Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Being Inspired to revitalize the Mojo

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I apologize for the late post. I actually had this card done yesterday; but didn't have a chance to post it and this morning has been busy also. I decided to take another stab at the Mojo Monday sketch, this time using Beate's Inspiration piece to spur along the creativity a bit. I really liked the outdoor tuscanny look of this piece. I also really like the fact that it's all outside and therefore nature dictates the color palette. Colors in nature don't always go together; but the fact that nature doesn't care about that makes it all the more beautiful. To that end, I chose colors that I wouldn't have normally put together; but looked surprisingly good together. I started with a Handsome Hunter piece as my base and then added the Kiwi Kiss piece,which I stamped with the "Fine Lace" background (my go to background stamp!) in Old Olive ink. Then I added the two scalloped Tangerine Tango pieces at the top and the bottom. The sentiment at the bottom is from "Serene Spring" as well as the main image, which I colored using inks, watercolor pencils and aqua painters. The bird has a bit too much green in him; but by that point it was too late to start again! I attached the image to another piece of Handsome Hunter and then to a piece of Summer Sun. Finally I finished the card with the prima flowers on the side.
I really think that I like this one better....what do you think?
Ok, so that's all for me. I will be taking the rest of the week off and will be back on Monday. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for visiting with me!


Bev said...

Fabulous card, love the image and beautiful colours.
hugs Bev x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful. Love how you framed the flower embellishment. Thanks for playing my challenge! :0