Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mojo 103

Here is my take on this week's Mojo sketch. Just barely got this post done before the deadline! I've been busy trying to clean house and pack for our upcoming vacation. I'm hoping to get a couple of challenges done before I leave this week. I'll have my laptop with me, so I will be checking in on everyone's blogs on a regular basis.

Here are my card details:

The DP is by Ann Griffin Inc. and the rest of the paper is SU (rose red, tangerine tango, kiwi kiss and taken with teal). The images and sentiment are Inkadinkadoo, which I double stamped, colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol, then I embossed the dog and catus with versamark and clear embossing powder and cut and popped them over the originals with dimensionals. The images are cut with a nestie and then backed with the green and blue cardstock which I handcut. I punched the sentiment with a papershapers oval punch and sponged around the edge with SU rose red ink. The border punch is a MS punch. I made this card to send to my sister to thank her for her hospitality during my recent visit. I think she'll get a kick out of it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sweet Sunday 34

Here is my Sweet Sunday card...a bit late this week due to my mini-vacation over the weekend.
This was a bit hard to photograph with all the silver on it especially at night. You may want to click on the photo to get a better look at the image. I made this card for my son's wedding anniversary, which is tomorrow.

Here are the details:

The DP is from The Paper Company, the shiny silver is from my local scrapbook store and isn't identified by company, the black is from my scraps and the pink is SU. The main image is Stampabilities and the sentiment is SU. Both are stamped with black pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The silver strip behind the image was embossed with a CB embossing folder. The borders behind that strip are punched with a MS punch. The main image is cut out and backed with nesties. Finally, I used some Hero Arts clear gemstones for a few of the champagne bubbles and then colored the rest of the bubbles in with my gel glitter pen. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Now to quick finish off the inside and the envelope so I can drop it off tomorrow.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mojo 102

What a fun sketch this was this week! I'm sure to use it again, perhaps for some Xmas cards.
I added two views so you could see the shiny embossing on one and then get a head on look on the other.
Here are the details:
The pumpkin image came from a clear acrylic set by Heidi Grace. The other two images are from a Halloween set from Inkadinkado. I embossed all the images and then colored the pumpkin with SU markers. I did a lot of sponging on each white piece to give them a more spooky look. I cut out the "Trick or Treat" with a nestie and mounted to the back of a piece SU pumpkin pie cardstock. I punched the corners of the pumpkin pie piece with my new MS web corner punch. Then I did a little paper piercing around the top and bottom of the circle on the orange paper. I really like how this turned out. It's a bit of a stretch for the sketch I know.
I also used the web punch on the upper righhand corner of my black backing piece. That black paper is by Bo Bunny and I ran it through my CB using the trees embossing folder for some texture. The ribbon is from Michael's and the brads were in a pack called "Fright Night" by Queen and Co. I found them on clearance on some website a while ago. I popped the orange piece, the "Trick or Treat", the Boo and the pumpkin all up on dimensionals because I just don't do flat cards:))
Has anyone seen the new SU mini? Well, there is a Halloween set in there I simply have to own
called Twick or Tweet. It has a skeleton with one leg held up in the air that has a small dog attached to it. There is a sentiment to go with it that reads "It's Halloween...enjoy every bite. I'm ordering it this weekend and hope it will be here so I have time to whip up a card before Halloween with it. The mini has a picture of a darling treat box done up with that stamp. Very cute!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sweet Sunday 33 - Popped Candy Corn

Here is my take on Karen's Sweet Sunday challenge for this week. I'm trying to get all my Halloween cards done because we are going on vacation in 2 weeks so I won't have much time to do them after that.

Here are the card details:

The orange paper is Basic Grey, the brown is Bazzill, and the DP stripe was borrowed from a friend so I don't have the brand name for you. I used a CB embossing folder on the orange for texture. The candy cane tree, owl and sentiment are from and acrylic set by Impression Obsession. I double stamped the image with Memento ink and colored in the candy cane with SU markers and the tree, grass and pumpkin with prismacolor pencils. I clear embossed the second image, cut out all of the candy corns, the owl and pumpkin and popped them on dimensionals over the original image. By the way, there are 58 little candy corns on the tree...thus proving, once again, I am the Queen of Pop:))) Finally, I added more of those crystal candy corns down the left side of the card with glue dots.

We have been having some great cool weather this week with temps barely getting to 70 degrees. It's been great for late August and early September when we usually have hot, hot, humid weather. Fall is definitely in the air.