Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Week 137: TROPICAL

Is the weather where you're at not quite into spring status yet?  Perhaps this week you'd like to take a little tropical vacation while you wait.  In your mind, that is.  Let's fill the gallery with all things TROPICAL this week and add a little warmth to the lives of those of us who are impatiently waiting for anything other than winter!

STAMPlorations is returning as our sponsor and is offering this week's winner their choice of a $10 gift certificate to the online store OR a choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils!

 ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop!

Today is the final day of their ARTplorations Stencils Blog Hop, so be sure and go see what's been created with their fantastic stencils!  While you're at it, remember that during this week's challenge, all CASology participants can receive 10% off any orders placed by using code CASOLOGY!

Also, if you're looking for another challenge to play along with this month, be sure and check out their March challenge which is Stamps & Stencil!

Let's take a look now at what the design team & this week's guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Anna
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Bright colors are perfect for CAS design when surrounds by lots of white space.

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Keep drama to a minimum (or at least to one-third) for CAS design!

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Repeating motifs kept within a confined space can be CAS.

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Washi tape is great for grounding images with a colorful pop.

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Use masking to preserve white space.

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Paper piecing is a fun way to add color and interest to a CAS card.

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Trim on the bottom of your card can lead your eye back up!

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Centralizing all die cuts keeps your card CAS!

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Masking is a great way to add depth to a one layer card.

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Using stencils is an easy way to keep layers minimal on a CAS design.

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Subtle ink blending adds interest  without overpowering your focal images. 

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!


  1. I'll have to enter ... living on a tropical island.
    Thanks for the intro to STAMPlorations and ARTplorations - a new supplier for me.

  2. Fabulous cards, ladies! And what a fun cue card!

  3. I missed the last challenge due to busy schedule, but I'm not going to miss this one. :)