Wednesday, January 28, 2009
My Attempt At These Two Challenges...lol!!
This card is supposed to be for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and for the "Use Hearts" challenge over on the High Hopes Blog. I had this "I Love Moo!" idea in my head, but I had to somehow incorporate the hearts. Apparently, I do not have any heart shaped brads, buttons, eyelets, chipboard, or punches...lol! So I went looking through my collection and finally found some heart stamps (thank goodness!!) I would have liked to used more hearts in this design, but sometimes, less is more. This seemed best. Now onto the sketch. Well, I ended up gluing my panel onto the card base the wrong way and then I had to put the image on an angle for it to look somewhat decent. Oh yeah, I had to change the original placement of the sentiment too! You'd think by now I'd be able to follow a sketch...lol! I've just recently started participating in Julee's wonderful challenges. I really enjoy them (even when I change them up a bit...lol!) High Hopes Stamps are my favorites for watercoloring! Their images are absolutely darling! I'm glad that I've discovered their challenges now too! A girl can never have too many great challenge choices now, can she? :D Here are a few details about my card. I used Stampin' Up's Buckaroo Blue (retired) and Chocolate Chip cardstock along with a double sided sheet of Chatterbox Designer Paper. Of course the cowboy image is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I inked him up with Black Stazon and watercolored everything with my Stampin' Up inks. The little heart is from Stampin' Up's Short and Sweet set. The sentiment was made on the computer. The other details include some faux sewing and a scalloped circle of Chocolate Chip with some pierced holes. There you have it...my attempt at these two fantastic challenges. Hope you are warm and cozy in your neck of the woods. Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D