Tuesday, 29 October 2013

CASology 68 - Black


This week's CASology Cue Card is Black.



A few weeks ago, I was visiting with Kelly in Chicago. She took us to the Chicago Cultural Centre in the old library and there was a really cool light installation called Shift. At first the whole room appeared to be empty and fairly dark. The floor was white and there were 3 different coloured lights on the walls near the ceiling. The magic began as you walked into the room - three shadows were produced, each in a different colour. As the lights changed colour, your shadows would, too. But then it got even better. When two of us stood near each other, our 6 shadows would intersect, creating even more colours. We stayed in there for quite a while, talking about light and colour and trying to figure out how it all worked. And jumping around like crazy cardmakers, of course!

I tried to reproduce that effect here by having the 3 primary colours intersect. Where two of them intersect, a secondary colour is produced, and in the area where all 3 intersect, you get black. OK, I helped it a bit (it was really kind of a muddy dark grey, but the theory was correct and it should have been black!) I finished it off with a simple sentiment from Stampin' Up.

Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with for this one! Here are links to the blogs of the other DT members - go check out what they came up with as inspiration for you!







22 comments:

Meghan said...

Chicago! Sounds like fun! A perfect bold and graphic card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the bold coloured stripes Ardyth, big impact.

Gillian R said...

Wow what a clever idea Ardyth and the cultural centre sounds fascinating

Rosemary said...

only you could come up with a crazy cool card like this...and honestly the intersecting colors do look black!

Jacquie Southas said...

What a cool art installation you experienced! It's funny that I don't think I initially saw the black where the colored bars intersect - fabulous balanced design!

Geri said...

Each time I visit your blog, I leave with a healthy dose of inspiration!

Love the angles of the lines and how well the bold 'celebrate' sentiment works with your graphic design and black card base!

Virginia L. said...

That must have been so fun to experience at the library....the thought of you two jumping around makes me smile! Your card is ever so COOL! Love it!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - what a great experience you had! sounds really interesting! love your inspired card based on your story!

Joyce said...

Loved hearing the story behind your card. It is very striking with the beams of color.

shirley-bee said...

What a fabulous idea! Sounds like you had a great time with the light installation!

KayM said...

Wow! What a neat card!! Love the graphic look! Wonderful interpretation of your inspiration at the Cultural Centre!

Bobby said...

Are you sure you're not an art teacher? lol You sure made this show off the secondary colors well.

Claire said...

Now I would never have thought of using colour when the cue word is black...yet again you pull off a masterpiece Ardyth! Hopefully I'll have time to join in this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So SPECTACULAR!! As always and eye popping design! Gorgeous!

Deepti said...

You always bring life into you cards :) this is a memory you have saved for ever through this card!!

Judy1223 said...

Very cool experience...I'll have to remember that if I ever make it to Chicago! Great interpretation,too...your card is clean and graphic and fun!

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous dynamic card really jumped out at me.

Marie

mypapercraftworld said...

The Shift Room sound as though it was so much fun, Ardyth ... as well as being the inspiration for this stunning and striking 'black' card ... awesome! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Love this graphic card, Ardyth! The colors are so amazing with the bold black sentiment and card base! Awesome tribute to your experience at 'Shift'!

Monika Reeck said...

I love also the bold colors on your card and love the BLACK sentiment on it..really perfect Ardyth...I always love seeing your card on CASology...really crisp and sensational...

I just put my card on CASology blog challenge if you would like to see it on my Blog and leave me some love... I would be so happy...big hugs from Germany...Monika

Charlene Mitchell said...

Just found your blog through CAS.ology. Wow! You have an awesome CAS style!!! I'm on the DT for The Outlawz CAS challenge and I was looking for inspiration and here I am! Love this! I live in Burlington, ON!!! I just became a follower and I'll be back!

Jen W. said...

This is awesome! A brilliant interpretation and so very you! :D