Monday, March 22, 2010

Mojo #131 To Love and Be Loved



I came home to some happy mail today. An online friend sent me a Verve stamp set called Feel the Sun. I looked over the various online challenges and settled on Mojo Monday’s sketch 131.

To begin I started with a piece of SU Kraft cardstock. Next I thumbed through my 6 by 6 paper packs looking for just the right paper. It then dawned on me that my card is 8.5 inches long and a 6 inch paper won’t cut it. On to the big guns. I pulled out my Mariposa pack and actually cut into two of the large pieces of paper. This was an emotional moment and I only cut exactly what I needed so I could preserve the pretty paper. I stamped the flower on two pieces of white and colored them with copics (E31 and R20). I then stamped the image two more times and cut out the center and the inside petal layer. After coloring these, I popped them up on foam tape.

100_1952 For the sentiment, I used my new Labels 10 nestie. I cut out the shape and knew I wanted to sponge the inside. I looked through all my brown/tan inks to find just the right shade. Now I know why I also hoard ink pads. I decided on my VersaMagic tear drop of Wheat for the color. Once this was done, I stamped the sentiment in black. For the center panel of the sketch, I grabbed one of my new Color me Crazy velvet butterflies from Petaloo. I used the same brown (E31) copic marker to color her in. I decided this butterfly is a she. For a finishing touch, Cotton Candy stickles was added to the flower centers and the wings. Isn’t she pretty?

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