Monday, June 4, 2012

Mojo Monday 244-Contest

MoJoMonday is a challenge usually just for fun...but the first Monday of each month there are prizes for the top picks. The winners will get to choose a Verve Stamp set of their choice. This weeks sketch is by Julee.

Shades of green Hello
It's really fun when you see a sketch and it just comes together. You know what colors and elements you want to use. So I gathered some ivory card stock some scraps of green paper and ribbon. I used Gina K's stamp set "botanicals" for the focal image, and cut half circles for the scalloped edge. I used "peeled paint" Distress Ink for the stamp and all the edges. When I looked back at the sketch I saw the scalloped circle, but I like the square as it was. There are no dimensions given for the sketch so it's all a guessing game on what will fit. I added the butterfly and sentiment to complete the card.

Thanks in green
I had all the supplies handy so I decided to try again this time using a scalloped circle on top of the square.  The reward is that I now have 2 cards complete, similar yet different, and so easy. The second one is closer to the sketch.

I've been busy making birthday cards for family member, some specialty cards and a few get well cards, so I haven't had time to enter any challenges. I really do enjoy following a sketch and I love looking at all the entries to see other versions. I get more visitors and wonderful feed back from contestants so even if I don't win the prize I feel like a winner.

“The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”~ Albert Einstein

Be well and thanks for visiting. Carole


  1. Such beautiful cards! Love the greens and the beautiful images. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  2. Both cards are beautiful. Soft subtle colour combination as well.

  3. Like your square take on the challenge!

  4. Hi Carole:
    I just LOVE the green earthy beauty to this card. It's refreshing and sweet, and you really made the sketch come to life in a vibrant way.
    I would like to invite you to play along at Word Art Wednesday. We're having a double prize challenge this week, and would really enjoy having you play along and share some of your beautiful art with us. Our challenges are small, good chances of winning the ramdom draw. We welcome new faces, and love to see the art you make. Please check us out and play along with us!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday


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