Tuesday, 14 May 2013

CASology 44 - Bloom


This week's CASology Cue Card is Bloom!



Certainly everything is in bloom here in Toronto. It's a gorgeous time of year, although the poor allergy sufferers are, well, suffering!

My friend Shirley made a dotty card recently and I really like the idea (I used it once here). For today's card, I thought I would take it a step further and make the dots the main focus. I cut out a large blossom on my Silhouette Portrait and then made dots around it with some Copic markers. It's very difficult to do them all perfectly spaced and the same size, so I had to tame my OCD tendencies and embrace the beauty of  'imperfection'. Hey, if you can't get something perfectly even, then make it look like it isn't even ON PURPOSE.  At least the sentiment is straight! lol!

Now it's your turn - make a "blooming" card and link it up before the deadline on Sunday at 4:00 pm CST.

Here are links to the blogs of the other DT members - go check out what they've done with this week's Cue Card!





37 comments:

Sindhu said...

A very very pretty card Ardyth!

Claire said...

Ok Ardyth, if that's your 'imperfection' what hope is there for the rest of us?! Fab card - what a great idea!

Happy Dance said...

At first glance, my first thought was, where did she get that stamp?! This is bright and beautiful, Ardyth. Love the colors you've used too. Really fun and sweet. Bev

Barb Ghig said...

I love the imperfection of the dots on this flower, and the color combo is fabulous! It's really great to see how such a large image can work so well for a CAS card...Love it!!!

Lynn said...

As always. So clever!

Loli said...

Hola Ardyth, thank you for your comment last week:D
You have a great steady hand!!!, a fantatic technique for make a perfect CAS card, i like the bright colours, perfect for springtime, so clever design Ardyth.
Hugs from Palma de Mallroca

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Quite amazing! Bold and beautiful.

Hannelie said...

This is so fresh and a whole lot a fabulous fun!

Virginia L. said...

Aw...how FUN is your large bloom with dots! Love it, Ardyth!

s. berry said...

you have quite the steady hand to dot all those dots! i love ALL your designs.. so creative & clean!

Rosemary said...

fantastic card, ardyth... love the perfect imperfection!!

Dotty Jo said...

Looks wonderful, I can't believe you managed to do that with markers! Jo x

Meghan said...

I'm pretty sure mother nature is perfectly imperfect too! Love this flower and your advice is spot on!

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous, Ardyth! It's bright and colourful but still has so much white space, very clever! Your OCD battle made me laugh! (Will it allow you to make another?)

Thanks for the shout out too!

Michelle said...

OMG, Ardyth! This card is spectacular! The imperfections make this card wonderful! It looks totally planned. And it's perfect in my eyes. Wow! (Can you tell I love it?) :-)

Kristie Goulet said...

I wouldn't have even noticed the imperfections if you hadn't said anything. :) Love this.

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, I don't see any imperfections...this is awesome! Cheerful, fun, and oh so CAS!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You're too funny, Ardy! Even Mother Nature's OCD tendencies lapse once in a while. And, anyway, I thought your dots WERE perfect until you mentioned it!!

Jenny said...

Love your dotty flower, I have trouble making imperfection look okay just as much as perfection!!! We are starting to bloom over here too but no sign of my hayfever yet!!
Jenny x

Maureen Merritt said...

I can't believe you did the copic dots by hand! A real labor of love ;) It looks fab!

Deepti said...

A perfect imperfection :) u nailed it. Actually u are too good in ur style, I so love ur style

Melissa said...

I love your philosophy, Ardyth! This is perfectly imperfect! :) Seriously!

Sue McRae said...

Simple yet spectacular design!

Kelly Griglione said...

OK, here's why I love this card so much ... you cannot get this look with a stamp. Unless it came in a set of 3 stamps and you had to line them up for each color, but that would be an expensive set for such a large image to be repeated 3x. I supposed you could have a dotted stamp and color each dot with a marker, but even then you wouldn't get a saturated dot for all of them. Nope, the only way to get this card is to go around manually with markers. Like you did. : )

Joyce said...

This card is so striking. I can't believe you did it all by hand. But, then, I do believe it because how could a stamp do this? Super idea. And, congratulations on your Moxie Fab prize--I saw your name on the winner's post. Hope you get something fun.

Gabby said...

Way cool card! You must have the patience of a saint, as I can't imagine how long it took to make all those different colored dots! :)

Geri said...

...so, I thought Shirley was cra-crazy with the dots on her card...but I think you have more dots than hers...so you win the 'Ca-rzy lady dotting award'!!!

This is fabulous - love how you have made imperfection a beautiful thing!

Stunning colors!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very cool card for bloom, love you sweet imperfection and I give you a big high five for that because my OCD totally gets it!

Sian Ridley said...

Wow! This card makes me so happy! :) I dread to think how many you made before this one...I think it looks perfect! :)

mypapercraftworld said...

There is beauty in imperfection, Ardyth ... your stunning card is testament to that ... fabulous bright, happy colours and gloriously CAS white space ... love it! Anita :)

Tanis Scott said...

Brilliant! Sometimes imperfection is OK, is this is definitely one of those times. The fun and spontaneous feel it gives suits this type of flower.

Greta said...

Terrific idea & I love how it turned out!

Lisa said...

Ardyth this is SO FUN!! I just love your polka dotty flower!!

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful and those colors, wow. Your card makes me smile and so fun that you did this all by hand, stunning.

Deanna Dean said...

Love this..what a fun idea. Off to give this a try :)

Jean said...

Love this one!! Great choice of colors!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

This is so beautiful! I love the bright and cheery colors. That flower is soooo gorgeous! :)