Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mojo Monday 97 and Simon Says Challenge

I have another two-fer today - Mojo Monday and Simon Says Challenges.

I chose the Happy Hopper image called Bunny Bath for this card. My friend Kari sent this image in for the House Mouse and Friends Merry Go Round swap that I am currently hosting. I thought the image fit the sketch for Mojo Monday perfectly. The sketch is shown below. Since I am using this card for a swap, I decided to stick with an A2 size. I think a 5x7 might have been a better fit for the size of the image. I just have a really hard time making A2 cards anymore. They seem so tiny. :)
I also thought this image was perfect for the Simon Says Challenge this week, which is distressing. Had I stamped this image myself, I would have used kraft cardstock to fit with the rest of the card. However, since it was stamped on white, I used Vintage Photo Distress ink to help blend it in better. I also tore the top edge of the paisley paper, roughed it up and edged it with the Distress ink. Finally, I sanded the edges of the scalloped circle and hit it with a little distress ink as well. In addition, the papers I used have a distresed look. Distressed/shabby used to be my usual style for cards, but I don't much of it anymore. It was fun to use my old techniques again.
Stamps: Happy Hopper - Bunny Bath (Stampabilities); sentiment (Technique Tuesday)
Paper: Kraft cardstock and red cardstock (unknown); paisley DP(Creative Imaginations); striped DP (no-name giant Costco pack)
Embellishments: Circle, scalloped circle and long rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinder); metal photo corner (Oriental Trading); Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); buttons, twine
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits; distressing
Finished card size: A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)


a portland granny said...

That card is adorable!! I love the colors and the distressing!! You always do such a great job coloring your little 'critters'!

Mephisto said...

OMG, fab Idea and the Card is so sweet.

Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge this week.

Domi and the Team

GiftsByHeidi said...

That's funny that A2 cards seem tiny to you! Love that stamp and I love the shabby look! Great card.

Janice W. said...

I love how you colored your image!! Great card and colors!

Emily said...

Judy, you picked the perfect image to distress! I'm actually using the bunny in the bathtub for my Mojo Monday card this week:)) Great minds think alike, right?
Back to your card, I love your distressing and the colors you picked...just terrific!

Eulanda said...

Once again, great job on the coloring. You followed the sketch so accurately and it turned out so beautiful!! Love it!

Juls said...

stunning! Love how you have done the buttons!

Emily said...

Judy, come over to my blog and take another look at my updated ojo card. I wasn't done with the card when I first posted the picture. Of course, I had to pop more stuff:)) Tee hee. said...

Absolutely darling image and I love the way you tied the buttons!!

Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Tasia D. said...

Awww! Too precious :) Great job and I love the colors!!

And I chose you as one of my 7 nominations for the Kreativ Blogger Award :)