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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

...Mojo #77

I am blown away again! I was one of the Mojo Madness Winners for last week's sketch card seen at the bottom of THIS post. I just CANNOT believe it! I was chosen as one of the winners from 441 fabulous entries..thanks, Julee! Can my week get any better? It's only Tuesday! LOL!

On to the Mojo Monday Sketch #77 submission. For this card I wanted clean and simple lines, so I channeled my inner "Julie Lacey" {wink wink, Julie!}. I started with a Basic Black Cardstock base, then matted all the additional layers with it also. The large Whisper White Cardstock panel was pierced around the edges using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer... shocker, I know! The black and green patterned paper was from the Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper pack, and the green panel was from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog paper pack called Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper. The edges of the green panel were pierced also, and Silver Brads were added to the other panel. Each brad with Basic Black Cardstock (1/4" Circle Punch) and Kiwi Kiss Cardstock (3/8" Circle Punch).

The focal panel was created using Classic Circle Nestabilities and the Big Shot. I stamped the branch (from the Level One Hostess Set "God's Beauty") on the white cardstock circle in Basic Black Craft Ink, then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I stamped the same image again onto a piece of Watercolor Paper, then colored each leaf with an Aquapainter and Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Pad and Refill. Once they were dry, I cut out each leaf with my CutterBee Scissors, and attached them on top of the ones on the white circle panel with Dimensionals. I colored in each leaf with a Gold Sakura Glaze Pen to add a little sparkle. The sentiment was from the upcoming set "Great Friend" {I LOVE the font used in this stamp set}, and was also stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink, then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. I used a Cool Gray Number One (C1) Copic Sketch Marker to add some shadow around the branch and sentiment. Each layer was attached to the other using Dimensionals in order to complete the card.

That's it for today! I am still working on another sketch card from the weekend, and the SCS Sketch Challenge will post later tonight...so I will be busy again tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you all later. Until then...


Supplies
Stamps: God's Beauty, Great Friend
Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Watercolor, Urban Oasis DSP, Walk in the Park DSP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, copic, nesties, big shot, clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, scissors, brads, punches (1/4" circle, 3/8" circle), glaze pen

21 comments:

Susan said...

Congratulations Mercy! You are way too modest. Your cards are always fantastic!!

Karen said...

Wow......so many wins! Congrats! I agree with the 1st comment...you deserve it! TFS!
{{cheers}}

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

Congrats Mercy!! You are totally rockin' all the challenges- you so deserve the winning pick your card is beautiful!!

Pam Varnell said...

This card is beautimus girlfriend. Very striking!! Love all the piercing and the sparkle on the leaves.

You're awesome, from your #1 fan. LOL!!

Erin K said...

This is FANTASTIC. I'm new to your blog and I can see it's going to be a favorite of mine. :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Congrats, how exciting!!

Julie said...

EEEEEK...I got a SHOUT OUT from my girl Mercy!! :) I saw this card on SCS and just LOVED it! No surprise you'd be picked out of that lot of cards! Way to go, gf!!

mudmaven said...

Just gorgeous Mercy! Top notch! Congrats on all your kudos this week - all well deserved! ~chris

Renée said...

Congratulations, Mercy! You've got so much talent!! I love this card. The colours are so striking!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Congratulations Mercy, your cards are just beautiful! Whats next you dirty girl you, LOL!!!

Enjoy your fabulous week and I can't wait to see your card tomorrow!

Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

Basement Stamper said...

Does not surprise me at all that you are picked for these challenges, your creations are amazing! I love seeing what you are coming up with next.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

OMG- i cut this stamped image out recently, what a pain, but it looks beautiful when it is done. Great card! Thanks for all the great posts. I am totally jealous of all the mini sets you have :)

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Mercy!!

Savitri said...

So so pretty!! Wow, love what you did here. I love how you placed the leaves and the stitch marks. GORGEOUS!

Silke said...

FABULOUS!!! Oh Mercy - I love this card!!! Gorgeous clean lines and the colors are *WOW*!!!

Hugs from down south!! ~S~

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and I always love how you do the brad layers! I've tried it.. but can't seem to make it work... Another stunning Mercy card!

Viv said...

Congratulations Mercy!! Just look at this card! It's fabulous. No wonder you were chosen. How could they NOT choose you!
It's impeccable.
Hugs Viv xx

dpkennedy said...

This is beautiful! I love your color combo and the dp you used!

Christi said...

Congrats Mercy! Your card is gorgeous!!

Bev said...

So pretty, love the colours x

Wendy said...

This is fantastic, you deserve to be one of the winners! Congrats!