Monday, October 22, 2007

Mojo Monday Week #8

Here it is! This week I've got another "simple" layout for you. Well, at least I think it's simple. I didn't want to disappoint y'all and not have anything to get your week started, so I took a 20 minute break to draw a sketch and make a card yesterday. I knew I wanted to use this swirly plant image from a Heidi Grace clear stamp set I picked up a few weeks ago at Michael's. The patterned paper is from the Enlighten collection by Memory Box. I stamped the plant in Versafine Vintage Sepia and then used a mat pack and a paper piercer to pierce holes around the edges. I finished up my faux stitching with a Chocolate Chip marker and then inked around the edges of the panel with Vintage Sepia and layered on Chocolate Chip cardstock. The Chocolate Chip panel and the Green Memory Box background are both embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder. I sponged around the edges of the green layer, to give it a more earthy feel. For the sentiment panel, I used Life's Simple Pleasures by A Muse and then inked up just the swirl from the plant image and stamped it on either corner of the sentiment panel. To finish off I added a hint of Stardust Stickles to all of the swirls.

So, take this sketch as inspiration and see what you come up with. Link me up in the comments if you're feeling the mojo. If you upload to SCS, please use keyword MOJO8 (no space in between mojo and 8), so we can all peruse your creations throughout the week. Just a recap for new players - you can do my mojo sketches whenever they strike your fancy, but to be eligible for the Mojo honors and a special RAK from me, you must have your link submitted by 10PM MT on the Sunday evening following the original post. For example this week's deadline is Sunday, October 28.

Well, that's all for now folks. My husband is gone for a whole week and once I recover from my sickness and sore head I just might be able to carve out a solid chunk of time to do some long overdue stamping therapy. Oh, and if you haven't already, be sure to hop on over to the Verve blog to see what the design team has been cooking up with Winter Wonder & Seasonal Circles. They'll be posting new projects every day this week.

34 comments:

Dana said...

Good grief, you should be sleeping!

But I'm glad you're not!*grin* Can't wait to try this out tonight. You did a beautiful job on yours...the sponging really is perfect.

Amy said...

WOW! This is an amazing creation Julee! I love it! Obviously that bump on the head did not affect your creative genius whatsoever! Love, love, love it!

Hugs,
Amy

Shannan said...

Totally amazing card!! I love it, and the sketch! Now, get to bed!

Dottie K said...

Wow this is beautiful. Hope your feeling better. I'm working on my card. I actually get to participate this week. Yeah!!!! :)

SmilynStef said...

Here's my meandering mojo card ... thanks for continuing to inspire us to create on Monday's:
http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/10/meandering-mojo.html

Jules said...

Awesome cards, I have missed your blog while I was on vacation! You are so creative!

NormaJ said...

Love your card and its design. I
have made one for week 8, but have
to wait to post it, as my network
is down while they work on it.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

GORGEOUS! OH my! Love the stamps, love the papers, the Cuttlebugging. . .everything!

Anonymous said...

OH I was hoping for a picture of a black and blue SHINER!! heheheheh, no such luck!!

Great sketch. Always love reading your blog!!
shirley

Kim said...

Beautiful card, LOVE the background!!! Here's mine:
http://sunshinydayswithkim.blogspot.com/2007/10/double-challenge.html
Thanks for the inspiration!

Tanis said...

Here's my Mojo Card!
Thanks Julee, that was much fun after such a long time being away!

My Mojo Card

laurie serino said...

Another great sketch ! Here's mine,
http://stampingforgodsglory.blogspot.com/

Quilt Nut said...

great sketch. LOVE the card.

feel better soon!

2 Worlds said...

this is mine
http://2worldswings.blogspot.com/
or
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KSPrVtwbKqY/
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Thanks

Christi said...

Thank you for the awesome sketch and the great inspiration! Here is my card:
http://cici510.blogspot.com/2007/10/mojo-8.html

Pam Speidel said...

Hi Julee! You've inspired me with your lovely card. Here is my creation for your terrific Mojo Week 8 Sketch: http://smileycollector.blogspot.com/2007/10/beeeehappy-mojo-monday-on-wednesday.html

Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!
Pam :)
"Stamping with Serendipity"

Julie Campbell said...

Thanks again for the sketch! Here's my card:

http://stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/2007/10/cards-for-cancer.html

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Thanks for another unique challenge. I finally got around to this last night. Thanks for looking

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/704666?cat=500&ppuser=20956

Have a great morning. Love your sketch card!!

Amy said...

Here's my card using your sketch!

http://heartfeltgreetings.blogspot.com/2007/10/steppin-out-of-box.html

Kris said...

I just love your layouts...I challenged myself additionally to make a "traditional colors" Christmas Card and here is what I came up with!

http://stampingforsanity.blogspot.com/2007/10/layout-challenged.html

a-grimsley said...

This was a fun sketch!
http://a-grimsley.blogspot.com

Chris said...

My FIRST MOJO!!!! I really like this sketch. I will definitly use this one again....>"< Here is my card...

www.chriscorner-23.blogspot.com

CAKVD said...

Great sketch! Here's my card:

http://cakvd2.blogspot.com/2007/10/poetic-artistry-sketch.html

Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Cheri said...

Here's my Mojo8 card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/705101?cat=500&ppuser=104976

Thanks!

Colleen said...

Great sketch Julee, and I love your gorgeous sample. My card is here:
http://kroppykat.blogspot.com/

I hope you are feeling better and getting lots of creative time.

Hugs,
Colleen

Allison said...

Hey lady...I did your sketch (your card is so pretty BTW, love the color palette): http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/10/did-you-hear_27.html

I kinda fudged it towards the end but I aimed to meet this one...

Anne said...

I gave it a go...thanks for the inspiration!

http://papercutzandpraisez.blogspot.com/2007/10/hope.html

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great lay-out! Love the BG, and the colors of your card... I had to try the sketch... here is my card: http://stampnmad.typepad.com/mad_stamper/2007/10/tip-of-the-we-2.html
Thanks!

Pootle said...

this is a great sketch thank you! Here's my first attempt:
http://www.planet-pootle.com/index.php?entry=entry071028-111402
(It's the second card in the entry)

Janine said...

Once again another beautiful card and fun sketch for us to try.

Only managed to get it done as I didn't have to work - what a bonus.
Image not yet approved but here is the link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/707300?cat=500&ppuser=132530

loublou said...

i just could not help myself and take part again lol, i will every week hehe

thanks again and thanks for your kind comment on last weeks challenge xx lou

here is this weeks challenge
http://loublous.blogspot.com/2007/10/mojo-monday-challenge_28.html

Lisa Cox said...

WOW!! Love that card. I made this one for my Brother-in-Law for his B-day.

Thanks for the Great Sketch!!

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/lisacox1980/100_3818.jpg

Genevieve said...

Great sketch, Julee!

http://4somereason.blogspot.com/2007/10/mojo-8.html

Darlene D said...

Here's mine. Thanks for looking.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff253/darlene_d/celebratetheseason.jpg