Every first Mojo Monday of the Month there is a 'contest' and winners get a prize! So I thought I'd give it a try :) Mojo Monday sketches are fun and always good to use when you are stuck and out of 'mojo' :) Plus, the Mojo team always provides plenty of inspiration! Check out their gorgeous work too.
Here is the sketch...
And here is my attempt:
There were 3 things I did here that were out of my comfort zone:
Firstly, I modified the sketch a wee bit and added a "ribbon flower" (don't know what else to call it!) at the top left corner. I punched out a 1 1/4" circle, put Sticky Strip on it, and then pleated the ribbon around the circle and finally adhered a lovely white pearl in the middle. A rhinestone brad would look equally lovely! I am liking this "ribbon flower" (not sure if I've seen it somewhere before and became 'stored' in the back of my mind??) and I think I might go on and make a card with these flowers as a feature.
The other thing I did was to use my Eyelet Border Punch to make a border around my sentiment - first time I ever tried it!
And lastly, I tend to use strong vivid colours in my cards, so I decided to use pastels here, for a change.
Other points of interest: I cut out the flower on the bottom right hand corner from the Tea Party DSP, twice, and layered the pieces with Dimensionals. Paper piercing also added definition and texture to the card. For a nice finishing touch, I put a strip of matching DSP on the inside of the card.
I am quite happy with the end result - a soft looking card befitting the sentiment. It looks better in real life. :)
Supplies all from Stampin' Up!:
- Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
- Paper: Tea Party DSP; Choc Chip & So Saffron cardstock
- Ink: Choc Chip Classic
- Accessories: Eyelet border punch, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties Kit, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Stampin Dimensionals
Love to hear your comments! Have a great weekend...