Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Card Concept #5 - Colours

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Time for another challenge at The Card Concept.  This time we have colours for your inspiration.




You might think that you can't use spray ink on a clean and simple design. If you think about the basic components of CAS design.

 1.  One main image
2.  Lots of open space (uncluttered)
3.  Limited layers & embellishments
4.  Quick & easy to recreate

My card meets all those requirements. There is sometimes confusion with open/white space.  It doesn't always have to be white, just limit it to one colour.   In the case of my design I sprayed the ink on the white base, that now becomes the open/white space. Truth be told this actually started out as a one-layer design, but the ink warped the paper, so I cut the panel slightly smaller than the new card base.


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I hope you play along with us again this challenge. 
We had 172 participants with challenge #4, let's see if we can beat that this time.  

Thanks for visiting.


32 comments:

Maureen Merritt said...

Perfect CAS card! I haven't used spray inks, the idea of a mess frightens me from trying it :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So pretty! Love the soft wash of lime!

Jasleen said...

This is sooo beautiful and soothing to the eyes :)

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is one amazing card! Your airbrushed background is so soft and subtle paired with the one branch, a beautiful way to say with sympathy.

Cathy Weber said...

I love the spray design Tracey...I have not been brave enough to try misting, but I need to! I think it created a very soft effect, perfect for the sympathy theme.

Annette Allen said...

I LOVE IT

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aw, Tracey, I'm in awe. Your "touch" is card magic. You always know how to design and execute a card that speaks volumes, sometimes very softly! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

I like the way you lightly used the green Tracey! Beautiful!

Colleen said...

Awesome card, Tracey! Thank you for the birthday wishes!!

Anita in France said...

The soft spray of green is beautiful, Tracey ... the perfect backdrop for the solid leaves ... just lovely! Anita :)

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous!

Deepti said...

Can this get any better... U truly are a CAS queen :) love this !!

Lisa said...

Love the softness you created with the misting Tracey, lovely card!

Geri said...

Great card...and great save with the card base! Flawless misting/spraying :)

Yep, truly the Queen of CAS!

Deepti Stephens said...

Pretty sweet card, Tracey.. Love it :)

Lynn Mangan said...

This is a CAS beauty Tracey. Love the soft mist.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This card is soooooo beautiful Tracey! The mist is such a fabulous way to finish off your card!

Karen D said...

I am yet to spray a background I am happy with, yours is fabulous. It adds a lovely softness to the card.
Take care!

Kerin said...

I love that your pop of color comes from a softly sprayed background! Very pretty CAS card as always :)

Greta said...

One of my favorite cards, Tracey! Perfect use of the spray making an elegant & appropriate sympathy card--beautiful in it's simplicity. I'll be casing this one--thanks for the inspiration!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the soft mist of lime on your CAS design...Gorgeous card, Tracey!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card Tracey, love that soft spray. Did you use a mister bottle or an air brush system? I have not tried misting...yet. Getting up the courage to try soon I hope :)
Lovely sympathy card.

Joni nina Andaya said...

This is so perfect Tracey!!! Love this!!!

Joyce said...

Thank you for showing me how to use spray inks and still keep a card CAS. This is just so pretty and soothing.

Leigh Penner said...

Lovely card, Tracey!

Lesley Croghan said...

Simply perfect!

Cindy Lovell said...

What a pretty card,Tracey!! I love the sprayed ink!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This really is stunning Tracey- it is the perfect sympathy card!

Sharron said...

Beautiful, Tracey! You've done an awesome job with the soft spray.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Your card is so fun, Tracey, with the spritzing. So unexpected!

PaperCrafting WithAngelina said...

Love this card, especially the misted ink!