Friday, November 20, 2009

Mojo Throwdown

Hi Stamping Friends!

Today's double challenge card gets the sketch from the Mojo Monday blog MOJO113 and the color combo from the Color Throwdown blog CTD69.  Here are the challenge pieces:

Of course with these colors, I HAD to do another Christmas card!  And I finally cut into my flocked paper from the Christmas Cocoa DSP.  It just needed to be done!  And since Olive was one of the colors, I HAD to use my very favorite Striped Grosgrain ribbon.  Here's my card:

I did tweak the sketch a bit.  I flipped it and had the center strip cover the middle rectangle, instead of go behind it.  I did this simply because I wanted to see my Striped Gorgrain ribbon!  :)  For some of you, this may be considered "cheating".  I used to think the same way.  I'm a rule-follower by nature.  You won't catch me talking on my cell phone while driving!  But I've changed my tune on crafting "rules".  I realized that's what creating is all about.  It's taking an idea and making it your own!  So this is my version of the sketch.  And I hope you enjoy it!

The card base is Chocolate Chip layered with Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP that is FLOCKED!  This is paper that you just have to touch!  The Old Olive DSP comes from the Cottage Wall pack (another fave!).  The sentiment comes from Four The Holidays which is in the Holiday Mini.  The ornament stamp comes from Delightful Decorations set which is also in the Holiday Mini.  It is stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and embossed with Clear EP.  What I love about this stamp set is the matching punch!  No hand cutting involved.  The Very Vanilla half-pearls come from the Pretties Kit.

Delightful Decorations  #116517  $21.95

Pretties Kit  #109114  $29.95

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Arielle H Gordon said...

I love this! I was JUST looking at this in google reader & didn't even realize it was the same sketch - lol! Great idea to rotate the sketch, it's really a beautiful card!

Catrules said...

Love it! Great job!

Cindy said...

This is definitely a winner! I'd love to be the lucky person who receives this card. What? You don't actually SEND them?! LOL!!!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous--clean, simple, striking, OUTSTANDING!!!! LOVE it!

Lynn said...

Love your card...the red background paper is beautiful and your attention to detail is amazing!


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness.... this is such a beautiful card!! I really like the flocked paper. And the wide ribbon is perfect! The pearls are perfect on this and I love how you flipped the sketch! Love it!!

Elise said...

This is absolutely EXCELLENT use of the CTD colors! YOU rocked this challenge - WAHOOO! What a fabulous share!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a beautiful card!!! LOVE the design, and the way you used the Throwdown colors with the Mojo Sketch! Fabulous work! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!