Mojo Monday Week #3

Gimme an M, gimme an O, Gimme a J, Gimme an O! Who's got the mojo? Dana of Kismet Art and Life! I just love this yummy card by Dana. It has such striking colors, images and accents. There was definitely some mojo going on over in her studio last week! It was so hard to choose - everybody's submissions were just fantastic. I was so excited to see how inventive you all were with using up those forgotten images and scraps. Thanks so much for playing - to see all this week's mojolicious entries, check out the slide show at the end of this post. :)

So, can you believe it's already Monday again? The weeks seem to be flying by lately! I've been marinating all weekend on a good sketch for y'all and hopefully this one strikes your fancy. This sketch is designed for a card with a wider image. I find myself neglecting those images sometimes because they just don't fit into my normal layouts. I drew up this sketch with that in mind. Okay, you know what to do --- go forth and create! And don't forget to link me up in the comments by Sunday at 10PM mountain (8 ET) for a chance to win a Memory Box clear Spring Flowers stamp set. If you upload your cards to SCS, use keyword Mojo3 so we can all easily view the gallery throughout the week. :)

For my sample card I decided to try my hand at some watercoloring. I really have no idea what I'm doing when I watercolor, so am pleased when something turns out even remotely looking like someone older than a five year old painted it! LOL I pulled out my brand spankin' new Stampendous Ollie and Olivia stamp, inked it up with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and stamped on watercolor paper. Next I used Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Not Quite Navy watercolor crayons and an Aquapainter to color the image and surrounding areas. I did some faux stitching around the panel with a paper piercer and Chocolate Chip marker and then used a Tonic Paper Distresser to rough up the edges. Mats are Really Rust and Chocolate Chip, sponged with Really Rust ink. The chocolate panel is embossed with the Dots Cuttlebug folder and I used 1/2 of an Extra Jumbo Circle punch for the 1/2 circle and an EK Success photo corner punch.

The patterned paper is from K & Company and I used my Cutterpede with a scallop blade for the edge. The sentiment is Penny Black and is sponged with Really Rest and distressed. I attached it with May Arts grosgrain ribbon and some Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware. The card base is a left over Cranberry Crisp card base that I think is stamped with the Large Circle Snowflake from The Cat's Pajamas. I finished it off with a little diamond glaze on their eyes and on the leaves. Because I wanted to use such a large sentiment, I had to shift the panels around a bit, so it looks a little off kilter to me. I'll have to try another sample for y'all, because I know this sketch can look a lot better! :)

Okay, here's the slideshow of the Week Two entries! Enjoy!



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46 comments

  1. This card is just perfect. I love your watercoloring. It goes with the tone of the card. Great layout.

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  2. What a great card! I so love owls! and ...what a wonderful idea to put your entries into a slide show!

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  3. Yeah Dana!!!!! Whoo Hooo! You're stuff is always amazing! :)

    Julee---- Love the new sketch! I can't wait to work on it! Your little owl card is so cute! I have a couple of these guys ordered, and I want them NOW! Patience is not one of my virtues! I'm going back to your post to drool!

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  4. Okay, your sketches are ROCKIN!! I just finished my swap cards last night and used your sketch from week #1. Lovin' it by the way. Tonight I am working with week #2 and heck by the weekend I am going ROCK this one too! LOL

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  5. Oh all the entries are beautiful!! This is awesome...I'm getting so much stampin' done and all the different challenges are keepin' me inspired!!

    This week's sketch is another great one Julee!! And your card is too....I never pull out my Vintage Sepia ink....maybe I should do that!! Keep 'em comin' Jules!!

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  6. Your card is so cute!! That's a great layout! I hope to have time to give it a try!! :)

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  7. Great job on the watercoloring. I love the color combo of the card.

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  8. I LOVE LOVE the new fall colors you changed to.....so festive. Makes me want to get out my fall decorations AND stamps!!

    Shirley

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  9. I loved that card of Dana's!! Just gorgeous!

    What an awesome card, Julee! Don't you love the texture of WC paper? As always, you ROCK!

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  10. Congrats Dana! Yay! Julee, I LOVE this new sketch! I'll have to get to work on that! :) Love the owl card! So cute!

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  11. Julee, I just discovered your blog -- so glad I did! Love this card with those adorable owls! Great sketch -- I'm off to play!

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  12. Oh my gosh, you mean I WON??? Over all those other incredible entries? NO WAY! Thank you, thank you!

    Your water coloring is impeccable Julie, and those little owls are adorable.
    I'm so sad that I have to go away tonight (for a week) and won't get a chance to play with your AWESOME new MM sketch. *pout* I love your sketchs...they are always JUST what I'm looking for.

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  13. Hi Julee, Love those Owls! I have made a card and uploaded it onto my SCS Gallery and will put it on my blog tomorrow as I'm offering some blog candy today, celebrating 5000 hits. Pop over and leave a comment. thanks jenny x

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  14. What a great sketch! I just got an order from Rubber Soul and had to play!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/672238?cat=500&ppuser=9452

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  15. That owl card is stinkin awesome !!! I'm going right now to work on one !!

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  16. Julee,
    Here is my Mojo 3 entry.
    you can find it here:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/672284?nocache=1
    or here:
    http://stampnscrapwithpaula.blogspot.com/ under Sept 17th.
    Thanks for the challenge.

