Saturday, April 27, 2013

Clean & Simple Circles & Waterdroplets

Hello everyone!

I have a few 'Clean & Simple' one layer designs today using stamps by Designs by Ryn .   I realize these are different for me & certainly the opposite of  'Doodles gone wild' :).  However I enjoy the challenge of CAS and admire what talented bloggers create using CAS style.

The first two cards were inspired by a design that Gay created, see post here.     When I saw Gay's circles my mind went immediately to Designs by Ryn's  Circle Cluster set and thought they would look great in a similar design.  

I cut circles with a shape cutter in cardstock to use as 'stencils' with Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.  I stamped the two individual circles from Circle Cluster set in the centres & added a little bling in the centres.   I highlighted with a white jellyroll pen.  The fun quote is from Chocolate Baroque's Birthday Words set.

I created this 2nd circle design in different colours and added Ryn's new amazing Waterdroplets 2.      I think this one is also inspired by one of my talented teammate's, (Eileen's Crafty Zone), colourful designs.   

On the card above, I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and again Peacock Feathers & Picked Raspberry with the same technique as the first card.    I added Ryn's new Waterdroplets 2, another amazing design.  The fun quote is from Chocolate Baroque's Birthday Words set.

And finally I have one more CAS design using the Waterdroplets again

On the above card I marked off the area that I wanted to ink with pencil lines and then masked the area with cardstock.   I blended Crushed Olive Distress over the area and blended Peeled Paint DI using the Mini Cubist TCW stencil.   I erased the lines and then stamped  Waterdroplets 2 and the quote.  I highlighted the drops with a white pen.    The quote is from Chocolate Baroque's,  Words of Inspirations set.     

If you have time, please stop by the blogs of my team mates, listed on my sidebar or visit Design by Ryn's Facebook page for inspiration using her stamps.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A lovely collection of cards Shirley, I love the overlapping circles, and the water droplets of course. This is very different from your usual style, but you do it very well.

Hope you're having a super weekend.

Sue x

Anneke said...

OOh, awesome one layers! Love the circles, the colors, the droplets!

maria's knutselplezier said...

I first didn't see on the side bord of my blog that these crestions where from you, they are so differant than otherwise, but they are very pretty and artistic I like them very much, and I love those waterdrops!!!

Greetings and have a wonderful weekend!!


Gerrina said...

The circles on the first and second card are create designs! The circlecluster stamp is perfect for the first CaS card. And the third card is super-CaS and beautiful! Have a good weekend, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

I think the last has to be my favourite - it's a combination of your use of both the quadrilateral & circular shapes that does it for me - lovely balance of the curved & linear & I just love your spacing of the droplets extending beyond the sponged strip. That sentiment is rather special too. In the other two it's the layering of the colours to produce another that's so effective & I love your additions of gems - they really make the brain think of the sparkle that is reflected in those water droplets & deftly picked out with your gel pen.
Paula (PEP)

Wendy said...

These are all really lovely Shirley, beautiful colours! and I love that funny sentiment too! :D Hope you have a great weekend. xxxx

Karin said...

wow stunning cards Shirley!!
Have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

Donna Ellis said...

LOVE these cards, Miss Shirley! So much dimension in each one despite the lack of layers. Isn't it amazing what colors, shading and a few stamps can do? these are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration today! hugs, de

Gery said...

Wow, such beautiful work, Shirley!
What a great idea those coloured circles and they look gorgous (I will have a look at Gay's blog).
You created 3 great cards.
Groetjes Gery

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Three times a PIN Shirley...your cards are so!!!
Great stamps from Ryn and I love the text stamps.

Kind regards, Alie :-)

Ellen Taylor said...

These are fabulous Shirley! You have all the styles down!!! Your creative even CAS style. I think cas is the g=hardest to do. Rockin good stuff! I think spring is here finally ....there are calling for the first thunderstorm today! :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Weasel said...

Came here from Ryn's blog, you are rocking the water droplets stamps and I love the crisp linear look of your cards - thank you for the inspiration!

Sophie said...

Wundervoll, Shirley,
dein Tag ist voller Kreativität.
Ich liebe deinen Stil.

Umarmung und liebe Grüße xx

Janny Jager said...

Fabulous cards Shirley
Love them all.

Greetings Janny

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, It's great to watch you try different styles from your watercolour backgrounds to your doodles and art journaling to your CAS cards. You do all of these styles so well. The compositions in these really stand out to me. Beautifully balanced. Great job with the new set of stamps :)

Unknown said...

Stunning, simple and elegant come to mind with these gorgeous creations Shirley. Love them.

Hugs Shirley x x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What gorgoeus CAS cards, I love the design and the brilliant colors so much. Thanks for that great inspiring, I'll try it surely again sometime.
Hugs Anja

Bärbel said...

Die Wassertropfenstempel sind großartig, sie machen die Karten zu echten Highlights.
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Darnell said...

Look at you doing CAS, Shirley! And just like your non-CAS style, you have done a smashing job with all these cards!! I love those circles and that water droplet image. Using the white gel pin on them was genius!!

Bianca said...

Wow what a beautiful Simple cards!!!

greetings Bianca

Bonnie said...

You do CAS very well! All three are perfect!