I don't want to say it, because I don't want to jinx it, but shhh...I think I got my MOJO back.
For the past little while, I've been in a bit of a funk (this seems to be going around - what's UP with THAT?), not really creating, not really wanting to, but kind of really wanting to, if you get what I mean. I'm always happier when I'm creating, but sometimes just can't put it all together. *sigh*
This week, there's been a series of SUPER awesome sketches and inspiration around the web and it seems to have been JUST what I needed!
Today's card is brought to you by the MOJO Monday sketch! I STILL have my class papers out on my creating space, so they got used again! :) I'm sure my ladies will LOVE seeing all these samples at class tomorrow.
Check this out:
I started off with an Island Indigo base and while I wouldn't NORMALLY pair Island Indigo with Tempting Turquoise (the colour values seem a little off to me), I figured since they were together on the SAME piece of paper, it might be worth a shot. I'm not 100% sure that I like it, but with such a small border, I think it might work! :)
Then, I had an extra piece of Lucky Limeade sitting around (from the card you'll see tomorrow - LOL!) and added that...another layer of Tempting Turquoise and THEN I decided on the stamp set...yeah, a little backwards!
Anyway...I used my markers to ink up the little branch (though youngest DS asked why the tree was sideways) with Early Espresso and Lucky Limeade. Then, I used markers again to ink up the bird (Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango) and since I had the markers out, I just used the Tempting Turquoise marker for my sentiment.
The MOJO sketch had a little embellishment off to the left of the image panel, but since I stamped my image on the left, I decided to add my embellishment on the right. Besides, there was a bit too much white space there for me.
To create the little rosette, I "rooshed" up some Daffodil Delight Seam Binding and then adhered it to a punched circle (1" in this case, though you could make it bigger if you wanted a bigger rosette) covered in Sticky Strip. I added the large pearl in the centre and a small piece of 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta under the circle before adhering it to the image panel.
And then of course, there's the inside:
I added another piece of Summer Smooches DSP and a smaller piece of Tempting Turquoise. I then use the markers again to stamp another image of the branch. Then I added the same doodling as I did on the front image panel.
What do you think?
STAMPS: Best of Everything, A Word for You
INK: Do Markers count? LOL!
PAPERS: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo Cardstock; Summer Smooches DSP
ACCESSORIES: Markers, Punches, Seam Binding, Taffeta, Large Pearl, Stampin' Dimensionals