Tuesday 14 January 2020

The Perfectly CAS challenge ......

Happy Tuesday evening .......

I hope your week's off to a good start.
Fancy a blog challenge?  It's time to get the Perfectly CAS ..... (using only one third) Challenge started.  It's the first one of 2020 and the theme is ...... One Layer

One Layer cards ....... sounds easy enough but, that's not always the case.  These can sometimes be the hardest cards to make, more so when only using one third of your card.  There's no room for mistakes, you can't cover anything up, because that would make it more than one layer!

I've gone for a really CAS look, using the middle third of my card ..... top to bottom

I stamped my image using a black ink, and then coloured it with ZIG Markers and a water brush.
(it only took me three attemps ........ inky fingermark on one (arrrggh!), too much water on my paintbrush so my coloured marker bled outside the line (sigh!), but I got there in the end!

A few gold ink splatters in the background, still trying to keep within that middle third .......

and a sentiment to finish ....

Check out more inspiration from the rest of Design Team over on the Perfectly CAS Blog.  You'll also find all the rules and guidelines on how to play along.

Happy Stamping! 

We've already had one birthday this week ..... my mother-in-law yesterday. I forgot to post her birthday card at the weekend ..... sorry Mum!  I did arrange flowers though, and there's gin on the way, so I think I'm forgiven. 
We have another birthday coming up on Friday ........ my baby girl is 28 this year!!!!  This card was made with Lauren in mind .... it's definitely all about her this week!

It's also this little Blog's anniversary today.  Yes, Life in the Craft Lane has been around for 8 years ..... that's a lot of blogging!

Thank you so much for reading, commenting and following my crafty journey.  Without you it wouldn't be as much fun ...... mwah xx

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time .....

Products used:
Stamps: Uptown Girl Opal the Optimist (Stamping Bella); Special Sentiments (Penny Black 'T' for Transparent set)
Inks:Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Delicata - Golden Glitz (splatters)
Others: ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers


Loll said...

Great design for your CAS Perfection card Linda. Love the image and how you've used the center of the card! Happy Belated birthday to your Mom! ... and happy early birthday to Lauren.

Congrats on your Blog anniversary --- 8 years - WOW!! xx

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday to Lauren! Love, love, love this card! Way to celebrate! Cheers!

Kylie said...

Very stylish card! I love how you kept the rule of third in mind even with your splats, LOL!!! Happy Birthday Lauren! My baby turned 25.... we are getting old hahahaha. xx

Sue - said...

Love the card! Happy Birthday to Lauren and congrats on your blogaversary!

My Paper Epiphany said...

3rd time lucky! Gorgeous CAS design! I bet your daughter loved it. Congrats on you blogaversary!!!