CASology - CARNIVAL

It's time for a new CASology Cue Card!!!


CARNIVAL?  These ladies at CASology are killing me, lol!
It IS a challenge right?!  I had to google some images and finally decided on balloons (after some initial failed attempts :)



Rather than stamping the balloons or die cutting them from colored card stock, I decided to ink them with Distress Inks.  I think that the inking here gives the balloons a very realistic look.  I add some Star Sequins to both the balloons and card base to ground my focal point.

How are you inspired by CARNIVAL?

Click on each of the DT names below to see how they were inspired!!

Maureen Merritt...you are here!
Meghan McMillan
May Park
Joyce Mehrberg

Guest Designer: Jasleen

I can't wait to see what you create.

Stamps:  Birthday Style (PTI) Mod Borders (MFT)
Ink:   Tuxedo Black (Memento) Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Paper:  Whisper White (SU)

17 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the 'dimension' on the balloons you've created with the sponging!

Meghan said...

I absolutely love those balloons and your Distress Ink colouring is perfect!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great take on "Carnival", Mo! The dimension on the balloons is perfect! :)

Heather North said...

Very impressive CAS take on a carnival theme. I wouldn't have thought you could make carnival CAS. By its definition it's "over the top", but you have done it my friend!

Gillian R said...

Google was my friend too on this one Maureen, but I love those beautifully coloured balloons.

Lisa said...

Very cute Maureen! Love the sweet little bows on the balloons!

mayholicraft said...

Wow, your card is so lovely Maureen! The colors on the balloons are really amazing! I must have those distress inks you used. Love it! May

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen love your bright balloons--fun card!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your CAS design, Maureen! Beautiful coloring and dimension on your balloons and I love your chevron border, too!

Jen W. said...

Those inked balloons are amazing! So much depth! And you continue to torture me with that PTI set. I fear the shopping ban won't be able to last much longer...

Joyce said...

Fabulous card--I love the banner and those stars, and especially--the way you inked those balloons. And, that bog--I always put it at the middle, and now I see how cute it looks up top.

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a SUPER FUN card Maureen!!! Love this!!!

Jasleen said...

Your card is so beautiful Maureen. I love the inking on the balloons. You are right, they look so real :)

Deepti said...

This is pure perfection !! Love those balloons

Judy1223 said...

Ha, I thought the same thing when I saw the cue! I love your distress inked balloons, so realistic...and what carnival doesn't have lots of balloons, right? Great card!

Susan said...

Love the chevron edge...and the shading on the balloons looks awesome!

wienerhoneymooners said...

This card is a dream!!! You make everything so effortless looking in your CAS designs!! This looks like no struggle, but a triumph!! Again, what a dream of a card, so magazine worthy it hurts me!!! Love this Maureen!!

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