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Miss Boo 07-12-2009 06:48 PM

CAS23 - Show us your artwork! (7/13/09)
What is CAS?
CAS is an acronym for Clean and Simple.

There are different ways people view CAS. It is very subjective. There is no list of rules that will fit everyone’s personal definition. The following are possible guidelines, only. Please do not feel afraid of playing in the CAS challenge or debate with yourself if you’ve created a CAS card. If it is a CAS card to you, put CAS in the keyword box.

1. Clean: the design is uncluttered with lots of white or open space. Simple: having a clear focal point without a lot going on to detract from it.

2. simple in design regardless of the number of embellishments or how long it takes to color, stitch or to use a special technique

3. can be copied and mass produced fairly quickly… usually without a lot of coloring, layers, embellishments, tools and/or techniques

4. any combination of the above

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Now on with the show!

This week we are having an inspiration challenge.
This art site is HUGE! If you are overwhelmed by the size of this site, or you are concerned about running across questionable images you'd rather not see, I have linked some selections in post #2. Since these are links, please link your inspiration piece into the comments section when uploading your card.You'll find 5 floral, 4 animal, and 4 children's images. There is some overlap in the last 2 categories.

Keyword: CAS23

DT samples to help you get started with ideas:

Ann's Card

Harriet's Card

Lisa's Card

Jen's Card

CAS23 Gallery

Uploading: Remember the keyword is without spaces. Use a comma between keywords with a space after each comma.

If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us stamping!

Need help linking a card? Follow these instructions!

1. Open 2 windows: One window for your card and one for this thread.
2. In this thread, click on reply and type anything you want to show before the link.
3. Got to your card window. Highlight the address for your card. (It says www. splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto..... and so on)
4. Click EDIT. Click COPY
5. Go back to this thread. Click PASTE.
You’re done!

Miss Boo 07-12-2009 06:48 PM

CAS23 - Inspiration Challenge
www.art.com - Samples

FLORAL (5 samples)

Modern Interpretation I

Lilac Bubble Duo

Fucia Lotus Blooms

Oriental Poppy


ANIMALS (4 samples)

Sleep Tight

Flower Bee

Puppies Poster

Four Bug Panel

ART FOR CHILDREN (4 samples)

Peek-A-Boo Monkey

The Giraffe & the Monkeys

Babar (hot air balloons)


Miss Boo 07-12-2009 06:54 PM

Here are 2 more cards that I had time to make, today. TFL!



SeattleStamper 07-12-2009 06:57 PM

Love the idea of this challenge! Thanks for the earlt posting.

Crafty Math Chick 07-12-2009 07:00 PM

I won't have time to play this week, but I WANT that puppies poster - it is TOO CUTE!!

Great choices Jen!

StampGroover 07-12-2009 07:22 PM

I uploaded mine but its still not showing up....Does anyone know if they quit uploading at a certain time of night....I deleted it and uploaded it again but still not showing up yet...Great challenge by the way Jen!

hskelly 07-12-2009 08:44 PM

Here is my Scarlet Macaw.

jojot 07-12-2009 09:37 PM


Thanks for looking.

peggy-sue 07-13-2009 12:25 AM

Thanks for the challenge Jen! I really hope my card doesn't offend anyone! Thanks for looking! Good night


Biggan 07-13-2009 01:23 AM

Thanks for lovely inspiration! Here´s mine;



markie's mom 07-13-2009 02:18 AM

Great inspiration challenge today! I HAD to use a tropical scene! LOL!

Here's today's submission

qvande 07-13-2009 04:28 AM

I used the jungle animals for inspiration:


fionna51 07-13-2009 04:32 AM

Oh, wonderful! I did a card a few weeks ago with a Cheri Blum inspiration piece...I get to go back to her artwork!

LateBlossom 07-13-2009 05:55 AM

Oh. My. Gosh. There is an entire lifetime of inspiration on that website, Jen! Thanks so much for this. I'll be playing for years!

