Friday, February 14, 2020

The Library Challenge #52

There is some cute inspiration over at Marina's alter ego at The Library Challenge Blog.  My dear friend Michele is the guest hostess this time around and she's chosen a really fun and colorful book cover for us to play with.   (And if you look at the direct link I provided you will see that she made a card with my little grandson in mind.  It's soooo awesome!  Love you Michele!)

I have not personally read this book but I'm thinking you can definitely 
judge this book by it's cover and I'm definitely going to seek it out.

My interpretation was pretty straight forward using the reds and purples along with a little monster.  

To create the background I used one of the purple Distress Oxides to stamp onto the large swirly thing-a-ma-bob.  I embossed it with some sparkling clear powder and then did a bit of ink blending with several pink/red shades of original Distress Ink.  I used the same purple ink and sparkling clear embossing powder to stamp out my little monster.  The sentiment was done with white embossing powder.  I added the little white dots around the heart's perimeter and adhered some black and white clay hearts as the final touch.  

I'm sure you all can guess who the recipient of this card will eventually be.  Do you think he'll notice that this monster has no arms???    (Just how did I manage to choose the only armless monster in the set to give him a hug? ROFL!)  

MFT - Abstract doodles, pierced stax heart, monster stamp set all are from MFT.  
Ranger Distress inks
HoneyBee Stamps clay hearts
Wow sparkling clear embossing powder

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. LOL - I'm not sure I would have noticed his lack of arms had you not pointed it out - but monsters likely hug with their teeth anyway. :D What a fun design! And so very un-mushy. Perfect for just about any boy I can think of!

  2. I love you right back, Jules... and I also love this armless dude - or is he armless?? Look at that face - I think he's trying to poof out his arms that are stuck inside!!
    Absolutely adorable - thanks so much for playing along!
    Now. why don't I own this abstract doodling stamp?

  3. Lol, this is the best valentine ever Jules! And it reminds me of the silly joke:
    Help! I'm afraid of the monster!
    Oh don't worry, he's 'armless!
    I am so intrigued by this challenge - MUST try and join in :)
    Vicky x

  4. He probably hugs you with his teeth! You couldn't get a more perfect take in the book, and I love the sparkle! Thanks for joining The Library.

  5. This has been featured as a ‘Librarian’s Choice’. Thank you for sharing it at The Library.