How are you doing this afternoon? Better question how is your mojo?
What do you do when your mojo takes a little vaca on you? Me? I go searching in blogland for a fabulous challenge to play along with and my favorites are sketches.
Speaking of challenges, would you like a chance to win a gift certificate to the Create A Smile Store? We are sponsoring the current challenge over at CAS on Sunday. The theme is celebrations with sequins. You still have 3 days to play along and get that gift certificate!! You can see the card I made here.
Today the card I made is using a sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges. I saw another blogger use it and fell completely in love. Thanks Leslie!
Here is the sketch.
Isn't that domed panel just fabulous?!
I didn't have a die in that shape (although I most certainly should get one!) so I partial cut a circle die and then extended the window with my paper cutter.
I created the stone background by using the Background Wall chipboard from Wycinanka. Yes, it's chipboard but I used it as a stencil. It held up just fine although I should warn you because it's thicker your embossing paste goes on much thicker. Then it requires more drying time. After it was dry I sprayed the what out of it with water and added black soot and iced spruce to get the stone look. I love the way it came out!
I stamped the lily from Jungle Fever and added a stem to it before coloring with distress inks. I love adding little details to my flowers. For this one I went with the design Christine had drawn initially and just added white dots as well as dots of stickles. At this point the card starting feeling like a sympathy card to me so I went with it.
I used two sentiments from Your View to create the one on my card. I masked the sunshine in the first one and inserted hugs. I decided to stamp on a pastel yellow to match my flower. I went back and forth about whether or not to cut it into a banner but ultimately decided there was so much "softness" in the card that a hard edge would be fine.
Forever I used banners on everything. Then I started feeling like it was time to let the banner go. What do you think? Banners work, use them? Banners are over, stop it? Why are we talking about this, it's just a banner? ;)
A couple of enamel dots finished it off for me. I added the white panel on top of the embossing paste with dimensional adhesive. A word of warning it doesn't adhere that well. I mean, it's not going to come off but it might make your panel look a bit uneven. I had to do some adjusting.
That's it for me.
Thanks for stopping by!