Thursday, January 13, 2011

So about that missing mojo . .

I think I found it :)

Do you ever feel like your crafting is forced? For the past couple of weeks I really have. I kept trying to come up with something and it just was not happening :( I haven't played along with a challenge since well before Christmas but today, hehe, today was different!

I think it was because my wonderful Mother came over yesterday to help me organize my craft room. So when I sat down I actually made something, and I like how it came out Shocking!!

So here is my first entry of the New Year for OTWC color challenge

The tan/white is from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found. The Burgundy is Prima's fruity jungle. I'm not sure where the mesh is from, the flowers were given to me by my friend Nancy (thanks Fancy :), the ribbon is generic and the velvet doesn't have a brand on it :(

I started by cutting the tan/white pattern to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. The Burgundy I cut using Labels 8. The flowers were the really fun part :)

The roses were originally white. I first tried coloring them with shimmerz pearl in Grammie Berrie. It was way too purple. So i went back to my tried and true distress inks. I rubbed them first with black soot. I just used what was left on the applicator so it wouldn't be black, more grey. Then I added some fired brick. To make them shimmer and to blend the color more I sprayed the whole bouquet with Glimmer Mist in Pearl.

I cut the velvet with Tim Holtz's scalloped edge die. Before putting everything together I inked all my edges with black soot, even the velvet. You can't see the black very well on the velvet itself but because it has a lighter backing it really made a difference on the sides.

I glued everything down on the tan sheet first so I could wrap my ribbon around it. I don't like when my ribbon shows on the inside of my cards. After I wrapped it I just taped it on the back, then glued the whole piece to my card front. I added the flowers and bow with glue dots and done!

Welcome back mojo I missed you :)


  1. This is very pretty! I love that bunch of flowers! Great job with the colors! ♥♥♥

  2. Wow those flowers are gorgeous! Love what you did the the OTWC colors this week! Thanks for linking up this beauty!

  3. I bet those flowers are gorgeous IRL - I wish I could see them up close. Your card is beautiful and I love that background too. Glad you played along this week at OTWC.