Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Week 215: BARK


Time to em-bark on a new cue word journey!  Whether an animal or nature lover, this one should be fun to brainstorm for!

As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:

  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!)

We have a brand new sponsor joining us this week!  Please welcome Darkroom Door!

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/darkroom_door

Darkroom Door specialises in fine art rubber stamps and craft supplies suitable for mixed media, art journaling, card making, scrapbooking and altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products have a strong photographic element in their design.

Products include: Rubber Stamps, Collage Stamps, Frame Stamps, Photo Stamps, Background Stamps, Word Block Stamps, Eclectic Stamps, Quote Stamps and Texture Stamps, along with a wide range of accessories for crafters to use in their own creations.  All Darkroom Door products are manufactured in Australia.

Darkroom Door also has an amazing art studio where you can attend classes taught by fabulous teachers!

Check out the gallery on their website to see some amazing creations and ideas on how to use Darkroom Door products!

For more information visit: www.darkroomdoor.com

This week's winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from the online store!

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

Guest Designer:  Sarah
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Keeping the focal point to one half of the card leaves open white space.

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Subtle shading adds interest without clutter!

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Give your focal point a textured "landing pad" to ground your image and add interest.

dachshund woof you card
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Remember the visual triangle to create a balanced design.

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'White space' doesn't have to be white.

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White space doesn't have to be white.


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Popped up images add dimension and interest while maintaining white space.

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Paper piecing is a good way to use small amounts of patterned paper.

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Layering white panels maintains "white space."

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Basic coloring and using the bottom portion of your card keeps it CAS! 

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Monochromatic color schemes work well in CAS design!

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Dry embossed background add interest without sacrificing "white" space. 

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A large border is a great way to add 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)!


  1. Such a fun challenge! Love the inspiration makes you've all made! ♥

  2. fun inspiration and clever cue word x

  3. Oh dear, I totally forgot about limited layers etc... haha! please feel free to take my card out of your lineup. Sigh! I got carried away.

  4. Whoa!! What a cool take on Bark by DTs!! Love them all!! :)
    Suchi xx

  5. COOL CAS cards!!!
    ... I'm INSPIRED and look forward to get my creative bark on :)