Monday, August 22, 2011

Card-a-Copia: Anyone Seen My Mojo?

Holy sauerkraut, Batman!  It's been a long time since I had something to share here on my world-famous blog.  I've got some health stuff going on that's had me living in the world of lethargy for a bit, but that's about to get taken care of and I'll be crafting my fanny off.  (Oh, that I could craft my fanny off, that would definitely be a win-win situation!)

I've got two cards to profile today.  The first is from an image I got some time ago - before I started an organizing process for my digis - so I can't honestly tell you where it's from.  (I'd be thrilled to give the artist credit, though, once I can figure out who it is!) This was super easy to color, just swishes of color in different places.  That's the great thing about animal images, their color patterns aren't predictable!  I also did a little shabby chic thing with the white ink on the edges.

I had some trouble coming up with embellishments that worked well.  I ended up using small stick pins I purchased and then buying the supplies to make the larger stick pins.  (Yes, look forward to seeing more of these babies!)  

Stamps:  cat digital stamp (unknown)
Papers:  White card base (Georgia Pacific), Pink (Core'dinations), Tres Jolie (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: Copics
Misc.: ribbon (Michaels), die (My Favorite Things), small stick pin (Jenny Bowlin), large stick pin (handmade)

The second card is made from Paws I Care, a set of images from Whimsie Doodles. Purchasing the set provides a nice kick-back to the SPCA with revenue from its sale.  The second I saw this set, I knew it needed to be paper-pieced.  The vision of it in my head was a little different than what came out in the paper though!

I added some faux stitching around the main image and the sentiment that I'm not thrilled with, but it looks goes with the stitched look of the image just fine.  I added some stitches to the outside border and added a little color to the key words in the sentiment.

Stamps:  cat with mouse digital stamp (Whimsie Doodles)
Papers:  White card base (Georgia Pacific), teal (Core'dinations), mustard (unknown), prints Max & Whiskers (Basic Gray)
Inks: Copics
Misc.: ribbon (Michaels), die (Nestabilities)



You make me giggle! Great cards and I really hope you get things taken care with your health so you can craft the days away!

Thanks for stopping by!