Thursday, April 24, 2008
I love the Poetic Artistry challenges. They're aptly named "Mojo Monday Week ---" because it certainly kick-starts my week. I look forward to checking it out each week, although I don't always make a card. This week, I did.
The base of the card is Chocolate Chip with Pixie Pink and some lovely DP by Basic Grey called Phoebe. I still have a few bits and pieces of this DP and am always happy when I get a chance t use it. Fluffles the Cat image was stamped in Palette Hybrid Black ink onto Select White c/s. Using my fabulous Copic Markers, I coloured him up and Stickled him, too! Well, the feather, at least. I added some crystals from Stamping Bella in peridot green and decided that was enough 'bling' for Fluffles, even though he is somewhat flamboyant!
I've had the Hannastamps set since before I went into the hospital on February 13th. I'm embarrassed to say that yesterday was the first time she's been inked up. More importantly, it won't be the last time, though. Housekeeping Hanna was stamped onto Select White c/s with Black Palette Hybrid ink and coloured in with Copic Markers. The base of the card is Lemon Tart by PTI (newest colour this month). I added some patterned paper from my stash for colour and interest. Square brads by Making Memories were used on the corners and then I added a new flower by Bazzill. These feel like textured felt and in the centre I placed another MM brad. The sentiment is exactly how I feel since I'm trying to keep the house tidy for this 'House for Sale' phase of our life. It's too clean and not enough stamping is being accomplished. So there!
And last, but not least, is a card I made for my physiotherapist. I know, you'll say you made one already, but, that was for the student-physiotherapist. This is for my regular lady, Tarja (pronounced Tarria). I believe she is Finnish. I woke up this morning around 5:30 a.m. with this layout on my mind. So, I got up and went straight to my craft room to implement it. What do you know, it worked.
The card base is Select White by PTI (love the quality of their c/s). The largest straight rectangle from Nestabilities was used to cut the card front. Next, I used the Swirly Birds embossing folder on Lemon Tart and adhered it from the inside of the card. I'm surprised I got it right the first time as I have been known to get it backwards on occasion! I stamped "Thanks So Much" from SU's Sincere Sentiments and added some Swiss Dot Lemon Tart ribbon and called it done. I think it looks very elegant. All in all, I feel I've had a very productive morning and it's only 10 a.m.
Posted by Barb Kaszuba at 9:16 a.m.