Monday, July 13, 2009

CAS23: Inspired by Art

Today's a two-card day, ladies! This week's CAS challenge--finding inspiration at Art.com--is so cool, one card wasn't enough!

My first card was inspired by this wall decal. I got to play with my new Bermuda Bay cardstock, so I'm a happy girl!

Stamps: Out on a Limb (PTI)
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun, Only Orange, PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI white
Ink: Chocolate Chip, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Martha Stewart 3-in-1 classic butterfly punch, flower punch (unknown--RAK), scalloped edge punch (SU), rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas)

My second card was inspired by this fun & sassy print. And can you believe I actually have a stamp that says "bottoms up" just like the artwork? How cool is that?

I used a glitter pen on the margarita and polka dots, so this card also works for this week's Stamp Simply challenge.

Inspired yet? There is such variety on this site, you're sure to find something that suits your taste. Play along with us! Head over to the Splitcoast CAS forum for more...
Stamps: A Day at the Beach (PTI)
Paper: Real Red, PTI white
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: glitter pen (Spica), ribbon (ribbon FX)

57 comments:

Kathi said...

They're both great. The top one is just gorgeous.

The sentiment on the bottom card (hahaha) is great!

I'd have to drink a whole lot of margaritas to put on a bikini like that. (and blinders on all the people at the beach).

Pat said...

The first card is so sweet! love the sentiment, even though i am not a religious person.
The second one is fun and fab! Funny sentiment! I don't think i'll be able to wear that kind of swimsuit this summer, you fed us too many sweets, last time :))
Hugs xx
Pat

Chrissy's Creations said...

I really like them both but the first is just beautiful.
Hugs, Christine

Suzy said...

Nice cards. But the first one, with buterflyes is ....great.

Vicki said...

How very sweet and cute! Great colors! Blessings to you!

Littlebear said...

Two beautiful cards. I especially love the top card - the colours are gorgeous - it is very eye-catching.
Clare x

Lauri said...

I should really give the CAS challenge a try! Simple is tough for me sometimes....loving that bermuda blue! Such cute cards!

mommyabbytommy said...

Cards are adorable. I love the glitter on the glass, so cute.

berta said...

as usual: clean, simple and very nice! :)

Penny said...

these are both great cards. the first card is AMAZING. It's wicked beautiful!

BananaStamper said...

You've done it again Ann! These are fabulous -my fave is the top one, but love the bikini too and that great sentiment! Happy Monday- only five more days till the weekend!

Shanna

Stephanie said...

These are gorgeous!! Love the colors on the first card, so cheerful! And that houndstooth ribbon - how great!! Can't wait to play in today's challenge :)

Ann Kranitz said...

These are both terrific Ann. So funny that you had that same sentiment too!!

AUsome mom said...

WOW! I can't choose a favorite here. What great details in both of them. I DO love that branch of flowers :)

Belinda said...

Oh so fun and colorful! Love the glittery margarita -- yum ymu! And just love the bright colors you used for the first card with all the flowers and butterflies!

~amy~ said...

super fun cards Ann...Kathi's bikini comment cracks me up....uh yeah, my bikini's at the dry cleaners...since 1979...LOL

Elena said...

Both of the cards are so beautiful! I love all of the dimension on the first, and sparkles on the second!

LeAnne said...

These are sooooo cute! I am working on mine now!

Maggi said...

Those are great! I really love the first one!!!

Courtney Baker said...

Fun cards. I just love how clean everything is!

Heather P. said...

These cards are so fun! Awesome job!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous... great color combos!

Beth said...

Cute! I love the bikini..I have been wanting to do something with that one but haven't yet..this is a cute idea though :)

Cindy said...

Love both cards, Ann! I especially like the 1st card. Look very hallmark-ish.

StampinCathy said...

Both your cards are just fabulous!! I just love your creative style.

Erin said...

Gorgeous cards, Fab sentiment on the second card!Love them both!
Erin x

Niki Estes said...

These are so cute, Ann! I love the CAS design on both of them!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Ahh, now THAT'S a summertime card! Adorable!

(-: Heidi

Heidi Van Laar said...

Whoops! I thought the first card was a different post! lol!

It is simply gorgeous! I love the colors!

(-: Heidi

Paige said...

It was fun to see where your inspiration came from. i love both cards, but the bottoms up card is my fav! TFS how you colored the margarita. Too cute!

Becky Carafa said...

Great fun colors on the first one, and the second one is perfect for a summer day!

Laura O'Donnell said...

margarita looks so yummy!

Martha said...

so cute, you make CAS look so easy to do :)

Danni said...

Love them all!!

Cr8ive ME said...

wonderful cards.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I love your take on the wall art branch with all the colorful butterflies. And what a fun bikini card that is.

Tracey said...

Simple cards but so stunning!

Have a good week :-)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Leah said...

Love both cards Ann but especially the first one, so pretty! That new SU! color is really gorgeous:) A big congrats to you for being featured on the inspirational blog:)

Nancy L. said...

very fun and cute cards

Justine said...

O My Goodness, I had no idea that these belonged to you, I left comments on them over on SCS. LOL
Well they are just as fantastic here.

Lilly said...

Beautiful cards!! The first one is my favorite and I love the butterflies ^^

Silke said...

WOW - Ann - both cards are fabulous!!! Love your clean style!!! Hugs ~S~

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, two beauties!!! Can't believe you had a "bottoms up" stamp, toooo perfect!

supercraftygirl said...

Love the butterfly and flowers card!

KatieTurtle said...

I just love your style, everything you do just seems to fit! Not to mention you are a card makin', blog hoppin' machine! I can't keep up!

Kelley Eubanks said...

These are both great Ann! I think the top is my fav though... I love those colors!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Pretty and crisp, love them both.

cricketeew said...

Can you say Strawberry Margrita??? Yummy

Lyn S said...

These are both gorgeous cards Ann! I love the rich colours on the white background of the 1st card, and the 2nd card is such fun...love the sparkly bits!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Both cards are fabulous but I have to say that the bikini one is AWESOME!

Bootybella said...

I love this "Bottoms Up" concept ~ simply and classy too!!! Great job!!!
MWAH~

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous, Ann!!! Two amazing cards in one l'il post!!

I can't wait to get the new Bermuda Bay ink!

Sara said...

I just bought myself some glitter pens but haven't tried them out yet- great inspiration!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

The colors on the first one are so bright and fun, and I LOVE the houndstooth ribbon with the bikini!

Marie B. said...

Oooooo, I just love that top one, Ann! So pretty! Nice bikini!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

These are just too cute for words!

jengd said...

I absolutely love the first card! The flowers and butterflies with the bling are so cute!