Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Stars for a man's card for the Mojo Monday challenge

Oh dear - well there was certainly a lot of shouting at the TV on Sunday. And now that England have gone out I'm still not free and clear of all the football. DH is just as keen to watch all the other games. Ah well, more time for crafting at least.

Last night I had a go at the MojoMonday challenge:

Showing unusual patience for me, lol, I waited until this morning to take a pic so that I wouldn't go smudging the Crystal Effects. I liked the colour combo of Soft Suede and Tempting Turquoise that I used on Sunday so decided to stick with it for my square take on the sketch:

Stamp set: In the Stars
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Stampin' Pastels
DSP: Autumn Meadows
Punch: Large Star
Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon: Soft Suede
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects
Non-SU: Circle die-cuts

I sponged the DSP around the edges with Soft Suede. The stars and the sentiment were stamped with Soft Suede onto Whisper White card and matted onto Soft Suede. They were then chalked with a combination of Taken with Teal and Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Pastels to just soft the white a little. The sentiment star was stamped with Tempting Turquoise onto Whisper White and punched out with the Large Star. I used the narrow nib of the Tombow to draw around the edges of the star and then applied Dazzling Diamonds. When that had dried I then applied a generous layer of Crystal Effects. I think next time I'll try heat setting with Versamark and clear embossing powder first to see if that prevents the ink bleeding - I love the glossy effect but the text is a little too washed out for me here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a neat card! Love your glitter rimmed star! Thanks for playing Mojo!

Poppit said...

Great take on the sketch!

Jan said...

These colours are gorgeous. I would never have put them together!!!

lindiloo said...

I lile this- could be great for a masculine card!