Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's Mojo Monday!

Well actually it is Tuesday :). My family and I have been sick, and so I decided to take an extra long nap today. Needless to say, I feel completely better, but now I cannot sleep! Hence the reason for such a late post, and for taking a break from blogging.

On to today's card. I simply followed the layout from this week's Mojo Monday Sketch (Week 80-see below). The card starts with a base of Baja Breeze. The partially hidden square is a piece of Bella Birds Designer Series Paper, in Pink Pirouette. This was layered onto a matte of Whisper White. So Saffron Ribbon (an SAB freebie) was tied around the layers. TIP: The main color scheme does not include So Saffron, however the ribbon was such a close match to Barely Banana that I think it just "goes". :-)

A strip of Pink Pirouette went through my Big Shot with a Stampin' Up! Background Texturz Plate (the dots and flowers from Backgrounds I). The sweet scallop at the top was created out of Whisper White using the scallop border punch.

This adorable little chick is from An Egg-cellent Easter. This set is in the soon-to-be released Occasions Mini-catalog (Apr. 1st). (In order to give customers time to get their Easter projects done, Stampin' Up! is allowing pre-orders of the Easter sets in the mini-catalog now!) TIP: One of the awesome things about being a demo was that I was able to see and purchase (at a discount!!) the products in the mini-catalog. Ask me how you can get started!

The chick was inked in Basic Black onto Whisper White. It was then watercolored using blender pens and ink pads in Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, and Barely Banana. A corner rounder punch gives the edges a softer look, and paper piercing (using the crafter's tool kit) was added as a frame. The chick was then layered onto Pink Pirouette and Barely Banana.

Two silver 5/8" Jumbo Brads were added in the upper left corner. The Baja Breeze flower was created with the Cherry Blossom Embosslit folder and my Big Shot. Can you tell that I love this machine? :)

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Recipe: Stamp Set: An Egg-cellent Easter (113196) Paper: Bella Birds Designer Series Paper (113981), Baja Breeze (111352), Pink Pirouette (111351), Barely Banana (102701), Whisper White (100730) Ink: Basic Black (101179), Baja Breeze (111833), Barely Banana (101170), Pink Pirouette (111838) Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Cherry Blossom Embosslit (114516), Texturz Plate Stampin' Up Backgrounds I (114512), Crafter's Tool Kit (104310), Blender Pens (102045) So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch (112091), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)


Jean said...

Great card Carrie, nice job on the sketch.

Cardmaking Galore said...

Great card - love the piercing

Patti said...

Your watercoloring is impeccable! I love your card.

Paul said...

Great card – love the colour scheme you’ve used. You’ve certainly done justice to the sketch.

Mary Fish said...

Wow, you are approaching 5000 visits . . . your beautiful artwork is a big part of that. Love how you colored the chick very softly. Cool. It's exciting to see all the Mojo sketches among the Pals, too!

Hugs, Mary

Denise said...

Your paper piercing was the perfect accent. Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Wow, great card! I am always afraid of making a card too "cluttered", but you have one of everything and it looks wonderful! :)

Tiffany said...

Great job with the sketch and super cute card!

Olena said...

Cute card! Love it! ~Olena~