Monday, March 9, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

When I look at Donna's cards, I suffer from a severe case of "elegance envy!" As you're about to see, when I look at the same sketch challenge, my brain tends to go off on a completely different tangent!

Here then, is my version of Mojo Monday - Week 77:

Actually, this is a variation on the card I made for my teenaged son's last birthday. Although he makes an effort to be appreciative of my artistic efforts, his sports-obsessed mind really doesn't care so I need to have a "hook" to get his attention! (This is why I need to blog - I just don't have a wide enough audience at home)!

The shark is an older stamp from Stamp Oasis and I heat embossed him in black on watercolour paper, then watercoloured him with Tombow Markers and a waterbrush. When he was dry, I trimmed him out and slathered him with waterfall blue and frosted lace stickles for lots of shine. Instead of the scalloped border called for in the sketch, I turned the scallop element inward to create "bite" marks out of my sentiment. I thought it was kind of fun!

11 comments:

  1. How fun is this! Love your take on the challenge and those big bites taken out of the circle!

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  2. Oh, this is so cool! Love it! Thanks for playing! :)

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  3. Very fun and creative! Love the rhinestones with the shark ;)

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  4. You did a great job ! How funny it turned out !!

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  5. What a neat idea to take a "bite" out of the circle!! Great job!!

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  6. this is such a fun card!! love it:)

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  7. well, that's what creativity is for - everyone has her own interpretation of the sketch and yours is great fun!

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  8. Oh wow, this is brilliant!

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  9. Wow this is a fun card. I am sure a teenager would love it!!! Great take on the sketch.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  10. Now this card is awesome! BR-T

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