Friday, June 10, 2011

Mojo Monday 194 and Color Throwdown #145

I often look at the Mojo Monday sketch, and I did enter once, but wan't very happy with my entry. When I see the fabulous creations entered every week, especially some of the entries my upline, Andrea Munro has done, I feel intimidated by their sketches... but yesterday I decided to go all out, try to stretch my limits, and try some new techniques, to come up with a card worthy of competing in this challenge. So, here it is!

I knew right away that I wanted to do patchwork stitching with the stripes. I recently made another patchwork card that I loved, but it was for my inlaws anniversary, and it wasn't Stampin' Up! paper, so I can't keep it or display it on my board at classes. This one, I'm keeping for awhile ;)Like the other patchwork card I did, I also sanded the edges and the seams, to give it a more worn look.

Another technique I'd been wanting to try was sanding my stamped paper to give it a worn fabric sort of look.

Also, after seeing so many beautiful cards with Donna from ButterNut Sage Designs' Blown Glass technique, I challenged myself to try and figure it out myself... this is my first attempt, and while it's obviously not the same as hers, I really like it! I'll try a few more things, and see what I can come up with, before I buy her tutorial, simply because experimenting with possible "recipes" may help me come up with totally different techniques that I love, like this one :)

The challenges I used are:

Supplies used: (All SU! unless otherwise specified)

- Nursery Suite DSP, Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White CS
- Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Pear Pizzaz ink pads
- Pear Pizzaz and Marina Mist ink refills
- Crystal Effects and Smooch Spritz
- Glitter Glass
- The Bliss stamp set from Sale-a-Bration
- Rhinestones
- So Saffron grosgrain and Whisper White organza, dyed with my leftover ink/smooch concoction
- generic white crochet thread

Tools used: (All SU! unless otherwise specified)
- Mat Pack for piercing
- Sanding and filing tools from our Distressing Kit
- Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
- Fun Flowers Bigz Sizzix die (with Big Shot)
- random embossing folder


  1. Your card is beautiful...that stitching is amazing! Your paper choices are perfect and that flower is definitely the centerpiece! ;)

  2. You did a lovely job with the Mojo sketch and our color challenge! This turned out beautifully :]

    Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!