21 August 2014

Chalk it up to mojo....

Hi all! So the kids start back to school next week, and for the first time, I think I'm looking forward to it more than they are. Oh well, that's to be expected with teens I suppose.
Anyway, I decided to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch this week and make a couple of cards for them to start their year off with. I'll post the second card tomorrow.
Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:
The card is a standard A2 base cut from Kraft Cardstock. The background paper is a 4x6 Picture My Life card from the Chalk It Up collection that I cut down to size and layered on White Daisy Cardstock. I added Kraft Cardstock to break up the pattern a bit. The black chalkboard layer is a 3x4 card I cut to fit and the "you are truly awesome" card is from the same collection. I added the "FYI" and arrow using the Hopscotch alphabet stamp set and Black Exclusive ink. You'll notice that the Hopscotch set doesn't actually come with an arrow, but therein lies one of the beauties of acrylic stamps. I used the lowercase "L" and bent it slightly to make the shaft of the arrow. I then used the lowercase "V" for the point. Pretty cool!
I embellished the card with the new Black Striped Twill Ribbon and Black Epoxy Bubbles. And that's it! Pretty easy!
Here are some close-ups:
And here is the card one more time:
Hope you enjoyed a look at Chalk It Up and Picture My Life. Tune in tomorrow to see the second card inspired by Mojo Monday and the Picture My Life Chalk It a Up collection.