Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Mo-Monday! :D

Hi everyone! Argh - the weekends are getting shorter, aren't they? I hope yours went well and that you are looking forward to a fun week ahead.

Well what's a Mo-Monday? It's my card for the day featuring one of Mo's stamps!

Maureen (aka Mo) is an illustrator who now has her images as digis for the crafting world to use. Her blog is fabulous, the store makes me feel like a kid in a fun art museum. I first saw one of her drawings on my friend Stef's blog. Then one day while on SCS, I visited a forum re: digis vs. rubber stamping. Ooh, an interesting and a sensitive topic for me. lol!

One of the replies was by Mo herself, so I sent a PM letting her know how eloquent she was with her post. She PM-d me back and we chatted a little. Not only am I a fan of her work but I can only dream of being paired with someone of her calliber when writing childrens' books! (I've tinkered with a few, unpublished of course, but for my own kiddos' enjoyment that is now lost somewhere in their coloring books.)

Here is a closer look at Sinatra:

I am not sure what prompted me to make a Christmas card, but having red and green glittery yarn really appealed to me. Sinatra is flocked in white and seems to be Santa's sleepy little helper...it's not easy having to assist with all those Christmas sweaters and scarves!
This sketch is by CPS, and believe it or not, a little tricky for me as I wanted Mo's signature visible. It took a couple of tries but the SU sentiment fit nicely to the side.

Thank you all for coming by on this wonderful Monday! I hope you all enjoy your day. :D
*Love and Aloha*

11 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

This is very nice! I love the glittery yarn and Sinatra is cat that even I would like. Very nice job with your card.

Saskia said...

Wow, beautiful work!!

Saskia :)

Kerry said...

Joni,

This is too cute, I recently discovered Mo's Digital Stamps from a good friends of me too. I love all her images. They are amazing.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love mo too! she is awesome and so is your card. i love how all the color is in the yarn! gorgeous!!!

hugs,

PaperCrafty said...

Wonderful card Joni!! Love how you used flock and the yarn ball come out so vivid. Great job!

the Lost Earring said...

Awwww kitty :) Cute card!

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card!

Denise said...

Very cute! I love that adorable kitty.

Charity Hassel said...

so pretty! thanks for using the cps sketch this week!

Sue Lelli said...

Too too cute! Makes you say AWWWWWW!

Heather Schlatter said...

This cat is so stinking cute and I adore how you left the coloring white!!! I want him at my house!!! However with 3 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 10 fish, and 1 Hubby I am already pretty busy so another cat may not be the best idea!!!

Heather