Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mojo Leaves



This week's Mojo Monday sketch was an interesting one.  Fun  layout and the oval shape lends itself to all sorts of options.   I combined it with this last week's ColourQ as I loved the colour combo.  In addition, it was a great excuse to pull out my new Leaf nesties :)

I chose a circle instead of an oval and created a separate ring of white to go on top of the bordering blue panel to add some texture and a fun element to the panel.  Some scoring on the white background panel, and a black button and two other black details to get my rule of three in :)A good masculine card to add to my stash. 

I managed to get out of the gutter cleaning this weekend because we got rain and there was no way hubby was going to let me go up an extension ladder when it was slick.  Needless to say, I wholeheartedly agreed LOL! 

Was totally proud of my daughter for winning a gold medal in the piano scale competition last month and was totally overjoyed to hear her say "that was easy" she she came out of her Grade 2 piano exam!  Hopefully her score will match her comment! 

Crazy busy this week as school winds down, but I'm going to squeeze in as much stamping time as I can between driving kids to activities, helping out and buying teacher's gifts LOL!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me and hope yours is a good one :)





What's In It?
Paper: Bordering Blue, Cajun Craze, Going Grey, Baroque Burgundy
AccessoriesNesties Leaves, Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, SU Embossing Folder, Scor-Pal, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, half Pearls, Dimensionals




18 comments:

Christina said...

Love how you've tucked the leaves into the circle frame, Marisa! And your scored diamonds made me laugh a little--I did the same on my ColourQ card for today! Great minds, right? Super job with these masculine colors!

Dawn B. said...

What beautiful rich colors this challenge gave you. I love all the layers on your card.. Great scoring too. That brings your eye right to the focal point. Congrats to your daughter. I think it is fabulous when kids have a passion for an instrument. :) Good luck with the end of school.

TannyP said...

YAY! Congrats to your daughter!

This card is incredible...love those colors and you've done it up beautifully with the sketch, too! Gorgeous job!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous! Love the look of the combination of scoring and distressing on the backround panel. The white background really highlights those branches and accents wonderfully!! Awesome job with this sketch...hope you're squeezing all the craft time you can out of the next week!

ChristineCreations said...

What a neat die! This looks so cool with the layout and colors Marisa!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa,you are the embossing queen!!! I love it!

Viv said...

So clean and pretty Marisa! How proud you must be of your daughter's achievement too! xxx

Benzi said...

Wow! I love the big fern and the color you used for it. Great job scoring and a super duper card.
Congrats to your daughter...makes a mom so proud.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your red fern (that foliage die set is my go to for leaves...just used it this morning for a card)! Congrats to your daughter for her piano accomplishments! Enjoy the week in spite of the full agenda!

maryr917 said...

love your mojo card-and the color comboyou used-congrats to your dd on her gold medal win as well

Emily Keaton said...

What a beauty, Marisa! Those colors looked like they would be hard to work with, but you really pulled them together so nicely. Just one more day left to go and then SCHOOL'S OUT!! Hang in there during your crazy last week. :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow Marisa!! This is soooooo striking!! LOVE the red with the rich gray and textured white bg!! Gorgeous!!

Katina said...

This is so striking Marisa! Love the strong colours and distressing.
Congrats to your daughter!!!
xx

PS. Thanks for your lovely thoughts re my hospital visits. Having some 'lady problems' that hopefully will be sorted out. xx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just fabulous, Marisa! Love the contrast of the white, and the way those leaves are just peeking out of the circle frame. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Olena

Maureen said...

oh, what a yummy leaf die!! A new treat? I've been saving lots since the postal strike!! LOL Love all the distressing :) Summer is coming in like a fireball!! Hot and sunny!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like how the leaves are coming out of that circle, and congrats to your DD on her gold medal!

TrishG said...

Wow - absolutely STUNNING! Love all your details and beautiful colors.