Aug 22, 2013

"Swept Off Her Feet" - CAS style!

It is Clean and Simple 
over at FSC this fortnight.
And the twist for this challenge is that it is a one-layer project too!

I have been on the Design Team at FSC for 2 years...
and I have spent ALL of that time learning about layers and embellies 
and this time around I have to tone it down.
 So funny!
However I think this style adds a freshness to a card. What are your thoughts???

I think the trick to this type of challenge is a good stamp, good colours
and knowing when enough is enough.
...And walking away (a tough one!).

This card is inspired by something that I saw in Craft Stamper
(but I can't find the issue to let you know)...but without the embellishments.

The heart is from spellbinders, and I have inked up the inside of it
with distress stains that have been blended with a dry brush.
Black fine-liner has been offset around the shape, using the cut-out heart shape as a template.
And the flourish was added because I just had to extend it a little lol.
Extra hearts and some words are stamped in to finish it off.

The main image is from Flonzcraft and is called

The girls over at FSC have some great inspiration to help give you ideas on different techniques and tempt you into joining in the fun with us!
Don't forget we have Saturday Spotlights, a random winner and the DT's pick a top 3 as well.
Flonz generously donates a $20 prize to the winner,
and even joins in at times with a surprise prize...

I hope you find some time to join in the fun with us.



KarinsArtScrap said...

This is a very beautiful card Dot and great stamping.
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Member

Astrid Maclean said...

I have been having a great time this morning looking at all the wonderful one layer cards of the team, and yours is no exception!! Stunning and I totally agree with your ideas on the ingredients needed for the success of these, well done, yours is a stunner!

Buttons said...

Craft Stamper January 2013 Emilie Chamel - I remember the cards well (plus it's the edition I was in so it sticks in the mind for some reason!!)
Love your version Dot. Bet it took every ounce of strength and reserve not to pop a small embellishment on, and it works so beautifully without one. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

Fab CAS card - I love that glowing heart against the simple background.
Alison x

Claire said...

Hi Dot, fab card, love the bright colours in the heart and your doodling ties it all together perfectly.
Claire xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous CAS card. Love how it all flows from the heart corner. Glad you enjoyed the challenge.
Yvonne x

Kaija said...

This is a very beautiful card!
Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Hope to see again next week.
Greetings Kaija DT-member

Redanne said...

Your CAS card is simply stunning Dot, I love the colours you used and the design. Oh how I wish I could do a CAS card like yours! Hugs, Anne x

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous card, Dot
Rosie x

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Dot ! You've definitely got a flare for CAS ! Sue c x

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Dot, Love the vibrant heart and how everything flows from it.
Avril xx

Yvonne Garner said...

A fabulous CAS make. You make it looks so easy.

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful design Dot, lo e the flourish to extend the decoration around the heart.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Tina Campbell said...

the card it's a beauty, Thanks for playing along with us over at Card A Day Blog

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic take on this theme. Great card.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

An amazing card, love your technique!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Terry said...

This is a gorgeous CAS card, Dot! Love the coloring just within the heart, which is very effective! Hugs!

Shirley Chillman said...

2 years of pure heaven with all your creations Dot and here is another that you have tackled with your very unique style of crafting.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Anna Jasiolek said...

This image reminds me of the new 'Big Gatsby' movie... Beautiful, CAS card. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx