Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Week 307: ZOOM

Time to zoom into a new challenge week!  Summer is zooming by here in the USA and this week Fourth of July celebrations will have fireworks zooming into the sky to display their dazzling splendor!  This cue is so full of possibilities for interpretation and the gallery is bound to be full of variety!

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!)
Let's see what the design team and guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Hannelie
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Use a striking background to draw the eye to your focal point.

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White space doesn't have to be white.

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Having a scene inside the frame helps to keep it CAS  

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Don't be afraid to layer your inking.

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Limit the color palette when working with a large image.

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Use a stencil to add texture without taking away white space

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Washi tape is a great to use for grounding an image.

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Mask off 2/3 of your card to keep it white, then sponge away on the top 1/3.

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White on white layers can add interest without taking away from your image.

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Leaving a main image uncolored helps keep a design CAS.

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Use the spotlight technique to bring the focus to a smaller part of your image.

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Bold colors make your CAS cards pop.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the CASology blog by Monday, July 16, at 9:00 a.m. (CDT)!

**Due to summer's tendency to be busy and full of travel, family fun, etc., we will be having two-week challenges from today until this fall.  This will give participants a little extra time to create and link up as well as give the design team more time to focus on their families and loved ones!

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