Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Week 200: CAS + Blog Candy!

Today marks a milestone for us here at CASology!  It's Challenge #200!  Can you believe it?!  We thought we'd focus on what CASology is all about, Clean & Simple design and provide a little excitement too!

Blog Candy Alert!

The design team is not only generous in providing inspiration each and every week, but this week the team members are offering blog candy on their personal blogs!  To be eligible to win, just be sure you do both of the following:

1.  Link up your newly created (no creations made prior to today) CAS creation here on the CASology blog.

2.  Leave a comment on the DT blogs.  Each DT member will be randomly selecting a winner from the comments on their personal blog post (& checking to make sure each selected winner has linked up a CAS creation), so be sure and leave a comment on their personal blogs for you chance to win!

As a little reminder, here are our Clean & Simple Design Guidelines to use when designing your CAS cards:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

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

Guest Designer:  Diana
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Repetition draws the eye to the focal point & white on white keeps it clean.

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Leaving images uncoloured preserves white space!

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Confine your image to 1/3 of your card for a CAS design.

watercolor butterfly card
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One focal point & lots of white space is a proven recipe for a CAS design.

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A tilted panel can add a bit of interest to a CAS design.

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A simple color wash + a simple image + a simple sentiment add up to a Clean & Simple design.

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A top-third centre layout is classically CAS.

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Keep your color scheme simple in a CAS design.

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Masking can add depth to a one-layer CAS card.

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Simple coloring keeps a card CAS!

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Diagonal lines work well in CAS design.

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Grouping images and sentiment on one side of the card keeps card CAS.

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Using a white frame on a white card base grounds a small image while still leaving lots of white space.

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

Week 199: Weekly Winners!

It's time to announce our Weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions!

  Kymona had the honor of selecting the Winner for Week #199 and here is her selection:

I love how Diana kept her design to one corner of the card, showing us how to effectively create a clean and simple design.  She hit the cue word right on the nose with her airplane.  We know how fast they go!!
Congrats, Diana!

Below is a winner's badge to proudly display on your blog:


Here are the Honorable Mentions chosen by the rest of the design team:

 Congratulations to all of you!

Here is a badge to proudly display on your blogs:


Be sure to stop back in an hour for challenge #200...and a little extra excitement!