Tuesday, February 26, 2008

...Technique Lovers Challenge #157 & Mojo Monday #26

This is my submission for a couple of challenges from Monday. The Technique Lovers Challenge at SCS (TLC), and Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MMSC) seen above. The technique for this week was to use two or more mixed designer papers in our creation, and the sketch is pretty self-explanatory. Let me ask you a question, and be honest...have you ever just had one of those days? Nothing goes right, nothing gets done, and phone rings off the hook. That was my Monday! I hope that Tuesday goes a little smoother....I'm not sure that I could handle another day like Monday! It all started when I couldn't get my card to look the way I had envsioned it....something was missing, you know? Well, then I get it to look the way I had planned only to realize that my card base opened in the wrong direction! So, while cursing like Yosemite Sam (rackin' frackin' rabbit!), I made another one with the correct opening. I sure hope that you enjoy it, because quite frankly, the thrill is GONE for me! LOL!

I started with a card base of Sage Shadow cardstock that measured 11 X 4-1/4, and when folded to open at the right measured 5-1/2 X 4-1/4. The sage base is matted over with Chocolate Chip cardstock (4 X 5-1/4), and it was attached to the base using SNAIL Adhesive. The three long panels were made from Pretty in Pink cardstock (one strip measuring 4 X 1-1/8), and two strips of striped paper from BasicGrey's Blush 6X6 Paper Pad (also 4 X 1-1/8). All three strips were attached to the card base using adhesive. The four side panels were created using a floral print and the stripe paper ( both from the same 6X6 pad) along with the 3/4" Square Punch. They were also attached to the base with adhesive.

The focal image is from the set "Serenity", and the sentiment is from the set "Wonderful Wishes" from Verve Visual. Serenity is a two-step stamp, so I colored the solid image with a Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker and a Sage Shadow Stampin' Write Marker, then stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (2-7/8 X 1-7/8). The outlined image was inked with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, and stamped over the solid image. The sentiment was also stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink in the upper right corner of the stamped image. The edges were then sponged in Sage Shadow Classic Ink using a Sponge Dauber. The focal panel is matted with the following colors with each piece increasing by 1/8 of an inch in size: Pretty in Pink cardstock, Chocolate Chip cardstock, and Sage Shadow cardstock. The half-circle on the side is from the same designer papers used to make the four squares, and was cut using the Coluzzle Cutting System. Clear Rhinestones were added to the flowers, the left side of the long pink panel, and both of the striped side panels using Tombow Multi Liquid Glue. Everthing is attached using SNAIL Adhesive, but the completed focal panel is popped up off of the card base using Dimensionals.

That's it for now! I have to take my oldest son to see the cardiologist to make sure that nothing is wrong with his heart later today, so please be in prayer for us. We had no idea that anything could be wrong until this past Thursday when he went in for his yearly physical. After numerous x-rays and an EKG, we were told that he would have to see a specialist before he would be permitted to play sports again. And if you knew my son, Mr. Athletic, you could just imagine how upset he got. We were afraid that we would have to wait several weeks, and then have to drive several hours from home for the testing....but God worked everything out! We go today to the Children's Hospital closest to us (about twenty minutes away). How great is our God?!?! Please pray that everything will be fine, and that he can get back to playing basketball ASAP....his AAU team has a tournament this weekend, so they need him well, too.

Until later....Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: Serenity and Wonderful Wishes (Verve Visual)

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Blush (BasicGrey)

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Acessories: acrylic blocks, markers, rhinestones, liquid glue, adhesive, dimensionals, coluzzle cutting system, sponge dauber, 3/4" square punch


Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Oh man, I've definitely had those kind of days. You'd never know it was like that for you from the look of this gorgeous card, though. Absolutely beautiful!

Allison said...

Super card Mercy!

Um, in my RSS reader, I can't read any of your text since it is in white here...I'd hate to miss any great there another color you could use? Thanks!

Sharon in NE said...

Mercy, I'll keep your son and you in my prayers!

Joan and Amy said...

Awesome challenge card. I love it.

Amy Sheffer said...

Hope everything goes (went?) well with Christian's tests. You all are in my prayers!

As for the card, stand back everyone, because this one is oozing some mighty mojo! I absolutely love what you've done with Julee's sketch!