Monday, March 19, 2012

MOJO Monday Time Again

Well, this week, I got to do   MOJO Monday   ON
Monday!  I did struggle with this design, and there were many points in the process where I thought I should just chuck the whole thing and start over, but I persevered and came up with this:




The layout sketch looks like this:


I knew I wanted to use the Nature Walk stamp set from SU, and I wanted to create my own background for the center panel using emboss resist technique, but I went one step too many and didn't like the overall effect.  I wanted to see more bird cages and eggs, but too much Early Espresso sponging kind of lost them, so I started again and came up with this:




The shape and its back layer was cut using Framelits Labels.

I wanted to make a showy flower, but that is an area in which I need more punches, so I used 4 punched layers from the  2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch.  I wet them and scrunched them to separate the paper plies and held them together with an antique brad.  I backed it with loops of 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Early Espresso and some linen thread.  The vertical piece is punched from Old Olive using the Eyelet Border punch and I added some Old Olive seam binding ribbon topped with more of the taffeta ribbon.


The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  What would I do without that stamp set???   And just so you can see the background I tried to create, I'll show you a photo, but it was taken after I had already punched out the Framelits label.  I still may use it as background sometime, somehow with another card.   Experimentation is all part of learning and growing, from my perspective. 
             



I think tomorrow is going to be a play script posting, because I want to do some more sewing on the crib bedding for my daughter.  The shower is coming up quickly!!





2 comments :

Cissy Prestage said...

Hi!
Thanks for the sweet comment! Your card is so very pretty! The flower and ribbon really stand out! Just gorgeous!
Hugs,
Cissy

Sandra said...

It's precious! Thanks for share..