Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Teacup Challenge

So we have these great challenges on the A Muse Addicts Yahoo Group each week and I love to participate when I can but I'll be the first to admit that I've not participated as much as I should.  This week Jennie decided to throw in an additional challenge for the mods, to do this week's challenge, to make a card using a stamp in a different way than it's intended for, and also, to use the new A Muse Cup and Saucer stamp in the challenge.  Easy enough, right??  Wrong!!!  I realized that I'm WAY too far inside the box and literal to think of other ways to use things easily.  I love to create punny sayings to go with stamps, but it's tough for me to use a stamp in a way other than its original intent.  


This was my first idea using this stamp and I was thinking it was different than it's original intent, but realized, they're still TEA cups!! :D  So I had to try again.  I will say that I'm proud of myself for actually pulling out my Stamp-a-ma-Jig on this card, so I didn't have to redo it!!   Worked like a charm!   So, back to the drawing board for a better idea...


This is what I came up with, a bubble bath!! :D  I originally wanted to put a mouse in it, but I don't have a good stamp to use for that, so the octopus got it!!  I thought it turned out pretty good until I stamped the "bubbly" part of the sentiment.  I used my handy Provo Craft dial stamp to make the word, but in the process of inking it up, I inked up the edges of it too and then got it on the ribbon and the side of the card!!  I hate it when that happens, after all the work that went into this, I wasn't about to scrap it and start over again, so on goes the "Work of Art" stamp by Judikins below!!  It comes in handy with little mistakes like this!! :D


Thanks for stopping by!!  Check out this amazing card that Michelle (Crazystampchick) did for our little challenge!! :D

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea Rhonda! Love the bubbles!!! Dawn

Nancy said...

Now your first card made me laugh!! I think it took me a second, I'm a little slow sometimes!!

I think your idea of using the tea cup as a bubble bath is way cool! It turned out SO completely ADORABLE!! I think the octopus works perfect in there!! ROCKIN' idea Rhonda! I don't think I would have noticed your "extra ink" unless you would have pointed it out. I have always liked that stamp from Judikins. It cracks me up.

Michelle Clark said...

I love the bubble bath. See you can think outside the box. You did a fabulous job.

jennie m said...

Oh my gosh!! This is SO darn cute I can't even stand it!!! YOU ROCK!!

Pamela said...

I love puns and the octopus card is just too cute! You did a great job on both these cards. And as others mentioned - I did not notice the extra ink. Maybe it was from the Octopus????