Sunday, 7 June 2009

Monster Birthday

My first project where I used my new Majestic board from The Glitter Girls (I made the green frame). I am really pleased with the board and my card smells very nice (not at all monsterish!) as I rubbed an old bit of dry soap on the back of the paper to make it emboss smoothly, as per the instructions. It really does work, embossing without the soap was very tricky.

So here is my monster card that I thought would be good for the Paper Play Challenge (Week 20). I had made my monster too big for the oval frame that I originally planned to use and wasn't going to enter the challenge. Then I noticed some of the Design Team cards didn't use ovals either. So I thought, what the heck, I'll enter. I had tried to follow the sketch! Best laid plans and all that!
I spent ages looking for a digistamp for the 13 year old recipient of this card. I eventually found this freebie monster but in the process discovered many more sites selling digistamps and have updated my list (see side bar).
One more thing to mention. I recently discovered the most amazing crafty blog by Yanitza Ramos called Papeles y Enredos. Do take a look, wow! So beautiful!
Have a great week, I am off on my hols and the weather forecast is horrid.
Digistamp: Fred-She-Said
Colouring: Sakura Stardust pens, Lyra Aquacolours, Colour Box chalk ink pads
Wool, Papers: from stash

6 comments:

Sandie said...

What a cute image! I've just nabbed him myself, lol. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Tracey said...

Great card, love that monster!

x

Julie M said...

Hi May, love your card - that monster is so funny. Glad you tweaked the sketch - that's the joy of using them, doesn't have to be a rigid copy - just sooo good for inspiration!!

Thanks for joining us at PaperPlay - hope you make a habit of it!!!

Julie

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

gorgeous card!!! love it! thanks so much for taking part in paperplay!

hugs mandyxx

Lulu said...

Totally cute card :) Thank-you for your sweet comments on my blog too, truly makes my day! <3

Enfys said...

Super card, what a cute image. Have a lovely hols, hope the weather is kind
Enfys x