Mojo Monday 505

Monday, December 17, 2018
Hi friends! Are you ready for a new Mojo Monday sketch? After a week of taking care of sick boys, I succumbed to the latest virus heading through the school and have been SO sick the past few days. I decided to make it easy on myself and draw up this round's sketch from a card I made earlier this month for the Shimmerz Paints blog, but only showed a peek of here. I loved how it turned out and hope you enjoy the sketch!

A fun banner always makes for an interesting accent and you can do a lot with that circle, like the  little collage of elements I used on my card.

This card started with a background experiment. I painted a little Moulin Rouge and some Crimson Tide Shimmerz onto a 3 x 5" gelli plate to see what would happen. I think I watered it down a bit too much, because the result was pretty similar to smooshing it on with an acrylic block. I did two pulls from the plate and this one uses the second print. Next I decided to build up some layers, so I used the Tim Holtz mint stripes layering stencil at a diagonal with Crimson Tide Shimmerz to give it that peppermint stick feel. When that was dry I went in with a Tim Holtz flourish stencil and some Tidy Widy Texturez for a shimmery textured accent.

Next I moved onto the stamping. I embossed the snowflake cup from Filled to the Brim in white onto the first gelli print I pulled and fussy cut. I added a bit of Coffee Shimmerz to the brim of the cup, then layered it onto a wooden snowflake embellishment that I painted with Silver Bells Shimmerz.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and embossed in silver onto vellum and then hand trimmed in a banner shape. I finished off with some distressed edges and a little silver clip and bows.

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  1. Oh Julee, hope that you are feeling better soon. I LOVE this card and your sketch, can't wait to play along.

  2. Hope you get well quick! Thanks for all the inspiration and bringing Mojo Monday back - Merry Christmas! xoxo

  3. Sorry to hear you were sick, hope you feel better now. That is how it goes when kids go to school, they catch all kinds! Take some extra vitamins and lots of fluid. Your card is gorgeous and a good idea to make it easy on yourself. I guess the card is much more shiny in person.
    Well wishes!!

  4. Your experiment turned out so beautifully, Julee! It definitely has a candy cane appearance. I thought it was dp until I read through. Very pretty card~

  5. What a gorgeous card Julee - love that red panel, and the silver sentiment on the tag is beautifully reflected in the silver ornament
    Do hope you are feeling better soon


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