Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mojo Monday and Heart2Heart Challenge Card

Wow! Today sure felt like Spring! Along with the strong winds, the ground should be thawing and drying out nicely. We will see. 

So, for today, I did a card using the Mojo Monday sketch and the Heart2Heart Challenge using 3 of our Spring Colors- Sunkiss Yellow, Sky, and Sweet Leaf. Since I didn't have Sky Cardstock, I cut the flower from Heavenly Blue stamping the design on it with the Sweet Leaf. 

Heres the Mojo Monday 231 Sketch.

I cut the scalloped circle, the inside circle, the tag, the inside of the tag, and the flower with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I stamped on the flower with the stamp set in the Pemberley Workshop On The Go. I am really liking this stamp set for alot of projects. The blue circle is B&T from a retired Paper Pack that is the Crystal Blue color stamped with the March Stamp of the Month with Sky Stamp Pad ink. I stamped the background of the card with Bamboo Stamp Pad and the butterfly from the same stamp set from the Workshop on the Go.  

The swirl (also from the March SOTM) is stamped with white acrylic paint that I patted on my stamp with a sponge and then embossed with clear embossing powder. This was a technique taught by Tim Holtz except I used our stamp pads (sunkiss yellow, sky and sweet leaf) spritzing the ink with water and patting the sweet leaf cardstock into the three colors. It was really amazing how this worked. I found out that when he says do something quickly he means it. My paint started drying before I got the embossing powder on it but, it worked fine. It really did make a difference to keep drying and adding more of the stamp pad ink colors. This is my first attempt and I can't wait to try it again. I also want to direct you to another link called Studio L3 for more ideas using Tim Hotz's technique.

The leaves, vine, butterfly, and sentiment were also from the stamp set that came in the Pemberley Workshop on the Go. 

Click on the links above and check out the other great artwork and Tim Holtz's tutorial. Try them for yourself.  


Carla said...

This turned out great!! TFS! :)

Amy said...

Wow, you made these colors look so bright and vivid! Thanks for playing along at Heart 2 Heart this week!

Paige Dolecki said...

Wow - rockin' card! Love the layered colors and how vibrant they are with the techniques you've used here!

Thanks for sharing your awesome art and joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

Paige - DT

Allisa said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques with us! I will have to check them out. Love the effect on your card. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Lisa said...

How pretty this is... love it! I'm looking back at last week's artwork and thinking this could be for this week too! It's beautiful...

Creative Cutter Room said...

Great job on your card...I love the colors you've chosen. tFS

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