September 11, 2012

CCC #9 - Sky

The weeks are passing by quickly, can you believe it is already time for another CASology challenge?  It is so much fun each week to see all of the incredible creations that are being posted.  This week's cue card is:


Here is what I created for this week:


I went for the obvious but had so much fun doing it.  I used my Silhouette die cutting machine to cut the Hero Arts Clouds image and adhered the die cut to the white card base. The die cut adds texture to the card even though it is adhered directly to the card base using just adhesive tape.  The large die cut takes centre stage because it is not layered with multiple embellishments which hide it or clutter the card.  Therefore the card remains CAS.

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the `cue card`means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

Don`t forget to visit the blogs of the other members of the Design Team:
Tracey McNeely (that`s me)

and this week's Guest Designer Meghan (winner of CCC #8 - RELAX)

I can't wait to see what SKY means to you!


All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Spring Rain, New Leaf
Stamps: Up Up & Away
Ink: True Black
Dies: Up Up & Away (PTI), Clouds (Hero Arts for Silhouette America)
other: grass punch (Fiskars), assorted markers (Copic), foam dots


25 comments :

Ardyth said...

Love the pop of colour of the balloon, Tracey!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Awesome card Tracey! Love the clean look, yet it has great detail and the pop of color from the hot air balloon.

Karen Nutkins said...

Such lovely, clean colours.

Lisa said...

Love the way your colorful little balloon pops against your cloudy sky! Cute Tracey ~ have a great day!

Benzi said...

Clouds abound! What a wonderful sky with the colorful balloon. Too cute!!

laughadaisy said...

This card is fantastic, Tracey. ;-) I love all the little die-cut clouds with the one balloon and the strip of grass below. Great card. ;-)

Marybeth said...

Great idea, Tracey ! Love all the clouds, and the sweet diecut grass.

Vicky Hayes said...

Fabulous Tracey! I love that the clouds are the negative part of the die cut (if that makes any sense!)

Kim said...

Oh my...this is just too cute! reminds me of the movie Up, but you have a hot air balloon instead of a house. Such a sweet card, so bright and colorful and it just brings a smile to my face.

The Paper Parade said...

This is so cool Tracey! I love that you used the negatives from the clouds :) What a sweet sky you made!

Rosemary said...

fabulous card, tracey!! the little hot air balloon is so perfect against the cloud background!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is really outstanding, Tracey! I know the adorable balloon is a focus pocus, but I love the clouds and all that inviting grass! I picture myself laying in it, staring up into the clouds and seeing what imaginary shapes they form!!

Joyce said...

Love your interpretation of the sky. I've never thought to cut out that many clouds, but it looks so cool.

Renee said...

I love all the fabby clouds!!
I admit...
like Joyce...
I would have never thought to cut the whole sky but it looks so fabulous so I learned something today! :)

Jean said...

Great idea to use the whole sky area for the negative die cutting for the clouds ~ love the colorful balloon!

Mara Campbell said...

I just adore all the clouds!! And that pop of color from the hot air balloon is fabulous. Great card!

Gabby said...

Cute card! Very creative to use negative clouds as the bkgrd sky! I wish I had one of those to use as a cloud template. :)

Carol L said...

How incredibly CUTE is this card with all of those billowy clouds! Gotta love that hot air balloon too! NJ!

Laurie said...

I love this Tracey! Those clouds are so fun!

Laurie said...

I love this Tracey! That cloud background is so much fun!

simplycaffeinated said...

This is the coolest background EVER! Now I want a silhoutte!!! Absolutely LOVE this!

Lisa Lara said...

I just love all the clouds cut out Tracey!

Meadie said...

I love how you made your clouds for this card - its awesome - hugs x x

Jen W. said...

I almost went for a balloon too! I love that cloud background and the grass. The perspective is almost like you're lying in the grass and looking up at the clouds and the balloon. Very cool. :)

Aileen said...

Love the way you've made your cloud shapes. x