Tuesday, February 28, 2012

You Rock & We're in this Together!

I've been reading this blog called CAS-ual Friday for a few weeks now. I've even completed a couple of the chellenges, but I never get them done in time to post them before the challenges close. But not this week! The challenge this week is Jest For the Pun of It! and I'm the type of gal who will giggle at her own (bad) puns, so this was a must do challenge for me.

I started with the sketch from Heart 2 Heart challenges - it was just perfect for the punny card I had in mind. CAS means Clean and simple, so I tried. I'm a lumpy bumpy gal at heart, so instead of grouping of embellishments I did a layer of white buttons on white CS for the background of the card. Then I stamped some lines down one edge of a scrap of Sunflower CS to make my ruler, and sanded my handcut rock with a twisting motion to simulate a rock texture. And I just love anything with googly eyes on it. Even a rock is cute with googly eyes! I've got one more card tonight, then go check out the rest of the punny goodness at CAS-Friday!

I also whipped up another Blue themed March SOTM card. This one came from the Heart 2 Heart Picture Perfect Challenge, where they have a picture of a lovely, beachy room with blue accents. I used the sketch 154 from Card Patterns. They always have lovely card sketches!

For this card I did a lot of heavy sanding on my Bamboo CS pieces. I also debossed my Blue accent color piece with a cuttlebug swiss dot folder (meaning the dots go into the paper instead of poking out). Then I used an Outdoor Denim marker on the fine tip side to dot each little dot. I'm so sad that these markers are all retiring! They aren't copics, but they are lovely little reliable markers at a very reasonable price. They are still available only on a while supplies last basis...maybe I need to restock up! I have all the colors, but a few extra of my favorite colors can't hurt, right? Back me up CTMH friends - my hubby thinks I'm nuts!

Here's a close up of the debossed/markered CS and the 3-D cricut flower. I stamped each layer of the flower with the Biggest damask circle image from the SOTM using Bamboo ink. Then I sponges the edges with Desert Sand ink and rolled the rounded end of my paper piercing tool over each petal to give the flower a slightly rounded shape.

I'll be back on March 1st with the March SOTM Blog Hop - my project for the hop has me practically hugging myself I love it so much!

 Hope you'll stop back on Thursday and check it out!

9 comments:

Allisa said...

Great creations! Love your take on the photo inspiration challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Haley D. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for taking the H2H photo inspiration challenge!

Lyndal said...

Very punny!!! Love your cards :)

Michele Gross said...

Oooh, I'm so glad you got to play with us this week :) Your card totally cracked me up :) Great puns!! Thanks for getting punny with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Romaine said...

This turned out so pretty!

Lisa said...

So funny! And the 2nd card... beautiful... you have a knack for using the stamps in a different way... really pretty...

cbuswell said...

Super cards! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week!

LeAnne said...

Your second card is STUNNING! Wow, what a beauty!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Showing us both sides of your personality!
Goofy and gorgeous!
Very nice interpretation of the photo and very pretty card. Wow.

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