Tuesday, 25 June 2013

CASology 50 - Free!


This week's CASology Cue Card is Free!



I think I may have been the "Einstein" that suggested this one and over the weekend there was some discussion amongst the DT members as to how to interpret this cue card. By the end of it, there were lots of ideas (as you'll see when you visit their blogs!). I even thought I could have used my "Wheels" card for this cue card!

We knew that people (at least American and some Canadian people) would be making patriotic-type cards as we approach Canada Day and Independence Day, but of course our participants stretch further than the borders of these two countries! In honour of my American family and friends, here's another FREE card for you, inspired by both the card above (layout) and yesterday's birthday card for Struan (colours):



So feel FREE to make a card that represents FREE however you interpret it. How about that shopkeeper's sign 'Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy'? (I couldn't find my puppy stamps!)

I went with horses - these ones from an old SU! set look especially free to me, as they gallop through their misty field. I decided to make a one-layer card, which is pretty much as CAS as it gets. I masked and sponged a small area, used dramatic black silhouettes and left lots of white space. Even this sentiment has been masked - it's the last line of a much larger sentiment from Door County rubber stamps. This one will be given to my sister, the equine surgeon. Unfortunately, she sometimes needs horse sympathy cards  and they're hard to find in Hallmark!

Now it's your turn to interpret FREE for your creation this week. Before you do, drop by the blogs of the other DT members and see where they went with this cue card!



23 comments:

Meghan said...

A great take on the cue card! So many ways to interpret "free!"

Barb said...

Beautiful sponging and stamping, Ardyth! Both of your cards are perfect interpretations of "free!"

Virginia L. said...

How AWESOME! I sure love the FREE theme and how you interpret it! You do such beautiful and inspiring work as always, Ardyth!

Angie said...

Well thanks to LYdia at SCS I saw your card and then came over to your blog and checked out everyone's posts! Your cards are always gorgeous and this one is no exception! What a wonderful expression of FREEDOM!

Judy1223 said...

Ah, Ardyth, not one but TWO great cards for the cue this week! LOve the inking behind the horses, what a pretty silhouette. Love the stripes and stars, too! very patriotic!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Ardyth, you had me at the horses! I love the sponged background that you stamped the running horses on. Great CAS card!

Deepti said...

oh my goodness this is simply mind blowing... love the horses and the beautiful background u created simulating the effect of sky and grass. I have no words, just love it. wow...

Gillian R said...

Great take on 'free' and a fab card too

The Crafty Laydee said...

What great free cards Ardyth-i just LOVE the horses-and to me there is no greater sight than to see them running free as the wind.That is a lovely sentiment you have used,and your background looks perfect.
Nessa xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow Ardyth - you've outdone yourself with your stunning horses card! I love the intense colour of the inky strip and the silhouettes look amazing against it. The graphic patriotic card is fab too. Vicky x

mypapercraftworld said...

These horses really are running free across the plains, Ardyth ... love that background sponging! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

I love that you created a card to represent 'free' to Americans and Canadians...so clever! I know you have talked about how important horses are to you, and your card with the horses galloping through the misty field is absolutely gorgeous, Ardyth! Your inking is just perfect, and the silhouette images of the horses are really stunning!

Lynn said...

The horses are incredible. And I love, love, love the color movement behind them.

Skye said...

A fabulous card and a great take on the cue. Love the sentiment

Maureen Merritt said...

Beautiful cards Ardyth! Both scream free!

Bobby said...

Your card really does say "free" to me. So striking with the black silhouettes.

Rosemary said...

I don't think there is anything that says "free" more than a group of wild horses running at full tilt! Gorgeous card, Ardyth! (Oh and the second one is pretty fab, too!)

Greta said...

You just blew me away, Ardyth! Fabulous card & great take on the cue word! Our vet's wife is the horse doctor at the office & bet she'd love this!

Kelly Griglione said...

Totally reminds me of a wide screen TV with your narrow sponging behind the horses! Really a great depiction of 'free'!

Jackie said...

The epitome of FREE!!! Stunning card! Makes me smile. :)

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card, those horses are amazing against your stunning background.

Diane said...

Beautiful cards representing "free"...love the horse running "free"!!

Joni-nina Andaya said...

This is so beautiful...love the horses image running, it really portrays "free" in them =)