Friday, July 13, 2012

fun in the SUN

CASology is a brand new challenge blog dedicated to clean and simple cards. Their first cue card is "sun". Simply take the word and interpret it as you like while keeping it CAS.


I clear embossed the word fun with my discontinued Noah Alphabet stamps from Studio Calico on some watercolor paper. I thinned out four yummy colors of distress inks (Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers) and brushed them across the word for the resist effect.


I was going to leave it as is but it looked a little naked, so I stamped the word "have" with some small peg alpha stamps and the card was done.

Have fun in the sun. Ha! And you do need the sun to make a rainbow, right?


This was the first time I used the Noah alphabet stamps, and pulled them out for Day 3's class over at Stretch Your Stamps online class. I was lucky to win a classroom seat from Lisa Carroll and I'm enjoying every session. (Note: I really did stretch my stamps on this card. I used the N for the U and vice versa. Oopsie!)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope it's sunny wherever you are and you have a fun-tastic weekend--especially if you're attending the Summer CHA!

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37 comments:

  1. the "have" is a nice touch. Love how you embossed the "fun" it is a FUN and cheerful card!

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  2. A super fun card! The water colouring looks great!

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  3. Love this! I forget that we can use inks like this - thanks for the reminder!

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  4. This is such a fun card, sweet, simple. Love it! I do like the addition of the 'have'.

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  5. LOVE it! I love the clean and colorful look, the watercolor adds a gorgeous fresh touch!

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  6. Brilliant take on the challenge, Donna! LOVE IT! :)

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  7. I love this watercolor look and those fonts! Fabulous!

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  8. Ha! So funny how you stretched your letters! Beautiful rainbow - I love that there's now a vibrant green distress ink just for this occasion!

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  9. I LOVE this, Donna! Pure CAS perfection!!

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  10. Love your rainbow, Donna! Perfect backdrop for your text.

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  11. so pretty! love the distressed colors chosen. love the simplicity of it too. have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. So so cool, great color choices, great design!

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  13. Genius again!! Such a great idea and design!! Perfect sun card!!

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  14. Hi Donna, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  15. Donna, this is clean and simple perfection!!! LOVE this cheerful, simple card. Perfect!!!

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  16. this is a superb CAS card Donna. Love the distress colours.

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! Speak volumes! Fabulous. I am your newest follower, would love it if you follow me too :)

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  18. super fun card, donna! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  19. Donna,
    I'm off to find my watercolor paper. This is a marvelous card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. What a brilliant idea! Love the watercolours. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  21. Wow! A beautiful CAS!!! Love the rainbow and the simple words! GREAT interpretation of this week's cue word! Thank you so much for joining us at CASology! :)

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  22. Love the textured card and the sweet little rainbow, Donna! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  23. DONNA----I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this! So beautiful! Great colors and technique! CLEVER! AMAZING! LOVE it:)

    ps--I'm really behind in my blog reader (over 2100!!). I'm stalking you still, I just haven't had a chance to leave a comment:) HUGS!

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  24. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card!! So Sad I did not sign up this time...too much going on....xoxoxoxo!

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  25. the way you have done this looks so refreshing. I how the card is textured too.

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  26. Love love love......! Classic Clean and Simple...a truly fabulous card. I LOVE your creativity!!

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  27. LOVE it! Can't wait to do this with a bunch of different words & colors!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Love It!! Great rainbow effect!! So simple but stunning!

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  29. you are amazing, Donna! absolutely fabulous card! love love love it!

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  30. how did I miss this beauty??? Love it! especially the splashes of color looks easy...I know better

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