Friday, July 22, 2011

Clean and Simple Circles

Today I'm playing with 2 CAS Challenges, Less is More - Circles and Wee Memories Challenge #62 - CAS!
As you can see, this is a pretty straightforward design.  I started by punching various circles from one of my favorite patterned paper pads.  The yellow in these papers is so yummy!
To add a little interest and texture, I hand stitched around 2 of the punched circles with embroidery thread.  To make the stitching stand out, I cut out a small bit of each circle.  
And the final touch is the sweet and simple sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment with my new favorite ink Colorbox liquid chalk.  I picked up a few ink pads down at the local Papersource and I can't get enough of it.   Get the kind with the white base, not the black base which are pigment.
Sometimes I forget how much I love hand stitching!   I love the texture and the imperfections of it.   I'm so happy that I got out my needle and thread tonight!  Thanks so much for looking!
{aloha, jj} 

Stamps: Sentiment - Teeny Trees (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Deep Lagoon (Colorbox Chalk)
Paper: White cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper (Melody Ross - Ava Collection Pad)
Embellishments: Yellow embroidery thread
Tools: Various circle punches (Fiskars)


  1. This is a great design and I love the colours of that paper... I thought as first that you had stamped it.
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge and I hope to see you again next time.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. Fantastic card, perfect placement!
    Stitching is one of my worst nightmares lol

    Thank you
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. i love this, your stitching is perfect, I dont have the patience for it :)

  4. Beautiful card...bravo for hand stitching! I love the blues and yellow. ;)

  5. Fabulous job on the stitching...cute card!!!

  6. Smashing card and super colour choice


  7. Your design rocks. I love the stitching and beautiful color palette - lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

  8. I'm loving the colours, and the great layout...and definitely the stitching! It really does add so much, and I wish I remembered to do it more often :)


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