Tuesday, June 24, 2008

This week's Mojo Sketch

Oh oh oh, I just loved this week's Mojo Monday sketch that Julee posted! Lots of potential here, I plan on doing several more! It was just the thing to help me out of my mini stamping slump.

I decided to try something different for this card. A couple days ago, I was inspired by Gina K's tutorial of Crayon Resist. So after MANY attempts and just about all day working on this, I settled to resist on the single butterfly from Verve's Thankful Blossoms . It is kinda hard to see it on the pretty swirly butterfly, but it's there! The butterfly is sponged with barely banana in the center and working out I then used celery and then cameo coral. I used lots of stickles on the butterfly as well.

The striped image panels were made using my oldy but goody, Simple Stripes BG. I just love that backgrounder!! Stamped in PTI's colors Sweet Blush and Spring Moss respectively. I originally thought I would put dew drops around the entire oval, but ended up liking them being used for the butterfly trail instead. I added a clear dew drop in the center of the green button to bring some continuity to the embellishments. The top background panel was run thru the cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder and the bottom panel is PTI's Pink Patterns DP.

At that point, the card still wasn't quite where I wanted it to be, so I added some piercing (when in doubt -PIERCE I say!) and striped organdy ribbon (another fav of mine!). So, after 3 hours, and an entire scrap bag full of crayon resist disasters, I finally like this!!

Card deets:
Stamps - Verve Visual Thankful Blossoms, Simple Stripes BG, sentiment by Tech Tuesday
Paper - PTI spring moss, sweet blush and DP and SU cameo coral
Embellishments - dew drops, striped organdy by Pinkhedghog Papercrafts, buttons, paper piercer, corner rounder, white gel pen, stickles


  1. I LOVE this card! The 3d butterfly is BEAUTIFUL!

  2. sooooo why the hard time w/ crayon resist?? I have a hard time too....the black always smears, or it just looks like a kid did it!!

    DO TELL how you got it to work!!

    sigh.....is it Sept 2nd yet?? kids underfoot, sun is out and some of the weeds I have been pulling are taller than me!!


  3. Beautiful color combos and overall card!! Love the 3-d butterfly.

  4. This card is just gorgeous! Love the dew drops and how you placed them.

  5. ok so your blog is now my new favorite blog! LOVE it! Love this card as well as all your creations :)

  6. gorgeous! love the dew drops near the butterfly and of course the PT paper.