Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Week 348: SHIMMER

Time to shimmer and shine this week!  We're looking forward to a pretty gallery!

**Please note:  This particular challenge will be three weeks long due to scheduled vacation time!  That just means everyone will have an extra week to join in the fun!

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!)

STAMPlorations is returning as our wonderful sponsor and is offering this challenge's winner $25 off their next online order!

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

Guest Designer:  Maria
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A simple color scheme & one small embellishment makes the design.

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A dark background can make a dramatic statement!

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A touch of gray shadow helps ground an image.

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Group elements and keep to a one tone palette.

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Use the Rule of Thirds for a quick and easy CAS layout.

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Use a simple color scheme.

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Make the extra details the same color as the card base so they stay in the background.

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Adding a small matte of colour creates visual interest and dimension.

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Overlapping sentiment and image leaves plenty of white space.

Go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the CASology blog by Monday, August 5, at 9:00 a.m. (CDT)!

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  1. Wonderful inspiration, thank you x

  2. Delicious shimmeriness, ladies ... thanks for the inspiration! Anita :)

  3. Thanks for the challenge and inspiration! I'm a few hours too late but thought I would share anyway to add to the inspiration.