November 29, 2013

The Card Concept




You may have already heard the buzz but Lesley Croghan is starting a new challenge blog called The Card Concept. The card concept is a bi-weekly challenge blog which is set out to explore our individual styles or try out new styles.  On the Design Team there are 12 designers. Lesley will be introducing each of them to you on The Card Concept blog, starting December 1st. Each designer will have a specific style that they use. 

I am so excited to share with you today that I am going to be the Challenge Manager at The Card Concept.  I will be publishing each challenge, all the winner posts and helping with the design team. I am also one of the Clean & Simple Artists!!!

Here is a definition of what is clean & simple...

  • One main image
  • Lots of open space (uncluttered)
  • Limited layers & embellishments
  • Quick & easy to recreate

Lesley has asked me to share one of my favourite CAS (clean & simple) cards.  This is a card I did recently for the CASE Study Challenge.  Notice there is one main image, lots of open space, minimal layers and quick and easy to recreate. I love the look of all styles of cardmaking and I use them as a source of inspiration, but when I design I find that I am not happy with my card when it goes against the definition of CAS. I hope you find this new challenge blog to be fun and an opportunity to explore your creative style!  


tracey_CSC164 by Tracey McNeely, via Flickr


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29 comments :

Marybeth said...

Congratulations Tracey....this sounds like a perfect fit for you. LOVE your card and design!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

You are the perfect choice for the CAS artist for this new challenge! Can't wait!

Kara said...

pretty! love the colors:)

Lynn said...

Awesome -you are definitely the perfect choice for a CAS designer! Looking forward to seeing the new challenge!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

such a great card!
congrats!

Marisa said...

Whoot, whoot :) Lesley keeps coming up with amazing challenge blogs. Congrats on the position and duties! Know you'll do a great job :)

diana said...

Congrats! I enjoy following your blog. ;-)

Bobby said...

I love this card that shows off your style. Congrats on the new challenge are your part in it. I'm looking forward to it.

Cathy Weber said...

Wow Tracey...you are the best CAS designer I know! This will be a great challenge blog. Congratulations!

cm said...

How cool will this be! Maybe I'll *finally* learn how to make cas cards!! Excited - and you, as the Card Manager - perfect fit!!
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June Houck said...

Woot woot! Big congrats to you, Tracey :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Congratulations, Tracey, what a fabulous choice! Looking forward to seeing how great this is going to be! Anita :)

Lyndal said...

HUGE Congrats Tracey!!! Sounds like another FAB challenge :) :) :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS!!! This is beautiful!! LOVING the colors!!!!

Lisa said...

HUGE congrats Tracey!!! I'm so happy for you and KNOW you will do an amazing job!!!

Michelle said...

Wow! Congrats, Tracey! It sounds like fun!!! Woo-hoo!

Janet Zeppa said...

Congrats Tracey! I know you will be fabulous!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your card and your style Tracey! Can't wait to see the new challenge!

Michelle said...

Congratulations, Tracey! I can't wait to see this new challenge in action! :-)

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...congratulations! So excited for you and can't wait to learn more about this challenge, I know it will be amazing!

Jill Norwood said...

Congratulations Tracey! You are the perfect choice for this!!! :)

KayM said...

Yippeeee!! Your card is perfect and I'm sooooo excited about this new challenge!! Congratulations on being the challenge manager!!

Amy Kolling said...

Congrats Tracey....you are going to be a fabulous manager!!! This concept for a challenge blog sounds amazing!

Judy1223 said...

Congratulations, Tracey! This sounds like a very cool venture...I just signed on to follow and can't wait for things to get up and running! They are very lucky to have you!

Karen D said...

Congratulations Tracey! This card is CAS perfection. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations in this exciting new challenge.

Barbara Murphy said...

I can't wait for this challenge to start! You are of course a perfect fit for this challenge!!! I can't wait to learn from you all :)

Kim S said...

I'm definitely looking forward to this. Your fabulous CAS style will be perfect for it!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Congrats, Tracey! You have such a wonderful contemporary cas style- you will be a great inspiration to card makers!

wienerhoneymooners said...

SUPER awesome Tracey, I will check it out!!!!