Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mojo Monday 202 - Blessings

My card today is for the Mojo Monday contest last week. Sketch 202 is amazing and I was so excited to create with it. My week got away from and then most of my weekend. I squeaked in some time to make this card.

I did a few fun techniques with this card. The first one was to use one of my neglected embossing folders and sewing machine, but what made it even more fun was to spread some white gesso across the pattern in a few spots and let it dry. I pulled out a Mister bottle with diluted Rose Red inker and sprayed a couple of places then grabbed my heat gun to set it and create a watercolor look. I wanted the edges to pop out alittle bit more and that meant sponging around the edges with Ranger's Antique Linen. (I did this again on the sentiment panel.) The overall affect was quite lovely.

The other technique was to go window shopping for tuts on how to make or crochet some ribbon tails. Of course I didn't find any that matched what I had dreamed up in my mind, but I did run across a photo of some Maya Road Canvas pennants that I CASE'd but used aida cloth and brass eyelets. Those little gems were die cut with the larger size pennant die from PTI's Banner Builder Collection set.

Lots of fun with this little card and I wish I could have beat the clock and had it posted in time for the contest portion of the sketch. It is a fantastic and unique sketch I'll be using again and again.

Stamps: Words Cannot Express
Paper: Neenah White, Dusty Durango, Kraft
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Paper crimper, aida cloth, PTI banner die, sewing machine, crop-a-dile, brass eyelets, MS border punch, Silver glitter spray, Nestabilities scallop and circle dies


  1. Janelle, I love this!! That background looks beautiful!

  2. This is gorgeous Janelle!! I LOVE all the textures!! And your colors are so soft and inviting!! LOVE what you've done with this sketch!!


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