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Sunday, January 3, 2010

...Viva La Florals

I promised a card today, so here it is! Have you ever had a day where absolutely nothing went right? That was my luck today! LOL! I started this card early this morning, and have walked away from it at least 10 times in an attempt to find more mojo...but it never came! I am not a fan of this card at all, but it is what it is. I loved the sketch from the this week's Viva La Verve Challenge at the Verve Forum...Amber always designs amazing sketches to work with, and she's including inspiration pieces this year to really get us going. I used the flowers from Verve's "Floral Symphony" and the sentiment from "Fairy Tales". I used Summer Sun and Always Artichoke Cardstock along with some new papers from the Ooh La La For Him paper pack by My Mind's Eye. I kept the embellishments simple with Ribbon, Pearls, and Stickles. Some piercing around the edges of the focal and floral panels completed the card.
That's it for me! I promised a card today, and I delivered...it's late, but still today! LOL! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you all back here tomorrow with a card for the Mojo Sketch Challenge. Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Floral Symphony, Fairy Tales
Papers: Summer Sun, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Watercolor, Ooh La La For Him (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: Summer Sun, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke (Classic & Craft)
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, ribbon, clear ep, heat gun, aquapainter, scissors, stickles, pearls, circle punches

16 comments:

The Wired Angel said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. and I think this is stunning. Aren't we always much too hard on ourselves? I know what you mean about walking away from a project. I wish I did that more often to take that deep breathe. But I really like this! Hugs, Peggy

Elborgi said...

wonderful card! Love the image and colors!
Elma

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Peggy said...

I wish my cards turned out this beautifully when my MoJo is missing!! Love your mix of DP!

Pam Varnell said...

I'm not sure what you think is wrong with this card girl cause it's absolutely gorgeous. Love all the piercing and the pretty pearl accents. BEAUTIFUL card my friend. Hugs!!

Lori said...

Mercy this card is gorgeous!!! I have ordered this set and can't wait to get it!!!

TannyP said...

Holy crow, Mercy! If this is your mojo-less card, then I wish I had your 'no mojo'! As has been said about eye of the beholder....I love it! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

margie c said...

Beautiful! I love sunflowers, my fave! and your card captured the colors and beauty perfectly!
TFS :*)
Happy Monday!
~ margie

MicheyMoo said...

I personally think its simple and elegant with such lovely clean lines and I love how you've pulled all the elements together.
I'm seriously gonna give the challenge a go this week....for the first time ever and since I'm on hols and have a few minnies to spare. :) I hope my card is as lovely as yours.
xxx

Michelle said...

WOW - I love all the layers! I think it's a great card! Sorry you've had one of those days - hope today is better!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful. Love those dream pearl flower centers. Love it, Mercy!

Laural-Lee said...

As soon as I saw this card Mercy I wanted to tell you how beautiful I thought it was. Then I read your post and saw that you're not crazy about it...really??? I love how you used yellow. Yellow is one of those bright beautiful colours that I like to look at but I'm always scared to work with it! I like how the grey tonnes it down and your use of pearls. Beautiful, Beautiful.

Ann Kranitz said...

this is gorgeousness!!! I just love the colors and the pearl accents are perfect!! HUGS

Jen said...

I have absolutely no idea why you don't love this card. I think it's just beautiful. The colors are fabulous. You've inspired me!

seamom said...

In my humble opinion, it's a work of art... and very striking art at that! Great sketch as "fleshed out" by a clever artist.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Wonderful card, Mercy. I love the yellow and this is such a stunning layout. Your work is simply gorgeous!