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Saturday, August 8, 2009

...Mojo Sympathy

Happy Saturday, everyone! It has been one crazy week here at the Kerin house! The boys went back to school this week, so we have been supply shopping, getting the house back in order, and getting all of the back-to-school paperwork completed. I have hardly had time to sit down much less time to sit and make any cards! I have several projects that MUST be completed this weekend, so I am buckling down in order to get it all done.

I had printed out the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #98 on Monday with every intention on getting it finished that same day, but to no avail. I am extremely OCD when it comes to certain things...one of them is completing challenges in order {I know...it's a sickness, but I am on medication! LOL}. If there are two challenges in front of me, I will start on the one that was posted first before moving on to the next. I am also a stickler for cleaning up my table and work area before starting another card/project...I like to have a clean start. It's crazy, I know...but that is my process! :)

For this card I turned the sketch 90 degrees right, and used the new Verve Visual stamp set, "Forever In Our Hearts" as my focal image. I stamped it in Basic Black Craft Ink onto a scrap piece of Glossy Cardstock, embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun, then colored it using Sponge Daubers and Classic Ink Pads. The circle panel was created using Spellbinders' Classic Circle Nesties, and the patterned paper was from the Tall Tales Designer Series Paper pack. I faux-stitched the patterned paper panel using a Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, and Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. I also added a piece of Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, a saffron button from Button Latte, and some Linen Thread to finish off the card.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here tomorrow with a couple of cards; one for the Viva La Verve Sketch from Friday, and an SU only card! Until then...

Supplies
Stamps: Forever In Our Hearts (Verve)
Papers: So Saffron, Old Olive, Glossy White, Tall Tales DSP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Old Olive, So Saffron, Crushed Curry
Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat gun, nesties, dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, black marker, ribbon, button, linen thread, big shot

26 comments:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow, Mercy! This is just GORGEOUS! Love the sponged coloring. Thanks so much for playing with my sketch! :)

Caryl P said...

This is a beautiful card! Such a serene scene you've created, I love it.

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful, Mercy!! Love the sponging and how you flipped the sketch!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Oh, Mercy!! This is just GORGEOUS!! You rock, sistah!

Vicki said...

Love this!!! Mercy you ROCK!!!

Ange Kelly said...

Just Gorgeoque! Love it!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Mercy! WOWSERS...what a card!! :)

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

OH my GOODNESS!! This is so stinkin' gorgeous!! Yikes!!

Kristina said...

Wow! That sponging looks fabulous! Definitely going to have to try that out... Such a peaceful sunrise/sunset effect.

Nena said...

This type of card is very difficult but this design is bright but not
overdone; very tender. Thank you for
putting so much into your creations.
It is such a blessing to learn from
and just purely enjoy your posts. I
am getting up in years and find you
young people think normal is OCD. In
my day most women were very clean and
enjoyed order. We got things done
but still offered daily peace in our
homes for our families. Enjoy today!

Whimsey said...

I so love your card; it's beautiful!!!

NancyS said...

BEAUTIFUL and utterly original. Gorgeous color choices. TFS, Mercy.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh AWESOME colors, totally GORGEOUS card!!

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely beautiful work, Mercy! Love the colours and your images are perfect!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow girl this is stunning!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Mercy!!

Viv said...

Ooo Mercy!! You've coloured this SO beautifully! Love the colours and that DP!
It's gorgeous.
Hugs Viv xxx

Jen Tapler said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful girl!! I love it!!

Ruthie said...

This is beautiful! So Peaceful!

WickedPixie said...

This card is so pretty! I am always inspired by what you do! :-)Traci

Pam Varnell said...

This is simply stunning mercy. Love it. The main image panel is gorgeomous!!!

Silke said...

Fabulous Mojo Card - Mercy!!! Love how you flipped the Sketch!!! I might have to steal this idea from ya - LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Emily said...

Simply stunning!!!

Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous card Mercy, I hope you dont find anyone to send it to soon though
x

jaydee said...

What a fabulous card. It's so hard to make good sympathy cards, but I thought the bird flying in open space was genius....

Jenny Gropp said...

Love this!!!!!