Thursday, March 3, 2011

CASifying a Sketch Challenge

Here's the sketch challenge from SCS this week:


As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of my Hero Arts long rectangle shadow stamp. What a perfect way to clean-and-simplify (or CASify) this sketch!


The key to this CASification is layering stamps rather than paper. The colors are analogous (side by side on the color wheel) and they are stacked from light to dark (apricot, pumpkin, rust). After finishing the stamping and adding the circle, something still seemed lacking.

When in doubt, BLING. I added the bling to the centers of the flowers on the branch and then balanced them with two on the apricot layer.

*squeal*

I could NEVER have done this without Roxie's awesome sketch challenge.

Supplies
stamps: Hero Arts (sentiment and shadow), SU Garden Silhouettes
ink: SU apricot, pumpkin, rust
paper: Papertrey vintage cream
accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, dimensionals, rhinestones

34 comments:

  1. This is an amaazing take on this sketch, Susan! You should be squealing!

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  2. Wow, you are a genius! Enough said.

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  3. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I'll probably have a squillion layers of paper on mine. Or at least 3 or 4. Your idea is just brilliant.

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  4. We bow down to you! This is really, really pretty and an incredible take on the sketch.

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  5. AWESOME job with this sketch, Susan! LOVE that you stamped the panels! :)

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  6. Amazing! Great job on the challenge!

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  7. So so lovely, stamp set is divine but not available here (as so many things aren't). Sigh. And, you have managed to make a colour I have always disliked - really rust, look sensational.

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  8. Brilliant take on the sketch. There are so many helpful hints in this post and a lovely card to inspire me also.

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  9. Susan, this is a fabulous take on the sketch!! Love it!

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  10. Oh how I wish my eyes and brain would work together the way yours do! Outstanding card!!
    Lu C

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  11. What a great take on that sketch. Great stylish card x

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  12. FANTASTIC take of the sketch Susan

    KAthyk

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  13. Wow, I'm stuck for words. Wonderful!

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  14. You are SO AMAZING!!! I would never have even attempted this Challenge and here you are, being so creative and getting such a beautiful result. The sketch is really lovely the way you did it.

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  15. I saw billions of this sketch in the gallery yesterday and not one of them made me say "I want to make that." Yours did. Really awesome. I love with when CAS-ify.

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  16. What a lovely interpretation of a sketch! I've never used a sketch, but your card is a perfect example of adding a guideline to your own creativity to make something wonderful!

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  17. Love your take on the sketch-great thinking outside the box, so to speak.

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  18. Excellent use of the sketch! WOW! I think your mojo is BACK full force! Love the way it is still a CAS card~

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  19. Ditto to what all of the above said! I saw this sketch and some of the cards made using it, and I thought pretty but too many layers for me. Love your CAS-ify version!!!

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  20. "Squeal" is right! Your card is so elegant. Wow. Thank you for sharing your thought process.

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  21. Dang, you are GOOD! I am so impressed by this. You have helped me to discover the beauty of shadow stamps; they really are indispensable.

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  22. Love this awesome card!! Great colors, design and balance. tfs

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  23. What a incredible take on this sketch. You ROCK!

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  24. Sooooo love how you CAS'd the sketch!!! :D

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  25. This is awesomely beautiful! A brilliant take on the sketch!

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  26. Oh. My. Gosh. Brilliant card!!!

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  27. Awesome take on Roxie's sketch challenge and incorporating your own style! Your mojo is obviously back...

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  28. I know this was posted way back Susan. But I wanted to tell you how much you've helped being such a great inspiration :)
    I've tried my bit CASifying a sketch http://www.craftyjc.com/2011/09/rain-or-shine.html

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