Who's Got Mojo Monday?

Monday, September 3, 2007
Well, I've decided to start a Monday feature called Who's Got Mojo Monday? I'll feature a challenge each Monday and if you feel like you've got the mojo going on, email me or link me up in the comments, so I can check out your project by the following Sunday at 10PM Mountain (Midnight ET). I'll choose one winner each week to receive a special not-so-random RAK from me. The winner will always receive a card, sometimes a goody - just depends what strikes my fancy. The challenge I throw at you could be anything, but this week it's a sketch challenge. The sketch at right is one fresh from my brain - I haven't even made a card yet with this sketch. So you all are my guinea pigs! Wow me with your brilliance! :) LOL!

For today's card I have another project I made with Beate's Weekend Sketch #17. For this one I pulled out Mr. Birdy and some scraps of Tres Jolie paper I had sitting on my desk. I started by stamping the Hero Arts Bird with Long Legs on white paper in Timber Brown StazOn. Next I stamped him 4 other times on Tres Jolie paper and paper pieced him together. Next I colored his beak in with a Pumpkin Pie marker and stamped the specks from Itty Bitty Backgrounds in Chocolate chip all around him. The circles are cut with my Creative Memories circle cutting system in Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip. I sponged Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip around the white circle, then glued to the Ruby Red Circle and sewed around the edges. I then added dots with a White Glaze pen. For the horizontal strip I used the Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder with Ruby Red paper and then inked it lightly with Chestnut Roan Colorbox chalk ink. The top scallop is made with the slit punch and then I punched a 1/8" circle with my Cropadile in each scallop and highlighted with the white glaze pen. The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Faux Ribbon set and matted on a Super Jumbo Scallop Oval punch with holes pierced in each scallop and then highlighted with a white glaze pen.

Hope y'all have a happy and safe Labor Day. If you haven't already, be sure and take advantage of the sale going on at Verve Visual!

45 comments

pescbrico said...

I love your card and the stitching on it!

chriss said...

I love your card! the colours are just great especially with the paper piecing that you did. Just beautiful!

beate said...

Wow! You definitely got mojo!
Love all the texture, the scallops, the paper piercing and the coloring of your bird.
Awesome card!
Thanks for another great sketch! LOVE it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What an awesome card, Julee! LOVE that birdie! The colors are just wonderful! Love that sketch too! I'll have to give it a go!

Michelle said...

Great card! I love the bird, and all of your special design elements make it oh-so-special!

karrie Baker said...

You are amazing! Love that bird card! :) I am going to have to play with your sketch today since I am having another stamp marathon with my friend Dana. YEAH!! Anywho, hope you have a wonderful & relaxing Labor Day! :)

lacyquilter said...

Fabulous card. Love that bird image. I really like how your shading on the circle makes this look 3-D.

Pat S. said...

Fantastic!
Love the colors!!

Shannan said...

VERY cool card...and that sketch is amazing! Going to have to try that one later!

Mistylynn said...

What a cute birdie! Great card.
Misty

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Well, I don't know about the mojo....but I'll give it a go!! Awesome birdie card!! Love all the texture....makes me wanna reach out and touch it!!

Sherrie said...

Love that bird! That is a neat mojo idea too. Can't do it today though, just getting some blog hoppin' in. Getting the kiddies all ready for school tomorrow. Love your beaded beauty for the cardvarks site too!

Melissa said...

Hi Julie! Check out my card for your sketch challenge contest! http://sweetiestamping.blogspot.com/2007/09/poetic-artistry-challenge.html

Bethany Paull said...

Love that Birdy card. I hope to try your sketch. I haven't stamped since my mom went in the hospital Wednesday. She went home today. So maybe things will get back to normal a bit more.

SmilynStef said...

Here's mine:
http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2007/09/poetic-artistry.html

I had to do some slight modification to make it work out with my images. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rose Ann said...

Wow...you've rocked Beate's sketch with this beauty! I love it!!

Heather Jackman said...

Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/658969?cat=500&ppuser=56264
Thanks for the challenge!

Heather

Heather P. said...

Beautiful card! LOVE that bird! :)

Jill said...

