... gosh, it's been a busy day. Kathryn and I picked up Ben from the airport and then went for a really nice family lunch. I swear Ben has grown since we saw him at Christmas - he towers above me now!! I think he'll hit 6 feet before he stops growing!! The kids have been having a great time catching up and playing - so nice to hear gales of laughter from them!!
Anyway - onto my card for this week's challenge over at Mojo Monday - another fantastic sketch!!
I've made a card for my cousin - it's his birthday in a week's time. I've used my trusty Half Pint Heroes set - and I've tried my hand at making a scene!!
I have a lovely set of papers from K & Company that are bright, cheerful and really suitable for guys. I decided to use an orange A6 card for the base and selected the circle paper from the set as the main backing sheet. I then picked a couple of coordinating papers from the pack to make the circles and to make a mat for the scene. I stamped the car and head directly onto plain white card, covered them with a mask and then stippled the background in - making a road, some hills and the sky. First time I've tried this, and rather pleased how well it turned out. I added some trees to the side of the hills and some bushes at the roadside. I removed the masks and coloured the car and face with Promarkers. I made a paper ribbon from the matching paper and punched either side with my Martha Stewart punch - opting for a simple design. Finally I added some brads which I've coloured with my Promarkers.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroes, Teeny Trees
Spellbinders: Inverted Scalloped Circles Lg and Standard Circles Lg
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Rose Bud; Distress - Pumice Stone, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans
Papers: K & Company - Hopscotch
Accessories: Brads from stash; Martha Stewart Edge Punch
I had hoped to get a couple of other challenges completed today - but I've been busy with the family - and we've had a great time. So I think I'll have a go at putting something together tomorrow.
Check back tomorrow for this week's CR84FN colour challenge - it's gorgeous!! See you then!