Monday, May 4, 2009

Get your Mojo Going.

What's better than getting inspiration with a sketch challenge once a week? How about a prize???

Every week Julee from the mojo Monday website, offers up another wonderful sketch to get your mojo going for the week. I personally love doing challenges. In a way it's like going to the gym, but to stay in shape for making new cards.

I started out playing with this paper yesterday, to make my swaps for my team meeting. This morning when I got up, I really wanted to make a sympathy card for a dear friend who just lost her husband. I want it to be something extra special. Let me also say, I NEVER use these colors. I started with a 2"x3" rectangle of garden green card stock. I took versamark to the entire surface and embossed it with iridescent ice EP. Then, I ran it through my big shot to cut out a butterfly's wings.

Next I took some white taffeta ribbon and colored it to garden green using a marker. I made a faux bow out of the same ribbon on the square piece on the cardfront.

I made a butterfly body the other day using left over full pearls from the pretties kit and now I think I'm addicted. I have a ton of these beads, and I'm so happy to find another use for them! I cut a piece of card stock very thin, maybe 1/16th of an inch, and rolled it up very tightly. Then I folded in half and kept rolling to get it small enough so I could feed the beads onto the paper. I attached the beads to the card with crystal effects, separated the paper at the top and trimmed it to make it look like a butterfly's body. I love this technique so much, that I imagine, I will be doing it with my technique club this month.

The rest was easy. I cut my flock together designer series paper down to match the sketch and put it all together. i wish i had a rubon to express what I'm feeling for my friend. thoughts and prayers was what i came up with, but I'm feeling that part doesn't cut it. Thanks Julee for a fabulous sketch (again). If you're reading this and you've never tried a challenge, I encourage you to check it out! You could win some free rubbah!
Happy Monday.
Selene~

12 comments:

Gloria said...

Love the colors!!!! great card

MrsBoz said...

What a beautiful job you did on this! Love that ribbon and the butterfly is lovely!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Selene, thank you for commenting on my card...it made me smile. I absolutely LOVE the feather DSP in your card. Awesome job and very different from what I have seen. Lovely.~Donna

Crystal said...

OH wow I love your butterfly its sooo pretty, your card is beautiful!!

Krista Driessen said...

Very nice Selene !!!

patti said...

Very nice job on the sketch,gotta love that butterfly!

Basement Stamper said...

Selene: I'm sorry you had to make a sympathy card but it turned out beautiful! Love the colors of it.

Nicole Tugrul said...

Beautiful card, it has a bit of a contemporary look!

Laura said...

This is beautiful Selene! Love the black butterfly- I don't think I would have thought to do that.

Ret said...

Selene, this is so pretty! You did a wonderful job on it. Just beautiful!

Terri E. said...

Great bling, pearl and bow detail! Way to rock the mojo sketch this week.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sonia Kertznus said...

Loely card! ...HUGS...SK :)