Saturday, March 28, 2015

Total Cuteness


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This time, the challenge is hosted by me!  I chose this fun word ...







I used a super cute stamp from our Sponsor, Create a Smile.  Show us what Cute means to you ... make a CAS (clean and simple) card and join in the fun!

We're so happy to have Birgit (Rapport fran ett skrivbord) joining us as Guest Designer this month. Click HERE to see her "Cute" card, and the cards from the rest of our very talented design team.

For my card, I created a bokeh background. :)  I used a small, damp sponge dauber to add colour and fun.  I saw this done by Christine (owner of Create a Smile) a few years back when we were on the same Design Team (at ATCAS!), and I've wanted to try it since then.  I thought this made a great background to show off this sweet image.

The little penquin in the gift box is paper-layered ... very similar to paper pieced, except each layer is added on top of each other, rather than it being one layer of pieced parts. Hope that makes sense! :)  And I sponged around the outside edges of each piece to give the image lots of depth.

I hope you'll check out the Design Team cards at ATCAS and join in the fun!  See you in the gallery! :)


This also works for the Happy Little Stampers March CAS Challenge - Sponging.  I sponged around the penguin and gift image ... and used sponge daubers for the background.



And this is my second entry into the NBUS Challenge #4 --- this is the first time using this adorable stamp!










Stamps:  Penguin Party (Create a Smile); Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Stitched Mat die (Lil' Inkers), sponge dauber, sponges, white gel pen, crystal effects

Challenges:
ATCAS #60 - Cute
HLS March CAS - Sponging
NBUS #4



29 comments:

Becky said...

This is so cute!

Craft-E-Place said...

Super cute card! Love the colours.
Elaine

Stamps and Paper said...

Really sweet birthday card Loll beautifully coloured

Anne

Jacquie said...

Morning Loll,

Gorgeous card , love the cute image and the background really sets it off. Beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Aaaaw . . . he really is a real cutie Loll! Terrific design as usual and amazing colouring! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Pam said...

So sweet, Loll. I love this.

Harriet Skelly said...

This is definitely cute Loll!

Susan said...

Adorable little penguin! Perfect for the cute challenge!

sandie said...

That sponge background is fab, and love his glossy nose xx

Bonnie said...

Total cuteness is right, Loll! Right down to his shiny beak! Love that background. Bokeh is on my list of things to try.

Sue said...

Super cute! The little penguin is adorable. x

scrappymo! said...

This is so cute!

Carol said...

This is adorable Loll. Carol x

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally made me smile super cute!

Karen Mead said...

This little penguin is so cute Loll - I love you card! I am excited about your code word this week too....it's one of my favourite type of cards to make:) Hugs xx

Barb Ghig said...

Love your Bokeh background with this cute little penguin and the papers you chose are perfect! Really sweet card, Loll!

Joanna Harty said...

Love your card Barb! So cute and sweet!

Maura R said...

Another great card, Loll! I like your bokeh background - it looks a lot like stenciling but can be a bit more random. Also like your tip about sponging some ink around the edges of the die cut for depth.

Anita in France said...

Cool background, Loll ... and such a sweet penguin ... love how his peak is peeking out from the gift wrapping! Anita :)

JD/ Jill said...

You titled this card...correctly because it really is total cuteness!

Lee-Anne said...

Total cuteness indeed, Loll! I adore that sweet penguin! Wonderful background that totally shows off your focal point!

Pat said...

This is such a cute little penguin stamp Loll and certainly deserved an outing. I love the layering up and the way you have coloured his beak to match in with the pretty background. A beautiful CAS card. x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Of course I love your Code Word, Lolly, and just adore the card you have made to inspire us! It is cute with a capital C.U.T.E. and your background is fun and perfect!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Dolly

Julia Aston said...

Totally CUTE!

Lisa Lara said...

This is just the sweetest Loll.

LesLee said...

Great card... that little penquin is very cute!

cm said...

Your paper-layered darling penguin-in-a-box, paired with your bokeh background, IS super cuteness! Smile-making!!
Hugs~c

Jaydee said...

Loll, this is absolutely ADORABLE! The background is fabulous. This card makes me smile! hugs
jaydee