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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Can CAS Be Shabby???

I know it sounds like CAS can't be shabby because CAS stands for "clean and simple", but I think in certain instances CAS can be shabby.   Take for instance my card for the current Shabby Tea Room challenge.  Don't you just love that inspiration photo?? The basic idea of the card is CAS with limited use of embellishments and lots of "white" or in this case, "kraft" space, but I was able to shabby it up by distressing the patterned paper, using stamps that lend themselves to the shabby chic look and adding some lace.  The stamps are from a favorite Stampin Up! set called "Bliss".  I just love the damask image and the little flower that comes with the set. 



Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Vintage Cream; SU! Crumb Cake; SU! Botanical Gazette dp; Stamps:  SU! Bliss; Ink:  SU! Choc. Chip, Memento Summer Sky, Ranger Old Paper Distress ink; Hero Arts pearl; Websters Pages lace trim

16 comments:

AnitaRex said...

So love this!

Barb said...

Just beautiful, Rosie! Love it!

Isha said...

So pretty Rosemary.

joy said...

Gorgeous, Rosemary!

Liz, said...

I think it can be, and you have just proved it! This is gorgeous,

Liz x

Charlene said...

You did a great job with CAS shabby lol!!! LOve It !!Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room! :-)

Olga said...

Now that's just elegant!!!! I love it!

Brenda said...

Hi Rosemary! I am so tired and perplexed by all these definitions, I just love your work, and I think you have proven that CAS can be shabby. I adore that beautiful trim of lace that you added, what a perfect final touch! I think I am personally going to refrain from calling my work a this or a that, there is just too much left to individual interpretation that I have found in some challenge that whatever I seem to make seems to always be "not quite the right formula" - so, that's it, I'm doing it my way, and I love that you did it your way!

Sue said...

You see Rosie you have done it again!
All that card up there with nothing absolutely nothing in the top half! It is certainly shabby not in the true definition but in genre.
(Gosh I would hate to offend.)
You seem to have the knack to be so minimalist and make it work, are you sure you are not Scottish? ha
Smiles:)

Trinh said...

You certainly have proved that CAS can be shabby, Rosemary! This is beautiful and I love the distressing on the edges.

Michelle said...

Gorgous girl!! Looks shabby to me!

Romaine said...

I think, YES! It caught my eye, and I had to look! :0)

Lisa Petrella said...

I think the answer to your question is...YES!!!! This is absolutely CAS AND Shabby...and totally GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE that damask image, the distressing, and the lace trim!!!

Elise said...

OOOOhhhh! Oh! Ohhhhh! Ohhhhhhh! BABY!!!!!! {*Gasp!*} THIS is sheer fabulousness! Yes, MA'AM - indeed you've provided an answer to THAT age old question! {hee hee} This is INDEED both CAS and SHABBY and I am HAP {py!} This is one STUNNING card!

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

TY! TY! TY! I've been asking this question myself and you have provided a wonderful answer!

gg nurse said...

Well--you are incredibly talented, as I've known, but this is out of this world!!