Thursday, August 4, 2011

It's Time

Time to get your Mojo out.  One of the bright spots of my Monday mornings is checking out the Mojo Monday challenge blog.  This week the sketch has a couple pennants on it and I just am not in the mood for pennants so I switched them out.  I switched the ribbon too.  Defiant, huh!  Bold as brass, n'est pas.  Those were the kinds of things I was told when I was a victim of catholic school and tried to switch things around a little.  It's amazing anyone who survived the schools I attended has a single creative thought in their heads.  I'm sure those penguins would have flipped if they ever saw my coloring books, where I used blue and green or orange for skin and purple for hair. They probably would have taken away my crayons and possibly broken my fingers.  They were some mean women and back in my day, corporal punishment was  encouraged not forbidden.  Ah, the good ole days.  But I digress...
To make the layered flower on this card first the stamp was inked with yellow and then the edges were rolled in orange.  It's very subtle and barely visible in the photo.  The idea was to make it look a little like a tea rose. 
don't forget the inside
Also difficult to see is the sentiment stamped in green on the lower right side, it says "just because".

Here's the deets:
stamp - Verve "Great Friends"
ink - Close to My Heart "Olive"; Stampin' Up "Barely Banana" and "Pumpkin Pie"
paper - Stampin' Up "More Mustard" cs and "Haiku" dsp
miscellaneous - Stampin' Up ribbon; mini brads; bling; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Mojo Monday MOJO202 - sketch
For Fun - Anything Goes
Kabbodle Doodles #78 - In the Garden
Totally Papercrafts #77 - Bling It Up
Polka Doodles #30 - In an English Garden
Sentimental Sunday - In the Garden

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. Pretty card, great flower and soothing colors!

  2. I love how you designed this card with the sketch as your inspiration...the flower totally ROCKS too!

  3. so glad you joined us at Polka Doodles with you lovely card

  4. Such a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the flower arrangement. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week and good luck. Hope to see you again monday for a new challenge. Bettina

  5. So pretty! Love the colors and the flower! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

  6. very lovely! Great colours and design. Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this week.
    Love n hugs

  7. You are a bold one Chris! Don't know how the nuns didn't beat it completely out of ya! Love this card - the flower is terrific!!! And the ribbon is great too!

  8. so gorgeous!! i remember those penguins with rulers crackin' my little fingers too ;)

  9. I like that you made it your own. Sketches are their for inspiration and it inspired you!! So I think it works perfectly.
    Thanks for playing “anything goes” at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you today as the NEW challenge was posted!!


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