Saturday, 26 March 2011

Tempus Fugit...

The Less is More challenge this week gives us a sketch to follow.  As soon as I saw the sketch this morning, I knew exactly what I was going to create for my entry.

I am finding the CAS style of card is very liberating in one way but it is also stretching my creative skills which is fabulous !  Generally when I start to design and create a project, I select an image, papers, colours to use and layout. then commence by colouring the image to match the papers I've selected.  However, with the CAS style the basic elements such as sketch, theme etc are the starting point followed by the choice on what (if any) images I am going to use on my project.

Using a 3 x 8 base card and a set of free stamps from Craft Stamper Magazine, I decided to use the sentiment to create the horizontal element of the sketch and stamped it in London Fog Memento ink across the front, offsetting the second row slightly.  I then stamped the pocket watch image with Danube Blue Memento on to a scrap of white card before cutting out and attaching with Pinflair Glue to give it a little dimension.

Hope you likey !  thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today, it's great to 'see' you - let me know if you're as taken with the CAS style as I seem to be right now !!!!

54 comments:

Kathyk said...

LOVE what you did with the tall thin card and how very different it looks from a tall thin card I made using the same stamps!! Never ceases to surprise me how differently we can make things using the same "stash" - this is lovely, they were a great freebie from CS weren't they?

Kathyk

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Love the clock ...looks great
hugs
sylvie
xx

Caroline Hallett said...

OOh I have those stamps too - I love what you have done with them - the watch just pops out of the page - brill

Chrissie said...

Wynneth, I love what you have done with this one!
The simplicity is fabulous!
Someone is going to be delighted to receive this one!
See you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

sharingthepassion said...

Wonderful card wynneth. Looks fab and love those stamps.

Have a fab day

ali x

Susie Sugar said...

Great classy Mens card Wynneth
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, I wouldnt have thought about using the text as a border great idea., Hazelxoxo

TAM said...

Simply brilliant

Lynne K said...

Wonderful! Great take on the sketch. Lynne x

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen.......x

Jan said...

A fab card, very elegant xx Jan

simplylessismoore said...

Hi Wynneth this is just FAB
The simplicity shines through
Well done on another great submission
mandi

Vineyardstamper said...

I love your card Wynneth, I am also loving the Less is More challenges.
Fiona

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Utterley gorgeous Wynneth. Lx

Linby said...

Great take on the sketch - very effective.
Linbyx

Lizy said...

Beautiful! It really is! I love the stamp set...was that the current issue of the mag? I may have to go looking for it!
Lizy x

Sandra said...

Very elegant and effective. Love it.

Zoë said...

This is fab. Very simple, but very striking. Sorry about the pun! Zx

starcyl said...

Great card, I have a very similar stamp and almost used it for my entry.
Jenny x

Viv said...

I loved the card as soon as I saw it, simple & perfect, well done, love that watch too :O) Viv xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. Very clean and simple but oh so effective.Lynne xxx

jackid said...

Great card Wynneth love the simplicity of it it's beautiful
Jacki xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fantastic CAS card, suitable for a male too! Excellent.
Hugs, Sandra

Rita said...

Wynneth, your card looks fantastic, I love the stamps you have used. Hugs Rita xx

kelly said...

Great card! you are definitely a natural when it comes to CAS.

Kelly xx

Faith A said...

Great card, love the idea of a watch to represent the round of the sketch.

Debbie said...

Fab card! Like it very much!

Debgem said...

Very elegant. I love the colour on the pocket watch!! Perfect for a guy too!

Babs said...

Brilliant card love it...

Babs x

Susan said...

Wynneth, this is a fabulous card! Love that watch image popped up off the card!

JeNjOy said...

Love the image, love the colour, so simple but very stylish.
jenjoy x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your clock card..the clock just pops out...

Anne

Katina said...

Perfect! x

Maja said...

Great card! Simple and effective.

butlersabroad said...

Very striking Wynneth, great idea to use nothing but stamps for the elements.

Hugs
Brenda

Katiejane said...

CAS is deffinately the "in thing" right now and your card is so lovely Wynneth. I love how you used the stamps to follow the sketch. Sooo creative! It's always good to try new things.
Hugs, Katie x

Jo said...

A very stylish card Wynneth. Jo x

Aileen said...

Love the simplicity of your card. x

Suze Bain said...

Super CAS card. I have these stamps but haven't used them - must find them!

Beryl K said...

Lovely card, great for a man card
Beryl x

Mau xx said...

Superb!!! CAS certainly makes my grey matter work. xx

mustavcoffee said...

Excellent card, love the sentiment too, doesn't it just??? LOL :0) xxx

Joan said...

Fab Card,love how you used the wording stamp across the card

Valerie said...

Fabulous card Wynneth love how you have just stamped and nothing else. Simple, clean and elegant. Will have to try these stamps out as well. The freebies from Craft Stamper are always useful
Val x

pickle said...

Love what you have done with the sketch wynneth. The blue is really striking against the expanse of white
Kerry x

massofhair said...

FAB card Wynneth, i too have the stamps from CS and think you have used them in a very clever way:-)

Tricia :O) said...

Gorgeous blue clock!! Well done very nice :O)

caroline said...

A very nicely designed card! love the clock!
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PetraB said...

A brilliant design, love the clock!

Helene said...

Love the way you have used the word stamps as a border. I love the clock stamp too. A lovely simple card.

Sue said...

Great card - CAS at it's best. Sue.x

Gina said...

I have that stamp too - its great isn't it. Love the card Kathy.

Gina x

Gina said...

Sorry Wynneth, its late. Just realised I'd typed the wrong name on my comment.
Gina x

Suzilou said...

Hi Wynneth, I love this card, and that pocket watch is lovely :) Really pleased I have found these CAS cards they are amazing, but still love the I ♥ Promarker challenges :)