Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mojo Monday #49

I decided to try out the Mojo Monday sketch challenge hosted by Julee of Verve stamps on her blog, Poetic Artistry. I don't do sketch challenges very often as I find needing to work off a particular layout tends to block my creativity and I spend way longer on a card than I would if I was just designing from scratch, but I really liked this sketch and had an idea for it almost immediately. (Though I have to admit that it still took me 2+ hours to finish this card. I could decide what colors I liked best for the flowers and kept trying out different color combinations...)

As I mentioned previously, I was one of the lucky winners of Beautiful You at the Verve anniversary party. My set arrived yesterday (THANK YOU, JULEE!!!), so of course I had to use the flower from it for this sketch. The sentiment is from another Verve stamp set, Feeling Groovy.

For the center panel, I stamp the flower in the center, and then stamped it again in each corner. The petals were colored in with Copic markers (I used R89 and RV10.). I then cut out the center flower, covered the RV10 with pink stickles and set it aside to dry. The two sides were matted onto a piece of black cs, with extra room in the middle so that when I put the flower back in the center (using a pop dot) it left a nice black boarder around it.

I did a lot of embossing with my cuttlebug for this card. The small white dots at the top are the Swiss Dots folder, the large at the bottom are the new Just My Type folder, and the red was done using the Birds and Swirls folder. I didn't have red cs that was an exact match for the color I used in the image, so I sponged some Purely Pomegranate ink onto the red after it went through the cuttlebug to darken it up a bit.

After the card was assembled, I decided it need just a little something more, so I went digging through my cross stitch supplies. I found pretty little beads from Mill Hill, and used them for the center of the flower, and to make little berries on the red cs.

This was actually a very frustrating card to photograph. For some reason, the pink is coming out much darker than it is in real life, and the red isn't as vibrant. *sigh*

1 comments:

Julee from Verve said...

Gorgeous card! Love the little beads. So glad you're enjoying your new stamps! :)

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