Monday, April 11, 2011

Mojo Monday Love for Mom

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a very nice weekend. Mine was good, quite and relaxing; but still good! I sent everyone back to school this morning and got to work on my card for this week's Mojo Monday. I know a lot of people are doing Easter cards right now; but I am trying to plan ahead for a couple of card drives that I am doing, so I decided to a Mother's Day card instead. This whole card centered around the fact that I wanted to use that orange sparkly brad (from Basic Grey's hopscotch collection) Often times I will buy accessories such as these to go with paper and then I forget that I have them and before I know it, I have no more paper and all these accessories! Anyhow I used Enchanted Evening, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and Melon Berry for my color palette along with the patterned paper from Basic Grey. I used Label 11 Nestabilities for the focal image in the bottom. The "Love" and "You" are from Our Craft Lounge, stamped in Sage Shadow ink The "MOM" alphabet stamps are from Martha Stewart
stamped with Not Quite Navy ink.
I tried for about 20 minutes to find a ribbon with a bow that I could tie that I liked under the flower on the side like it is in the sketch;but I just couldn't, so I decided instead to go with some small rhinestones which would complement the ones in the center of the Orange brad.
Just a few challenges for this card:

Mojo Monday: Sketch 186

My Partner in Crafting Crime: Layer it up (at least 3 layers)

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Before I go, I just wanted to invite you to take a look at my other blog "Interpretations of This Crazy Life" I finally got a chance to update it last night after a shamefully long absence in posting. I would love any comments and feedback you might have on my "Finding Zen: Part I (The Body) post.
Have a great evening!


Cindy said...

Great paper choice!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Emily said...

This is very nice :) Saw it through Make it Monday! I love the papers you picked!!

Rochelle said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the colors and the flower is just perfect with the brad at the center. And I think you nailed it with your decision to go with the rhinestones instead of a bow. Lovely!

Thanks for sharing your work with us at Michelle's Make It Monday. Hope to see more!


Anne Marie Hile said...

Fun card, Dori! Love the mix of colors and embellishments. They all work so well together! :)

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Dori. Amazing card .Love the papers and that brad just makes that flower so special . Really liked the tied thread at the top .Thanks for sharing and linking to Michelle's Make it Monday .

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is beautiful, I love your chosen colours, Thank you for joining in at MPCC, Janet