Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Birthday Mojo and Friends

Hi Everyone!

Once again, I have two cards to share with you today. The first is for yesterday's Mojo Monday. Now, I have to say I did tweak it a wee little bit by not putting the center image at an angle. I tried to, I really did! I turned it one way and then the other and I just couldn't get it to look right. So, I just decided to keep it straight. I started with a Pumpkin Pie base to which I added a layer of Certainly Celery that I ran through the CB with my Swiss Dots Folder. Next I added a layer of So Saffron that I embossed with the Argyle folder and then matted on a piece of Bashful Blue. I cut out the curved pieces at the bottom with Label Eight Nesties in Pumpkin Pie and a piece of scrap Pattern paper from SU (sorry, I don't remember the collection name...)
Nest I put a 1 1/4 inch strip of Celery with a 1 inch strip of Bashful Blue across the center. I stamped the truck from SU's Loads of Love set in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on Whisper White cardstock. I colored the main body of the truck with B45 Copic Marker. The bottom trim and center of the wheels were colored with W3. The outer portion of the tires was colored with SU's Going Grey marker. Finally, I took my Y21 marker and made a border around the edge. I mounted the image on a square of Pumpkin Pie Paper.
The next card, is just a simple one I decided to make the other day that was inspired by a card I found in Paper Craft Magazine. This one was super easy to make. (Although, I just realized how crooked the bottom strip is!!) Sometimes simple is best and this was one of the cards I made this past weekend when I was trying to rediscover my mojo. The front of the card is a piece of green paper from a package of earth tone card stock I got from Michaels. The two pattern strips on the left side are from Prima Marketings Sasha Collection. I punched two scallop circles in the same green and one in Pink Pirouette and then added two flowers which came from Making Memories. The "fabulous friend" sentiment is from Little Yellow Bicycle.
All in all, I was happy with both of these cards. Drop me a quick line and let me know what you think! Have a great day!!


Beate said...

I love the texture and colors on the first card. Love the colors on the second one as well.
Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

Jenna Wunderlich said...

love that you put the sentiment where the button was in the sketch:)