Friday, November 6, 2009
I finally got some time to get to this week's Mojo Sketch. Julee has given us a wonderful, clean sketch to work with since things are starting to get busy with only 49 days until Christmas (sorry I mentioned it!).
The first thing that came to mind for the main image panel was to use a big snowflake. It's probably a carry over from my wanting to use one for Mercy's sketch last week and opting not to since others beat me to it fair and square. As we used to say a few years back: "you snooze you lose" LOL! Anyway, I was originally thinking of going with blues and a silver snowflake but then I found this wonderful paper in my Costco DP Pack, which has been feeling a quite neglected as of late LOL. It paired up wonderfully with Mellow Moss and cream - two colours that give me warm fuzzies. Needless to say, my snowflake went from silver to gold in a big hurry. I used my Cuttlebug Snowflake Die to punch it out and added a gold brad to the middle for a bit of dimension.
Then my lack of visualization abilities swung into full gear.....should the image panel be embossed or plain. I decided an embossed one would look better but then had to try multiple embossed options before I could finally decided on which one to go with. I should have stuck with my first instinct as that is the one I ended up using! Have I ever mentioned I am not a very visual person LOL! Believe it or not, I actually have to physically move a piece of furniture, a picture, decoration etc. before deciding if I like them in a certain place or put a certain way because I can't picture it in my mind for the life of me! Unfortunately, this wonderful lack of visual/spacial skill carries over into my card making and as a result often provides me with many wonderful left overs for future cards LOL! I used my circle and scalloped circle nesties for the sentiment and added a row of piercing underneath it for a little added something. Yummy cream, satin ribbon and three brads finished things off.
Thanks so much for popping in listening to my card making "issues" LOL! Have a great weekend :D I'm off to help DH cook (well actually, DH is doing the cooking -- good thing too!! -- and I'm prep girl and sues chef) for the Alpha Retreat being held at our church this weekend. We get do feed 80+ people three meals so I'll be a busy girl. Verve Sketch With A Twist will just have to wait a few days. Blessings!
What's In It?
Stamps: Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: Mellow Moss, Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Costco DP Pack
Accessories: Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Brads, Paper Piercing Kit, Cuttlebug Snowflake Die, Script Embossing Folder, Dimensionals