Monday, July 5, 2010

Mojo Monday Journey

Hello Friends!

I'm just home from my weekend 4th of July camping trip. It was a great weekend but I'm happy to be home. I was able to sneak away tonight for a few moments to try out this week's mojo monday sketch challenge.

I really love playing along with sketch challenges. My friend Karen was here last week, and she was making a STRIKING card for a swap. The colors were marina mist and white.

So for the creation tonight, I used shimmer white and marina mist and had a blast making this card. For the center panel I cut three ovals using the big shot.

I used three 1/2" pieces of cut marina mist paper, and just cut a V with my paper snips to make the look like ribbon panels to follow the sketch.

Next, I embossed polka dots (5 rows) using an embossing folder that I cut with my paper cutter. I cut one of my polka dot embossing folders apart, so I can make some parts embossed and others not embossed whenever I want! :) Love that!

I stamped my main image from the new hostess level 2 set from Stampin Up, and stamped the word Journey from another stamp I found hanging around. I used an aqua painter to move the color around a bit, then added a big layer of crystal effects, mixed with dazzling diamonds glitter, I painted that just everywhere I felt! Isn't that yummy?

In real life this is super shimmery. All white layers are made from shimmer white and it's so sparkly in real life. I took this close up to try and get a better feel. I sponged the journey and flower layers.

I finished it off with a cute little taffeta bow. I tried other larger bows and they seemed to overtake the image a little bit.

At the end of the journey, it's always good to come home.

I hope you have time to stamp4fun today!

(((rubbah hugs)))
Selene Kemptong

5 comments:

dstandard said...

Gorgeous card!

Debbie Henderson said...

Awesome card Selene and congrats on earning your trip!

Robin said...

Got me new catty and love it! I spent an hour justin flipping pages and plan to start all over tonight! Thanks for you help last week with my order.

Patti said...

So glad you had a great weekend! It was awesome here in Idaho too! Love your card...so pretty!

Andrea Ewen said...

Love that monochromatic look and those beautiful pearlized flowers. Just gorgeous!