Monday, January 21, 2013

Mojo Monday #277

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Ever have a sketch that just kicks your butt.  Well, this one did it to me and I'm still sore LOL!   It was just one of those sketches (sorry, Carole!).

In an effort to get some mojo going, I rotated the sketch, went with black and white with a pop of pink, and took a little creative license (aka:  omitting the three dots on the one panel and subbing a sentiment panel for them instead).

Figured my Eiffel tower die could cover a multitude of sins as Paris is the "city of love" and love forgives "creative license" LOL!  Some Swiss dots in the background added ab it of texture, blinged up the heart a bit, and rounded the top corner to "fill in" that space a bit.  Phew!  That was a brain burner, and as with any challenge, it feels great to have completed it :) 

You can check out all the challenge details over on the  Mojo Monday blog and also get a chance to view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples!  Should you wish more details on their cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.
  


Off to do some birthday celebrating today :)  Chef hubby will be cooking up some BBQ ribs tonite and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than a home cooked dinner with my family :)  If all goes well, I won't even have to do any clean up wink, wink! 


Have a fabulous day, and I look forward to seeing how you tackle this sketch!





Challenges:  Dorcerela (Heart and Button)

What's In It?
Stamps:  Rubber Soul
Paper:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Rose Romance

Ink:  Black 
Accessories: Eiffel Tower Die (My Favorite Things), Heart Punch (Marvy), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Crimper, Corner Rounder, 5/8" Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Button, Bling, Glue Dots, Dimensionals



27 comments:

Lynn said...

Happy, happy birthday to you Marisa! Hope you had a wonderful day for you!

Your card is awesome...I love that die and how you turned the sketch!!

LeAnne said...

I love it! Your color choice was awesome and I love how you added the sentiment. GO creative license!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love your take on the sketch and I think you did a great job with it. TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Well, you wouldn't know it by looking at this card! It turned out GREAT! I love how you turned the sketch. Your die was the perfect embellishment.

I was looking at it too....trying to figure out what stamps I could use....hmmmm could be a card that takes me much longer than normal to create....lol

Linda Callahan said...

Tough sketch and you flipped it and conquered! Love this - you certainly worked it perfectly! Have a great birthday - hope there's cake :)

Emily Keaton said...

Oooo Lala! This is a perfectly fine French-themed card :-)

Robin Feicht said...

So pretty! Love your attention to details on your card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh par.ree and pink, lovely combo. Happy birthday mf enjoy your day!

Maureen said...

Love the Tower and pink bow. No more beating yourself about changing a sketch! That's your creative side shining through. I do it all the time and it's a great release! Promise?! No more worrying...this is lovely :)

nwilliams6 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marissa! Hope it is wonderful and those ribs sound really wonderful! This card is beautiful - I love that turned the panel and did the pretty little sentiment tab. I am also still loving that tower die cut. One special card celebrating love. HB hugz to you!!!!

Jen said...

Happy birthday Marisa! And I'd never guess you had trouble putting this beauty together!

Wanda Cullen said...

Happy, happy birthday, Marisa! You definitely need to skip the clean up detail after your birthday meal! :-) I'm loving your flipped sketch interpretation...a really beautiful card!

Ravengirl said...

I don't think it kicked your butt at all. I love what you did with the sketch. I thought it looked intimidating when I looked at the raw sketch! Enjoy your birthday!

Chris D. said...

Happy Birthday Marisa! Having a chef Hubby would be a dream come true for me! Love your card! It looks as though it was effortless for you to do! TFS!

Tina Campbell said...

Happy birthday! I just love what you did with the sketch! It really turned out well, intrigued by the process you went through to come up with the card. TFS

Lee-Anne said...

Marisa, have a wonderful birthday! Hubby doing the cooking...hmmm that works! Oooh la la...love the Eiffel tower...hard to tell that this sketch kicked your butt...'cause I think you made a fabulous card! Love the textured heart and background!

Nitasha said...

Happy Birthday! Your card is so classy and pretty! Would love for you to link it up to our current challenge at Docerela Creations:

http://blog.docerelashop.com/2013/01/design-team-post-challenge-30-heart.html

Have a great week!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors, Marisa! You always amaze me how you put the layers together and it looks so neat and classy!

Cat lover 101 said...

And thank you to my wonderful daughter for all the help and ideas ;) Happy birthday Mummy

Vicki B. said...

Love this Marisa, that Eiffel Tower is super cute!!

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous colors, Marisa! Love the ribbon and cord combo, too.

Sharon said...

love the card. TFS

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh yes.......I love this colour combo and crimped heart. I think it's a great sentiment tab.
I hope your birthday supper was delicious and your evening fun and relaxing.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Marisa! Love your take on the sketch!

Shelley Germann said...

Kicked your butt? I don't buy it! This is a wonderful card. Dare I say it's a favorite? I will admit when I saw this sketch I was a little intimidated. I've had a few days to ponder and have some ideas, but can I get it done in time? We'll see!

Benzi said...

So pretty, Marisa. That soft pink ribbon really caught my eye.
I've been away and playing catch up today.

Betty Wright said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Marisa! I hope you ate cake! I miss cake...gluten allergies and all.

I cannot tell that you had any issues with this sketch. I actually love it turned on its side. Too cute and fabulous!