this saves me a lot of time when I mail them.


I made the inside also CAS, but this time I stamped all of the images in light green.

I hope you come and join us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE CAS challenge, give this style of card making a try, after all, this is a challenge, right?
Don't forget to stop by the blog and check out my teammates' creations and leave them some sweet comment love.
Please don't forget to add our banner to your post and link back to us, read our rules, they are simple but important and most of all, have fun.
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done, inside and out!

Sonny P. said...

Wow ! This is a beauty ! The black and white is really striking on this flower arrangement .
Most black and white is done on modern type images so this so different ! Love it !!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely it and thank you for the inspiration x CAS perfection x

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow Maria...sooooo gorgeous. Love how you did the flowers, they are wonderful!
xx Karen

Mary Fish said...

Absolutely stunning with the white highlights!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card here Maria, great CAS look and I love the monochrome look too, awesome card ;) hugs Viv xx

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Ela said...

Oh Maria, that's wonderful colouring, I adore it!


Leslie Miller said...

Your sentiment did not clutter the panel at all, Maria, and your flowers are quite striking the way you colored them. You did a beautiful job with the Prismacolor pencils. I'm not good with CAS, but I really wanted to do this challenge. Good practice, and I admire CAS so much. Christmas cards need making, but I could probably work one in with flowers.

Ruth said...

What an absolute beauty. I love the monochrome and admire you for trying it. It is just perfectly done. And the sentiment is wonderful! We are all here for you too! xx