Another Mojo

Another great sketch! Julee does a great job of coming up with sketches you can use to create cards. If you ever get into a funk where you can’t think of anything to stamp, check out all the blogs that have sketches on them and before you know it you will have your card completed.

Here is her sketch for Week 42. I have had this ribbon (it is actually yarn) for a while and even though I have used it several times I still have a ton left. When I spied it all I could think of was a butterfly and I knew that would be my main image. Here is what I came up with. I stamped the butterfly and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I did that twice so I could cut one out and pop up the wings. While the colors are a little different, I really like the look of the card.

Stamps: Thankful Blossoms (Verve Visual), All Year Cheer III (retired) Paper: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Pink Passion, white Ink: Certainly Celery, Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: Ribbon (knitting ribbon/yarn) – Michael’s, Certainly Celery – Not Quite Navy – Pink Passion brads, clear embossing powder, Word Window punch, Layer Ease (discontinued), sticky tape, dimensionals

Hope you liked the card. Stop back later for my Wednesday Design card. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Color Challenge Monday

Well I did not mess up this week. I double checked my list several times. I had Read Red and I wanted to do something for flag day. We made a card in my workshop last week using the Classic Stars wheel. I decided to use it on this card and change the layout to see what it would look like. I really like the look of Real Read paired with Kraft. What do you think?

Stamps: Indpenedence Day Paper: Kraft, Real Red, white Ink: Real Red Accessories: Classic Stars wheel, wheel handle, Real Red and Kraft brads, 3/4 in. & 1 in. & 1 1/4 in. circle punches, Large and small star punch, dimensionals What do you think, like the color combo? Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sketch Saturday

While looking at Beate’s inspiration challenge yesterday I noticed her sketch challenge and loved the layout. I decided to play along this week. I wanted to use a set I hadn’t used recently and came across Embrace Life. I have seen several blogs where they used the the stem and colored in the flowers with a gel pen. I decided to try this and see how it worked for me. Here is the sketch and the card I made.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Sweet Shapes Paper: Chocolate Chip, River Rock DS, Soft Sky, Soft Sky DS Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky Accessories: Spica gel pen, Sakura Stardust gel pen, Sakura white gel pen, Dew drops, Zots, dimensionalsThe picture does not do the sparkle justice. There is lots of glisten with this card, but it is hard to capture it in the picture. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Mojo Monday 41

I have noticed lately that I felt I was always using the same colors. Several months ago I read that some ladies keep sketch and color combo notebooks to jot things down in as they run across ideas to use in their stamping. I decided that I would like to do this for color combos just to get some different ideas. I had a small notebook that I had not used so I designated it my Color Combo notebook. It is black and white with a daisy on the front so I have an awesome color combo and my favorite flower all on the cover.

As I was looking through my Better Homes and Gardens magazine I noticed an ad for Carnival Cruises. It was a Chocolate Chip deck, with Tempting Turquoise lounge chairs, and Yoyo Yellow umbrellas. I wrote that combination in my book as I realy liked the look of the ad. When I was ready to make my card, I pulled out the notebook to see what color combo I wanted to try and this one just said “Pick me, pick me!”. So that is the combo I used for my card.

As you know each week Julee posts her Mojo Monday sketch for everyone to play along. Once I started her sketches the only time I missed was while I was in Italy. I really like her sketches as I have little difficulty coming up with a card to go with the sketch. While I am a little late this week I still made it in. Here is the sketch and my card for this week. I really like how the card turned out.

Stamps: Petals and Stems, Thankful Blossoms (both sets are from Verve Visuals) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, white, Yoyo Yellow Ink: Basic Black, White Craft Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, yellow and turquoise brads, Yellow stitched ribbon (Michael’s), Turquoise ribbon (Ribbons and Bows Oh My), white embossing powder, dimensionals, sticky tape

I layered the 2 ribbons to create the strip down the side. Check back tomorrow for my Saturday sketch. I played with a lot of things on the card but like how it turned out. Thanks for looking and have a great evening!