Monday, November 12, 2007

Missed Mojo Monday last week, but not this week!

I love playing Julee's Mojo Monday sketches at Poetic Artistry, but I missed it last week. So, I'm making up for it by getting Mojo11 done early, for me, at least. Also, I'm trying to make up for so few posts the last couple of days. Here's my card for today.



This is a terrific sketch by Julee and I loved completing this card. I'm starting to learn that the best cards I see have huge attention to detail and I'm going to try to drill that into my head. As in all things, whether it be decorating a room, sewing a quilt or cooking a fancy meal, the appeal is in the details. I started off by choosing a stamp that hasn't been inked before and Lord knows I have plenty of them. I chose this chick from Gina K. Designs "Caroline King Collection". This stamp is so versatile and can be used for birthdays from 1 to 100 and beyond! After choosing the stamp, I carefully selected by DP and from that, can the choice of cardstock. I coloured in the image using Prismacolor Markers. On the yellow chickie, I used a glue pen and then covered it in White Fun Flock to give it that 'newly-hatched' chick feel. You'll just have to take my word for it, it does, indeed, feel soft and fluffy! After following the sketch, I added some embellishments in the form of brads in the corners, the sentiment which fits perfectly on the SU scalloped punch and added the velvet flowers and some awesom fibres I received in a prize package from The Stamp Shack. The velvet flowers are orange and yellow with a tiny blue brad in the centre because there is some blue in the DP and I wanted to pick that up. All of the edges of the green and white cardstock have been sponged with a dark brown chalk ink for added depth.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Wild Asparagus Olive
Designer Paper: Mellow by Basic Grey
Stamps: Caroline King Collection
Ink: Palette Hybrid Black and Cognac
Accessories: SU Earth Elements Brads, White Fun Flock, Maya Road Velvet Flowers, EK Success Fun Fibres

8 comments:

Tami said...

Adorable card, you have such a way with sentiments and this one is perfect.

Heather Grow said...

So cute. Love the paper and the little details.

Christi said...

What a cute card! I love that patterned paper! :)

My Paper World said...

Very cute card, love that stamp!

NormaJ said...

ooh Barb, I love your paper. The card looks so rich. Love it.

Ila said...

Totally Adorable!! love the layout, paper and that cute little stamp.

Shannon McGann said...

Another adorable card, Barb! I love the designer paper and brads - they go so well with the chick!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

How cute! I love that sentiment. Thanks for playing! :)