Addicted to CAS #22 (Get Well), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 18/9 (STAMPtember)

D’you ever have any of those creative moments that really aren’t … where no matter what you do/add/take away, a card doesn’t work?  Then when you come back to what you’ve previously abandoned, you find there’s something there to play with after all?  That’s what happened with this card … it started out as a one layer get well card (LIM/ATCAS) but it looked so naked it would’ve been seriously embarrassed just to have seen the light of day, let alone be displayed on a blog.  So I left it alone.  After a few days, I came back to it … and had one of Bev‘s pings.  I added a circle-cut-out-frame of sea foam blue (that’s a made-up name for the colour, ’cause I don’t know what the real colour is), a touch of twine and a circular tag … plus a little bling for the doc’s light so he can see what he’s doing … popped it all up on foam dots … and voila … he wasn’t naked any more.

So, now he’d like to pop along to Addicted to CAS (as originally intended), and also to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where we’ve to use something from the store … this little guy is from The Alley Way Stamps’ Castaways set.

ATCAS 22, SSSW 18-9

          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

So, before, when he was naked, he was stamped and coloured with Promarkers, and I stamped the sentiment.  There’s a great seaweed/coral stamp in this set and I used that loads of times to do the background ‘waves’ in sea blue and green, having masked the doc off and created a circle mask.  The rest you know.  Now I’m happy … don’t you just love it when you can rescue something you thought was lost?

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a delight!  Anita 🙂

12 thoughts on “Addicted to CAS #22 (Get Well), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 18/9 (STAMPtember)

  1. Karen Bourke

    So glad your little guy decided to come and play Anita – he’s so cute and the sentiment is fab. BTW did you know blue is the new white! lol Thanks so much for joining us for this challenge at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  2. lollthompson

    OMG … this is adorable!!! Great job … so glad you left it for a while and then came back and had a “ping” … and what a fabulous “ping” it was!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Loll xx

  3. Bev

    I love this little card! And I’m so glad that you had a “ping” moment!! Love the background, love the blue with its little window, and the bit of twine and tag. The sentiment cracked me up! I’ve got to get this set…for my two dr. boys. Wonderfully fun!! Big hugs and hoping you have lots more ping moments!

  4. c

    Oh, your renovated little fish is just so adorable! Wonderful that a ‘ping’ moment appeared, leading you to create this spirit-lifting, smile-making card. The ‘light’ is just toooo clever! Your rescue is a success for sure! As for revising my own cards, I need to work on doing that, because most of the time they end up in a ‘grrr..crumpled’ mess, tossed. You’d think after all my teacher-y years of having students ‘revise and renovate’ their tasks, I’d listen to my own advice. Silly! Thanks for the chuckle and the inspiration; a big THANKS for your warm comment on my Spooky twosome!

  5. Geri G

    Yep….you’ve done it again girl….created another winning card! Not only is this just totally cutie patootie, the stamping techniques rock! That is a whole lot of masking – but well worth the effort! Don’t you just love his expression? Ingenious sentiment too!!!


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