Sunday, September 16, 2018

CAS Skater

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the sweet and talented Claire is our hostess with a Clean and Simple challenge: Sports. Though I thought the concept was quite fun, this one was tough for me - I have NO sports themed products of any kind. But wait...

After making a second go-around of my stash, I gave a second look at this little penguin. Skating is an Olympic sport, right? OK, this fat little penguin is a bit of a stretch, I know. But that's the best I could come up with! Actually, all said and done I kind of like this card. This little guy seems so serene skating in his arctic scene. Though I used quite a few layers, I consolidated them to a 3x3 square, left a bunch of white space, and kept things monochromatic. I hope that is CAS enough! 

Stamp Sets: Winter Penguin, Peace Love Joy (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Soft Sky (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Let's Bokeh in the Snow (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Winter Penguin Dies, Stitched Square Dies, Stitched Hillside Border Dies, Forest Border Dies (Lawn Fawn)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is just adorable! I think it is perfectly CAS! You know I love layers. LOL! Yes, ice skating is an Olympic sport and I wish I could skate like this. This little penguin is so cute and I love the Soft Sky and the DSP you used to create your wintery scene! You certainly made my challenge shine! Wishing you a lovely week, My Friend! XX

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I was concerned I didn't have any sporting stamps too Sandy; I did find a few but ended up not using them anyway as I went in a slightly different direction but it's amazing what we find when we think laterally, isn't it? Your little ice-skating penguin is perfectly adorable against that gorgeous sky - this is the kind of sport I love!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I didn't have any sporting stamps either... so my dog playing soccer is in the same anthropomorphic category and I think they are adorable :-) Your little penguin skating with this jaunty scarf is wonderful. I agree with Joanne, the sky is gorgeous!

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, I love, love, love this card. It is so out of the box. I love the colors and the background trees.

Jan Clothier said...

Wonderful! It seems that along with fruit and vegetables, this team is also short on sports themed stamps... but you've come up with amazing yet again. Love him and I think keeping him contained in a small square keeps this beautifully CAS.

laurie said...

Really cute image and design...I love the snowy scene!!

Ann Schach said...

Cute, cute, cute, Sandy! I LOVE the bokeh background. This is such a sweet little image.

ElizStewart said...

Sandy....sweet, sweet, sweet! And the bokeh background is perfect!

Annie S. said...

Sounds like we were in the same boat with sporting stamps! Love your chubby penquin and the monochromatic snow scene - just cute times 10!