Tuesday, 9 July 2013

CASology 52 - Neon




This week's CASology Cue Card is Neon!



Neon is really trendy right now, and why not? Bright happy colours never go out of style! I had lots of time to think about this (so much time that I almost missed the DT deadline!) and I knew exactly what I wanted to try - I masked a strip across my one-layer card and I was going to stamp bright happy overlapping stripes.

When I laid the first one down, it was a bit splotchy and didn't go right up to the mask. After my first, unprintable reaction, I took a closer look and I thought it was actually kind of neat. Almost like birthday streamers.

And so, ironically, as I stamped the rest of the 'stripes', I found myself hoping that I wouldn't get a nice full solid image that went exactly to the edge of the mask. Now, before you go thinking that it might have had something to do with the stamp and/or the ink, rather than the inept  (but on purpose after the first one!) stamping, let me assure you that I kept the pressure very light as I stamped. And I had no trouble getting full coverage on all the 'happy's - in fact I stamped it 7 times to show you that I can actually stamp! lol!

The big 'birthday' is one of the new CASual Friday stamps (love the font, which just happened to match a little happy I had in my box!)

And now it's time for you to create a project using Neon. In fact, if you take a look at our Miami Vice (my words, not Therese's!) Muse this week, you may just be able to combine these two challenges in a really fun way! And this week we have a sponsor! It's Avery Elle - check out the details at CASology.

Before you head off, take a look at what the other members of the DT came up with:




23 comments:

Gillian R said...

Love this Ardyth, trust you to be able to turn a mistake into something fantastic!

Barb said...

What a fun way to use neon colors, Ardyth! Love this bright birthday card - and thanks for the giggle this morning! :)

Jackie said...

I think the splotchy effect looks great! The colors are really vibrant and fun, perfect for a birthday card.

wienerhoneymooners said...

NOW that's NEON! Love it, as always love your designs!

Happy Dance said...

Very cool...or should I say "hot"!! Love all those bright colors and the little streamers behind the way cool 'birthday'. Oh this would make so many teenagers happy to get this for their birthday. Another great creation, Ardyth. Bev

Hannelie said...

Thanks for the lovely inspiration Ardyth!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another fun challenge idea. I'm not sure I have any neon inks, but I hope to get a chance to look. I love how your card turned out! Am I the only one seeing colorful candles behind the "birthday" word? So amazing, Ardy!!

Laura said...

LOVE this! :)

Judy1223 said...

Now THAT is a neon card, Ardyth! What a fun, bright birthday card!

Bobby said...

There are no mistakes, just happy accidents, that look great in neon.

Rosemary said...

aaahhh... if only my mistakes looked so good! fab take on the cue word!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card!
TFS~

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh my, that black birthday sentiment on top of the neon splotchy stripes is just so engaging!! Way to work it!

PS. I can pretty much guarantee that not a one of us would ever doubt your ability to stamp : )

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous creation, Ardyth! Love neon!

Deepti said...

Your usage of neon is an eye catcher for me. It shouts neon and I'm loving it :)

shirley-bee said...

Wow,I love the grungy neon border against the bold birthday sentiment!

Julie Brooks said...

I love those neon colours - where can I get my hands on some of those inks? Fab card xx

mypapercraftworld said...

Yep ... definitely neon streamers, Ardyth ... fresh and cool and sooo colourful ... and I so needed the reassurance about your stamping ability ... ha, yeh, right ... not even in an alternative universe in a million years! Anita :)

Gabby said...

NEAT b.d. card! Great design and use of the H.A. neon inks. I just got them a few mos. ago and I have been having lots of fun using them on my paper crafts. :)

Julia Aston said...

what a cool bright design Ardyth! How fun when 'accidents' turn into great design!

Meghan said...

This mistake is amazing!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop for happy mistakes! I love the distressed look of the stripes!

Jenny said...

I'm loving those stripes behind the 'birthday' ... The perfect amount of neon :0)