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.
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
Ink: pigment Cat's Eye
Other: baby wipes, bling