Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cue Word "Country"

When I saw the CASology word is "country" it made me think of the many farms near us who sell to the public.  This time of year they're decorated for Fall & that reminded me of this beautiful old stamp from a company now out of business.  I remember reading that a larger image can be used for a CAS card--just can't remember how they said to do it--LOL! Thinking maybe a monochromatic approach with little embellishment might work.  The stamp is embossed with Ultimate Metallic Champagne & then over-stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia using my stamp positioner.  I sponged over the image with Memento Desert Sand & then used PTI Vintage Cream on the edges.  
Edited: I didn't like the brightness of the Stickles I used, so changed to "Sunflower Yellow" pearls. Here's the new picture--much better, I think. 
Thanks for stopping by & letting me know what you think.

12 comments:

  1. The distressing is perfect for your image.

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  2. Wow Greta, beautiful image. Love your interpretation of the cue word:-)

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  3. What a charming country farm wagon! This is lovely Greta!!

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  4. That is exactly what I would do - go monochromatic! I love this- the sponging & distressing make it look gorgeously shabby :)

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  5. Love the vintage look of this Greta! And, I think it looks very CAS. Still searching for just the right idea for this challenge.

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  6. WOW...what a FAB card, Greta! I love the distressing & the kraft color.
    This looks like a winner to me! Well done!

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  7. Your card is a perfect fit for this week's cue card! Monochromatic works on this card for sure! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  8. I can't remember how we said to use a larger image either, but I think you nailed it - tone on tone gives the illusion of lots of clear space and the sponging gives some beautiful depth. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  9. this is my favorite time of year! love the rustic feel to your design! sending you smiles :)

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  10. Greta, that image is absolutely perfect for the COUNTRY cue this week...and your monochromatic colors keep it perfectly CAS. So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  11. I always struggle with using larger images in CAS designs- your monochromatic approach is perfect! I love how your card evokes scenes of farm stands in the country!

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  12. Gorgeous! Your technique - from selecting the large image - then working your magic to make it *cas* - works beautifully! Your stirred memories of the wooden wagon, filled with flowers, that my Grandmother had in her front yard; the flowers changed with the season and oh, they were always so lovely! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!!
    c

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