Sunday, 4 January 2015

CAS with pan pastels

Oh my it's Sunday and that means back to work for me tomorrow after 2 weeks off. I am already dreading the thought of the alarm going off. However am looking forward to hearing about the children's Christmas adventures.

As I said yesterday I am not setting myself any New Year's resolutions but instead goals. Now one of my goals this year is to be braver around CAS projects. I just don't know when to stop and before I know it, my CAS idea becomes a multi-layered over embellished project ... lol.

So with an idea in my head, I made sure that the only thing on the table were my pan pastels stamps, ink pads, embossing powder and of course, card stock. I am convinced that if my eye cannot spot anything else, I cannot use it on my project. Have to say it was hard as once I had finished, my hands were desperately itching to stick something else on .....


As you can see, I had three attempts at my card using the same stamps sets but changing the colours. All my backgrounds were created the same way .... randomly daubing a Versamark pad on the card front and then layering different pan pastel colours down. I blended the colours with the new colourless blender.

Colours: Orange, Pearlescent orange and Yellow Ochre

The next colour way ...

 Colours: Turquoise, Pearlescent Blue and Pearlescent Violet

... and the final colour way ...

 Colours: Magenta, Pearlescent Red and Orange


The sentiments are rub ons from Royal and Langnickel (called "Motivate Sentiments") which I have had for eons. Not sure why I haven't used them before especially as so far, I adore these sentiments. Watch this space as I definitely use up the rest ...

Domestic goddess duties today as Christmas is packed away and I do need to try and organise myself ready for work tomorrow.

Lou
x x x

Products I used:




Challenges:
7 kids college fund - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Stamplorations - anything goes
Stempelsonne Challenges - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes

23 comments:

misteejay said...

Beautiful cards - CAS is something that I struggle with as I always want to throw more stuff at my cards.
Where has the last two weeks gone? I have to remember to set the alarm tonight - it has been bliss not having to rise at a given time but heyho...back to work tomorrow.
Toni xx

Doreen said...

A lovely set of CAS cards.xxx

Bev said...

Simply stunning Lou x

tanya miller said...

Absolutely stunning. CAS is something is struggle with too but it's good to challenge ourselves once in a while

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous! I love the colours, stamps and sentiment you have used. I too have trouble with CAS cards, may do exactly what you have done and see how I get on :) Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Andree said...

Beautiful cards Lou, I love the simple design, butterflies and colours x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

These are stunning, I think my favorite is the magenta with orange. Lovely color combo.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Lou these cards are gorgeous. I am wondering about tinkering with CAS cards. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

A stunning collection, so elegant. Wonderful use of colour and design.
Laine
xx

Lexie said...

These are so pretty. Love them. Happy New Year. xx

Chris said...

Wow they are fabulous. Chris xx

Alexis said...

Lovely cards!

Lea Brawn said...

Wow these are stunning. X

Claire Boelema said...

These are fantastic Lou! Hope work goes Ok. X

Samantha K said...

These are stunning CAS cards, so glad you decided to be braver as means we get to see things like this. Such beautiful colours to xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Stunning and simple so clean looking xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning cards xx Jan

LINDA PAGE said...

Lou these are beautiful fit the genre perfectly. Love them all xx

Anita said...

These are all so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing in our 7KCF Challenge.

Yvonne said...

Lou these cards are stunning - everyone. You certainly nailed CAS xxxx

Colleen Holmes said...

Every single card is beautiful. Love the different colors. Thank you for playing at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com. Hugz Colleen

Rosie said...

Wowzers, they are all amazing! Love them!! Thank you for playing in our challenge at www.7kidscollegefund.com. Hugs, Rosie

Daria said...

Very nice cards! It's so nice with butterflies! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes January Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!

Daria