May 25, 2008

Hip Hip Horray for Friday Sketchers!!!

Well, I was just a itchin' to get into my scrapbooking room and get inky, in spite of the fact, that my dinning room floor was covered in piles of dirty clothes from our recent trip. As well as, luggage, souvenirs and other vacation paraphernalia spewing from our suitcases. Chris and I have been trying to put a dent in the laundry now for the last few days but it has been a slow painful process. I had to laugh though, when I told him I was going to be busy making a card and couldn't keep an eye on the washer. He said and I quote "what for?" Obviously, he doesn't get it! Who needs a reason to make a card, lol! Next time he says he is going golfing I will be sure to ask "what for?"!

So, when I finally got ready to work on a card for the Friday Sketchers challenge I just wasn't feelin' it! I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me because Carole's sketch was absolutely fabulous, I had a new 6X6 pad of yummy BG Sultry pp and my new Georgia Pacific paper that I bought at Wal-mart in FLA. But there was still something missing....no mojo, no spark, no passion! So, it goes without saying, that I am not lovin' how this card turned out, not at all! It just feels like something isn't right with it but I can't put my finger on it! Kinda like how I am feeling. Maybe I have the post-vacation blues! Oh Well, I hope this creative slump doesn't last too long.

So, for this card I used Watermelon Bazzill cardstock for the base and the pp is BG sultry 6X6 pad. I used a Magnolia stamp called Jumping Tilda. I stamped it on Georgia Pacific paper with Archival Brilliance Black Graphite ink and coloured it in with Copic markers. I really like the Georgia Pacific paper. The Copics work really well on it and I think because it is a little thicker (110 lbs) than the Wausau paper (65 lbs) the ink soaks in more and doesn't migrate nearly as much, that is very cool! My only complaint is that it isn't as white as the Bright White Wausau paper. I added some glitter to her wings with a Sakura stardust glitter pen and stamped the strip of green pp with the circles stamp from the MFT Let's go for a walk set with a VersaMagic Spanish Olive ink. I embellished with a few prima flowers and a few clear Bella's Baubbles. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp that I stamped with brown staz-on ink on the tag. Tag is a QK 2x2 die.

So, I thought I would also share a card that is a little different from the usual cards that I make. I needed to make a birthday card this morning for a little boy turning seven. It was a good opportunity to use up some stickers and pp that I have had for a long time. The only stamping on this card is the sentiment.



I whipped up this card as Kieran was getting ready for the party. Chris had picked up a hot wheels gift bag at the dollar store and it made me think of the Sandylion Hot wheels stickers that I have been hording forever. I thought this card would be a little more appropriate for a boy turning seven. Somehow, I doubt he would have appreciated a Magnolia stamp card,lol!

So, for this card I used Basic Yellow Bazzill cardstock and Creative Imaginations pp with Flames on it and the word Danger. I cut a strip of the Hot Wheels boarder sticker to fit the card face and I cut the word "Danger"out of the pp. I positioned it slightly under the Sticker of the Monster truck and adhered both and added the screw brads to the word. I stamped happy B day with black staz-on ink.

Well, That is all I have to share today. As, I said I hope this little slump I am in is short-lived and I can get back into the regualr swing of things. Thanks for stopping by and having a look around, leave a comment if you wish, I love reading them!

7 comments:

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great cards!! Love the FS, bright colors. But the other one is also great, my boys would really love such a card!!

Jorunn said...

Great cards! Love the card for the FSB!!! Great image and wonderful colors!!

Valérie said...

Very beautiful card ! And I love your Tilda ! Very great work !

Heidi said...

Well for no mojo you did a great card girl! I have been lucky to spend a couple evenings crafting so I can appreciate that time to myself. You will have to share with me your face coloring technique/colors. I have been struggling. heidi

Claudia said...

beautiful cards

Nancy said...

Tolle Karten!!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Love your FS card, really cute! Second card is fab too. Thanks for trying my sketch at FS.#

Carole :D

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