Happy weekend! I decided to join the fun in this week's Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger:
Looking at the trigger, I wanted to do something graphic, a little retro, and use my new Bella Blvd. Mr. Boy paper. Here's what I came up with:
First, I scalloped-punched the Mr. Boy paper (this punch has small holes below the scallops). The digital stamp is from Bows and Berries--love the funny retro vibe. Since the stamp is digital, I was able to color the moustache and eyebrows grey on the computer, and I ended up coloring in the glasses with a Copic. I played around with the card design for about an hour and tried various elements to finish the card. Then it hit me--SUSPENDERS! I've had these loops in my stash for a few years, and I was able to pair them with some red ribbon. Of course I couldn't end the suspenders in a "normal" place, so I took them all the way to the top (and over-the-top!). When I was done, he reminded me of Wilford Brimley!
I feel a little funny about what I'm about to post, but I wanted to share my good card news from the past couple of days. First, my card was included in the last CREATE challenge (see here), and then I got an honorable mention from the Lawnscaping Challenge (see here), and at the end of yesterday I found out I had 2 projects picked up by Paper Crafts for the Holiday Cards & More call. I was so ecstatic by all three, and I still can't believe it! (Little ole' me!) When I found out about the PC acceptances, I felt like one of those people on American Idol when they get a golden ticket (you know how they run around screaming and flailing). Okay, that was me. I actually had another card picked up by PC last month (for the Go-To Sketches), but since it had been my first time submitting, I think I was more shocked than anything. This time I think I appreciated the acceptances even more. :) I am so grateful and honored by the recognition!
Thanks for looking, and thanks for your encouragement!!