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Thursday, November 12, 2009

...Cracked Glass Mojo

This is my submission for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #112. I usually shy away from layouts with small focal panels, but this one actually motivated to stamp! I loved the bright color combinations in some My Mind's Eye patterned paper that I found not too long ago, and I knew I had to use it for this sketch! You can't really see it well, but the papers have glitter running throughout them...and they are so beautiful up close. I used one of the snowflakes and the sentiment from the Verve set, "Christmas In The Air", since the focal panel was so small. I used the Cracked Glass Technique on the embossed portion of the circular panel after watercoloring it. I left the white edges on the focal panel for contrast against the Regal Rose scalloped panel. So...what do you think?

I also wanted to let you all know that the Divas have started sharing some "Home For The Holidays: Gifts, Decor, and More!" over at the Verve Blog. It started yesterday, and will run until November 25th. And, as with all of our project parades, we've got prizes! To enter, just link up your Home for the Holidays creation to the Mr. Linky widget posted on Day One before midnight MST on Thursday, November 26. One lucky stamper will win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout out in the comments as they parade their fabulous creations inspired by this month's theme. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (Nov 11 - 25) will win their choice of any Verve set.

That's it for me today! I have some packing and cleaning to do, but I will see you back here tomorrow with a Farm Fresh Friday post! Until then...

Supplies
Stamps: Christmas In The Air (Verve)
Papers: Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel, Watercolor, My Mind's Eye DP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Jet Black Staz-on, Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, jumbo eyelet, crop-a-dile, ribbon, linen thread, aquapainter, versamarker, glassy glaze, heat gun, clear embossing powder, scissors, nesties, big shot

16 comments:

Pam Varnell said...

This is just gorgeous Mercy. I love that cracked glass technique. It really makes the snowflake stand out. Love the DP too. Beautiful creation sweetie!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh is this ever gorgeous Mercy!! LOVE the dp you used with this sketch and that charming cracked snowflake medallion!! Fabulous card!!

Leigh said...

I love it. Aren't those absolutely gorgeous papers?

Natalie said...

Absolutely inspiring!! Your card is beautiful!! Wow that paper is gorgeous.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Mercy tHis is GORGEOUS!!!

chercroppin said...

It's gorgeous Mercy, great take on this challenge!

Jody said...

Very nice card!!!

Basement Stamper said...

This card turned out beautiful!! You did a great job with the colors and the small focal point. I love the cracked glass technique!

Crystal said...

This is gorgeous, love these colors!

WickedPixie said...

Mercy, your card is beautiful!! :-)Traci

Andrea M said...

Wow Mercy this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the minds eye DP and the softness of the card. I love the stamp set and sentiment too! Thanks for the inspiration :) Love your blog - so glad I found my way here!!!

Danni said...

This is so pretty! I love the pink and how clever to use the cracked glass technique on the snowflake!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love your take on the Sketch!!! Beautiful soft colors and I really like the embossing and the cracked glass technique!!! Hugs ~S~

Marisa said...

Wonderful take on the mojo sketch, Mercy! Love the colours and the sparkle in the DP is lovely. Well done :D

Viv said...

Mercy! This is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!!!
Hugs Viv xx

Robin McK said...

Oooooo, Mercy - this card is delicious!