Your card for Beate's sketch is awesome! I love everything about it. Looks like a fun sketch too. Alas I was not able to get to your last sketch. I'd really like to do this one. We'll see...

Rachel Hope said...

Got one done...great sketch Julee!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/659107

joslyn said...

i love this card!!! the colors, the bird, the layout, very well done.

Anonymous said...

Hey Julee, Here's mine
http://myangelinspirations.blogspot.com/2007/09/julees-sketch.html

Vicki said...

What a cute card!! Way to go on the mojo!! :)
www.basementstamping.typepad.com

Toni said...

Here's mine!http://inkyfingersart.blogspot.com/2007/09/yet-another-butterfly-card.html
Love this sketch!

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

Julee -- this might be the best card I have seen using this sketch. Wow! Everything about it is Quality. Fabulous, Gal.

Liddy said...

Just love that new card, but then all your cards are so inspiring. You have made me look at all my toys in a different way.LOL

Shannon Erskine said...

Love this sketch Julie. My card is on my blog. www.hoppycreations.blogspot.com

Shelby Dunning said...

I absolutely loved the way you did this card. Your coloring around the edges, on the white with the bird, made it look like a bowl turned upside down. Gave it real dimension.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I just LOVE this sketch, Julee! I'll be your "guinea pig" anytime! LOL Here's my card using your sketch: http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/2007/09/groovy-artichokes.html

Julie Masse said...

I love love love this card - so beautiful Julee!!

jodene said...

What a great sketch. my take on it is at SCS in my gallery 'adisneyfreak' www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=661654&cat=500&ppuser=118582

Anonymous said...

Very cute card! Thanks for the sketch, here's my card for your mojo monday. http://amygdesigns.wordpress.com/2007/09/06/spring-flower/

Jill said...

Here's my card for your sketch! I started on Monday and was finally able to finish today. Fun!
http://inkgenious.blogspot.com
/2007/09/yee-haw.html

Flossie's Follies said...

Love this sketch, my card is on my site.

Julie Masse said...

Love this sketch Julee!! Here's mine: http://stampinwithjulie.blogspot.com/2007/09/2-quick-cards-oops-1-now-1-later.html

Julie Campbell said...

You come up with the best sketches! Here's mine!

http://stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/2007/09/mojobella.html

On a personal note... Julee--- thank you SO much for my card and scalloped punch! Your card looks even better in person! I LOVE it! I can't wait to use my punch!!! Thanks again!

Jessica said...

Looove this card, gorgeous! i'll have to see if i can find the time to play along with Monday Mojo... :)

Dana said...

Yay! I did one I like!

http://kismetartlife.blogspot.com/2007/09/mojo-monday-onsaturday.html

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Yay!!! I just got one done for your challenge last night!!! It was also my first chance to play with my new Fancy Florals!! Great sketch!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/665069?cat=500&ppuser=38585

Nikki said...

Thanks for the awesome sketch! This is what I came up with!
http://militarywifestampinspot.blogspot.com/

Bethany Paull said...

I finally did your sketch, with a whole hour to spare. LOL! Here it is:
http://bethanypaull.blogspot.com/2007/09/rolling-in-mojo.html
Thanks for the sketch Julee. Can't wait to see tomorrow's mojo challenge.

Dede Rhodes said...

Great card! You always have Mojo.
I hope I am not too late but here is my card.
I love the Fancy Florals set!!!

http:/doodleedeestamper.blogspot.com

Jenn D said...

I know I'm super late, but I loved the sketch. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Abi said...

Hi Julee, I realise I am 3 years behind, but i love your sketches so much and am trying to work my way through them all and thought i'd link them up too! It may take me another 3 years to catch up, but I'll be inspired along the way.

Here's mine!

Mirjam Schippers said...

Hi Julee. You've probably seen my blog once or twice. I always participate with the Mojo Monday sketches, since a few months. But a few weeks ago I realised I want to play all the other sketches as well. I already printed the booklet from 2009 and pinned these sketches. Maybe you'd like to see them, it's possible by clicking on this link http://tiuriscreations.blogspot.nl/p/vrijdag-kaartendag.html
I hope you like it. One last thing I want to say: thank you for starting this challenge and still carry on with it. Huge thanks from the Neterlands.
Mirjam