Friday, May 28, 2010

Mojo Monday Madness!

OK.... I give up with the Mojo Monday sketch this week! I have tried numerous times to create a card based on the sketch below and each time I am unhappy with the final result - but I'm going to post two of my creations anyway. I got some great baby paper from Archivers on Monday night and thought it would be perfect for this sketch but I think it ended up looking too busy. Also, I stamped the giraffe on SU! cream cardstock and I don't think that is a good base for coloring with PrismaColors and blending with babyoil... it was messy and not a lot of fun. I'll make sure to note that I should not use SU! cream when using PrismaColors in the future.

The card below was supposed to be for graduation but I decided it was not quite the right color for the occasion (see my post on Wednesday for the final grad cards I created). Again I feel like there is something missing from this design. One cool thing though, is that I did not have any KaiserKraft pearls in the correct green so all I did was use a green copic marker and color in 3 white pearls to make them match.... worked like a charm! I can't claim the credit for this idea though, I think it came from either Cindy Lawrence or Marianne Walker - both Copic coloring queens!

Here is that frustrating sketch that I was trying to work from :

Anyhoo.... I hope you are looking forward to the weekend!

Baby Giraffe
Stamps : SU! (Sentiment), Inkadinkado (Giraffe)
Paper : SU! (Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Cream), Fancy Pants Little Sprout DP
Ink : VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Chocolate Chip
Accessories : EKSuccess Scallop Circle Punch, SU! Scallop Flower Punch, Sizzix Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Basic Grey Button

Circle Congrats
Stamps : Inkadinkado

Paper: DCWV Cafe Mediterranean Cafe DP, PTI Orange, Green and White
Ink : VersaColor Paprika Pigment Ink, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories : Marvy Circle Punch, Basic Green Button, Spellbinders Label Die, KaiserKraft Pearls, Green Copic Marker, White ribbon from Michaels


  1. Wow, Sarah... both cards look great and you did a fabulous job with the mojo sketch! Love the color combo in the second card, super cute!!!

  2. Sarah, I think they are BOTH fabulous! Love the colors and everytning else. Thanks for the tip about coloring the pearls. Pretty cards.

  3. Both cards turned out great! Great interpretation of the sketch. Sometimes we are our own worst critic!

  4. That sketch had me stumped too, so I didn't even try it this week. I think your cards turned out great. I like your other grad card too, nicely done!

  5. Your colouring is just amazing and the layout works so perfectly! What a lovely balance of embellies and beautiful colours. Gorgeous cards!

    Stay strong and crafty!

  6. Sarah,I think these cards a perfect.I wouldnt change a thing.I Judge my cards so much.There so many cards that I don't post for the same reasons.

  7. I really like both of your cards- love the DSP on your Mojo card and the way it is layed out is great- love the stamp you used too. TFS.

  8. You did a fabulous job with the mojo sketch. I love the baby card!!!


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