Thursday, 28 July 2011

Summer by the Sea Mojo

Well have I had a busy few days?? I wont bore you with the details, but I have been a Super Hero helping my nephew Nathan save the world!!! and 'NO', I did not wear my knickers over my tights!!

Phew, it's been really muggy here today, and it didn't help that I had loads ( and I mean loads!! ) of housework to do. I don't know how I ever found time to go to work?

Anyway, this evening, to regain my composure and cool down in front of the fan, I decided to make my card for Mojo Monday Challenge and follow their sketch.

I chose to make a square rather than a round one.

I started with a 6" square white card and masked off the top half of the card with Post Its. Then I randomly stamped the leaf and flowers from Growing Green in Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Bermuda Bay. I then stamped the leaf in RRazzleberry onto watercolour paper and dragged the colour in from the outlines with an aqua painter. Then I stamped the little girl from SU Summer by the Sea in waterproof black Archival ink and coloured her in  with Crushed Curry, RRazzelberry, MMambo, BBay, Always Artichoke, and the green,blue and purple inks in Vibrant Primary Big and Juicy.

The papers with the leaf and little girl on were then put through the BS with a SB labels nestabilities, and once cut, layered onto the same shape label in RRazzelberry. 

The leaf label was laid first at a jaunty angle to the left hand side of the card, and a ribbon from my stash stuck across the center of the card, before the little girl label was stuck with 3D pads over the ribbon, set again at an angel towards the right hand side of the card. The Woodware sentiment was stamped in RRazzelberry on watercolour paper, layered on RRazzelberry, and again cut with a labels nestabilitie before placing with a bow on the ribbon by 3D pads. The finishing touch were the 2 pink flower shaped buttons from my stash.

I'm exhausted from typing the way it was made, but see what you think of it

Now I am a bit weird where pictures of people and faces are concerned, they freak me out (like clowns do to some people), but the Summer by the Sea set doesn't show any faces so I feel happy using them. Now they have resurfaced I may use them for another challenge I've seen today, but you'll have to wait for tomorrow for that one. 

One more little thing that happened yesterday was, a bath time for the dog. Nathan had heard me say at the weekend that Monty was smelling a bit doggy so he offered to help me bath him!! Being clever I said we'd do it in the garden with the hose so his mummy's bathroom carpet wouldn't get wet.

AM I MAD??? a crazy retriever, a hosepipe, and a 3 1/2 year old boy!!   All I can say is that a whole bottle of shampoo was used, everybody needed a change of clothes, the dry lawn was having a lovely soaking, and it was lucky it was a warm sunny day!!.......but the laughs we had were priceless.

What a joy and pleasure children are, especially when you can hand them back at the end of the day!!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you can call again soon


  1. Your card is lovely. I know what you mean about those creepy clowns LOL!!! Sounds like bath time in the backyard was fun...might try that with my little schnauzer Max to take our minds off of the HEAT :)

  2. Oh sounds like you and Nathan (maybe the dog too) had a wonderful time! Kids love when adults spend time with them playing with water! My 2 yr. old granddaughter likes nothing better than if she can "help" me do the dishes-more water ends up on her than the dishes! Love, love your card! So pretty and pink:)

  3. This is lovely great images and great layout stunning!!:) Sandra H

  4. That sounds like a great day Bev! I love this card with those two panels and I love the way you created your background with the Growing Green set. You keep astonishing me with your ideas for this set! Vx


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