Ok, first card -
Friday Sketchers is already on week 4! Wow this month has flown by. The sketch this week is from Heidi from Norway, her blog is fantastic so take a look. Her sketch is a great basic sketch that was fun to work with. I moved things over just a bit to fit my large Rubbernecker stamps. I love these two stamps, they are so fun to color in. I stamped them with my Brilliance Graphite Ink, and colored them in with Copics. I then created a moonlight glow with my twinkling H2O's. I love that stuff and it really does glow in person! When cutting out the background I cut the tree out of the square and cut it out by hand. I sewed it down to a onto the mat, which happened to be the backside of the pattern paper I picked. I distressed the edges of the pattern paper and sewed the edges of it, then distressed the edge of the mat. It needed just a bit more distress look so I inked the edges of all of it with dark brown, including the base for the card. I then cut out the cats and pop dotted them onto the back ground and did the same for the sentiment. I hope you can recognize the sketch in my card, and like how it turned out.
Saturday's Workout this week actually fit a few of my cards this week, but I was having fun with my sewing machine so I made a card just for the challenge, which this week was to "Be in stitches". To sew on your card, it actually gave the option to sew with a pen, but I have had my machine out and so I did the real thing... AHHH Imagine that no gel pen stitching! Trying to break out of my habits. So I pulled out this adorable little High Hopes Monkey and his bananas. I have had him more than a month and never inked him up. I colored him with Copics, and gave a little twinkle in his smile with white gel pen. I colored the banana's with Copics then high lighted with Spica Glitter Pens. I really need to find a better way to photo the glitter! It really sparkles in real life. I then found this striped paper in my scraps that was the perfect colors. I double matted the monkey with a yellow and the same green that I was using for the base. I matted the striped paper with the yellow as well. I used a dark brown thread and zig zag stitched it all down. The sentiment was stamped on the yellow and lightly colored in then stitched onto a piece of green. Now please don't laugh at my ribbon. I was going for a bow tie look. I think it is just sad. I really need a class on pretty bows... anyone know of a tutorial out there? I cut out the extra bananas, one is pop dotted to the monkey's hand and the others are placed in the bottom corner with pop dots. A really funny card I think, this monkey will be seeing more ink I am sure!
Ok, so don't forget blog candy winner will be late afternoon on Monday... I am so excited! Have a great Sunday!
Paper: Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Briliance Graphite Black, Colorbox Catseyes
Accessories: Copic Markers, Twinkling H2O's, Sewing Machine, Thread, Pop dots.
It's your Day:
Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: Bazzil, pp unknown
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Uniball White Gel Pen, Spica Glitter Pens, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, thread, Pop dots.