ATSM Challenge #159 – CAS

I’m back with another fun challenge from ATSM. Our challenge this week is:

CLEAN AND SIMPLE

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I made 3 cards to share with you today. Here is the first, and most CAS, one.

IMG_7655edited_edited-1I decided that I was not quite happy with this card and the following 2. So, I rounded the top corners and am much happier with them now. What do you think? With or without rounded corners?

IMG_9991edited The Love Conquers All image which I used for this card was generously supplied by this week’s ATSM Challenge #159 sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps. 

These next two are not that CAS, but I’ll share them with you anyway because I had so much fun with this image.

IMG_7659edited_edited-1IMG_9996editedI wanted to give you an idea of the different looks that you can get with this one image.

IMG_7666_edited-1Make sure you stop over at ATSM to check out the beautiful, fun and creative selection of DT cards. Enjoy, play along, link up!

I’d like to play this 3rd card over at Uniko’s Challenge #24: Summer.

IMG_9981editedHere’s their super cute optional twist inspiration photo.

My girls are going to love this photo!

Slide1Here are the rules for the CAS Challenge.

Clean & Simple (CAS) – your entry MUST be Clean and Simple. This means that clean and crisp lines, minimal or no embellishments and lots of ‘white’ space should be used.
* White space does not need to be ‘white’. It can be any color. White space is a term used for the area of your card with no stamping, embellishments etc.

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Make sure you stop over to the blog and check out all of the other DT members’ fabulous work. 🙂 Then join in the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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Life is Beautiful-Big Cosmos, Big Announcement

Today I have an exciting announcement to make! I’m one of the newest mixed media card artists at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  I’ll be joining the mixed media card challenge design team beginning in July. To celebrate the announcement today I made a bunch of butterfly cards. I had a lot of fun making all sorts of different ones!

Here is one of the Mixed Media bunch:IMG_6543edited2

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I used a free/prize digi stamp from Stamplorations which I enlarged &  printed on heavy card-stock.

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For this card I also used a Shower of Flutters – ARTplorations Stencil. IMG_6460edited2I sponged a variety of SU! blues and greens through the stencil, moving it slightly to create an overlapped butterfly background.IMG_6535edited

I’m going to play this at FUSION’s {Bright Butterfly}. IMG_6536edited2The sentiment is from a prize stamp set that I won over at Word Art Wednesday from Gloria, Close to My Heart Consultant. Thanks Karen and Gloria! I’m going to play this card over at WAW Challenge #188!

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

P.S. Below is a Cosmo painting that my father did. If you’d like, you can click on the image to go to his gallery.

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