Okay, so after I worked on getting the house caught back up (not that it was really that bad away) I was able to work on the challenges I couldn't do this weekend. I had a migraine yesterday so I was in the bedroom almost all day - yuck!
I started with my Mojo Monday - I love their sketches - truly I do. I also recently found another sketch challenge site, more on that in a bit. So, here's this weeks sketch. I've been focused on all my pretty spring pattern paper, that today I decided to shake things up and go Halloween-y.
So, here's my spooky card. I used SU black card stock. The pattern paper is from a great 6x6 pad from Fancy Pants Design called Oct 31. I stamped the adorable skull from an older set from Hampton Arts designed by Ellen Krans. It's a really cute set for Halloween. The ribbon is old SU. I added Wink of Stella to the bats and the skulls nose and pupils. Can a skull even have pupils? Hmmmm.
My second card was one I created with two challenges in mind (gotta love getting your moneys worth huh.) So, the 1st challenge was for Simon Says Stamps. Monday's "In the Middle" Challenge. My second site was Mark's Finest Papers, Speedy Fox & Friends where we were asked to use gold embossing powder. I edged the circle where I cut stamped the cute little birdie. I also decided I've been grabbing up my Copic's for every little coloring job I have. So, I decided to go old school and use my colored pencil. I tried very hard to do shading and then used my colorless blender pencil to smooth out the colors and lines. I was proud of myself for trying to blend and shade. =) I'll keep working on it
UGH - I have got to get my camera ordered!!! Anyhoo, this card I used Neenah Bright White as the card base, the navy blue accent is SU. The pattern paper is from my scrap basket. The stamp is Inkadinkado and the twine is from my jewelry making basket.
My 3rd card is also for Mark's Finest Paper. Its for the Friend's of Speedy Monday Challenges. We were asked to create a cool, neat tri-fold card. I love the type of challenge that makes me try something new. Now, I've done gate folds, tri-fold with pockets, and tri-fold incline step like cards, the triangle tri-fold, screen cards - I think you get the idea. So I took to the lovely internet and saw a card that solves a big tri-fold problem, needing real room to write a message. So, this card folds up to a standard A2 envelope AND leaves a good amount of room to write a note. See??
Whoo Hoo! I'll break down the measurements and maybe create a video this week. The pattern paper is from my stash (yes, again) and the butterflies are from a SU little embossing die from a few years back. The hello is a Lawn Fawn die. I do apologize for the picture quality...
So, Anyhoo, here are my efforts for today. I have to play office manager in the morning. I have calls to make and bills to pay - OH - and I have to go to the dang old DMV to renew my drivers license. EEEKKKK! Don't tell anyone, but I didn't even realize it expired on my birthday - March 17th! Yikes! I'll try to post a wee bit tomorrow, but it may be Wednesday before I make it back on. TFSB
Mojo Monday - Sketch 393
Simon Says Stamp - Monday in the Middle
Mark's Finest Paper - Speedy Fox & Friends
Mark's Finest Paper - Friends of Speedy