Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MOJO81 - Stampendous Sunflowers

Have you ever had one of those weeks when it seems (and does) take forEVER to create a card? I've had one of those weeks! I was excited to see Monday's MOJO81 sketch. And, as a promise and challenge to myself (and to another SCS sister, wink wink) I wanted to post the card that evening. So, here I am posting it Thursday afternoon . . . better late than never, eh? Rather than bore you with the laborious details about my past four days, I'll just move on to the card details instead! TFL!
Paper: Windsor Knot (retired), sage shadow, so saffron
Stamp: Stampendous Sunflowers
Ink: StazOn timber brown, Stampendous embossing powder, VersaMagic jumbo java,
Copics YR21 - 23; G17-24; blender pen
Accessories: Bronze brads, eyelet border punch

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

MOJO81 - Verve Flowers

I couldn't wait to create a card using the Mojo Monday 81 sketch. The best part: It's a contest (and who doesn't love a little competition?) with one winner for every 50 entries, up to a max of seven winners! I thought that my Everlasting Life stamps from Verve would be perfect for this sketch.

The base of the card is kiwi kiss with rose red as my highlight color. I stamped the flower using Memento Ink and colored the flower using my copics. I've been wanting to use my felt flowers for quite some time now and this sketch lent itself perfectly for them! The glazed brads for inside the flower are from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection. The rhinestones at the bottom are from my "bling" stash. The ribbon is kiwi kiss.

Here are the Copic markers I used:
Paper: Raspberry Tart DP, kiwi kiss, rose red
Stamp: Verve - Everlasting Life
Ink: Memento Ink, rose red
Accessories: Copic markers, kiwi kiss ribbon, Basic Grey glazed brads, felt flowers (from '08), rhinestones

Monday, April 6, 2009

SC222 - Changito Hop!

I made this card for my April card swap for my "Card Chicks." Wahoo! (I know, I still owe you last month's card!). But, seriously, I couldn't help myself . . . I really liked last week's SC222 sketch. I used Making Memories stripe cardstock and barley banana (embossed using my CB) and lovely lilac as the base. I stamped this cute Changito on WW, cut him out using my Nestabilities, colored him using my Copics and added Stampendous glitter to his ears, tail and bunny slippers (aren't those slippers the cutest?). Below are the Copics I used. TFL!

Paper: Making Memories DP, barely banana, lovely lilac

Stamp: Stampendous Changito Hop
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown
Accessories: Copics, CB, Nestabilities, Stampendous glitter, American Craft ribbon

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

MOJO 80 - Dream a Little

Here is my take on this week's MOJO80 Monday challenge. I've wanted to use the Dream a Little set since I got it, but was waiting for the right layout. I am a huge fan of Basic Grey paper and their new Porcelain paper is no disappointment! The colors are stunning and match incredibly well with SU!'s Pink Pirouette. I really couldn't find a pattern paper that I liked for the marbled background, so I stamped the flower in Kiwi Kiss and colored the flowers in with the Kiwi Kiss reinkers. I added some Stickles for a little spark. The flower base is inked in Pink Pirouette and the outline is Riding Hood Red. The sentiment (from Verve) is stamped in Riding Hood Red and sponged in the same color to make it pop. The humming bird is stamped in Baja Breeze and then stamped two additional times and layered one on top of the other using dimensionals to make it look like it was really flying. I colored the bird using the Baja Breeze reinkers for some shadows and added some Baby Blue Stickles to its wings and eye. Finally, I used some pink Dew Drops to the left.

Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain DP, Pink Pirouette
Stamp: Dream a Little; Verve
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Nestabilities, Stickles, Dew Drops, Pretty in Pink grosgrain