Friday, January 30, 2009

Clean and Simple (and a little twisted)

Happy Friday!! YAY!! I am so glad Friday is here - it's been quite a week - with the snow storm and b-days and my in-laws are coming in for the weekend - so I am thankful that today's Limited Supplies challenge over on SCS was to make a CAS (clean and simple) card - something I can make quick - LOL!! (I've still got lots of tidy-ing up to do!) You can view today's challenge here. So this is probably my first ever true CAS card - if you follow my blog - you know I love my colors and layers and embellies - so this was an actual challenge for me! I am always so envious of those that can put a striking CAS card together - I think those are the most beautiful cards - and definitely a lot quicker than one with all the layers and such. So this is my attempt at a CAS card - I know - a bit twisted - but you know A LOT of boys would love this card for their birthday - LOL!! The original idea to hang the spiders off the card came from a STUNNING card made for our last release by the one and only Jeanne Streiff - you can view her card here. This card was SO quick to put together - I stamped all my bugs (from the Hanna Stamps "Backyard Dwellers" set) first - I colored them in with just a hint of color with my Copics. I then drew little dotted lines so that my poor little grasshoppers could quickly "hop" away from those advancing spiders - hee hee...then poked a small hole in the end of each of my spiders and threaded some white embrodiery floss thru for their "webs". I mixed up some Stampendous sentiments to get my sentiment the way I wanted it on my olive strip and then put a black brad on for an accent - and boom - all done - LOL!! I really do LOVE how this turned out - I've been having more fun with this Backyard Dwellers set than I thought I would - it's turning out to be one of my "go-to" sets - I would HIGHLY reccommend this set - it's fun!! Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you all have a wonderful weekend - I'll be back for release week on Monday - YAY!!!

5 comments:

sylvia said...

wow what a great cards you have made a really love you're blog!
big hug sylvia

Tracey said...

This card is fantastic Candice (and just a wee bit creepy)!!

AuBien said...

Candice
You are so clever! I couldn't have a stamp set like this one though...I'd be afraid it would jump up and crawl away!

scrappinfox said...

Cute, cute, cute! Very clever idea, and I like the simplicity of this card.

We all missed you and your "date" Friday - hope you guys are enjoying the visit from your in-laws!

Summerthyme Studio said...

EWWWWW,,,,,,,,,,,, Cool Card Babe!!! We'll have to catch up soon!

Vicki