Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Magnolia Mojo

I made this card with sweet Tilda for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I colored this image some time ago and had planned to use it for a different challenge that I never got around to doing. When I saw this week's sketch, I thought it fit right in.

As you can see from the sketch, which I posted below, I flip-flopped the images around. I thought they fit together better that way. I also moved them down somewhat so that I could put the ribbon and bow above the sentiment. To fill the space above Tilda, I made the little flower embellishments. They are just two small flower punches put together with an antique copper brad. If you squint a little, they look kinda like sunflowers. :)
One thing that didn't quite turn out like I planned is the sentiment. I colored in the borders with marker, then I used my Souffle pen to make the white dots. I guess it picked up some of the red marker so they really look more pink. It wasn't bad enough to make me do it over though.
Thanks for taking a look. I'm sure I'll be back with another card in a day or two. In the meantime, check out the other great cards on the Mojo Monday blog. It's probably my favorite place for inspirational sketches.
Stamps: Tilda with Sunflower (Magnolia); Sentiment (Hero Arts)
Paper: Yellow cardstock (DCWV); red cardstock (Hobby Lobby); DP - Front Porch Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: border punches (Fiskars); flower punch (EK Success); copper brads (Making Memories); ribbon (unknown); white souffle pen (Sakura); red marker (SU); yellow marker (Tombow)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: A7 (5" x 7")


GiftsByHeidi said...

That is so adorable. Love how you added the flowers across the top.

Emily said...

Adorable card Judy and great take on the Mojo sketch! I find a lot of inspiration on that blog too:))

Susan said...

Tilda is looking fabulous! great card.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

very pretty! *~*