Friday, July 5, 2013

And Suddenly....!

....it all comes together. I'd seen all the buzz over at Mojo Monday. It's their 300th challenge -- how exciting! And you should go over and check out all the wonderful cards that have been submitted, and play along too, if you haven't already. Not only can you help them celebrate by submitting a card, but 23 paper crafting companies are helping them by offering prizes. How cool is that?! I'll admit that I struggled all day yesterday with this. Okay...not all day, but at least for a good part of it. And then this morning, ping! went the old brain, and in just a few short minutes, a card appeared on my work desk.  First you've got to see the sketch:


There are just so many possibilities in this sketch. And seriously, if you haven't gone over there yet, please do, there are so many wonderful cards posted. And I'm going to add this one:


I stuck with two main colors, and kept it relatively flat (not much dimension, that is). You'll notice that I only outlined two of the sections with a Copic marker. I thought long and hard about it, and decided that what I wanted emphasized, was the sentiment. It works for me. For this card, the base is Bazzill, and all the dps are from Echo Park, and all were scraps except the small yellow polka dots. The sentiment is a sticker from Dear Lizzy, the dots are MME, and the twine is a chunk that I saved from the wrapping of our family portrait. I knew I could use it someday, somehow! This will also get sent over to Marilyn. We haven't heard anything else about her condition, but I'll assume no news is at least 'better' news. And now, it's time to head out and work on something in the yard and get the laundry started. I really need to win the lottery so I can just concentrate on paper crafting and not on house and yard work! Happy dances everyone.

6 comments:

Hannelie said...

Polka dots + stripes = winning recipe!
Love the colors too!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is darling! I just love these colors. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

mypapercraftworld said...

Ooh, polka dots ... in different sizes ... and stripes too ... WOW! What wonderful colours, Bev ... and that super rope knot ... awesome!

cm said...

Wow! This has jumped into the Top 5 Cards I Love By Bev category (all your cards not in the Top 5 are housed in 6th position - so much creativity and pretty!)! Yellow and blue; stripes and dots - yummy!! Total winner!!
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Kylie said...

I'm so pleased you entered the competition, Bev! It's a beautiful entry. Wish my brain pinged like yours does! :) Love the colour scheme - the yellow and blue are just so pretty. Good luck, Bev!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh what lovely colors to put together, Bev! And I love all the patterns you got in there too since you stuck to the two colors.