Monday, August 1, 2016

Mojo Monday 459-Geared Up for Fun

Geared Up for Fun card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps

Happy Monday!  It's time for a new Mojo Monday sketch. I colored up a robot image from Verve's Geared Up stamp set and made it the focal image of this card that's perfect for a little boy.

I stamped the robot on a pierced rectangle panel, then used a bunch of different gray Copic markers to color the robot, leaving the hat uncolored until I figured out the combination of papers I wanted to use on the cardfront.  After settling on the mix of stars, dots and plaid you see here, I colored the hat with coordinating blue, orange, and yellow markers.  The paper strips were arranged on an orange cardstock panel, then the colored image was added on top.  I stamped the set's "geared up for fun" in silver ink on an orange panel, then heat embossed it in silver for an extra pop.  After adding it to the panel, I accented it with a bunch of yellow and orange enamel dots.  They seemed like a good fit with the robot image.  I adhered the finished panel to a coordinating yellow card base.

Don't forget--since it's the first Monday of the month, it's also contest time.  A stamp set from Verve Stamps is up for grabs from the lucky contest winners, so be sure to play along.  Head on over to the Mojo Monday blog for more inspiration from the design team and to add your own take on this week's sketch!  You can also find all of the Mojo Makers at their blogs here:

Materials Used:
Geared Up stamp set (Verve Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black and Delicata Silvery Shimmer inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Orange Zest cardstock, Die-namics Pierced Rectangle STAX and Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Lemon Tart cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); silver embossing powder (Hero Arts); enamel dots (Freckled Fawn)


  1. This is so adorable, Lori. Perfect coloring and I love those enamel dots!

  2. Super cute little dude! And you used my all-time-favourite papers :o)

  3. Adorable card, love the design paper combination for background

  4. Adorable card, love the design paper combination for background

  5. Super cool and fun!! I love this!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M


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