Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mojo Monday 222

I am so happy to be playing along this week in the Mojo Monday 222 sketch challenge. I could only do it because Monday was a holiday for me and so I was able to play instead of work.

Julee Tilman designs very unique sketches, unlike my "normal" card style, so they really stretch me creatively. I love that! Here is this week's sketch:

Here's my card:

The sentiment stamps and the small and large doily stamps are from the Waltzingmouse Stamps line. I am tickled by how well those doilies go with the October Afternoon Thrift Shop printed papers. Of course, I had to add a few Swarovski crystals here and there for accents.

The thing I like best about this card is the way inspiration struck and I split apart some clear sentiment stamps (gasp! I know!) from two different stamp sets and combined them to get my sentiment for my label. "Homespun hugs" was one stamp and "Birthday wishes" was another. A little careful slicing with a craft knife and I was able to create a label that said what I wanted it to convey. (Note: WMS stamps are very high quality; I would not attempt this with thinner clear stamps for risk of tearing.) 

Once I was pleased with my stamp alignment, I stamped and embossed a couple of sheets of this arrangement in various colours, then cut them out using a number of different dies. Don't be surprised if you see this sentiment pop up again in future cards. 


Deborah Frings said...

Charmaine - this is gorgeous. I really like the way you've mixed the WM sets, and your sentiment label is fab. I've cut a couple of Claire's stamps - makes the sets even more versatile!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Pauline said...

Congrats on The Big Cheese this week, so well deserved for this stunning card!

JJ Bolton said...

Awesome card! Love the fresh reds! I've cut some of my stamps as well (sometimes you just need the flexibility:)

And congrats on your cheesiness;)