"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My First Mojo Monday (#60)

OK So I decided to take of a few more challenges. I had seen Julee's "Mojo Monday" challenge before but just didn't know if I had the time to take on anymore. My sweetie Sankari always makes the cutest card from Julee's M.M. Challenges so this week I decided to hunt for a few new things to inspire my creativity and Mojo came to mind. So this one's for you Sankari. I am not usually one who likes to do a challenge with someone else's template, so this challenge lived up to it's name for me. I like not having to be confined to a specific idea but have the freedom to work on a project until  it becomes a work of art. I think I will take on a few of these challenges to really help me grow as a paper artist. 

I think the poinsettia is the first thing that came to my mind on this card. I really wanted to use "Real Red" so that it was a deep red color. I love to add dimension to my cards so I was visualizing the flowers 3-D of course. I then got out my S.U. Christmas paper(Dashing) from last year so the reds would match. I layer out all the patterns and found one that was not to distracting from the flower image and had a couple of greens to play with.

I used a few dots of glitter glue in the center of the Embossed flowers. Thanks to my little 5 year old I have re-discovered my paper crimper. (he loves to use up all my scraps and has me make him strips of paper to crimp) I cut out folded leave shapers and ran the leaf through the crimper on an angle for the leaves. And what card is complete with our juice yummy ribbon. 

Who doesn't love a little jewelry on a card or on their person.. I DO, I DO.....(hand raised high in the air) Green was the perfect fit. It added such a great little punch to the card. Red would have distracted from the flowers...

If you are up to a few challenges check out Julee's "Mojo Monday" for great card templates.
Check out our "Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge" if you really want to think outside the box and have a free rain of creativity. ALL PROJECTS WELCOME. Anything from card to sewing.. What ever inspires you....

Have a great day!!


Stamp Recipe:
Stamps:  S.U. 
Paper:  S.U. Dashing Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, and River Rock                 Card stock.
Bling: Target dollar spot
Ribbon:  Real Red  S.U.
Ink:  Real Red, River Rock, Old Olive, Gold.
Glitter Glue 
Movie watched: "You've got Mail"


Jane Carroll said...

beautiful card

tutorial on my blog of how to post a link

hugs jane x

Catherine said...

this is so pretty, Brooke.
love what you did with the sketch :)

Carol Dunstan said...

I agree, I love what you have done with the sketch!

Kate said...

It's beautiful!

Nancy Riley said...

What an amazing job you've done with this sketch, Brooke! I love love love this card!

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful job!! Love those raised flowers and green bling!

Myrt said...

...oh wowsers, your card is so stunning, Brooke - awesome!

Sherri said...

This is beautiful! Wow!

Felicia said...

What a beautiful amazing Christmas card you did.

Shari said...

I love it Brooke!

Sankari W. said...

OH WOWIE wow!!! Your card is absolutely mojo-licious!!! That Christmas card is just so rich and decadent - love the jewels and the dimensions of the flowers! Totally a stunner! I am blinded by its beauty!!! :)
S. :)

Megan said...

This card is so fun! I love it...you did a great job!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the dimension, the colors, everything! Thanks so much for playing with my sketch! :)

Sarah Peale said...

Oh! I just love this! So beautiful!

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