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Monday, July 12, 2010

It's a MOJO Monday Colour Throwdown!

This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see what else I've been up to!

I can't even REMEMBER the last time I played with a MOJO Monday sketch. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day. And, since today is the last day for Colour Throwdown # 100, I knew I'd need a sketch to get my submission in on time. MOJO Monday to the rescue!

The colour throwdown seemed a little daunting at first...I mean, I could manage Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose, that wasn't a problem. But then they threw in Real Red? It has a TOTALLY different colour value! What to do, what to do? I decided the MOJO Monday sketch would be perfect because of the little squares. That meant I could include the Real Red and not have it overwhelm the card by using it in one of the tiny squares. So, that's what I did!
I stamped all my little flowers using the Level 2 Hostess set Apple Blossoms onto Whisper White paper and then used a 3/4" square punch to punch them out. I layered them on matching cardstock and hand cut the small border.

Then I stamped my 3 1/2" X 5" piece of Baja Breeze using En Fran├žais and Baja Breeze Ink. This is SUCH a versatile background stamp! If it's not part of your collection, it should be! If you'd like to order one be sure to contact me!

I adhered all the layers together and then cut two short lengths of Whisper White Satin Ribbon and tucked them under the four little squares which I mounted to the front of the card on Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used my Circle Scissor to cut the half circles where I stamped my sentiment.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Apple Blossoms (Level 2 Hostess Set)
INKS: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Regal Rose
PAPERS: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Real Red and Regal Rose Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Ribbon, Circle Scissor

Happy Stampin'!


  1. Very cute. Love the little flower squares and the ribbon.

  2. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with Color Throwdown 100!!

  3. I love those little flowers on squares! Great interpretation of the challenges!

  4. lovely card! :)

    another thought for incorporating really red into a softer colour scheme: get a length of twill tape and dye it with really red ink refills. the twill tape will soften the colour, making it more user friendly, and then still use it as a smaller element.

    but gosh, christyne, how big are those flowers?? they look even smaller than 1"! ;) LOL

  5. What cute little flowers and I love the half-circle sentiment! Thanks so much for helping us to celebrate our 100th Color Throwdown challenge!

  6. This is just beautiful! Love those darling little flowers.

  7. I love your color combination and the script on the Baja Breeze. Wonderfully made!

  8. simple elegance!!! Thanks for playing along with this special 100th Color Throwdown challenge !! Don't forget to "hop" around to all the blog stops and leave some love...this will make the members of the blog hop happy as well as increase your chances of winning!!

  9. Now this sketch is interesting...I have not seen it before...really lovely Chris.


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