March 28, 2008

JULEE'S MOJO MONDAY CHALLENGE

Yes, I know it's Friday and I had all good intentions of getting Julee's challenge done earlier in the week but I didn't so here it is today! I love her challenges and if you have never been to Julee's blog, you are missing out because she does beautiful work. You can find her at Poetic Artistry, believe me, you won't be sorry! So, here is my card. I used my Garden Whimsy stamp set because I love the butterflies in this set and wanted to use the big one as my main image. The base of the card is Sage Shadow card stock which I don't use often but really like. I then layered it with a piece of dp from the Porcelain Prints series (yummy!), used my ticket corner punch, and faux stitched around the edges. The center strip of dp is also from Porcelain Prints (the reverse side) and my fave!!! I used ribbon as my border on either side of the strip - it is from the Ribbon Originals set called District - I have been hoarding this since I love it so much, but then decided everyone needs to see how beautiful it is! I love this ribbon!!! The butterfly is mounted on Sage Shadow card stock and stamped in Not Quite Navy Classic ink on Whisper White card stock. These are all punched with my ticket corner punch as well. I then stamped the image again on another piece of Whisper White card stock, cut it out, and popped it up on dimensionals for a cool 3d look. I added some Sage Shadow color accents with my Stampin' Write marker and then added some dazzling diamonds glitter for a little bling. I also faux stitched around the image and added the silver brads from the vintage brads set. Finally, the sentiment is stamped on Sage Shadow card stock, stamped in Not Quite Navy ink, and punched out using my Large Oval Punch. I added a small piece of the Blue Bayou Double striped ribbon, popped it up dimensionals, and added some Not Quite Navy accents with my Stampin' Write Marker. Voila - all done! I love this sketch and already have plans to make some more cards with it today. I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday, I am off to scrapbook!!!

22 comments:

Deborah said...

Beautiful card!Love the butterfly and faux stitching! Your blues are so pretty! Do you have every color of SU paper and ribbon on the planet? Great perks aye? Hugs, Deb

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

YUMMY presentation, Alex...Its JUST ABSOLUTELY Beeeeeautiful.....That b'fly just POPS!....case-ing, for sure...TFS....creative blessings, Debbie

corinnesomerville said...

This is so purdy purdy !!!!! Way to go :)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Beautiful card!

Jen Glover said...

Too beautiful. Maybe the vote on my blog for the latest trend should also include butterflies! I LOVE my SU stamps! I can't wait to have more time today to play with them. Thanks CUTIE!

Beth Norman said...

Awesome card, Alex. The butterfly is adorable. I have that same DP.

Janine said...

Oh WOW !!! This is just beautiful!! The colors are perfect and that butterfly - WOW !!

Lauren said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL. Love the combination of the patterned paper and ribbon.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh I LOVE this Alex! I adore that set. . .I need to get back to it. It was my favorite for so long! Gorgeous card, Alex and wonderful take on the sketch!

Melissa said...

Beautiful Alex, beautiful! And it matches your blog perfectly! LOL!!

Have a good weekend,
M.

Dawn Easton said...

Wow Alex, you rocked this sketch! I love that DP and that butterfly is so pretty!

Katie said...

Oh Alex, what a lovely card, the colours, the stitching, the ribbon, it's so pretty.
I've stamped some Magnolia and Sugar Nellie images for you. I put them in the post today but I've no idea how long they will take to get to you! LOL

Katie
x

Ana Baird said...

Gorgeous! Love your butterfly!

Corie said...

Love your blue butterfly -- so pretty

gina said...

great card, love all of the stitching and the colours
Gina x

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty, Alex!

NattyK said...

Lovely card, I really like the colour. x

Denise~ said...

Very pretty! Love that dsp and the faux stitching. Great butterfly too. :)

louise said...

Gorgeous card Alex, love the background dp

Rose Ann said...

This is very beautiful, Alex!! I love the colors and stamps you used!!

Amy G. said...

Very pretty...love the butterfly! ;)

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Just beautiful. Perfectly embellished! Thanks for playing! :)