Here are four I whipped up in no time this morning.



Spectrum Daisies

Silhouette Karma

jdmommy 07-13-2009 06:06 AM

here is mine

Thanks Jen for picking out a few..........wow, what a big SITE!!

littlebombs 07-13-2009 06:15 AM

Water Colored Bees
is my interpretation of the water colored bees that were posted for inspiration

gm2785 07-13-2009 06:33 AM

Here is mine http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=55725 Thanks for looking. Gloria

#1volunteer 07-13-2009 06:43 AM

So cute! I got a great idea and used animal stories as babar. I sponged in the clouds but they don'e show in my scan. :( Here's mine: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=113844

cmsuto 07-13-2009 06:49 AM

Great inspiration site! Here is my CAS card:

JMumStamps 07-13-2009 07:02 AM

How fun, but there were SO many great inspirations to choose from! Thanks!

Gerberas, CAS23

lorifitz1 07-13-2009 07:14 AM

Thanks for the fun challenge. I needs Birthday thank you cards
so I did 6 of these. I like how it turned out.


Thanks for looking.

Tami Mayberry 07-13-2009 07:23 AM

Love, Love, Love this one! Hoping my little guy is good today so I can play!

Kittykat 07-13-2009 07:30 AM

Fun! Fun! Challenge this week. Here is my card. But still don't understand why it's not showing up in the CAS gallery.


Thanks for looking

cleekNHA 07-13-2009 07:44 AM

Here's a card for today's challenge. I had fun doing this one.


This is the artwork I used for my inspiration.


Thanks for looking and thanks again for a great challenge!

lazylizard 07-13-2009 07:45 AM

Here's mine:

jbracht 07-13-2009 07:46 AM

What a fun challenge! Here's my card.


Emma F 07-13-2009 07:57 AM

Jen, this was so much fun. Thanks design team for the wonderful inspiration.

I based my card on this photograph of fresh limes

and recreated it with Tart Lime

inglishrea 07-13-2009 08:11 AM

Super fun! Thanks for the challenge. :)

Thank You inspired by this Lotus Stem Print.

artystamper 07-13-2009 08:14 AM

Wow - so much to choose from - hope to pick one out tonight after work!

crafterthoughts 07-13-2009 08:52 AM

Here's my card:

Give PEACE a chance

and my inspiration:
Peace Poster

lorifitz1 07-13-2009 09:32 AM

Can someone please tell me why my card will not show up under the
CAS23 challenge gallery? I can see what I did wrong.

Here is the link to the card.


Thank you. Lori

Clear and Simple 07-13-2009 09:50 AM

Great challenge to start off the week! Thank you!

Catch of the Day

Barbarar20 07-13-2009 10:12 AM

Nature Study
Here's mine! Got my inspiration from this piece.

cindybstampin 07-13-2009 10:12 AM

Thank you ! Love these challenges! Here's mine:

Crushed Curry and Paisley

ButterflyEars 07-13-2009 10:13 AM

Chuck's BD Invitation
Chuck's BD Invitation

kokirose 07-13-2009 10:18 AM

Wonderful challenge, great dt cards.
here's mine


deeth1 07-13-2009 11:32 AM

This challenge was a bit harder than I thought it would be when I first started working on cards this morning. I wanted the grasses to look like they were water colored so I stamped them with SU markers, then went over them with a wet paintbrush to give them a softer look. After several tries this is what I came up with:

My CAS23 card

It's based on this picture from Edward Lowe.

Emma F 07-13-2009 11:39 AM

I had another go at today's challenge! I based my card on Baby Chicks from art.com

And here's my: Farm Life

LynniePoo 07-13-2009 01:13 PM

Finally got my card done - too many interruptions! Here it is Thanks for another fun challenge!

MakiJ 07-13-2009 01:25 PM

This site is a full of inspirations!! Miss Boo, you ROCK!!

Here is mine

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