Friday, 11 June 2010
Mojo Monday Sketch # 142
Hello hope you are all well - I hear that the weather is going to brighten over the weekend - thank goodness !
Even my 4 Yr old son asked asked me "mummy where has summer gone ?" and he is most insulted that I have put the paddling pool back into the shed !!
The world cup is upon us and as we speak the footie is on. Not that I mind I actually enjoy the football and while hubby is watching I can play in peace with my craft stash !
Anywho on to my card ! I made it to the fabtastic sketch over at mojo monday - it's a beaut this week ckeck it out here.
Funnily enough I chose my image second (usually the thing I choose 1st) but I purchased this gorgeous martha stewart border punch and desperately wanted to use it and the owl seemed like the perfect match !
I have had this image months and I can't remember where it came from (sorry - if anyone knows please leave a comment and I'll add a link and credit) I'm pretty sure it was a freebie too - it's cute isn't it ?
I coloured it with pencils and used chalk to smudge across the sentiment branch. I also distressed the edges of the image (and the card base) with brown ink and a sponge as I thought the white was too stark against the papers.
The papers are all HOTP not sure which set - my HOTP pads are well used and I've lost the front cover ! I used a new sizzix die and my bigshot to cut the swirls which I attached behind a paper flower - I only attached the end behind the flower to give a bit of dimension and movement.
The gorgeous diecut heart was a freebie sent with an order from Dies To Die For - Fantastic service I ordered at 2pm and my order was delivered the NEXT day !!!
For the ribbon loops I used some scraps from stash - see it is worth keeping them !
I've made this card for my hubby's birthday which isn't until September so I am well ahead of myself - I'll prob lose it by then - lol.
As well as the mojo monday sketch challenge I am also entering this card into the following challenges :
One Stitch At A Time - Boys 2 men
The Shabby Tea Room - Fathers day or masculine card
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Mens cards
Thanks for looking - leave a comment so I can come and visit you too x
((hugs)) Suzie xx