Vintage Mojo

Happy Monday!  It's the beginning of another week and time for another Mojo Monday sketch.  Since it's the last sketch of August, it's a round or square week!  I hope you'll play along, it's always fun to see everyone's non-traditional cards!

This week's sketch was inspired by this little butterfly card I made a while back.  I liked the layout, but yesterday when I went to make a new card with the sketch I felt like stepping outside the lines a bit.  Shocking, I know!  LOL  I never like to make the same card twice, so I started by flipping the sketch, trading the circle for a flower and using the greenery as the photo corner element.  I think it turned out kinda neat!

I had some Lost & Found My Mind's Eye paper scraps on my desk from an earlier card and pulled out some Life is Good Echo Park paper scraps to add to it.  The flower, sentiment and greenery are from the new Great Friend Set.  The flower is stamped onto the newsprint lost & found paper, then cut out and layered.  Next I stamped the leafy sprig on ivory in Wild Wasabi, then cut out and layered behind the flower on top of the notebook paper from the Blue Skies set.  The sentiment is also stamped in Wild Wasabi and I added a cute little Tim Holtz mini paper clip for accent.

Most of the layers are sponged with Pumice Stone distress ink and I curled a couple corners, distressed the edges and added a little vintage lace trim.  My final little accents were some Black Stardust Stickles and some new little 4mm peridot rhinestones to accent the flowers on the paper and a gorgeous green with gold rimstone for the flower center, both from Pizzazz Aplenty.

This card also qualifies for the Something Old, Something New Project Parade Challenge to use a new set with an older set.  Be sure to head on over to the Verve Blog today for the next installment in our parade, then play along with us for a chance to win some Verve!

Okay, that's it from me this fine Monday morning!  Hope you have a fabulous start to your week!  Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments

  1. Fabulous style & creativity! Love it!

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  2. Love it!! I never keep scraps that are under 1" square, but you got me thinking. A little box for them would be perfect to sort thru for stamping flowers on!

    Can't wait to get my Mojo on =)

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  3. So pretty.. love both cards, can't decide which one I like best! I always keep a scrap pile on my stamping table :) Provides a jump start point for a lot of projects! Glad to see someone else does this!! Hugs!
    Sharon Field

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  4. wow, both cards are gorgeous but the green/black/cream one is my favorite, I love all the details on it.

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  5. Oh, I love it! I think the sponging looks absolutely perfect and I really like all of the small details on this card. the patterned paper really rocks!

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  6. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  7. Beautiful Julee! I can't tell you how much I'm loving the Great Friend set. I love how you stamped on notebook as well. Great colors too!

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  8. So beautiful. Love the colour and design.

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  9. love the distress of it and the placement of everything

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  10. Julee this is gorgeous! I always love your work, so much to look at and so inspiring!

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  11. A lovely creation! Great embellies! And that flower rocks my world!

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  12. I LOVE it! I love how different the two cards are. . .both have such style!

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  13. fabulous card! I love flower on the script paper!

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