Sunday, March 29, 2009

Older challenges that I've followed along with

Good evening to all, I am excited to be up and running in BlogLand. In an effort to stay true to my motivating factors, I thought I'd put some of my older challenge cards up that never actually made it onto the challenges due to email troubles and my resistance to blogging.

Surprise!!!! This was for the House Mouse Monday Challenge #23-Valentines!!! Kinda hard to break out of the mold with this one. The hearts from the image are embossed and the heart cutouts are handmade, tried to make them look antiqued, some turned out better than others. The inside of the card said something corny like, "Let's hope love is the only thing in the air tonight," I am sort of a germaphobe.

This card means a lot to me, it was made for a friend of mine whose having a hard time adjusting to her knockers after a recent breast reduction. What better image than this one by Penny Black? On the inside, there are a bunch of lame "need some support" references that fit into our current predicament. On the outside, I used some hemp rope over the laundry line, and I peirced the laundry pins out of another image and stuck them on here with foam mounts. The butterflies were also pierced out of another image, but not before I embossed them!! It was my entry for Penny Black Saturday Challenge #36-A Sketch by Nat. Love it.

This was for House Mouse Monday Challenge #25, a sketch- designed by Jami. It was a card for my cousin. The balloons are embossed and in real life, there's no greenish cast on it. Stinkin' digital cameras. I love the structure of a sketch challenge, it helps me use my supplies instead of just pulling them out and looking at them. This one is posted on the HMMC page.

Here is my card for the House Mouse Monday Challenge #27, Chipboard. This card was for my cousins birthday. I used Kay and Company chipboard adhesive buttons and the Hopper is pierced and remounted on a handcut chipboard circle that I attempted to give a paper mache effect. This was quite a challenge, chipboard never seems to fit into projects. Moral to the story, I should buy a retractor, look at my oval/circle mutation!!

For those who might check this out, I'd love your input and thanks so much for taking a look. Leave me a comment if you wish, I'd like to hear from other crafters and I can't wait to lurk around your blogs!! Good night!!

1 comment:

Els G. said...

Love all your HM cards, but my favourite is the PB 'support' card. I love all the wonderful details on it. It's also perfect for the occasion and I'm sure it brought a big smile on your friends face.