Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mojo Monday 190

I have heard the term "Mojo Monday" ever since I started looking at cards on the Internet, but am finally playing along.  The card layout was irrestible.  I "saw" the card in my head almost immediately.  It went together so quickly!  Here's my submission:

I never get tired of this Tim Holtz die.  The bird is a little roughed-up, a little edgy, not cutsey-pie.  I used my favourite colour combination of Baja Breeze and brown.  The bird is stamped with the flourish from Friends 24-7, and the flowers come from Vintage Vogue.  Three scraps of K and Co paper were scallop-punched and inked with Soft Suede.  The text in the background is from an old novel.  The sentiment, stamped in white and embossed in white is from Pocket Silhouettes.

Play Time with Christine!

Whenever I go to Christine's, it's just plain fun.  Well, how could it not be?  We have stacks of paper, pads of ink in every colour (but pink -- right, Christine?) stamp sets galore....and we go to it!

This time I wanted to try a brayer technique.  I guess my ink pads need re-juicing because I got a very sketchy result that perfectly framed the tree.  If I had wanted to get this effect, I couldn't have planned for it!  Our spring has been very slow in coming, and I think the grey sky perfectly mirrors the weather outside.

I put painter's tape in a rectangle on the white cardstock, and rolled Going Grey and Bordering Blue over the card.  After I removed the tape, I stamped the tree.  I should have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the bird, but didn't.  The sentiment is a rub-on.  I matted the white with Baja Breeze, and mounted it on a Not Quite navy card base.  All supplies are SU.

I also created this:

I love this stamp!  After stamping with Pear Pizzazz ink on Very Vanilla, I stamped again on DSP.  I paper-pierced the pattern pieces, matted with a scrap of Pear Pizzazz and mounted it on a Very Vanilla card base.  The sentiment is a rub-on.  I don't normally do clean and simple cards, but I love the look of this card.