Thursday, September 5, 2013

CAS-ology Week 60 Apple


There are times when just a word can spark creative thinking...APPLE did just that.

And then to read that the sponsor "Cindy" is offering the chance to win two fabulous prizes from My Favorite Things, who wouldn't want to play along?

Cindy Coutts  offers on line classes...tutorials...techniques and so much more, so be sure to visit her blog and check it out. Want to play along? Click here.

My APPLE card started out with a white card base...but when I stamped the sentiment it was crocked. I cut the card down to layer on the kraft card base, flipped it over and stamped the sentiment straight.  
I started with the bigger red apple then I remembered I had a little apple punch. How fun I punched and glued the little green apples to a ring...then I colored in the details and highlights. I played around with the design until I was satisfied. I pondered on the sentiment until I came across this one from Gina K at Stamp TV...It was perfect for the design. The burlap square was an after thought and it complimented the kraft card stock. I coated the apples with glossy accents for the added dimension and shine.

Clean and Simple cards are especially challenging for me, I always want to add more embellishments or I mess up with smears or glue and have to cover it up. I'm happy to try and hopefully develop my skills with practice.  Be sure to visit and view the wonderful cards created by the design team at CAS-ology. 

Thanks for visiting...
Be well and craft on!~ Carole


  1. LOVE your CAS card, and I want to take a bite out of the big red apple!
    Thanks for the share!

  2. Hi Carole. Fabulous CAS card!! Love the burlap backdrop ... perfect for the apples. Loll xx

  3. that card is perfect for back to school time!

  4. I ADORE this CAS card, love the material burlap is so awesome!!! I think it is brilliant and you are a great CAS card maker!!!

    Thanks for joining us in the FUN at CASology this week! --look forward to seeing you again, and again!!

  5. Love the texture from the burlap! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  6. This really is a super fun design for the apple challenge, Carole! It is very striking with the Red Delicious framed by the Granny Smiths!! And the burlap? I'm a sucker for burlap on a card!!

  7. Love your card and the extra touch of the burlap material; however, your story of the this creation was even more fascinating....haha You started off immediately telling us a boo boo....which should be a no no....haha No, really, I understand, sometimes a project is all about how you got to the end, not the end product. I could see your mind spinning the whole time you were working on it as you wrote about this darling creation!

  8. Carol, I love the "process" you went thought with your card...sometimes we just have to roll with it and in the end it is so worth it! This card is a perfect example of that...the sentiment, the apples, the burlap...all wonderfully arranged! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  9. Love the red apple nestled in the green ones and the burlap gives it so much texture! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!


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