Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday.
I'm late with my challenge card this week. We were rushing around yesterday and I finally had the chance to make my challenge card about 45 minutes before I had to go get ready for dinner in St Paul with Lou. Mmmmm.... I made the card. I hated it. I photographed the card. I hated it even more. It's not often that I make a card that I absolutely despise. There are some that I shake my head at and think... what were you thinking? But this one.... was dreadful. It sounded great in my head... but was washed out and pale and just well.... lifeless!
So, it was back to the drawing board - I mean crafting table - today. I can't honestly say that I am in love with this card either. I don't often make children's cards and decided it was a good time to challenge myself. I do love this monster set. It's really absolutely adorable. I did have fun coloring the images and then adding Cyrstal Effects to them.
Here's LeAnne's sketch - it's a great sketch btw!
I'm not sure that you can really see that I put Crystal Effects on both of their bodies, but they are shiny IRL.
Here's what I used to make the card - all supplies SU unless otherwise noted:
- Card stock: Pacific Point. Whisper White
- DSP: Celebrations
- Inks: Pacific Point. Crumb Cake. Monster's colored with Copics
- Stamps: Make a Monster, So Happy for You, Wonderfully Worn (for the muddy background - after all, I just didn't feel that aliens would do anything other than kick up a whole lot of dirt and mud when they landed :-)...)
- Accessories: Old Olive Button. Silver thread.
Looking at it now, I realize it is a happy card and hopefully some young boy will appreciate it1
Don't forget to pop along to the Paper Players and play along with us this week. We'd really love to see what you can do with his fabulous sketch.
You can also check out the great design team cards on their blogs:
On a personal note:
8 boxes unpacked today! Massive storms coming overhead right now. Winds up to 65 mph and heavy rain is forcast for this evening. As if we hadn't had enough rain! We just noticed that a tree on our neighbor's property has been blown down with the wind.
We hope our little robins are OK. We noticed today that they have flown the coop. I am so sorry to see them go. Sadly, we didn't get to see the babies before they left the nest, as they must have done that whilst we had so much rain over the last couple of days. However, I am so pleased that we were able to house the nest our first two weeks in our new home. We removed the nest today, so that we can finally stain the deck. Hopefully, once the deck is stained, the Robins will choose the same location for their next nesting round.
As always, thank you so much for visiting my little area of the stamping blogosphere. Warm hugs and prayers for those who need a little lift tonight.