Monday, May 15, 2017

Mojo Monday #497 With A Touch of Curtain Call Frosting

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This week's Mojo Monday sketch coincided with the second Curtain Call Inspiration challenge so I doubled up on challenges once again as it was a busy Mother's Day weekend.

I loved the colours of grey and coral in the inspiration photo and the touch of wood grain in the background so drew on them for my card.  I stamped a wood grain background in Versamark on the grey, added two coral panels, crimping one for some dimension and texture, stamped and die cut two flowers using Brighter Days and the coordinating Scalloped Flowers  die set as the flower pattern resembled the cupcake frosting designs on the cupcakes.  I opted to use lace for the diagonal strip to "girly" it up a bit, the  sentiment is from Beautiful Things, and added a pop of green with the leaves for some contrast, and a few butterflies to finish things off.

Made this card for my daughter as she finished her freshman year of university, and did exceptionally well, earning herself a $5,600 academic scholarship for next year!!  She also interviewed for and got one of the 12 Collegium Assistant positions on campus.  It has been such a delight watching how she has grown in so many ways, tackled university, learned the ropes and excelled, stretched yourself, matured and "adulted" well :)  She is continuing to blossom and grow into the beautiful, intelligent, gifted and tender hearted woman God created her to be, and I am beyond blessed to be her mom.

All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday and Curtain Call blogs where you can view all the wonderful design team samples. 

Have a fabulous day, and I look forward to seeing your creations in the galleries :)



What's In It?
Stamps:  Brighter Days, Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Going Grey, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up) nk 
Ink:   Black 
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Heart Die (The Cat's Pajamas), Heart Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Sequins, Black and Crystal Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card, Marisa! Love that bit of lace. Congrats to your daughter!

Christine said...

The lace is beautiful, and I love how you used two tones of green for the leaves. That really makes them stand out!

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SonjaK said...

Great card! Love how you've combined the two challenges. So glad to play along with you at Curtain Call for this challenge.

Chantal said...

Classy and elegant! Beautiful card!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the pretty colors and that great Mojo Monday sketch.

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, so glad to hear your daughter is doing wonderful things. I am so proud of her too. When we see our kids growing and blossoming - we can feel maybe we did our jobs well raising strong and smart girls. Your card is so perfect for this celebration of your daughter. Love the flowers and wonderful sentiment. Lovely. Hugz