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Monday, February 20, 2012

Mojo Monday 229 Surprise!

It's time for a fresh new Mojo Monday sketch. There's something more to it this week because we are having a
for Julee Tilman.

A few friends taken over today's Mojo Monday sketch and we would be tickled if you joined us! Just create a card or project and link it up on the Mojo Monday blog.

If you've been hopping with us you will have come from Marisa's blog to be here.

Here's my take on this week's sketch!

There's always a game to play at a shower, right? So when I saw that my antique BINGO card had the same amount of columns as the Mojo Monday sketch, I had my inspiration for today's shower!

I scraped white gesso across the whole card with a fake credit card. I get two or three of those in the mail a month, so I'm never without a scraper. The corners were brushed a bit more with gesso on a dry brush. The card was spritzed with cold espresso water for an aged look and quick dried with a heat gun.

The bottom panel was punched out with a Martha Stewart Around the Corner punch using Andrea Ewen's tutorial (thanks Andrea!). Another layer using Verve's Rounded Scallop Frame on green dotted paper. Everything got a good sponge distressing using Brushed Corduroy and Lettuce Dye Ink with a little bit of Walnut Stain on the bottom mat..

The ribbon is from a sweet little shop I found in town. They have some amazing products for your home, but the variety of hand-dyed silk ribbon was calling my name. I swoon over the ones I didn't get a yard clipping. I'll be going back for more. I added a corduroy button to the bow.

I stamped the sentiment from Hope Blooms in Bashful Blue onto the bottom mat and added some Zva Creative adhesive pearls (colored with YG03 copic marker) at the bottom of the frame and complemented them on the other side of the sentiment.

Congratulations Julee and Mark! I'm so happy for the both of you.

Now the blog hop is pinned at Teresa's blog. That's where you can see the master list and get started from the beginning or in case their's a hiccup you can find the next hop. You're next hop is to the creative Tosh where you'll see her shower surprise!

UPDATED: I guess I was a hiccup in the hop today! Sorry about that folks.

Stamps: Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Antique Bingo Card (RAK), cream text paper (Wausau), green dotted cardstock (Where the Heart Is, MME)
Ink: Brushed Corduroy (Ranger), Lettuce (Ranger), Walnut Stain (Ranger), Bashful Blue (SU!)
Accesories: Rounded Scallop Frame (A Cut Above, Verve Stamps), Around the Corner punches (Martha Stewart), pearls (Zva Creative), hand-dyed silk ribbon, corduroy button (SU!)


  1. What a wonderful card! I love the aged and distressed look. The bingo card panel with the same number of columns is quite clever!

  2. Cute idea to use the bingo card :) Love the punched border.

  3. Such a cool card, Janelle. Love the mixed-media feel to it. And the bingo card interpretation of them sketch is just genius!

  4. oh my Janelle, I luv your take on the sketch and the baby bingo thought.....gorgeous card...thanks for making the hop extra special!

    hugs *~*

  5. Love the bingo card idea, Janelle! Wonderful card!!

  6. How super creative, fun, and gorgeous Janelle!! LOVE what you've done with the sketch and your fabulous distressing to the bingo card!!

  7. such a beautiful card and that ribbon is GORGEOUS!

  8. Janelle, this sweet! Love the Bingo card look background. Great touches, too! Fantastic card!

  9. Wowzers, Janelle...this is fantastic! You have such a way with mixed media...this is awesome! I admire your gift! The bow and punched border looks amazing!

  10. Sweet card, Janelle! Love the bingo card and the gesso adds a wonderful effect!


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