I Love the Colors…

I was inspired my another Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo294SketchI love the colors in the card I made and I think it turned out well

I had a lot of fun with the water coloring work I did on the flower.

Mojo Monday 294 WM

I took my time on this one and just had fun.

The colors I used were:

Elegant Eggplant

Daffodil Delight

Always Artichoke

and

Perfect Plum

I ran the card itself through the Big Shot using Adorning Accents Embossing Folder #125601

I layered on Always Artichoke using the Finishing Touches Edgelit #127010

Next I layered on Perfect plum using the Finishing Touches Edgelit #127010

I also stamped the image using Bordering on Romance stamp set # 125482

I wrapped the Perfect Plum layer in 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Perfect Plum # 122987

Next I cut out the Always Artichoke piece and rounded the corners using my 1″ Circle Punch

I stamped and die cut the flower from the Secret Garden bundle  Clear mount # 131099 or Wood mount # 131100

I heat embossed the flower using Versamark ink, Elegant Eggplant ink and, Clear Embossing Powder

I water colored the flower using Perfect plum ink, water and, a paintbrush.

I also added Champagne Mist Shimmer paint (discontinued) to some of the ink mix for little spots of sparkle

I layered the flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals

The buttons are Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons with Basic Rhinestone Jewels in the center

The bow was glued on separate at the end

I also sponged the edge of the Always Artichoke piece with Perfect Plum/Champagne mist/water mix

As always if you have questions please do not hesitate to ask

Keep reaching for the Moon and please like this post

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A Challenge…

I was recently advised to check out Mojo Monday.

This is a weekly challenge where a design team has posted a sketch and we are challenged to create something from that sketch.

This was last Monday’s sketch.

www.mojomonday.blogspot.com

Okay first thing I did was look at other samples posted.

In the process I came across some other challenges.

Theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com offers a picture for inspiration.

Photo Inspiration #166

This is what the challenge stated:

This week Starr is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of ‘Sweet Springtime’ along with this beautiful photo for inspiration and Starr asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo USING PINK, GREEN, WHITE (or CREAM) and a SEWING ELEMENT!

Then I found:

http://www.justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/05/just-us-girls-188.html

Their challenge is to use a white medium of some kind.

I decided to do all three as well as incorporate my own medium of the month which is vellum.

Here is what I came up with:

Mojo Monday 293 WM

Okay so I will try to dissect the card so you understand what I have done.

The stamp set is Stampin’ Up! Daydream Medallions Clear # 126467 Wood # 126465

The die cut is Floral Frame Framelits # 127012

That made the pink and green flower rings.

Next I used a 2 1/2″ punch # 120906 to punch vellum out for the back of the flower rings.

I ran the circles of vellum through the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder “Lacy Brocade” # 127819

Next I used a brayer # 102395 to add the ink to just the raised area of the vellum and attached it to the back of the flower rings.

I added a green strip of card stock and a pink strip of card stock to the card under the flowers.

The pink strip I made striped by using my Simply Scored board #122334 I scored it every 1/4 inch then brayered on white ink.

On the right side of the card I added a green strip with hand dyed ribbon pieces.

On the left I added a hand dyed ribbon bow.

For the sewing element in the one challenge I made a hand sewn ribbon rose out of white ribbon.

Everything is layered onto  Very Vanilla card stock # 101650

I had a lot of fun with this challenge and plan to keep it up.

The more challenge elements I include in one card the more difficult it becomes, which for me is half the fun.

If you know of a weekly or monthly challenge I have not listed please let me know HERE!!!

Blooming Bouquet Kit Starts Today!!!!

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Mother’s Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There’s no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.

As if that weren’t enough, the kit contains a “baker’s dozen”! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn’t normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you’d like to give a little “thank you” to!

Ordering information:

Item 134542 $12.95 ORDER HERE

Available starting April 29, while supplies last.

Kit contents:

  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12″ X 12″ cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems

Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

The Best Of…

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary by releasing a new “Best Of” stamp set featuring retired images along with an all new image. Each set also has one image that coordinates with a Stampin’ Up! Punch. They will release one new stamp set a month through 2013. Each stamp set with come with a proof of purchase sticker, when you collect six stickers you can redeem them for a $14.95 stamp set of your choice. When you buy all twelve stamp sets you will be able to redeem the proof of purchase stickers for two stamp sets valued at $14.95 each.

I am behind on posting the sets so this first post will contain the first four sets of the year, after which I will post the new set as it becomes available each month. The picture will link directly to my Stampin’ Up! website to get a full description and buying options. I love the sets they have come out with so far and can’t wait to see what’s next!

January’s Best of…

“Best of Birthdays”

The Best of Birthdays

February’s Best of…

“Best of Love”

The Best of Love

March’s Best of…

“Best of Flowers”

The Best of Flowers

April’s Best of…

“Best of Butterflies”

The Best of Butterflies