Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mojo Monday 159 and SCS Sketch 300

This week's Mojo Monday sketch looked like a fun one, and it was a contest week, so I decided to play along to make a birthday card for my nephew, who is also a dog lover.  I ended up rotating and flipping the sketch to make it work.

I'm trying to be less of a hoarder and more footloose and fancy free with my patterned paper, so I pulled out some of my favorite patterned paper of all time-SU's Sweet Slumber.  I stamped and colored Rowley from Eat Cake Graphics, then masked and stamped the party hat from The Cat's Pajamas. The sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas, too, and I handcut the border to match the wonkiness.  The cake stamp is from Rubber Soul, which brings me to my newest Stamping Issue:
All I want is a nice red colored pencil, copic, and ink.  Not too orangey.  Not too purple.  Not too pink.  Not something that looks like blood stains.  The red on the party hat I got by layering C3 copic under R29, which turned out ok.  I tried to use Colorbox Warm Red for the cake, but ended up having to go over it with R29.  Please let me know if you've solved the Red Issue!

Last week was also the 300th SCS Sketch Challenge, so I played along to make a thank you note.  We recently got tile in our wing of classrooms and it just so happens the parents of one of our students make desk feet, and they were so generous in donating enough for all of us.  What a perfect excuse to play with my new Crate Paper School Spirit 6x6 paper pad!
This card just made me giddy as it all came together!  I paper pieced the PTI Vintage Picnic basket & apples, adding some highlights and green to the apples with colored pencils.  I couldn't find a blue, brown, or green to match the patterned paper, so I ended up using the polka dot paper as a mat for the report card.  Look at me being all funky!

Hope y'all are having a fun and funky weekend as well!


Emily Keaton said...

Oh, I love both of these cards, Meg!! The puppy on your first one is adorable--great coloring and fabulous selection of colors. The second one is funky and fun!! I love those School Spirit papers and the vintage basket image was perfect for a school-related thank you. How nice of you to thank the makers of your new desk feet :)

Angela said...

Love the wonky/funky cards today! Love the pup image -- he looks so happy about that cake! The Crate Paper line is awesome, too -- and I really like the pattern pairings you chose. Neato.
I'm no help on the red, though. I think Real Red from SU is the reddest red I have, but I actually prefer the slightly off-ness of Riding Hood and Cherry Cobbler. I'm sure someone with much more pencil/copic skillz than I could help you, though!

Luanne said...

Darling cards! I love that PTI Vintage Picnic, and everytime I see it, it goes back to the top of my wish list! It really looks cute with the report card.

Charlene said...

Uber cuteness on the first card, Meg and love your paper pieced picnic basket!

Crafty Creations said...

Awesome!!! I adore that doggy in the first card!! What fun papers too! I am trying to let go of my papers too :)

The second card is terrific :) Gotta get back to using those stamps - thanks for the inspiration!!!