April 25, 2012

Mojo Monday #238

Here’s the sketch challenge that the very talented Mary Fish designed for the participants this week:

                       

It’s a fun sketch and provides a lot of possibilities for dressing it up or down.  Please check them out here http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/

This is my entry:

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This card satisfied two cravings of mine.  One to make a card with the small squares and the other to try my hand at a vellum flower.

I had an EF that was of bricks, using my brayer, I applied Crumb Cake Ink to the inside and ran it through the big shot.  After cutting 12 1” squares, I sponged each edge with the corresponding ink.  Can you notice the extra dimension, they really stand out more.  Then each square was placed on another slightly larger square using Crumb Cake card stock.

The flower was created using the Blossom Punch and each ran thru the big shot with the polka dot EF.  Then using your stylus, each was cupped which made the dots even whiter, placing one layer down and the other layer upwards. The Five Petal punch and a smaller flower punch gave me the next two layers.  A tiny pink rhinestone topped it all off in the center.  The leaves are actually silk.  They are normally used in flower arrangements.  They worked perfect with the vellum.

Have a closer look at the flower ~

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Got to use some scraps for the inside ~

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Thanks for stopping by, I’ll keep you posted on how this card and the challenge works out.  *smile*

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18 comments:

Viv said...

Now would ya look at that! I have that brick EF and it languishes in my folder....or at least it DID! You've shown me the way Linda! What a star! LOVE That parchment flower too. SO delicate and fresh. (The crumb cake colour is just perfect)!! xxx

Traci Davis said...

Lovely card! Before I read your "recipe", I was trying to figure out which DSP you used for the small squares. Once I read the description I could see the brick. Who would have thought brick could be so pretty? I love your vellum flower also. Very pretty card, thanks for sharing.

Kards by Kadie said...

Seriously Linda....You flower is so pretty BUT....what steals the show on this card is your fabulous brick wall creation. LOVE HOW YOU DID THAT! I think the sponging you did on all the edges really brought the squares together and your card looks amaing. Many thanks for sharing with us.

Anne-Elise said...

Your flower is gorgeous!! I'm your new follower!

Linda said...

I LOVE THIS!! I don't have the brick EF (yet), but this is a great use for it. And seriously, doesn't the pink twine just put the final touch on it?!! GREAT job, Linda :o)

candra lanette said...

Beautiful!

Gerry said...

Gorgeous!! your genious came through again

Pauline said...

What a wonderful card, Linda, love the brick background and the vellum flower! TFS

Linda said...

I sooooo want that EF!! That brick background is amazing!! I love it. Works beautifully with the delicate flower, but would be a great way to make a masculine card too! Oh my goodness - you never cease to amaze me!

Carol Carriveau said...

I love this idea and have the same embossing folder....have to give this a try - and that flower...wow! TFS!

Annette said...

Linda, you have created beautiful texture with that EF, and the vellum flower just tops it off. Thanks for the inspiration.

Theresa said...

What a pretty card. I love the way you did the flower. The embossing gave it a wonderful look.

Linda Callahan said...

Your bricks are wonderful! What a fabulous effect! And that flower is beautiful - such a craftsman you are!

Stampin' Pretty said...

great job with the sketch and what a stunning flower!
hugs, m

Stampin' Pretty said...

great job with the sketch and what a stunning flower!
hugs, m

Stampin' Pretty said...

great job with the sketch and what a stunning flower!
hugs, m

Kathi said...

Wow, this is awesome Linda! I love what you did with the Brick EF, what fabulous texture! I will have to pull mine out and try that! And the vellum flower is just gorgeous, especially with the embossed dots! Very pretty card!

Susan Joyce said...

Just beautiful! Love how you used the EB folder and the Vellum flower is gorgeous.

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