Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What do YOU do when you lose your mojo?

I hop on over to Poetic Artistry for my Monday Mojo fix and this week was no different. I love this sketch by Julee and here is my card. It's almost identical to Julee's, except for the papers, but I figure it's darn hard to improve on perfection! This layout is definitely going to be one of my favourites for a long time to come. Thanks so much Julee for helping me find my mojo. This is my entry for MOJO7.

Cardstock: Garden Green
Designer Paper: Mellow by Basic Grey, sentiment is stamped on faux suede paper
Stamp: PTI's Papertray set
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: clips, ribbon, paper piercing

Having found my mojo again, I continued on with another challenge. This time it is Beate's Weekend Sketch 23. You can see the details here.

This card is 6" x 6" which is a really nice size for the stamp and sentiment. If the card had been the usual A2 size, I would have had trouble getting the sentiment placed on it. I finally found some metallic red paper at Ms yesterday. I've been looking for a shimmery red c/s, but with no luck. This stuff is paper weight, but it will work just as well. If anyone knows of a company that makes or sells cardstock in shimmery red, please leave a comment so I can stock up for next year. Anyway, back to the card. This is my entry for Beate's weekend challenge. I just love this tree stamp and this one is embossed using Ranger Embossing "Puffs". Yes, it actually puffs a little bit and gives a much stronger feel to the image.

Cardstock: Bazzill White
Paper: Metallic Red
Stamps: Hero Arts Tree, PTI's Holiday Wishes
Ink: Versamark, Ruby Red
Accessories: Embossing powder, MM ribbon, HOTP star brad


loublou said...

i love the both of these cards so much very nice indeed xx lou

Heather Grow said...

Great cards.

Ewonne said...

Glad you got your mojo back :o)
Lovely cards!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Both cards are wonderful, Barb! You got the mojo going on! :)

Andrea said...

Fab cards, the embossed tree is great

beate said...

Both cards turned out wonderful!
Hugs and smiles

Genevieve said...

Great cards, Barb! Don't you just love that Basic Grey Mellow?

loublou said...

hi barb, i just gave you a award please go check out my blog for details xx lou

Renée Storch said...

Wow Barb, hope that mojo stays for a long time!

My Paper World said...

Great cards! I love using sketches too!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

You're so sweet! Glad I could inspire you. Love both of your cards. Thanks for playing! :)