Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mojo Monday 248 Birthday Card

I've been spending time at my daughter's house "watching" her four children, taking them on little trips. This week we visited Deana Rose Farmstead, panned for gold and "gems," visited an 1893 schoolhouse where they read books and wrote on slates with a teacher.  We had ice cream cones on the coolest day of the week - only 97 degrees. But when I looked at my birthday calendar when I got home I saw that so many days of playing grandma wasn't helping me catch up with my card-making.

Since every day has been so hot and sunny, it makes me want to create with bright, vivid colors. Here's a birthday card using the Mojo Monday sketch #248 and a simple greeting from Verve.

The papers were scraps laying on my table that I was starting to clear off. The flower outline paper has the green dots on the back of it. I colored the dimensional butterfly with inks, markers and a copic marker. I added pearls where the holes were on my punched border.  Once again the Mojo sketch maker gave me great inspiration.

May God bless you with "sunny" days even when it's cloudy and protect you from the extremes of weather.

I was inspired by the following challenges:
Crafty Creations challenge #176: Try AT LEAST 3 different embellishments: brads, pearls, ribbon, flowers, dew drops, punched elements,pins etc. (I added buttons, twine, and die cut, too)
Dream Valley challenge #35 - Things with Wings
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #171 - Flutterby Butterfly
Fashionista Challenge #4 - Winged Things
Mojo Monday Challenge #248 - sketch, contest week

4.25" x 5.5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Dotty for You," Buttercup and Tulip cardstock;  My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose "Gertie" (striped)
Stamp - Verve "Hope Blooms"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, CTMH Cranberry, Tulip
Accents and Tools - CTMH "Flutter Paper Shapes," Pearl Opaques, Baker's Twine "Paradise Assortment," retired buttons; Prima flower; ribbon unknown


Mynnette said...

Sooo fabulous! LOVE the gorgeous bright colors! And your butterfly is amazing! :)

Laine said...

Lovely card and wonderful design details, I particularly love your butterfly and the buttons. Thank you so much for joining us this month at Fashionista Challenge

Suzie's Card Den said...

Super card, great layout and design. The butterfly and flowers are lovely.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Suzie xx

Jack said...

Beautiful card, love the papers. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Shanna Shands said...

I love the butterfly you made. Thanks for playing hope you can play our new challenge over at Dutch Dare.

Karen Russell said...

LOVE your card! So many cute little details.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful card, I love the papers you have used. Thanks for joining in with our winged things challenge over at Fashionista and good luck. Hugs Julie x