Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cockails? Ice, scissors and a twist of humour...

Chilly Thursday Greetings!
This week at Less is More it's Cocktails...I'll start by confessing that I was thinking of skipping this week. I was tired from a weekend away, feeling uninspired and could only think of cherries and deadly potions. Not a great combination, with a distinct lack of anything cocktailish in my stash. But the colours kept inviting me to play and before you know it, you're off on a whim...
l really liked Chrissie's bird take on the theme and figured if I can't stamp it or I ain't got it, I'll just have to improvise... I decided to exploit my snipping obsession of cutting out and went in search of a rooster outline which I found on a kiddies site here!
I reduced it in size and printed it out on the back of various coloured Bazzill cardstock. That meant I wouldn't see the ink on the right side and it also made all the fellas end up looking to the right which is just what I wanted...handy! I found the perfect shade of ric-rac lurking in my ribbon-rage bag and a Wendy Vecchi stamp was the finishing touch (second card attempt on view due to a last minute skid...sigh.)


l thought I was done, but had such fun I was up for another. I went through pigs, parrots and umbrellas but suddenly thought that the Playboy logo might be a good candidate to audition. Once teamed up with the PaperArtsy Rock Star stamp it seems to have more of a party feel to it. Celebrities, bunny girls, wild nights and all that!
Just all a bit of creative fun...the roosters and bunnies do make me laugh so I'm happy and very glad I didn't walk away. So that was that. Just need to tidy up now because I had to go through every single folder to find that last stamp...
So just one word, thought, colour, image or mood can give that push - they all count. Have a great evening and hold on, it's Friday tomorrow!

Au revoir,
Sarah

17 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous CAS cards, love them. I am lacking in inspiration this week and feeling very tired, hope inspiration strikes soon LOL. Tracy xv

Chrissie said...

Love 'em! Great cards.
Thanks so much!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sam said...

Love em! brilliant take on a theme!

CraftyLoops said...

Brilliant cards, love the colours youve chosen. Lee x

Ann B said...

Love your choice of colours Sarah, cheerful and bright and perfect for the theme.

Gabrielle said...

never saw you as a bunny girl and now I'm looking at you in a whole new way!!! fabulous colours x

Vicky Hayes said...

These are fab Sarah - you are resourceful! I especially like the roosters. The colours are perfect and I like the way you used textured card stock. Vx

Wishcraft said...

Fab cards! Such clever ideas and love the colours :o) Lisa x

Jenni's Jems said...

How clever are you with both of these ideas , which are brill, and love the cheery colours that you have used on both cards x

Lesley said...

Love your twist on this theme. Fab cards Sarah.

Mandi said...

Terrific
Thanks Sarah, fabulous as always
Mandi LIM

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards great idea too.
Thanks for your comments.

Kath x

Brenda Brown said...

Great cas pieces, love your creativeness.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jenny said...

Your creativity is so inspiring Sarah, I love these colourful cards. Great idea with the playboy bunny :)
Jenny x

Lindsey said...

Both these takes on the theme are so much fun! (And you must love fussy-cutting more than I do... :P)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Oh how I love your work everything you do is so different, always classy, original and inspirational and these fab cards are no exception !

Marie

Izzwizz said...

I love those roosters - brilliant x