Monday, September 24, 2012

Moxie Fab Asymmetry

And now the 4th card from the Jillibean Soup Sweet and Sour collection - to be entered into the Moxie Fab World Card Design Handbook Asymmetry Challenge

Using the same colors and motifs as the previous three cards, I balanced the large circle and sentiment on the right with the two smaller circles on the left.  Everything used is from the collection with the exception of the turquoise cardstock base.

I ran out of diecut butterflies on my last card, so I punched a similar butterfly out of the coordinating cardstock...

and added a tiny piece of snipped cardstock for the antennae.  Pssst...if you run out of "y" to spell happy or birthday, sneak in an "x" with one leg colored over.

Moxie Fab Repetition

Here is card #3 in the Jillibean Soup Sweet and Sour collection series.  This one will go in the Moxie Fab World Card Design Handbook Repetition Challenge.

The most obvious repetition is the circle shape, but there is also the repeat of colors, the scallops, and the star motif.  The Sweet and Sour collection itself has a repeating theme of "take note", seen in the light blue top circle and the orange middle circle, as well as the lined notebook patterned cardstock (click on photo to enlarge).

The notebook paper cardstock made it easy to line up the tiny alphabet stickers to spell out the greeting.

As in the previous card, the turquoise base is the only non-Jillibean product.  And again, I scored and folded the diecut butterfly and added a little snip of cardstock for the antennae.

Moxie Fab Focal Point

Here's another September birthday card using the Jillibean Soup Sweet and Sour collection.  It will be entered into the Moxie Fab World Card Design Handbook Focal Point Challenge.  

The focal point is made up of diecuts, stickers and cardstock from the collection.  I added the butterfly antenna by cutting a very thin piece of cardstock and then snipping it vertically about halfway down.

The turquoise base is the only paper not from the Sweet and Sour collection.  I've used it for all the cards in this Jillibean series (page down for the first card).  There will be several more cards to come with similar elements and colors.

The little message circle above was meant to mostly blend with the background so it wouldn't distract from the focal point.

The butterfly was lightly folded and attached with glue dots, and the word bubble is also popped up with mounting tape.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Rainbow Day

It was a beautiful morning to walk around Lake Harriet.  When I reached the north side and noticed the sprinklers going in the Rose Garden, I made a little side trip to see if I could capture a rainbow.  With our dry summer, I don't remember the last time I saw an actual rainbow.  Guess you can find them if you look.

The roses are coming to an end, but these two, both named Mardi Gras, were still in perfect form.

And then the sky in the west was filled with unusual clouds in a kind of dandelion puff design.

Altogether a good day to have a camera.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Moxie Fab Movement: Happy Birthday, Randy

September is a big month for birthdays in our extended family.  And some people are having big birthdays!  Cousin Randy turned the big SIX-0 yesterday.  I took the opportunity to make him another Moxie Fab World card - this one for the Movement Challenge.  Everything except for the base cardstock is from the Jillibean Soup Sweet and Sour collection.  I used the diecut stars and sticker "note" labels to lead the eye from the "60" label down to "Randy" and up to "1952" (also formed from stickers).

I cut the name letters from a wonderful sheet of alphabet cardstock.  The letters for "happy birthday" are stickers. 

The "noteworthy" tag is also a sticker, and I snipped a very thin slice of sticky lined cardstock for the "string".