Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mojo Birthday Surprise


This card is for SCS CC203 and Mojo Monday Week 71. The color challenge was to use Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, and Garden Green. i don't have any Baja Breeze so I went to my stock pile of Soft Sky. Would you believe that this is my first time ever to use Garden Green? Yep! I really like it and on the next order I put in I will get a pack.

I started off by stamping the bird in Versamark and heat embossed it with a blue embossing powder that is almost exact to Pacific Point. Next I colored the bird with pastels (what was I thinking???) but I didn't like it. I dug around in some drawers and found some Pearl Ex that I had forgotten about. I have always had difficulties with Pearl Ex so that is probably why it was buried deep in drawer. To use the Pearl Ex, I took a brush and lightly painted the bird's body with glue then used another brush to apply the Pearl Ex. No mess! It is not exactly how I wish it would look but it is better than just pastels. To accent the bird I used dark blue Stickles.

Recipe:
Stamps: Birthday Surprise - Verve
Paper: Garden Green, Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Pacific Point DSP, Soft Sky DSP, and Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Flower Punch, Embossing Powder, Stickles, Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Pastels, Blender Pen

18 comments:

Linda Barutha said...

Love your Mojo Monday!

Angela said...

How cute, you did a great job using those colors. Cute bird stamp too...

Deb said...

Love the color combo. I really need to get involved in more challenges. Leaving some love from your Rubber Bombshell Sistah, Deborah!

Michelle Walpole said...

Oh no...Pearlex is just divine...but then I had a great class in Pearlex in 2001 and have loved it to death ever since!

Lovely card.

Anita Hovey said...

I can't believe you never used Garden Green with Wild Wasabi... It's a great color and that's when I discovered it...but I liked this color combo too. Cute card.

CREATE=FUN said...

oh wow, its perfect. great job.

Trina said...

Great colors!

Joanne Travis said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I'm Joanne from Blogger Group 10, it's nice to meet you!
I love your card and the cute image and layered Nestabilities. Very sweet!

laos348 said...

Oooh - I love garden green, use it all the time. Like your card - very cute!

Ann said...

Super pretty! Love the color combo!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Cute! The sky works as a great substitute for the baja. Good for you for using something that hadn't been used in a while.

my5bratz said...

LOVING this one :0)

~ j said...

adorable!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Great color combo. Very cute card!!

MollyD said...

This card made me stop - I LOVE IT! The colors, the diecut, just beautiful...I would cherish this card!

Stampin' Meg said...

lovely- I adore that bow!

Jackie said...

This is really pretty! love the colors you used...tfs!!!

Michelle said...

Too stinkin' cute! Love the bird and the color scheme!