Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday in My Craft Room (Part 2)

I had the day off and spent it in my craft room. This is the result of a happy afternoon of creatin'! 
Over the past few months, I’ve been learning about CAS cards from the talented DTs at AAA Cards, and more recently the More Is Less blogspot. Although the CAS style is still a challenge, I am appreciating the skill- and planning- it takes to create CAS cards. And I am liking the chance to step out of my comfort zone and made two cards for current CAS challenges.

The first requires that no stamps are used. So I cut a card in the shape of a onesie, added a few punched circles, an Elmo sticker, a small bow and scalloped edging. Simple and cute!

The second requires a rainbow. I printed a Unicorn (www.whimsiedoodles.com/) onto a half sheet of white cardstock, colored with alcohol inks and added a bit of glitter to his (her) mane and tail. Cut a pastel rainbow from scrapbook paper and mounted it below the leaping unicorn. The inside sentiment reads, “You are so amazing that even unicorns have trouble believing you are real!”

Entered into:
Less is More Challenge- #338 No Stamps         
    (simplylessismoore.blogspot.com)
AAA Card Challenges- #95 Rainbow                                    
   (aaacards.blogspot.com/)

I saw this sentiment on a T-shirt recently. Although it isn’t quite football season, in Wisconsin that doesn’t matter! Printed the sentiment on my computer, punched stars in various sizes, and added football stickers to create a pair of cards. Am entering them into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge that requires stars, and the Cute Card Thursday Challenge that requires Summer Colors (In Wisconsin Cheese head Yellow and Lambeau Field Green are summer colors, and Fall, Winter and Spring colors, too!)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Seeing Stars                     
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Cute Card Thursday- Summer Colors                           
     (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 

The Simon Says Monday Challenge requires that we “focus on the edges of your creation and add some interest to them.” For this card, I added a few layers of colored cardstock to frame the card. Plus, used patterned paper that has postmarked images that run off the edges, drawing the eye into the cards focal point- the antique watch. 

   
  
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- You’ve Got the Edge                           
    (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge
    (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge- Anything Goes                          
   (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)


8 comments:

  1. Unicorns are just the best! Love her sparkly pink mane and tail - pretty much as I'd want to look if I were a unicorn. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  2. A fabulous collection of cards. That onesie for our challenge is so cute. Can't go wrong with Elmo. Sweet card. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina

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  3. Such a lovely collection of cards, that onesie is beyond cute and i LOVE that sentiment !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

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  4. You have been busy. Such fun cards. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  5. Awe, the unicorn looks so happy flying over the beautiful rainbow. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

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  6. What a lovely collection of cards. That oh so useful mans card. Great paper and handsome watch. Thanks for sharing with Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper.
    Hugs
    Margaret M DT

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  7. Another great selection of projects and thanks once again for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

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  8. What a cute card! Love that rainbow! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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