Monday, September 7, 2009

Morris and I have Midnight Madness!!!

Hello happy blogger buddies,
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
I've got something to share with ya.
I've been yearning to play with Morris
since he arrived in my mailbox
but had a vision of what I wanted to make
and couldn't find the papers to do it.
Well, this past week, Hobby Lobby
had all of their woodmounted stamps on sale
for 50% off, so I bought this gorgeous stamp
you see behind Morris and it all came together.
I will make my paper, yes, yes, I will!!
And you know, I won't run out of it this way...

The turn of the season has brought some delicious
ribbon selection to my local craft stores,
I found some yummy organza ribbon and
the fabulous jute on this card,
as well as lots of others that I can't wait to use.
I also discovered Mod Podge.
I know, where have I been for the past 3 decades?!?!
It sure did help out when it came to
prettying up this guitar.

Along with some new items,
I've used some ancient material,
the golden thread I've used to restring Morris'
guitar for him is about 15 years old,
my Aged and Confused BG paper has been
my most hoarded sheet ever, I love it
and will be soooooo sad when I have used it all,
now I am that much closer :(
The gems are from who knows when,
maybe 12 years ago, maybe longer, I don't know.
My new supply of jute and organza,
the Stampabilities stamp Composer's Dream,
and the Podge were a great compliment to these
oldies but goodies and my dear Morris.
There is gold vellum punched with the MS doily punch,
papers were distressed in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap,
Morris was coloured with watercolour pencils.
I added a little bit to the image,
I lined his eyes so I could add a green iris,
then I put Stickles in the little glimmer area,
and added Crystal Lacquer over the top.
I added "gold leafing" to his guitar,
and popped the heads with Pewter Perfect Pearls,
the bridge and fret markers were glazed with Crystal Lacquer,
on top of the peicing and popping,
I added a layer of Mod Podge and laid the thread on,
then, as you can see, I tolled and pieced Morris' arm & hand on.
It is neat IRL, I did not attach the arm
so if one felt inclined to let Morris strum his gitfiddle,
he most definitely could.
And I used this most fabulous sketch,
I had to skip out on a few elements around the image,
but hey, they are more like guidelines than
hard-fast rules, sketches? Eh.

Now, here's where I've played:

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge
Sketch above
A Spoon Full of Sugar
Colour Create
Ruby, cream and gold, with the extra challenge of adding gems
Although my cream turned into eggnog, haha.

Thanks for coming by and visiting.
I appreciate your time,
especially on my windbag posts like this one, lol!!
Take Care,


Phyllis said...

Cute, cute image!! What a precious card. The Midnight Madness Design Team thanks your for joining us in play this week and we will be looking for you next week too!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Raisa said...

Just aborable! He is so cute, gotta have him!!! Guess what, I must live in periferia, never heard of ModPod... You allways leanrn so much when blogsurfing :) Allmost forgot, but you really made a real catch with that stamp, it suits just perfectly!

scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute, Steph. Love the colors and the music paper. Great job on the image too, great card!

Tara said...

Stunning card Stephanne and the stamp is such a cutie! I'm after a music background stamp just like that one, what a great buy!
Hugs Tara xx

Sue said...

Nice card Steph, lot of effort as always. Love that background paper. New stuff, isn't it rejuvenating? Morris is darling and you sure did make his guitar pretty. Very nice.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What an adorable card! Just love your image and the way that you put this card together. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC!
Awesome job on the sketch challenge!

Jorunn said...

Awe Stephanie,...Love the card! Great colors and wonderful design and papers!
Thanks for the lovely and funny comment at my blog! I was LOL!!!


Kellie Winnell said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Stephanne this is absolutely AMAZING, your coluring, eye for detail just everything hun, it's stunning! I LOVE the background stamp and just got paper like it and thought I would have to order more, more but now I might need to look up that stamp! Love it all xx

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

WOW, wonderful colors Steph! This cute Morris and his dimensional guitar makes me wanna get up and do the Two-Step here in TX ! Lol Gorgeous background music stamp too. You did an awesome job, girlie. Thanks for playing this week xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Juls said...

just so gorgeous!! Love the colours and the image is so cute! I especially love the music paper that you have curled at the edges!! Just stunning!

Mina said...

wow this is fabulous, I love that cutie little image...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Carol said...

How sweet an adorable. I love the music sheet behind that fun deer. Just a happy and endearing card. Thanks for playing the MMSC challenge this week. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.


Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous. Love the idea of the music paper in the background.

Hope Jacare said...

Just so beautiful - another perfect combination - the details on the guitar are fanastic! Cheers Claire x

Louise Z said...

Love all the detail you put in it :) Well done again! Hugs, Louise

debby4000 said...

Oh he is adorable, wonderful card and gorgeous colours and papers.

Carolyn said...

Hi Stephanne~ Love this adorable card! Such a cute image and how clever to use that page of music for the background!! Beautiful job on this sketch. Thanks for playing with us. Hope you will play with us this week too!! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

See ya soon :)
Carolyn MMSC DT

Kim Piggott said...

Love your stunning card!
Your image is so adorable and beautifully coloured!
Gorgeous paper and love your wonderful design!
kim x

Gwen said...

Oh my!! This is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! Great job! Love it!

scrappyjan said...

OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THis is OUT OF THIS WORLD CUTE!!!!!!

THANK YOU for joining us this time at Colour Create Challenge blog..
hugs, janny