Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Back in the Saddle Again

Wow!  First crafty post in a long time.  I am working with limited supplies because we are still in temporary mode, but at least I got my fingers inky today.  Today's card combines my three favorite challenges:

Mojo Monday Sketch #248
Heart2Heart: Patriotism Challenge
Operation Write Home: Midweek Anniversary Card Challenge

Yes, I am aware of how loosely this fits the Heart2Heart Red, White, and Blue requirements, but hey...I'm working with limited supplies, remember. :)  It's also a little loose on the anniversary theme for OWH, but I have a several anniversaries next month and there's just something perfect about sunflowers and August.

All supplies are CTMH except the tickets (Tim Holtz--LOVE that the numbers are not the same) and Baker's Twine (Stampin' Up!).  I have combined three different paper packets which was inspired by Jeanette Lynton's Spotlight on Art post dated July 3, 2012.  Two of the papers are current (Florentine and Victory), but the small circles come from Emporium which has been discontinued for some time now.

I turned the Mojo sketch on it's side and made my sunflower (CTMH Friendship Bouquet) the oval shape.

To achieve my colors, I tea stained the lace, sponged the paper with Juniper and Cocoa inks, used Copic BG72 to make the buttons blue, and used watercolor pencils on the sunflower.

This card could really benefit from stitching, but my sewing machine is packed away and, frankly, I don't have the patience to stitch by hand.

I wish you all a safe 4th of July.

Until next time,


  1. Beautiful card Becca! I missed your posts. Welcome back.

  2. Hi Becca! Your card is gorgeous. I love every detail and the two tickets are perfect for an anniversary celebration! Fabulous. Happy 4th!!

  3. Hi Becca, I think your card is lovely and fits our OWH theme just fine. It's our anniversary today and my card for my husband had the Happy Anniversary part on the inside :)

    I hope you'll be settled soon so you can work with all of your goodies!

    Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

  4. Super! Your MoJo is working OVERTIME!!

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  5. all the details! TFS!!!

  6. Very nice card. I know what you mean. I'm away from home and are working with an extremely small amount of supplies, but I will try to come up with something for an anniversary. Enjoy your week.

  7. such a cute card, nice that you make cards for OWH, I have a son in the Navy.

  8. Your card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H!

  9. I really enjoyed looking at all the details in your pretty Sunflower card. Very nicely done!

  10. Lovely and so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us @ this week
    H2H challenge.

  11. Love the card, sunflowers are a fave of mine. Great job and glad you joined us at H2H challenge.


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