Monday, February 24, 2014

Mojo Monday #334

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It's the fourth Monday of the month which means it is time for a Tall and Skinny sketch over on the Mojo Monday blog!

Oh how I am enjoying this card concept and size!  You can keep things contained to the card size or have things hang over the edge to get to the 4 1/4" width and still fit the standard A2 envelope.  Or, you can go long with a 6" x 3 1/2" size for added length.  Lots of flexibility and room for options :)


I haven't played along with the Colour Throwdown forever, and with this week's fabulous colour combination, I just couldn't resits.  The colours tend to lend themselves toward a masculine card, but I decided to go girly.

I gleefully pulled out my flowers and butterflies in giddy anticipation of spring and this was my result.  Just adore font in this birthday sentiment from Poppy Birthday, and used the Loopy Blooms die set (which just happens to be on sale right now over at the Verve Store) for my flower.

All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday blog and you can also view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples.  Should you wish more details on the Mojo Maker's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.  
 

A busy weekend helping friends move and shuttling kids to and from activities.  I'm already looking forward to Spring Break when my son's soccer is over, other activities shut down for a few weeks and we get to enjoy a more relaxed schedule.

Thanks for popping by and hope you can play along with our Tall and Skinny sketch.

Challenges:  Butterflies and Flowers


 
 
What's In It?
Stamps:   Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps), Polka Dot Basics II (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Night of Navy, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Kraft (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen 
Ink:  Black and VersaMark  
Accessories: 
Loopy Bloom Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Lacy Circle and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Corner Rounder (Marvy), Black Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals



26 comments:

Marianne said...

Wonderful take on the sketch and the colour challenge. Love the clean and crisp look.

nwilliams6 said...

How have I never ever noticed the 4th week is a tall skinny sketch? Love this sketch or love what you did anyway. I may have to try and squeeze in some time to play in this one. Fun papers and Spring look and one fantastic Birthday card. Hugz!

Lynn Mangan said...

I love the color palette...gorgeous take on the sketch and colors Marisa!

Lee-Anne said...

Love the corrugated panel on this cute card! I do like the tall and skinny format!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh Marisa, this is a breath of fresh spring air! All the wonderful details that you do so well--crimped kraft paper, flowers, butterflies and polka dots! Love the bold look of the three patterned papers. I love this sketch and hope to play! Hope you are staying warm! ((hugs))

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun card! As usual I love the color combo~

Ravengirl said...

This is really pretty! Great sketch, great colors and beautiful elements!

Maureen said...

Those polka dots sure add some bold fun!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Marisa. Love the colors and your cute butterflies.

Benzi said...

Lovely card, Marisa. I love the three panels of dots in wonderful colors. Yes, I'm waiting for that first beautiful butterfly in my garden. But, for now, yours are very pretty.

Mrs A. said...

So glad you decided to go girly with these colours as it really works on your card. Love the top rounded corner idea and the corrugated paper as a backdrop for your flower. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great card, Marisa! Love the fun polka dots and fab tall & skinny layout! Can't wait to play along!

cm said...

Another knock-out of a card, Marissa! Love the colours, the images, the layers. You must be tired of reading the same thing from me all the time - but your cards are sooo amazing I'm running out of adjectives! Thesaurus time! The wee butterflies...adore them!
c

Lesley Croghan said...

Love those stamped polka dots and the gorgeous colours! This is such a clean and vibrant beauty, Marisa!

Vickie Z said...

Polka dots and flowers.....makes me smile!! Wonderful use of the colors and sketch!! Thxs for playing at CTD!! Have a great week!!

Laura Davis said...

This is so pretty, I love all the layers!
Laura

Jen said...

Gosh, I love this! The colors are spot on for a girly card, I think! I love the texture, the awesome sentiment and those sweet little butterflies!

PaperCrafting WithAngelina said...

Well this is my favorite from the DTs cards, although they are all great. Love your colors!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is gorgeous! You totally rocked both challenges!

Julia Aston said...

These colors are wonderful on this sweet b'day card Marisa!

Vivienne Holden said...

For some reason, I only get notifications on some of your cards. I didn't get notified about this one! It's a beautiful card too and I nearly missed it. Love the colours and your take on the sketch, is as usual, awesome! xxx

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a beautiful way to tackle these two challenges. I love the polka dots stamped on the 3 scalloped layers. I agree - this loopy flower is so pretty.

Ginger said...

Beautiful Card! I love the scallop edges! Great attention to details!

Shelley Germann said...

You made some great points for the skinny cards. Analogous colors schemes are my favorite, so I really this card! And aren't you attentive to detail? You lined up your polka dots...wow!

Patti said...

Love your card! Love your color combo!!

Great job : )

Ravengirl said...

This is really pretty! I like the color blocked look in the background.