Monday, April 26, 2010

Big Bow Mojo :)

What a beautiful mojo Monday sketch!

On a personal note: I'm a little sleepy eyed this morning. I'm still recovering from a late night team meeting here last night.... We got to talking and lets just say that 4 of us were here till midnight. I was so wound when everyone left, I didn't get to sleep until sometime after 2am. I have to say... I feel so totally blessed by the friendships that I've developed with the most amazing women ever all as a result of crafting together... This morning when I saw the mojo sketch, I used some of the left over supplies still in one of the boxes from my meeting last night.

We covered all types of faux bow's I could think of, and learned a few new techniques in the process! So fun!

On to the projects.... First, the big bow.. I laid the ribbon down on the table, like it was tied in a bow, but i just draped each side over itself and layered it. I added some linen thread to a button, and "captured" the ribbon, using the linen thread on the back of the button and just tied it. I used glue dots to adhere it to the card.

I've been neglecting the crushed curry color from SU this year... Boy, when you put it with old olive, it's just gorgeous! I added just a touch of ruby red to the flowers, and the used up ALL my ruby red buttons... I may have to get some more before they retire.. This is so darn pretty!

I recently attended a baby shower (where we didnt know the sex of the babies) and I made similar bows for the tops of the baskets we made. This is a really pretty way to make a bow and not feel like you need to tie one.

I ran the green layer through the big shot twice with the lattice die (new in the summer mini catalog from SU) and when I was done, I had a funky edge, so my center images, all needed to be cut down so you wouldn't see the flaw... Love that! When in doubt, cut it off or add another layer of paper to cover it up and keep going! :)

I inked all the images with markers (my favorite way to stamp). What a great way to kick off the week... It's club week here, so i need to get moving on projects today! Happy Monday!
Selene Kempton

20 comments:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow! This is simply stunning! What a gorgeous color combo, especially with the pop of red. Love your bow!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh just GORGEOUS!!

Patti said...

Way over the top awesome!

Linda Callahan said...

Just beautiful from the stamping to that fabulous ribbon treatment!

In Love With Scrap said...

Tha stamp are really artistic... beautiful, i like it a lot, a lot.

Kristina H said...

Love the stamping, and you are right...those two colors together are fabulous!

Thanks for sharing!
~KristinaH

Debbie Henderson said...

Love your bow! Your card is gorgeous. Love those 3 color combinations!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my Selene this ribbon treatment rocks!!

Karen Bernier said...

I am also a little sleepy too. I am glad I was a part of the late night crew!! Your creation is beautiful as was our meeting last night!!

Gina said...

gorgeous card!! I'm with Karen - had to take a quick nap after work....but, an amazing meeting with GREAT friends!

Dawn Dickinson said...

Love this card Selene! Glad I pre-ordered this set.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the Ribbon.
The colors look like true water color. You did a fabulous job. Love it!

Pam Speidel said...

You've definitely got the MOJO! Crushed Curry has never looked so beautiful to me! Love the way in which you've used Watercolor Trio. Simply BEAUTIFUL! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Such a neat way to do a bow, Selene! TFS ... and we don't have the Crushed Curry colour ... but it does look divine with the old olive! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Beccy said...

Absolutely wonderful! Well done, this is a beautiful card, and thanks for the bow making tips.

Barbara said...

WOW! LOVE, LOVE, love this!! I can see this set is going to make its way into my collection soon! Just a fabulous card!!

Pam said...

Selene, that card is beautiful! I like everything about it! I chose the same stamp set ... it is a good one for this layout.

Charmaine Stack said...

So soft and pretty with the second generation stamping in the background. Lovely card!

stampingmadly said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors, textures, layers, ribbons, all of it.

Hélène said...

I love this card, especially the ribbons !