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Mojo Monday #109

Here is my submission for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge # 109. I attended the Creativ Festival in Toronto last weekend and picked up a couple of stamps so I thought I’d use one from Stamping Bella (Charlotte Keto) with some new copic markers.
mojo109_by_duchiedog I used 110 lb. white card stock as my card base. I added some DSP from Stampin’ Up! and Crushed Curry as my foundation pieces. I stamped Charlotte with S-U Basic Black (I’m waiting on my Tuxedo Black from Momento as I understand that is the best ink to use copics with). I added colouring to Charlotte with various copic markers and layered her with a scalloped rectangle nestie frame. I used the Great Friend set from S-U and stamped the image in basic black. I layered it with the S-U scalloped circle punch and added dots with my Signo uniball white pen (that is not working very well). I popped both the main image and the sentiment with dimensionals from S-U and finished it with ribbon (Rich Razzleberry and retired Maize). I hope you like it! Thanks for looking!


October 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm 1 comment

Belated Mojo

I’m cutting it close getting this linked to the Mojo Monday blog. I really like this sketch (108). It took me a long time to figure out what stamps to use. I played around with a few different images, but settled on the Wanted set from S-U and Seeing Stars from Verve.
Mojo108Sketch MOJO108_by_duchiedogI used 110 lb. white card stock as my base. I added a layer of Dusty Durango. I stamped the horse in Soft Suede, generation style. I layered that with Soft Suede CS and used the corner punch and added pewter brads. Behind the main image is some patterned paper (I think it is either Bazzill or DCWV) and layered that with Soft Suede and also punched the corners out and added brads. I added Durango polka dot grosgrain ribbon. I stamped the small star from the Wanted set and punched it out with the small S-U star punch. The big star (Verve) was stamped in Soft Suede and punched with the large S-U star punch. I added a pewter brad to the centre. I used dimensionals to pop up the main image as well as the stars. I initally stamped the sentiment directly on the horse panel, but it was completely crooked! So, to mask my error, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece and punched it out with the word window punch and layered that on Durango (punched out too!). I’m sure my son will be able to use this for one of his buddies in the future. I’m glad this set got some ink – it’s been ages.

October 14, 2009 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

Splitcoast Color Challenge 239

SSSC03Here is my submission for today’s colour challenge 239 over at Splitcoast. I haven’t done one of these for awhile:
I used the layout from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #3. I just love it when I can combine a couple of challenges! There are so many amazing blogs out there with great sketches – I wish I didn’t have to work so I could spend all day making cards. I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who feels this way, but I guess we have to fund our obsession somehow, right? I used 110 lb. white card stock for my card base. I’ve had this We R Memory Keepers patterned paper for ages (Urban Window Collection – Restoration Bed Linen pattern) and have brought it out a million times to use it and ended up putting it back on the shelf. Well, today’s color challenge called for white, kraft and mellow moss. The green in the patterned paper is more like Kiwi Kiss, but most of it is covered anyway. I layered the patterned paper with kraft. I used a moss horizontal panel over that. I used Gina K’s Tag Lines sentiment (I need birthday cards in my stash). I used some prima flowers and aded a half pearl from the Pretties Kit to the centre. I used my Big Shot to cut out the leaf from the Birds and Blooms die set. I added a few dew drops to the moss panel. The sentiment is stamped in chocolate chip and smudged with my fingers! That’s it for today! Have a good one.

October 6, 2009 at 9:29 am Leave a comment

Double Mojo Monday

I decided to make two cards for today’s Mojo Monday 107 Sketch Challenge. Both are similar, but I think look completely different:
MOJO107-1_by_duchiedogI used the Everyday Button Bits stamp set from Papertrey. I stamped the image and sentiment in Timber Brown Stazon. I cut it out and layered it with my nesties. The cardstock base is Dusty Durange and it has a layer of Old Olive on top of that. I had some air balloon patterned paper that I layered over the olive. I used my Texturz plates to add a little dimension to the durango small panels uder the main image. I used some of my Baba’s buttons for the balloons. I finished it off with some olive grosgrain ribbon and brads.
For this card, I used 110 lb card stock. I layered it with some bashful blue and some patterned paper that looks like the sky. My small blue panels are Brilliant Blue, which I faux stitched. I added a Riding Hood Red scalloped nestie circle under my main image. I used more of Baba’s buttons and finished it with blue brads.
Thanks for having a look!

October 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm 3 comments

Thank “ewe”

Here is the card I made for today’s Splitcoast Ways to Use It challenge. I wanted to make a simple card to highlight my fluffy ewe. She really is fluffy!!
The challenge was to try to jazz up our sentiments. We were to add bling over an i or in place of an o, switch out a letter or word for another object (for example in a “Happy cupcake day” sentiment you could place a little cupcake embellishment or stamp of a cupcake in place of the word), or just highlight a word somehow, maybe by coloring over it with a marker. It could be a simple, subtle jazz or a big whammy of a pizzazz!
I used 110 lb. card stock and layered a panel of S-U DSP and Crushed Curry. I stamped the ewe from Gina K.’s “Down on the Farm” in black Staz On. I added liquid applique and heat set it, which makes it puff up. I added some gray copics to her face and around the bottom of her body and legs to give it a little depth. I stamped the sentiment, “Thank ewe so much!” and punched out the “Thank” and “So Much!” with my punch and layered it a little with the curry and placed it on either side of my ewe, so the ewe replaces “you”. I used my nesties to layer the main image in Pumpkin Pie. I added a yellow adhesive rhinestone to each corner of the patterned paper for a little more bling. Thanks for having a look!

October 1, 2009 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment

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