Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mojo Monday 411 with CTMH Zoe

How fun it's been to get back into the swing of things, creating, after a wonderful summer watching four grandkids. But I'm having to rediscover where I put things the last time I was home. (We're in the middle of remodeling and I won't burden you with details about how disorganizing that can be!)  At least Mojo Monday sketches are great to find and use. I made four cards for an upcoming CTMH Zoe workshop. They are all birthday cards because I have so many birthdays coming up in the next two weeks. Here are the two that use this great Mojo Monday sketch 411:

I kept the star embellishment ideas because I was making this for my son and wanted it to be more masculine. This first one has shiny Sorbet "Paper Fundamentals" strips topped with striped Slate ribbon. The stars were cut using the new CTMH Artistry cartridge. I used shiny Canary "Paper Fundamentals" for the top outline of the stars because it was a little thicker than ordinary cardstock. The stamps are from this month's Stamp of the Month, "Frames."  I used the colors from this week's Color My Heart Challenge:

Sweet Leaf
White Daisy
I colored the leafy image with Pastel Green alcohol ink marker and stamped the circular image inside the frame with Glacier ink a second time and cut it out.I colored the edges around the stamped frame with Marigold alcohol ink then glued and recut it the shape on white for contrast to emphasize the frame. The sentiment banner was also matted on Sorbet for contrast.

I'm sharing this card with these additional challenges:
Creative Knockouts #103 - Celebration Time

This second card also uses those colors plus Coral glitter tape and gold glitter brads so it doesn't really qualify for the previous challenge.

I loved using the frames in this month's stamp of the month, "Frames."


The frame shapes also match shapes on the new Cricut Artistry cartridge.

Thank you for visiting!
May God bless your creating and sharing with others!

Supplies Used:
Whimsy Paper Fundamentals       Zoe Paper Packet & Whisper CS      August Stamp of the Month (shimmer trim temporarily sold out)
New Cricut Artistry Collection       Slate Striped Diagonal Ribbon              Coral Shimmer Trim

Slate Ink,                                 Glacier Ink,               ShinHan Touch Twin Pastel Green and Marigold Markers

(Also, old glitter brads,   glitter sparkles, Prismacolor pencils)                         


Donna said...

Great cards! Love those stars. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I just love these both. The stars on the first are fabulous and those gold glittery dots on the second make my heart go pitter patter. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Catherine Nowak said...

Awesome cards! I really love the first one with all the canary stars. Thank you for playing along this week at Color My Heart.

Kathleen said...

I love your cards!! The perfect mojo and the perfect Color Dare challenge!!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 118, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Amy Cohen said...

Fun and creative. Love the pattern paper you added too. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts.

Michele said...

I love all the different patterns and papers! thanks for playing along with our birthday challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo