CASology Week 18 – Orange


The Cue Card this week with CASology is ‘Orange’ … so here’s an orange tree in an orange circle!  Well, it might look like a circle, but actually it’s something else … let me explain.  Wednesday was forecast to be a glorious day, so with high expectations, we took a day off from renovating and went to the coast.  It didn’t disappoint … warm sunshine, a gentle breeze and softly lapping water … just the place for getting some inspiration for the challenge.  So during the day, I hunted around for something orange to act as a spark … harumph … there was nothing … every other colour under the sun, including a very pink yacht (yes really!), but no orange.  Then, as the afternoon was turning into evening and we were meandering through the marina, I finally spotted a flash of orange … life savers … ha, at last I had something to inspire me!  So, that was where I started for today’s card … with a very fine life saver.

I also found some long forgotten orange dimensional liquidy stuff (a bit like liquid pearls but not) that expands when heated, and after playing with it for a while, I found I could make ‘oranges’.  So I stamped and embossed a tree and the sentiment, applied the liquid dots and heated them till they became orange-like, and then added the last touch … my long hunted for life saver!

Here’s what I used:  Cardstock: American Crafts, Docrafts,  Stamps: Imaginisce (image), Megan Elizabeth (sentiment),  Ink: Versamark,  Embossing Powder: Crafter’s Companion,  Dimensional Liquidy Stuff: De Fil En Image,  Tools: Cricut, Accent Essentials Cartridge, Heat Gun.

Time for some life saving sleep … thanks so much for dropping in … Anita 🙂

8 thoughts on “CASology Week 18 – Orange

  1. Geri Greening

    Great way to spend a day….sunshine, fresh air, water gently lapping at the shore, beautiful boats adrift upon the water and inspiration for a card! Ah, life is good! Then to take the inspiration from the life saver and turn it into this beautiful card is a great ending to a happy day. Love the simplicity of this card. Orange is one of my favourite colors – so refreshing! Speaking of oranges, your “puffy stuff” came through with some nice depth & dimension. Any idea what this magic potion might be called because it looks like it would be a fun addition to my crafting supplies 🙂

    Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 22:37:55 +0000 To:

  2. pajalu

    I really like your card. Those oranges look amazing. I also like where the inspiration for your card came from. Sounds like you had a wonderful day

  3. Ardyth

    Love the texture that the ‘puffy stuff’ gives to the foliage. This is my favourite layout ever! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  4. Rosemary D

    love those oranges, anita!! what a great take on the cue word!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology each week!


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