Monday, April 5, 2010

Queen Mother Mojo

My Mojo has returned!! I haven't done a Mojo Monday Sketch in ages. I had some time today so I was able to work on it while the kids were in school. I thought it would be a good idea to get started on my Mother's Day gift for my Mom. I had found this great coffee mug at a local gift shop and I knew I just had to get it for her. I know she will get a laugh out of it!

So this coffee mug was my inspiration piece. I was so excited to find matching cardstock. I barely have any SU, mostly PTI so I was really happy to see that the SU Regal Rose was a perfect match!
This card came together quite quickly for me, which is surprising. The only trouble I had was deciding what color to have the butterfly. I actually glued and ripped off three different ones before settling on the polka dot one. I used some new flat back pearls that I picked up today. At the bottom of the mug there is a line of pearls. I didn't even realize it until I was photographing it!

You can click on the pictures to see them larger. The back of the mug has the definitions for both Queen and Mother. Very funny! I should have picked one up for myself. I went back the other day and of course they are all gone.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my long winded blog post! Hope to be back again soon.

Stamps: Verve Because of You
Ink: Black Versafine
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Regal Rose & Black, PTI Bitty dots patterned paper
Misc: Flat back pearls, PTI Butterfly Die, SU Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, pop dots

I Need a Cupcake!

I bought this cute Greeting Farm stamp called Cheeky Rockabilly as soon as it was released last month and haven't been able to color her hair good enough to post a card. That is until I watched one of Amy R's copic tutorial videos. I've seen many other copic tutorials but for some reason Amy's "clicked" for me. If you are new to copics or you need more practice, check out all of her tutorials. They are excellent!

I was really excited when I realized that I had the exact Copic markers she used to color in Anya's hair. I used YR04, YR07 and Y38. I have a tough time deciding where shadows should go, for some reason I am really dense in that way. So I cheated and looked at the picture on the TGF stamp package and I just followed along. I love that her hair almost looks like my 4 yr old's hair!

I propped her up on a cupcake and added some bling. I also added a cute little flower to her hair. 

I was completely unmotivated to stamp yesterday due to some bad news. But I saw Amy's newest sketch and thought I really needed to give it a try. So glad I did, it was a great distraction! I used the sentiment "Cupcakes make everything better" because I thought it went well with the Greeting Farm image and I suppose because I needed a little cheering up myself. So I say if you are feeling down go do what I sugary stuff! Or go shopping. Heehee!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Cheeky Rockabilly, Verve Cupcake Affair
Ink: Black Memento, PTI Hibiscus
Paper: PTI Hibiscus, SU Pumpkin Pie, SU DSP
Misc: Stickles, rhinestones, Copics, pop dots