Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mojo Joy

When I saw this week's Mojo Monday sketch I was a little afraid, but I really wanted to give it a try because all the overlapping panels are so interesting! But I ended up using the mirror image of the sketch because I wanted my bird flying towards the center of the card instead of away from it.
I pulled out my Wings of Joy from Taylored Expressions because I adore all the birds in this set. Then I reached for my Christmas Mint patterned paper and ran with it!

I stamped the bird and ornament with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White then coloured them with copics. I used my stamp-a-majig to position the ornament on the bird's beak. The hat and wing are paper pieced then I added some white liquid applique to the hat and a little glitter to the bird. I couldn't resist adding a black Tiny Twinkle for his eye. The image is cut out with circle Nestabilities and layered onto a scalloped circle of Prism Frosted Pink.

My white card base is 5.25 inches square. I started by running a 5" square of Prism Suede Brown Medium through my swiss dots Cuttlebug folder then layered it onto a mat of Frosted Pink. Then I cut my patterned papers down to size and layered each onto Choice Snow White. I used the reverse side of the Christmas Mint papers...they're a little more whimsical than the gorgeous patterns shown in the TE Store. I always do a 'dry run' with my cards, arranging all the layers before I adhere anything, and I found the layers looked a little flat and boring, so I stitched a straight line around each layer. You wouldn't believe how much that adds to the card, and it's sew quick to do!!!! Pardon the pun!!! LOL!!! I added some white ribbon and tied a green button from my Rhonna Christmas pack to the center.

The sentiment is the first part of a longer sentiment from Wings of Joy. It's so easy to ink just part of an image with the Memento Dew Drop ink pads...they have that nice pointy end which is perfect for getting into small areas.

Well, it's the end of October so you do know what that means, right??? Sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions' November 5th release start next Tuesday!!! Wooo Hoooo!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

10 comments:

Jenn said...

You did a great job with the sketch. Your little birdie is too cute! :)

Dana White said...

Awesome job on the sketch & all the layers. You must love this one because of the bird...

Leslie said...

Pretty. I like it. I do!

Jami said...

You did a great job with that really fun sketch! Love the paper piceing and the way you used part of the sentiment!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

And run with it you did....this is fabulous, Karen! LOVE how you colored the bird!!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Janet said...

this is sooooooooo pretty!!
hugs

Ann Kranitz said...

Karen, your coloring is so superb!! I love how you flipped this sketch.

Viv said...

Beautiful card. Love that cute bird.

Mary J said...

You did a fantastic job with the challenge! I know what you mean about being a bit scared of taking it on - I didn't step up to the plate so well done you!