CASology #71 (Bell) – Guest Designer

CASology Guest Designer Badge 2013

CASology is one of my favorite challenges, and the one I’ve played in more than any other … so to have had this card named as winner in last week’s ‘Brown’ challenge was a huge and special thrill for me (thanks again Kimberley!).  Can you imagine then, how exciting it was to be asked to be Guest Designer for this week … and to have the honour of appearing on the same page as the awesome talent that is the CASology Design Team?  Exactly  … soooo exciting  … thank you so much, Melissa, I had so much fun with this Cue Card …

CASology Cue Card 71 - BellHere’s my take on it …

CASology 71 GD

Yes, I know … where’s the bell?  One of the (many) reasons why I enjoy CASology so much is because each one word Cue Card allows the imagination to roam all over the place … and that’s just what mine did (really, it even got to jelly fish!).  It eventually settled on orchestra chimes … also known as orchestra or tubuler bells … so my card depicts the chimes hanging from a frame, waiting to be gently struck so they can ring out their melodious peals!

I trimmed plain white card into graduated widths for the chimes and coloured them all with Promarkers.  They were heat embossed with holographic EP, attached to a slender black strip, and then sliced to length all together with one fell swoop of the guillotine.   I stamped the top panel with a Waltzingmouse sentiment (extending the dotted underlining to the edges of the card with a black fineliner) and added dry embossing, with the lines following the angled shape.  The ‘frame’ panel was attached to the chimes via the black strip, and to give the impression that the chimes were hanging freely, I popped everything up on foam dots .  Voila!

I hope you’ll be inspired to let your imagination wander through all things ‘Bell’ … and join in the fun at CASology this week … if you haven’t already been, have a meander over there to check out what amazing delights the Design Team has to get your creative juices flowing!

Thanks so much for coming by … as ever, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

26 thoughts on “CASology #71 (Bell) – Guest Designer

  1. Deborah Frings

    Congratulations on your GDT spot – very well deserved. And this is just brilliant! Love the tubular bells – also, one of my all time favourite pieces of music by Mike Oldfield.

  2. Rosemary D

    your card is an outstandingly clever take on the cue word!! love the glittery tubular bells!! so happy that you are guest designing with us at CASology!!

  3. Barbara Roe

    Congrats Anita on both the win last week and being guest designer. this week at CAS. Your kindness toward fellow card makers is a great example to all, especially us nubees. I feel your creativeness grows with every card you design. This card is a beauty.

  4. wienerhoneymooners

    This card is BEYOND amazing Anita!! And your creativity, talent, and superb design eye should be showcased!! I often pinch myself that I am on this team, and am in awe of the talents and overall wonderful ness of the ladies that I get to design with each week. So thrilled to have you on board this week Anita as the Guest Designer at CASology!!

    Love this amazing card!!

  5. shirley-bee

    Now this is just too clever, Anita! Love those ombré tubular bells! Congrats on the DT spot. And try as I might, I can’t work out how you might have ended up with jellyfish!

  6. c

    Huge congrats on your GD role, and your card is FABULOUS! Such creativity (please send any excess my way; I promise to take good care of it!). Bells – what a great challenge, and knowing that you thought about jellyfish, has me in giggles. I’ll need to tie my thinking cap on tightly for this one! My goodness, but you’ve brightened this snowy, wintry, cold day!!

  7. BarbGhig

    Congrats on your well deserved Guest DT spot!
    How clever you are, Anita! I love all the sparkle on your card strips and how you angled your panels on this card! Such a pretty (and perfect) sentiment, too!

  8. lollthompson

    Hi Anita. This is so clever and creative! Love your card with all the beautiful shades of blue … and all that glittery goodness!! Congrats on being Guest Designer at CAS-ology!! Loll xx

  9. Geri G

    Awesom job….this is beyond clever! I adore the colors you used! I am sneaking in a few minutes on the hotel computer. Will be back home tomorrow night so will stop by then!

    Might have to make a stop at Michaels on my way out of the city and look for this EP!!!

  10. Melissa

    Your creative, outside-the-box thinking really has me grinning, Anita! When I saw this, I immediately thought, “I LOVE it!!!” 🙂 Pure genius, I tell ya! I really like the soft colors and sparkle you used on this! Wonderful attention to details too!
    I am so happy you could be our guest designer this week! Thanks so much for being such a loyal participant at CASology! 🙂

  11. Sue

    Hi Anita, love your creative take on the cue word this week and congrats on your GD spot! My thought when I saw your card was blue bells!!

  12. Joyce M.

    Congratulations on being guest designer this week. Your idea is both creative and beautiful. I knew exactly what sort of bells you were making the moment I saw your card.

  13. Bev

    I’m behind. Trying to catch up, tho… Aren’t you just the clever girl going with Tubular bells!!! Reminds me of the soundtrack from the Exorcist way back when…. Your card, however, is anything but scary. Clever, sparkly, fun, and a witty sentiment too. Love this. BTW, I think the lavender is helping!!!!! I’ve been good alllllllllll day. : ) Big hugs my friend.

  14. Judy1223

    Anita, this card shows exactly why you should be a guest designer at CASology…AMAZING!!! You are such a loyal participant AND a talented crafter, it is a pleasure to have you guest designing with us at CASology! I love this card and hope to CASE it really soon…so much yummy sparkle!!

  15. kimheggins

    Congrats on being this week’s guest designer…this is one awesome card and all that glitter, so festive and simply amazing! I will say that this has to be my all time favorite card that you have made, just stunning!

  16. Jen W.

    Anita, this is genius! A brilliant take on huge cue word and I love the colours and touch of sparkle. So glad to have you as our guest designer this week!


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