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)

9 comments:

  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.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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

    Thank you
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  3. lovely card, great colours x

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

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

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

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  7. Smashing card and super colour choice

    Kathyk

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

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  9. 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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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!