Sunday, August 28, 2011

Monkey 71: Autumn + Sketch

Hi everyone, and thank you for visiting my blog. I am happy to report that things turned out just fine for my Jersey kids. They said that the wind was blowing so hard that the windows sounded like they might break, but they didn't. There still might be flooding, but the worst is over. Thank God!

I started this card with a stained glass technique that has been around a while. I saw a video on Frenchie's Blog, and it looked easy enough. The only problem was that I didn't have any regular Elmer's Glue, so I used some Elmer's Wood Glue that my husband had. Bad idea! It was very thick and hard to work with. I also used too much reinker, I think. Frenchie suggested using only one color, but I didn't listen. Since this was my first attempt, I went ahead and used it on my card. I will try another, but will follow the instructions next time. I used Gently Falling stamps on the acetate background. The sentiment is from Pursuit of Happiness. The speckles on the More Mustard card base was done with the Sandy Speckles Stampin Around Wheel, and the last addition was from Glimmer Brights Brad collection. I was wishing I had some gold, sparkly brads, but didn't. Although this didn't turn out quite as I had envisioned it, I still had fun. I love Autumn, and the only way I can get part of it here in the Southwest is to create it myself.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take care.


  1. Love Love Love your card! Did I mention I loved your card?

  2. I think it looks really cool, and I clicked on it to make it look bigger. I am doing a Halloween blog hop that anyone can enter, I would love if you made a card or something. I am giving away Candy!!! lol Come and check it out on my blog.
    Thanks so much for making this pretty card for A La Card Monkey.

    SHirley DT

  3. I like the colours you've used in your background. Thanks for entering this week.

  4. Very cool colors for autumn. Thanks for playing at a la card monkey
    GD Cindy

  5. Wood glue is thick! But all in all, the colors and composition of your card turned out great. So glad you took part in our Autumn challenge this week. Thanks!

  6. Well, I think your card turned out great. Very lovely colors.