Wednesday, February 29, 2012

hoppy to announce (use scraps)

One of my favorite things about Paper Smooches stamps is their humorous nature.  So of course when I saw this week's challenge to work with a pun at CASual Fridays, I thought of PS whose Sparks Challenge this time involves the aqua striped clock inspiration photo.

Less is More challenges you to use the scraps you have laying around and I always seem to have lots.  Especially after my marathon card production for the CPS anniversary challenge.  And cuz I never really know what to do with the little leftovers.  I think it was Betsy Veldman who said she keeps scraps on a pretty plate on her workplace.  I work on my ironing board.  Pretty plate?  Eh, no.

My square card base stamped with the Broken China distress ink "sky" was one of my three attempts from here.  The fiber was from my ribbon scraps box.  I squeezed Mr. Rabbit onto a scrap of Neenah CS since I knew I was going to be cutting him out and that paper is expensive!

Added the circle (like the clock) made from woodgrainy striped PP (like the clock) and went with the aqua and gray colors (like the clock!).  Had to give Mr. pink cheeks however.  Stamped the sentiment in gray and added the grass and a little green star.

Inside sentiment, to maintain the humor :  "you've made it through another year!"

I put one more card together for Less is More, using up scraps.

Did a lot of stamping with navy ink for the Moxie Fab "Blues" challenge.  Recognize the material of the stars on this card?  Baby wipes I used to clean my very blue stamps.  Dry and flatten them, then die cut shapes.  I have sewn them together to make fabric-y looking embellies before, but this time I just laid them on the card and stitched over them.

Knowing I wanted to use red for my sentiment, I chose to use aqua thread for additional pop.  Added the sentiment and some baby bling.  No sentiment inside yet.

Thanks for visiting.

Supplies hoppy:
Paper: CS Neenah, PP Basic Grey
Stamps: squares Hero Arts, other Paper Smooches
Ink: gray pigment Cat's Eye; black Versafine, pink and blue Distress Ink
Tools:corner rounder EKS, circle cutter
Other: fiber, bead

Supplies  you're a star:
Paper: CS Neenah
Stamps:  WMS
Ink:  pigment Cat's Eye
Tools:sewing maching
Other:  baby wipes, bling


Jenny said...

Two fabulous cards, love the paper smooches bunny and fun sentiment. I impressed with your inspired use of dyed baby wipes...lets face it us stampers have loads of them to throw away!!! and they're textured too :0)
Love the idea of crafting on your ironing board...never thought of that as an excuse !!! hehe
Jenny x

Linda Beeson said...

Both of these are wonderful! How I love that great background on the first one and such a neat use of that SPARKS challenge.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Both projects are OUTSTANDING!! Especially love that sweet bunny - super cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad that you did!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such wonderful cards! Love the whimsical stars!

Annette said...

wow your cards are so amazing...I really enjoy your creativity...I agree with you on the Paper Smooches...that is what I love about them too...

Anita Houston said...

So cool! I love the stitching holding the stars...simple yet eye catching!!! Wonderful! Thanks for visiting me today and introducing yourself to me. I'll be back!

Lori Barnett said...

I am all for using scraps...not that I have a HUGE pile of them or nuttin' *wink* Super fun cards! Thanks for joining us for the SPARKS challenge :)

Mynnette said...

LOVE your little bunny--that is too cute! Commented on your fabulous stars on Flickr, but I do love them! :)

Chrissie said...

Just love them both!
SO innovative !
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Super cards!
Love the star one it;s just brilliant. Im in awe of you sewing on your card too, somethign I;m rubbish at

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Jay Gee said...

Both cards are fabulous and I love your use of fibre and stitching - adds so much interest. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge :)

Michelle Gross said...

Really fun card, just gotta love Paper Smooches-makes me smile everytime! That star card of yours is really fantastic. Really excellent design work :) Thanks for getting punny with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are both lovely cards Maria but the stitched baby wipe stars are a stroke of genius!

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