Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kraftin' clean and simple style

Time for another challenge at Guylou's Inimitability! I swear, my fellow DT members take this "challenge" word entirely too seriously. They really, really end up challenging me every two weeks, I'm telling you! This time around, Kim decided to make us practice our CAS (clean and simple) styling again. Plus, she added the twist that we have to use kraft paper. Now, I'm okay with that part of it. I love kraft paper and I'm having fun learning how to color on it. However, CAS just isn't my thing. Frankly, I suck at it. I am always in awe of those crafters who have this style mastered, because it really is difficult. In fact, it's a misnomer. It's not simple at all!!! Ok, enough whining.

I needed a card for a dear friend who's going through some tough times. I saw this sentiment on a card somewhere and have been dying to use it. I figured this image was perfect for it. What do you think?
It's a little card, only about 4.5 x 4.5 or so. I didn't need a big card to write out a quick little note. I colored the paint with copics and added some glossy accents to make it shiny.

Now, please show me some examples of your kraft and CAS style, because I really need the inspiration!!! Upload your creation to Guylou's Inimitability by June 28th and you could win a gift card to her store. Pretty please - just do it! I really need the inspiration, people. Really.


Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Gina! The image is darling and the sentiment is perfect! I'm with you - I don't find CAS simple at all!! And I rarely do Kraft either, so it was a double-whammy for me! Have a great weekend!

Chana said...

This is so adorable! I really
love designs with just splashes of color. Very effective! Great Job, Gina!

Kim Kelley said...

I love it Gina! The paint looks fabulous! HUGS

Trina said...

I've seen you do CAS before, and you survived! :D You did a great job yet again beating the challenge!!