Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday MOJO

Well, my DH is away for a few days, and, much as I love him, it sure gives me more spare time in my day to stamp away.  So, therefore, I am somehow able to do Mojo Monday ON Monday this week, and I also coordinated a colour challenge from The Paper Players at the same time.  This folksy styled card is quite a bit different from my usual vintage style, but it was fun to do and I learned how to make rolled roses as well.  Here's a good tutorial on that.

This is my card:



The colours in The Paper Players Challenge #95 were Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight. 

I welcomed a chance to use up some of my Poppy Parade, which I rarely use, and which is retiring at the end of the month, and I actually really love this combination.  I am becoming familiar with some of the new stamp sets I was able to order in the sneak peek promotion for demonstrators. (You could also get to see the new catalogue early and pre-order some things by becoming  a demonstrator for the new low cost of $125!)  The set I chose for this layout for the MOJO Monday Challenge #241:

is a new set called Forever with You, and it just seemed to fit these challenges perfectly.

 I made the image multicoloured by using different coloured Stampin' Write markers to colour the stamp.  The rolled paper roses are made using Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight cardstock and a new DSP, which will be available for order on June 1, along with all the new catalogue items, called Comfort Cafe.  Here's another look at the image and the roses:


The Comfort Cafe DSP forms one of the back panels as well.  Give those rolled paper roses a try.  They really are very easy and give a totally charming look to your cards!



7 comments :

Kris said...

I LOVE THIS CARD! Very cool! It would be nice as wall art too.

Playwriter said...

Thanks, Kris! I'm keeping your preferences in mind, so your comments are very helpful! (If you know what I mean!)

Tamara said...

Love how fun this card is! Glad you're able to have some extra 'play time' in your stamp room :)

Lesley said...

Look at the new goodies, how pretty! Yes, when hubby goes away, it is time to play with stamping goodies! LOL! I would be doing the same thing! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players.

LeAnne said...

So very pretty....this set is so fun using these colors! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players and sharing your creation with us! Those roses are wonderful, too!

Ann Schach said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I love your use of the rolled paper flowers and Comfort Cafe DSP! You and I were definitely thinking along the same lines. I used this same image and added rolled paper flowers to my Pals Paper Arts card. Your flowers are fabulous and so much better than mine! I need to check out this tutorial! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players.

Narelle Farrugia said...

You've created such a pretty card and I love those rolled roses! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!