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  17. i defenitly found my mojo it's at www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=672429&cat=500&ppuser=118582
    Thanks for another great challenge!!

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  18. Where do I start? First, I haven't visited for a while, but I LOVE your new blog colors. And Ollie & Olivia are too cute! You card sketch is awesome. I might not have time to get to it tonight, but maybe tomorrow.

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  19. Yay for Dana! Congrats, girl!
    And i love the owl card, Julee! This week's sketch is awesome - can't wait to give it a spin! Thanks!

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  20. I just found you blog today ..I love your Ollie card...such awesome coloring!! I decided to try your fabulous Mojo3 found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/672509?cat=500&ppuser=28771
    What a wonderful sketch!! I signed up for you blog so I will be visiting often!!

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  21. I really like your card. I love your blog. I haven't tried a challenge. Thanks for the challenges and the slide show.

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  22. Lovin' the Mojo Mondays. Here's my Wishes Card: http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/09/mojo-monday-wis.html

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  23. Phew, I finally got around to Mojo Monday! Thanks for the challenge Julee....so funny I just realized we did the same corner accent! Same wavelength today!
    http://sherrie-cardcreme.blogspot.com/2007/09/mojo-monday.html

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  24. Thanks to you....I LOVE Monday's! It took me a while to complete this one but I did it. Here's the link:
    http://myangelinspirations.blogspot.com/2007/09/julees-mojo-monday-3.html
    Thanks again for the challenge.
    Kim

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  25. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/672871?cat=500&ppuser=20956

    Here is my entry. I love Mondays, and I just got the new Ollie owls..Thanks for letting us play. Chris

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  26. I just realized I used the owls too. I know I always read so many blogs, and it did not dawn on me that I used the same for the sketch. Hope that is okay, if not, I would be happy to play along again, with another stamp set. sorry, Chris

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  27. Okay- I've got my Mojo Monday card and it's only Tuesday. Not bad right. You can view it at www.ericasartisticattic.blogspot.com

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  28. Love this sketch, Julie and your sample is so darn cute! Thanks for the challenge. Hugs, Barb g

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  29. Hi, this is my first entry on this site. I kinda stumbled upon you all by looking at other sites. I love the idea of making a card from a sketch and had to give it a try. I posted them on my blog www.pagesofpictures.com/2007/09/mojo-monday.html TFL

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  30. Thanks for the challenge... I enjoyed trying to follow a sketch, not my usual technique...
    my card

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  31. Thanks for the great sketch, here are my two !!
    http://stampingforgodsglory.blogspot.com/

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  32. I'm so happy that I had time to play this week. Here's my attempt: http://pureinkspiration.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the inspiration Julee!

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  33. I love this sketch! thanks so much. Here's my card:
    http://barbscardcreations.blogspot.com/2007/09/my-challenge-day.html

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  34. Hi Julee! Fun sketch! You can see my card at:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/674389?cat=500&ppuser=104976

    You can also see it at my new little blog:
    http://www.what-nots-and-whimsies.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the fun!

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  35. Thanks for another fun sketch, Julee! This time i went with a winter theme. You can see it here:
    http://handmadebyjessica.blogspot.com/2007/09/mojo-monday-3.html

    Have a great day! :)

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  36. Hi julie! Here is my card for your Monday challenge! http://sweetiestamping.blogspot.com/2007/09/fall-leaves.html

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  37. Okay, not really happy with my first try at this sketch. . . so I tried again! :-) My Cruisabella card is at:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/675034?cat=500&ppuser=104976

    or at my new little blog:
    http://www.what-nots-and-whimsies.blogspot.com

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  38. Yea! I finally got to play this week! Here's my entry - love the sketch!! Thanks Julee!
    http://stampinwithjulie.blogspot.com/2007/09/mojo-thursday.html

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  39. Love your card...the owls are too cute. I decided to give your Mojo Monday sketch a try. You can find it on my blog at http://crystalsscrapshack.blogspot.com

    Mahalo for the sketches and sharing your work!

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  40. Here's my card for the sketch...lots of fun!
    bouquet of wishes

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  41. I decided to play this week. Here's my entry:
    http://justaninkling.blogspot.com/2007/09/brak-2-and-sc140.html

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  42. Here is my entry! Thanks for the challenge...

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/676443?cat=3623

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  43. Hi Julee,
    I'm not sure I'm reaching the level of talent I see on your blog, but I do love the challenges and working with sketches! I did 2 this time...can't decide which one I like best so I'm including both.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/676524?cat=500&ppuser=18892

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/676523?cat=500&ppuser=18892

    Keep blogging...I love seeing your work.

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  44. chriss b (chriss58 on scs)September 22, 2007 at 4:38 PM

    Here is my interpretation of your fun sketch. I liked the way it turned out and had fun with using some embellishments. Thanks for having these Mojo Mondays. This is my 1st try at yours. Thanks also for posting all the previous entries. Thay are fun to see all together. Here is my entry
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/676773?cat=500&ppuser=29368

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  45. I decided I wanted to play this week, too! Here's a pic of my fall-themed card:
    http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1365/7145775/17562500/279709302.jpg

    -Lindsay

    P.S. Just in case the long one doesn't work, here's a shorter link to it:
    http://tinyurl.com/2e95bl

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