Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Morning Mojo

Good Morning Friends!

I'm still thinking about what to do for club this week. I don't like coming so close to the wire. I need to remember to keep it simple. My gals like the simple ones better. :) While this one would take too long for my one hour club meetings, I'm really in love with this card.

This one was a little difficult to photograph this morning. I have great lights for crafting in the studio, but I kept catching a glare on the glossy paper. So I took this one out on the front steps to photograph it. I'm thinking the black little clip on the left might be lost in this photo... It's ever so cute and the card needed something there (just like the sketch) but I didn't want to put some huge embellishment either. The hubby is home this morning, and he likes it. :) that's always cool.

I started by using some Bordering Blue and Rich Razzleberry reinkers on a baby wipe. I drew a line with them, and I left a big white gap between my colors. Maybe 2"? Then I inked up a brayer and rolled the color on my glossy card stock. I picked up my brayer in between, and just kept going over it in between. I've seen some folks in class go back and forth like a rolling pin, but I push across my cardstock, pick up the brayer, and then push again from the starting point. That way, if there is any imperfections, they'll get taken care of on one of my pushing swipes. :) Next I added the tree line from the Nature Silhouettes stamp set. I stamped that and the mighty Elk in Black Stazon Ink. For the background I found some older DSP hanging out and just waiting for this card.

I love plain black and white dsp, because it matches everything.. Well, almost everything.. I love this color combination, and have already ordered multiple packs of bordering blue for when it retires. It's the ONE color I'm going to really miss. Maybe baja will work in it's place?

I'm planning on doing a tutorial at some point for my friend Lee Conrey's bowtie style bow. I really love it on anything masculine and I'm thinking I may have to make a few for build a bear cutouts with my daughter later this week. It's the last week of school, so I'll be back on full time mommy duty next week.

I'm really chatty this morning ey? I need to get back in the studio and stamp something simple. What a wonderful way to start the week. Thank you to the crew at mojo Monday.. Fantastic Sketch!

Supplies Used
Stamps: 111542 Nature Silhouettes, 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: 101406 Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad, 100940 Bordering Blue Reinker, 115664 Razzleberry Reinker
Paper: 102851 Basic Black, 102630 Bordering Blue, 115316 Rich Razzleberry, 100730 Whisper white, 102599 glossy white paper
Accessories: 117285 Black Satin Ribbon, 109857 Mini Library Clips, Embossing Folder, 112208 Curly Label Punch, 110755 tombo multipurpose adhesive, 104332 Snail Adhesive, 102395 Brayer

Also, please note that Only Orange and Sage Shadow 8 1/2 x 11" and sage shadow 12 x 12 are completely gone and will not be available any longer. Due to higher than anticipated demand, I expect that this list is going to grow very quickly.

To check out what's coming and what will be no longer available very soon, you can click here.

The clearance rack items also come and go on a daily basis, and some items are up to 60% off the original price.

If you need to place an order, click here, then "shop now" in the upper right hand corner.

Have a great week!
Selene Kempton


Christine said...

Beautiful Card!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL, love your take on the sketch.

Our Little Inspirations said...

This card is just drop-dead GORGEOUS! It's just beautifully done with amazing details!!!

Whimsey said...

WOW; so beautiful - love all the details; your brayering is gorgeous....maybe I just need to roll more to hide the imperfections. :D

Leigh said...

Love your card Selene. Lovely colour combo. Goodness me, those colours gone already. Wonder what the situation will be like here in Australia closer to our deadline.

Lisa said...

Oh, how pretty! I just love the colors you chose for the sky. Great take on this challenge.

Jean McKenzie said...

Beautiful card Selene!! And thank you so very much for your detailed instructions for the brayering part - such pretty colours!!

Jacqui J Creative Today said...

Wow this is one super card, love the stampset you have used. Simply stunning.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Selene, I love this card and the color combo is luscious!!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card, but manly enough for a guy. Great job!

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Giò said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful card you have done!!! I love the colors that you used.