Friday, September 2, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #18–What’s Black, White and Read All Over?

Hola Crafty Peeps!
CFC18 Graphic
It’s time once again for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!  Did you know that September 8th is International Literacy Day?  Well, in honor of that day, this week’s challenge is to create a CLEAN AND SIMPLE design based on a book, and use the colors Black, White and Red ONLY!  How fun is that?!!  You can use a children’s book, fiction, non-fiction, the phone book (good one, right?!) – whatever your little heart desires!!
Paper and Such Graphic
This week’s sponsor is Paper and Such, and they’ve provided an amazing prize for this week’s TGIF Club Winner, but you know the drill – you’ll have to stop on over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog!  Oh, and while you’re there, please be sure and check out the amazing eye candy that the other Girl Fridays have for you there!!

CFC18 - Hello Friend_edited-1
I love to read.  I especially love to read biographies.  And I always have a stack of books on my night stand that I intend to read . . . some day.  LOL  But I have such a hard time The Help Graphicsitting down and reading an entire book from beginning to end.  One of the books on my nightstand that I haven’t even opened up yet is “The Help.”  I’ve seen the movie previews, want to see the movie desperately, and really want to read the book before I see the movie.  Somehow, I highly doubt that that’s going to happen!  LOL  But that doesn’t mean that I can’t be inspired by the cover, right?!  When I saw this cover, my heart skipped a beat . . . I had recently purchased a download from the Silhouette Studio for the cutest park bench.  Perfect!!
INK:  TSUKINEKO (Onyx Black VersaFine and VersaMark)
PAPER:  NEENAH CLASSIC CREST (Ultra Smooth Solar White CS), FRENCH POPTONE (Wild Cherry and Black Licorice CS)
ACCESSORIES:  THE TWINERY (Charcoal Baker’s Twine), TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS (Birds & Branch Die), PTI (Woodgrain Impression Plate), ZING/AMERICAN CRAFTS (Rouge Embossing Powder), STAMPIN’ UP! (Stampin’ Dimensionals), SILHOUETTE STUDIO (Heart Park Bench SVG file)
ETA:  I'll also be submitting this for this week's CARDS Magazine Gallery Challenge - Wood Grain.

That’s it for me today, folks.  As always, I so appreciate the time you take to stop by each day, and really appreciate your kind words and comments.  Have a great day!


Laura Davis said...

Simply lovely!!

Michele Gross said...

I LOVE this card!! Karolyn, you have knocked my socks off AND completely inspired me to read this book!!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

such a beautiful card.U r so talented!!

Craftilicious said...

Simply stunning!
It's a great book too so get reading.....

Virginia L. said...

Aw... how I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card, Karolyn!! I went to see The Help the other day and cried my eyes out! The Canadians are LOVING the movie (and the book, I'm sure), there were so much crying and chanting in the theater--unbelievable!! Thanks for the inspiration! You rock, Chickie!BTW I skipped the book and it was FINE!!! You can always read it AFTERwards :)

Nancy said...

Well I've read the book and saw the movie and loved both and also love your card, it's perfect, love that sweet little bench, thanks for the company name.

Marlena M. said...

That is such a great image! I love the bench and the birds sitting on it...wonderful scene. ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how gorgeous! So simple, but perfect. The colors look awesome. :o)

Mary Jo said...

Love your card! I am struggling to find time to read that book too. My sis is just begging me to get to it. lol

Jenny said...

What an awesome take on the cover Karolyn:)
It also makes a fab card!
Jenny x

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I love your card . The red bench is just so fabulous! Great job!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Cute card Karolyn!! It makes me want to go sit on a bench with my sweetheart :)

Julie Day said...

Love that red bench against the woodgrain and those cute black birds, great design! I've seen this book and have heard the movie is pretty good too, I must indulge in one of them :)

Terri said...

Oh my gosh, this could be my favorite card, ever...too stinkin' cute for words. If this one doesn't get picked up, someone needs to check their eyesight!

Love, love, love!