Hi everyone! Lesley here, creator of The Card Concept. Wow, I am thrilled with the response to our challenge! Thank you so much for joining us! To play along with the current challenge, please CLICK HERE. My sweet bloggy friend Darnell, asked this excellent question:
I think a lot of us are still confused about what is CAS and what is CAL. I should say, speaking for myself, that I am confused about it. If someone could enlighten me about my card today, I would be grateful. I see that Tracy's and Deanna's brilliant cards both have layers, so I'm beginning to understand that it is really more about the "white" space than the layers? Yes? My card this week is really questionable in my own mind as far as whether I've left enough "white" space to be considered CAS. Thank you! Hugs, Darnell Thank you for your question, Darnell! Clean and Layered is actually QUITE a bit different from Clean and Simple. For instance, all of the designers over at Freshly Made Sketches are Clean and Layered artists. I think of clean lines, lots of design papers or embossing and usually some embellishments. There is nothing "simple" about a clean and layered card.
Here are some cards I created in the Clean and Layered style. As you can see...not simple but layered with NO sponging or distressing...they are clean and layered. The second card looks more simple, because of the white space...but it is Clean and Layered too...because of the flowers, and the flourish. It took a while to make! LOL!
Clean and Simple is all about less is more. Usually one layer...sometimes artists like Deanna and Tracey use pens to create lines that "look" like layers. I truly do not usually "do" clean and simple but there have been some great examples of it in the linky gallery. One of our winners for last week's challenge, Brian, shared an excellent example of Clean and Simple.
Our Challenge Manager, Tracey McNeely, created this awesome Clean and Simple card...no "white" but lots of white space!
I hope this helps to clarify the difference between the two styles! Thanks again for your question, Darnell!
Hello, Tracey here with the winners from Challenge #1 - Colours. The very first challenge at The Card Concept. We had quite a time choosing our winners with 104 participants! Hope that you all come back and play next challenge which goes live in an hour at 5:00 AM (PST).
Congratulations to all of our participants for this week's challenge here at The Card Concept. We have each chosen a winner who we liked the best but not necessarily in our design style, and who followed the rules and challenge.
If you are viewing this in Google Reader, please visit our blog, to see the winning projects, by clicking on the pictures.
Today I am thrilled to introduce our newest Classy & Elegant Designer. Cathy is an amazing and creative designer. I can't tell you how many times I have seen a card she has posted and said to myself "why haven't I ever thought too do something so fantastic!" You will love her designs and her ability to add that regal touch to her creations!
Hi there...I'm Cathy Weber and I live in Southern California with my husband of 34 years. It wasn't until my three children grew up that I discovered there was a "crafty" side of me. My typical crafting style is Clean and Layered, but I am going to stretch myself right out of my comfort zone and be one of the designers who represent the Classy and Elegant style. Those two styles actually have a lot in common and I hope to be able to combine the best of both as I join what I consider to be the “hottest” card challenge out there today…The Card Concept. Let’s see how much “Classy & Elegant” I have in me!
The Classy/Elegant Style can be defined as:
rich colour scheme
Have you ever created of using this style before?
If you have or would like to come and try it out our next challenge starts Wednesday January 22nd, 5 AM (PST)--see you there!