Tuesday, 26 July 2016

CASology 208 - Journey


This week's CASology Cue Card is Journey!



I am far behind on making cards for my Church Christmas Card project (information here), and the summer is a good time to catch up (kids are away at camp!). And this week's Cue Card provides the perfect inspiration!

Masking and sponging distress ink is not always thought of as particularly clean, but if you limit it to about 1/3 of your card and ensure that there's lots of white space, it can work really well! I'm using this 'colouring' method for Day 22 of #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge via Instagram.

I used:
-Stampin' Up Come to Bethlehem
-Distress inks (Mustard Seed, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire)
-Avery Elle Double-Pierced Rectangle die

The nice thing about sponging a smaller area like this is that you can whip up 24 of these pretty quickly!



Now it's your turn. Summer is a perfect time for travelling - we can't wait to see your Journey cards! Make sure you stop by the rest of the DT for more inspiration:

24 comments:

Judy1223 said...

What a beautiful inked scene...and a wonderful journey depiction! So great to be able to mass produce them, they are fabulous!

!neke said...

Beautiful scene !!!!!
And to produce a lot of them ...... great !

Ineke X

TK said...

These cards are so stunning and gorgeous! PS This is my favorite "journey" yet, and I wasn't even there!!! Beautiful stamp, beautiful sponging in lucious colors...

Eliz Stewart said...

Wow...1) gorgeous card, 2) I can't believe that you just whipped up 24!

Mac Mable said...

Now that's a clever take on the challenge. Beautiful blending and sponging x

Geri said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous shading! Cannot imagine 'whipping up' 24 of these beauties! I would take me until 2020 to get them done!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous blending, and I love your tip about keeping it to 1/3 of the card! What a great 'Journey' you've referenced too, Ardyth! Stunning cards!

Gerrina said...

Wow that is what I call a way to get a lot done! And a beautiful one that suits the challenge so perfectly!

Lindsey said...

Sure, _you_ can sponge 24 of those backgrounds quickly, because you are the queen of sponging. :D This is beautiful!

Nora N. said...

Oh my word!!! These are STUNNING!! I LOVE that you made multiples like this!!

Sherrie M. said...

Wow Ardyth! Stunning! Only you could make 24 of these so quickly and flawlessly! :)

Maxine D said...

Oh my goodness Ardyth - your sponging is amazing and the cards stunning.
Blessings
Maxine

Debbie L said...

wow stunning just simply stunning- I have a similar stamp which i have never made the best of - such inspiration - though i cannot face christmas card making just yet tbh -lol

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... Ardyth, these cards are gorgeous! Beautiful interpretation of the cue word. You have inspired me to create more Christmas cards this year :)

Petra Swart said...

Brilliant, Ardyth - what a fantastic take on the cue card!!!! One of the most beautiful Christmas cards I've seen around!!!! I had to take a look at your cards for your church - such a wonderful project!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Jeanne H said...

A wonderful and beautiful card! WOW.

Lisa said...

STUNNING!!! I love this Ardyth!!

Marlena M. said...

I'm super impressed you made not one, but multiples of this gorgeous scene!

Chriss Blagrave said...

This is stunning. I think this is one of my favourite Christmas cards, ever! ❤️❤️❤️

Lisa Lara said...

You are so smart Ardyth. I love where your mind went with this cue word. Whipping up 24 Christmas cards too, WOW.

Joanne James said...

Ardyth this is truly beautiful - a fabulous way to capture this festive journey.

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Wow its amazing you managed to produce so many cards, each one as beautiful as the first! Love the masked sponging!

Jen W. said...

More beautiful, perfect blending. Love it!!

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Ardyth!! Such a pretty card. I love the colors. I can visual their journey.