Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Cased Challenge and a Desk

I haven't done a challenge for a very long time and today, along with sharing my desk for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, I'm doing so.  A fellow "coach" with the company I'm a part of is on the design team of Can You Case It and I am playing along with Sketch #122.  But my desk is part of the weekly blog tour of desks through Julia at the Stamping Ground but for the time being the links are at Lunch Lady Jan's.

Ok, my desk:



I have my sample of our card stock colors on the far left in front of my Cricut, then to the right a stack of stamp sets, then my paper trimmer sitting on my work spot.  I'm trying to get some ideas for some trades for convention next week but am drawing a blank.

And now for my card.  All supplies used are from Fun Stampers Journey and if you desire to know more please contact me.  Ok, here it is!


I played a bit with mixed media using a stencil, sponge, modeling paste, and some acrylic paint for the background.  I paper pieced for the floatie guy and added a wiggle eye. 


We have some great stamps that are perfect to add the wiggle eyes.


This card was a hoot to make and came to me quickly.  Wished all my projects did that!  But now you've reached the end and you can go 2 places:  LLJ's for the desk hop and CYCI for the sketch challenge.  I suggest both!  Oh, and happy June!!!

18 comments:

Eva Bussom said...

Carol, totally fun card and awesome crafty space as well! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

Anne L said...

Hello love your card and the texture you have added is just to perfect. Love how you have changed up and organized your desk lately. Have a great week Hugs~Anne L#4

Helen said...

sweet card and Happy WOYWW Helen #10

jill said...

A very good caption on your card Carol. We all at sometime in our lives feel like we're sinking .
Happy woyww Jill #17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy June to you too!! The first day of summer is, true to form, grey and overcast and really quite cool. A true British Summer for you, lol!! I love that card - the sentiment could have applied to me quite often these past few months!
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

glitterandglue said...

A fun card for the challenge there, Carol. I wish you all the best! Lots going on for you at the moment - trust all the bits and pieces come together for the convention.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #15

LisaDV said...

That IS a fun card! Love the background and the sentiment is perfect.
Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #38

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Carol, cute card. Love the paper piecing, very clever.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #18 xx

Sharon Koole said...

Very pretty card. I love the striped paper. It looks really cute.

Have a great week
Sharon K #5

Angela Radford said...

That is a brilliant fun card, love it to bits. Have a great woyww and happy crafty week. Thanks for the visit to mine too. Angela xXX

Christine Pennington said...

Super cute Carol. Happy to see you playing with us at CYCI. Hugs! -Christine

Dawn Fields said...

Carol, this card is totally adorable and fun! I just love how you created the background. Thanks for playing with us at CYCI! Dawn

Jessie/knightrone said...

Anyone who uses googlie eyes is alright in my book!!! Love it!

Wynne Grob said...

Carol ~ what a cute card ~ I love that little floatie ~ it is adorbs! Thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

Carmen said...

Such a fun card... and good advice ;)

Carmen x #47

Cara said...

What a fun card! Brilliant. Cara x

Chloe said...

Fantastic card Carol. I love all the texture you have added to that background. It really makes you feel like you can touch all the layers. Oh and the googly eye is genius!! Thanks for joining us at CYCI - Chlo

Pam Staples said...

Adorable card, Carol. I love the swim toy and the colors. Feels like it is time for the pool. Thanks for playing along with CYCI. ~Pam,DT