Friday, March 20, 2009

Mojo Monday 78...Thank you, Mita!


Good morning! My hubby, visiting grandson, and I took a trip to Pennsylvania this week. We stopped in Gettysburg for a history lesson learning about one of the most famous Civil war battles that took place there. I'm glad we were able to take my grandson on this trip because he's old enough to understand the reasons the war was fought and what the consequences were for the entire nation. Okay, enough of history, let's get on to some light stuff. The last time I visited Gettysburg, we drove by a scrapbook store; unfortunately it was closed :-( But, when we drove by on this trip, it was open!!!!! I expected to find patriotic papers and embellishments, but my oh my, there was more than imagined and not enough time to go through it, one by one because this store was once a home, so each room was filled to the brim with papers, embellies, etc. :-D I didn't realize that we had gotten there just before the store closed, but the owners were nice enough to allow me to roam to my heart's content....ahhhhhhhhhh Anywhoo, I came home with plenty of new papers to use, including some really cute Easter/spring ones. The paper used for this card was located in the Disney section, which I normally don't stop and check out (no more little ones in our house :-( I couldn't resist buying it, why? It has three of my favorite colors, red, black, and white. If you visit this blog often enough, you'll see plenty of yellow thrown in too, so I was thrilled to bring it home and make good use of it :-D

A precious friend from Sweden, Mita, sent the darling stamp along with a huge stash of other embellishments and papers that are made in Scandanavian countries; I couldn't wait to get her inked up and colored! Isn't she adorable stamped and colored? I'm not sure where this image was made or what her name is, but can probably bet it was in Sweden. I saw the Mojo Monday challenge sketch and thought that image and paper worked perfect for it, so here it is! The paper is actually one piece, but I added some black ribbon and a strip of adhesive border below the ribbon. The polka dot flower was purchased in Gettysburg; thought it was cute enough to use with the paper. I colored a frosted flower with a Prismacolor marker and topped both with a black fabric one and inserted a red brad to the center. The main image was inked up with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Prismacolor and Copic markers. I took some Scattered Straw Distress reinker and splattered the white background before cutting out the girl and adhering her to it. I know some crafters really like the stark white background, but it's still difficult for me to use it unless it's required for a challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the challenge; hope you like it, or left with some inspiration, or even a smile.

Gigi

Things Used:
Stamps: Unknown from Sweden
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Select White, True Black (PTI), Magic Mix Up, Magic Dots (Reminisce)
Accessories: Brads, fabric/plastic flowers, Prismacolor and Copic markers, ribbon, Adhesive borders (Reminisce)

2 comments:

mita said...

Oh she got pretty with your colouring! The stamps are swedish, and can be watched at www.hanglar.com
Hugs!

Monica said...

So cute! You really got skills :-) It´s amazing how you manage to put a variaty of coulors together. I´m really inspired to work more with different coulors now. Thanks for the inspiration :-)
Hugs, Monica