Monday, July 13, 2009

Mojo Monday #94

Wow, it's been a while since my last challenge entry. I think I haven't done any challenges since way before I left on my holiday. Time to get back into things!

With Mum's birthday coming up, I thought I'd use the latest Mojo Monday sketch to make her a card.

I took the colour combo from Stampin' Up!'s Urban Garden paper, and what a great combo it is! However, I took the liberty of moving the circular element, cos it didn't quite look right to me after rotating the sketch clockwise.

Stamp set: Echoes of Kindness, Best Yet, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired).
Cardstock/paper: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, watercolour paper, Urban Garden DSP.
Ink: Versacolour 82 Black, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Night of Navy marker, Not Quite Navy marker.
Other: Aquapainter, clear embossing powder, distressing tool, 3.2cm circle punch, 3.5cm circle punch, stampin' dimensionals, Maya Road butterfly rub on, paper snips.

I love love LOVE how the butterfly turned out! I rubbed one of the Maya Road butterflies onto Baja Breeze DSP, cut it out and stuck it onto the card using dimensionals. It was such a pain fussy cutting the butterfly, although I think it was worth it. Here is a close up of the wee butterfly.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

But wait.......there's more!

Hi again! I was playing with Beck's "Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set yesterday when the idea for this card popped into my head.

Stamp set: Thoughts & Prayers.
Cardstock/paper: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Old Olive DSP (retired).
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive marker, Rose Red marker, Pretty in Pink marker.
Other: Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon (retired), distressing tool.

Am loving my new paper distressing tool!! :) I kinda like the way it turned out, very feminine and flowery. I've never put those three colours together, but they look pretty good. Looks like I might be using this combo again! I've borrowed this set from Beck, along with the "Echoes of Kindness" set, so expect to see more cards using those sets. TTFN!

I'm back!

Greetings and salutations!! I'm back after a looooong while away. I had difficulty getting back into the swing of things after my 3-week holiday plus we're quite busy at work. However, I had a craft day with my best buddy (hi Beck!) and I think I'm getting back into challenges and regular posts!
I made a card about 3 weeks ago for a friend who left us to work in another lab that uses flies and dragonflies (hi Melissa!), hence the term "flying" away. I had to use an A4 sheet to make it, so that the whole lab could write messages in it.

Stamp sets: Border builders (retired), KI Memories Formal Lowercase set.
Cardstock/paper: Whisper White, DCWV textured Brights cardstock.
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Almost Amethyst, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Basic Black, Basic Black marker.
Other: Making Memories Mini Shimmer Alpha stickers, Stencil Station dragonfly stencil.

It was a really easy card to make, except I hadn't made anything in a while (4 weeks, to be precise) and I seemed to be a bit rusty. The dragonfly's wings have a dusting of glitter on them, which you can just see from the photo.

Fast forward two weeks, and I made a card for Melissa's birthday. Seeing as she's just left a lab that uses sheep, I had to use the wee sheepie from the "Pun Fun" stamp set. I don't own the set and I don't know anyone in Adelaide who does, so I SOS-ed the ever helpful Keesh who stamped a few for me and posted them over. Thanks heaps, Keesh!

Stamp sets: Pun Fun, Rough Edges Alphabet, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired).
Cardstock/paper: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, watercolour paper, Washington Apple DSP.
Ink: Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Blush Blossom marker.
Other: Aquapainter, scallop edge punch, distressing tool, white grosgrain ribbon (non-SU!).

Sheepie wasn't too difficult to watercolour, seeing as most sheep tend to be white-ish. I lightly went over the body with a bit of Sahara sand in an attempt to make it look less bright. However, I think I only made it look dirty. :D

Anyhoo, that's it from me for now. I still have a challenge entry and another card to post, but I must be off to change before going out for dinner. Will try and post after I get back. Thanks for looking!