Saturday 23 February 2013

Hi Ho Silver 2

I had entered my card (see post below) at the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays and was cruising around blogland looking for another challenge when something on one of the CAS blogs caught my eye.  It said CAS was all about the design, not the techniques, not the tools, not the embellishments but the design, with lots of uncluttered white space and a main focal point. You will find the full text here.
So, I am going to enter again having crafted this card with that statement in mind

I thought long and hard about the design, did I want the card to say 'On your Engagement' or could the design 'say' what I wanted it to? Should I layer the ring onto black? Should I keep to one piece of 'bling', needed for the solitaire diamond? Where should I place the ring?
 In the end I went for this, a band of silver, with a simple contemporary sentiment, adapted from Friendly Phrases and a 'solitaire' with two small 'diamonds' to set it off. The ring looked best placed slightly to the right.
Did I do a better job this time?  I think so!


  1. I do very much like your first silver card but this one IS perfectly CAS!

  2. I liked your Christmas card but I love this card, it's so what I would love to be able to do. However for some reason they rarely work out and never look as gorgeous as this one hugs Karen

  3. Cards 1 and 2 are lovely Louise, and very CAS

    Bev x

  4. PERFECT CAS! Great job, Louise! I love your design, I love your white space and I love your focal point xx

  5. Just beautiful Louise - I adore the ring and want to scuttle off and do this myself! Vicky x

  6. Gorgeous diamond ring Louise and a perfect CAS card - Jacqueline xx

  7. Louise, this card just leapt out at me - utter CAS perfection, you nailed this! I love the diamond ring, what a fab idea!
    Ruth x


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Louise xx