Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simple, Tall Card for CAS-ual Fridays

Happy Saturday!


I just had to join in on another CAS-ual Fridays challenge. This one is to make a tall card and keep it simple.



The card measures 4 X 9. I love the look of tall cards! I colored the butterflies with Copics and was inspired by Brenda's card! So pretty! This butterfly is from the Antique Engravings clear set, from Hero Arts. The sentiment is also Hero Arts and has been cut apart so I could place it where I wanted on the card.

I had a tough time not using a background stamp, or adding any embellishments but I'm doing as told and embracing my white space!

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate each comment so much! They definitely put a smile on my face! See?--------> :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

39 comments:

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! You are too sweet! I am so glad I inspired you to colour today! Aren't these butterflies the most beautiful things ever! I love your CAS tall card! Just superb! I know what you mean, it's hard not to add a thing here and there!

Dawn said...

What a beauty. You did well to embrace the white spaces. I too struggle with this!

Virginia L. said...

This is SO beautiful, Barb! The trio of butterflies is perfect with the tall card! So glad that you played with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

donna mikasa said...

I love this, Barb! Perfect design and I love the colors that you chose for the butterflies! Tall cards are definitely your specialty!

Anne said...

This is really beautiful Barb- love the coloring and the simplicity of the card! We really need to get together soon- even before Scrapfest :)!

Lynn said...

I love the bright colors on the butterflies..I just made a card for this challenge too...it is big!! Lots of white space!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, I love your card and your butterflies are gorgeous. Love your simple, elegant design. (My daughter submitted a card for CFC #13, she is entry #43, Pam Funk.) Thanks for your sweet comment on my card. Hugs to you.

Emily Leiphart said...

Barb, this is perfect! It's simple and gorgeous. I love it!

AnitaRex said...

Barb this is so pretty! I love how with the larger card the butterflies look like your flying! Great colors too!

Tui Nathan said...

Beautiful .....

Pam said...

Hi Barb! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind message!

I absolutely adore your card! I love your copic coloring on the butterflies- they really pop against the crisp background (I know how hard it is to leave it white!)! Gorgeous work!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Barb!! Lovely coloring! It's perfect for the challenge - good luck!!!

Simone said...

Barb this is such a beautiful CAS card! I love those butterflies! Stunning work :)

Karen Aicken said...

Wonderful CAS card - the butterflies are so pretty! TFS
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Judy1223 said...

Hi, Barb! I LOVE this idea...I actually thought of stamping multiple butterflies in a 4x9 card for this challenge...so glad you did it because it is LOVELY! Your coloring is amzing, by the way. (I still don't have Copics...not sure what is holding me back other than the cost!) Good luck with the challenge..this card is perfect for it!

susanne said...

I love your beautiful butterflies enjoying themselves in all of that white space! So lovely Barb, so refreshing!

Maureen Morton said...

This is such a lovely card, Barb! So classic and pretty. I think you have this white space thing mastered - it means that the design has to be really exceptional and yours is. Perfect placement of the images, great balance and cool that you cut the sentiment to make it work so perfectly.

Maureen Morton said...

PS - I love that you took this picture on your deck - makes it feel like I am there, too. Wait, I need another ice cube in my tea!

Karen said...

Hi there, Barb! I just came across your blog today, and I followed you. I enjoyed browsing through your blog and seeing all your beautiful work. Very nice and inspiring! I would be SO honored and pleased if you would also visit my little blog and "follow" me. it would mean A LOT to me. I look forward to visting your blog again soon to see new creations. Thanks!
Karen
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love your tall card Barb. The butterflies are beautiful! It's hard to "embrace" the white space, isn't it?

Suzanne Russell said...

Gorgeous butterflies! Your Copic skills really shine here! Great card!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Great card, Barb! Hugs.

78thistles said...

Such a pretty CAS card Barb! Lovely butterflies.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love these butterflies!
What a beautiful card Barb!
TFS~

Cathy A said...

Wow Barb, If I was a judge this would be a winner! just gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, barb!

Karen B. said...

Wow those butterflies are gorgeous! A perfect choice of colors. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Barb sweetie this is totally outstanding. The vibrancy and beauty of each winged creature is just brilliant. Love how the pop against the white and look to almost fly of the page. Sure hoep that you win this challenge. You deserve too.

Laura B. said...

gorgeous butterflies!!

Lisa said...

Super pretty, Barb :) I know what you mean about the white space- I am not very good with it either!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I really need to get that butterfly stamp. I see it all over and I always gasp when I see it. Love the colors you've chosen for your card! Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

Barb said...

Wow...I'm ashamed to say that I have this stamp but have NEVER inked it up. You've inspired me to do just that though! Gorgeous colors, subject and sentiment placement.

Suzanne C said...

Oh so beautiful! Love the clean design and the lovely butterflies.

Laura Davis said...

This is such a pretty card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Donna said...

I really like this card a lot! The beautiful colors really stand out. Truly a clean and simply lovely card!

Tiffany said...

Boy, I've sure missed you, lady! The colors on the butterflies really sparkle, great pop of color against the white, I love the tall look too!

Kathy said...

Barb your cased card is so beautiful and love how the white really makes your butterflies stand out. Hugs, Kathy

Tracey said...

Barb this card ROCKS girl!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

This is spectacular Barb. Love this style and the colors you picked for the butterflies!