Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mojo Love Birds

I am getting a dose of single-parenthood and let me tell ya...kinda sucks! I really feel for all of the single parents out there. I truly don't know how you do it! Oh and let me clarify, all is husband just has a huge thing going on at work and he is working very long hours and weekends. I will look forward to this being over!

Anyway, I got a chance to participate in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #128...I miss these sketches when I don't get a chance to do them! This one was a tougher one, but I always love a challenge, so I gave it a try! I needed a wedding card, so I pulled out the Anniversary Birds set from Verve Stamps. The couples wedding colors (as gleaned from their invitations) is a teal color. So I found a teal based patterned paper from my Sunshine Pad and found that Taken with Teal was my closest (not exact) match. Each bird was stamped in Taken with Teal...funny sidebar, I cannot find one of the birds for the life of me! That is the only problem I have with clear stamps, I put them down and then they get stuck to something else. So I am hoping that it turns up soon!...and then I added some silver wire to the birds for tails and legs. They were mounted on a circle that I outlined with a rhinestone circle.

The ribbon is some that I picked up in the $1 aisle (although they were like $2.50 instead) at JoAnn's around Halloween time. I glued a heart cardstock to the back of some of the ribbon and cut out the ribbon around it to add my heart about the birds. I liked how that helped tie the ribbon into the card a little better.

Here's to hoping I can get some quality stamping time in the other words, the husband doesn't have to work too much!! Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Anniversary Birds (Verve Stamps); Paper - Taken with Teal (SU!), Basic White (PTI), Sunshine Pattern Paper Pad (Me & My Big Ideas); Ink - Taken with Teal, Versamark; Accessories - silver wire, Sparkle Black ribbon (JoAnn's), Silver embossing Powder, Rhinestone Circle Sticker (Best Occasions), dimensionals


Stampin Lucy said...

what a sweet card. I love the color combo. Hang in there, your single parenting will come to an end =} I get this every spring when my hubby's season keeps him out until 8 all week long and weekends. So, if this happens again would love to chat with someone who knows how hard it is.....

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

I'm lovin' this card! I love the birds, I love the color choices, and I love how you incorporated the bling around the circle.

MelissaS said...

I love your little love birds! Great colors :)
I hear you on the single parent front - my dh has been traveling every other week or so lately for up to 5 days at a stretch! My kids are 6 years and 6 months, and it's HARD. I admire all those true single parents :)

Jo said...

Wow I love all that bling and the wire is just inspired! Gorgeous!

Noor Nahdi said...

Congrats for winning!!
You are worth it!!

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