Welcome everybody to a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! This is also our last challenge for 2015, so it gives you one more chance to create a few more cards for Christmas, birthdays or maybe a headstart on Valentines Day!! Our theme for this challenge is:
CAS (Clean and Simple)
This is my favourite type of card design and I love seeing what other people come up with in the Gallery for this theme.
Our Sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and they are giving 7 digis to the winner. Talk about generous!!
I was very lucky to get my hands on some new stamps recently and couldn't wait to try them out with a CAS design:
Isn't that hippo the cutest??!!! I used the 'Birthday Friends' stamp set from Happy Little Stampers to create this one-layer card. I was inspired again by the fabulous May Park who is the Queen of creating one-layer backgrounds using small images. She also quite often only colours in the odd image here and there and I think the effect is amazing, so had a go at this myself.
I just randomly stamped the hippo first and then filled in the gaps with the balloons and bubbles. I then used my pencils to add some colour and shading. I tried to put on some sequins but they didn't work at all. Really happy with how it turned out and was quite nice to create a card that wasn't related to Christmas!!
I'm going to link this to the Seize the Birthday Challenge where I won't be using any 'topping'.
Will also link to the Happy Little Stampers - December CAS Challenge where their theme is 'Favourite Technique'. I love creating a one-layer card by stamping my own background and using my pencils to add colour and shading is so much fun too!!
You have one week to enter your projects in the Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge and if you need any help with inspiration and ideas, the rest of the Design Team have some incredible cards on the blog. I hope you get the time to join us and I can't wait to see the Gallery!!!