Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CASology #85: CARNIVAL

Hello, friends!  It's that time again...a new cue word for the week at CASology!  Put away your paint, it's time for a carnival!



I was once again challenged by the cue this week...no carnival-themed stamps in my stash.  However, I did remember the August 2012 freebie from The Alley Way Stamps (a fun circus tent image) and so I went about printing it multiple times onto some of my favorite patterned papers and did some paper-piecing!  The end result?



Here are the steps I followed in case you are interested.  First, I printed the image multiple times onto patterned papers:


I also printed it onto a section of white card stock and die cut a rectangle (using my Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles), leaving enough space to add my sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp).

Next, I cut out the different sections of the tents and pieced them back together again, mixing up the papers in fun combinations.  Here are two extra tents I have for future cards along with the card I made today:











If you need more resources for free digi images, check out this fun blog by Mary Ellen Smith called Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps and look in her July 2013 archives...there are several circus images there ...and they are so cute!

So, what does CARNIVAL bring to mind for you?  I can't wait to see!  Check out our amazing guest designer as well as the Design Team to get inspired, and then get to it!  Link up your creation by 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and have fun!


Guest Designer: Jasleen

As always, thank you for stopping by...I do appreciate your visits!
Judy

23 comments:

  1. Love that you used all the pieces - great paper piecing of these coordinated DPs!

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  2. So smart to paper piece some extras. Your sentiment is so perfect but I bet there are a few other sentiments that would work with the tent image. Clever you!

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  3. Gorgeous take on the challenge Judy!
    TFS~

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  4. SQUEAL!!! Judy these are so SWEET!!! Love them ;)

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  5. I love how you have totally got the stitched mats bug like me Judy! Love love love your fabulous tents, need to but that set. Love your paper piecing my friend!

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  6. Such a lovely card Judy! I'd like to open the curtain to see what's inside. hahaha! May

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  7. Adorably fun!!
    I can't believe you printed all those tents...
    but so smart to save for future cards...
    I always forget and just start cutting! :(

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  8. This is soooo sweet! Love all the pattern papers and the stitched rectangles are a perfect touch! :)

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  9. I love these paper pieced tents. What a bonus to have a few to use later :)

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  10. OH!! I love your double stitched frames and your paper pieced tents are gorgeous. Lovely Judy.

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  11. Oh, I just love your paper piecing, Judy! Such a sweet CAS design, too!
    Thank you so much for the link for the free digis :-)

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  12. These are addable, Judy! I love paper piecing and these fun patterns are so perfect for that circus tent!

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  13. This is very cute. I love that we were thinking along the same lines this week with our paper piecing. I always forget about digital images, but you make it look so easy. Love your fun circus tents.

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  14. Fabulous card Judy. I loved your take on the cue card. And thanks so much for sharing so clearly the process of paper piecing. To be honest, I didn't know how it was done until now :)

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  15. wow...Judy this is so much fun! What a clever and very creative way to make several cards and each one is so beautiful. I love paper piecing and these totally rock...love it!

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  16. Love the modern look. I enjoyed this article. Thanks for the excellent work.

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  17. Really cute! Love paper piecing. Love the embossed stitching too, very nice touch.

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  18. Gorgeous Judy!! Love all the sweet DP!

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  19. Judy, I LOVE how you paper pieced this circle tent! FAB papers! GREAT card!

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  20. Beautiful paper piecing here Judy, I love the detailed prints and your take on the cue word, very original :D Gay x

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  21. Fantastic paper piecing, love the cheerful colours.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  22. Love the paper piecing Judy, you combination of patterns is perfect, I wish I had that talent.

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Judy