MOJO Monday!

With the end of the school year quickly approaching I’m finding it extremely difficult to keep on top of things. This includes a HUGE box of retired items – stamps, punches, ink pads, etc that I have FOR SALE that require listing. Goodness knows when that will be happening, hopefully soon as I keep adding more and more items to the box!

Anyways, its Monday so there’s a fresh MOJO Monday – here’s my interpretation. I’m loving this Soho Subway DSP which is even better in the flesh than in the book if that’s possible!

Morning Meadow - Mojo297 - JIF

This is this week’s sketch which instantly had the creative juices flowing albeit like a broken fire-hydrant, there was no particular direction for this flow…

Mojo297Sketch

I was trying my darnedest to make a masculine card, being Father’s Day this Sunday I was going to kill two birds with one stone, but then the circle scallops were doing my head in… I panicked… and I added flowers made from the Boho Blossom Punch with the all new gorgeous Strawberry Slush. Strawberry Slush… so NOT masculine 🙂

Morning Meadow - Mojo297 - JIF - Boho Blossoms

The square section for me resulted in more of a rectangle which was perfect sizing in the end for the Thank You stamp from the Morning Meadows stamp set. I inked up well for the first stamping in Raspberry Ripple then continued stamping without re-inking, or as its sometimes called, stamped-off, the sentiment.

I’ve also used the branch stamp set on the background of Always Artichoke in Always Artichoke Classic Ink so there was a little detail to be found but not overwhelmingly so.

Morning Meadow - Mojo297 - JIF - Thank You

FYI: Morning Meadows is a fabulous Hostess Set. Remember when hosting a party, once your sales reach $200 you will be eligible for your choice of Hostess Stamp Sets at a wonderfully discounted rate… just a little more incentive to host a party!

Card Recipe
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip,
Very Vanilla, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake, Whisper White (under the Washi Tape)
Stamp Set: Morning Meadow
Classic Ink: Always Artichoke, Raspberry Ripple, Baked Brown Sugar (for sponging)
DSP: Soho Subway
Punches: Scallop Oval, Scallop Edge Border, Boho Blossoms
Embellishments: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Silver Mini Brads
Essentials: Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Sponges, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Smooch Spritz

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Where’s my MOJO ?!

Not quite sure what’s going on with me at the moment but there always seems to be a reason NOT to be heading down into the Studio. Which is really sad when you consider I treated myself to a LOT of pre-order products from the new 2013-14 Idea Book and Catalog and want to do a lot MORE ordering… aaaahhhh!

So what’s a girl to do when her Mojo’s low? Check out Mojo Monday of course and I have to say, I’m rather chuffed with the end result!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of You

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday for this week.

Mojo296Sketch

Having printed off the sketch, I knew I wanted a patterned paper as my base so immediately went to the new Gingham Garden to find something. As soon as I saw this DSP with its wonderful colors I knew it would be the one as it seemed the perfect excuse to finally attempt the ribbon wrap flowers. The Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals 3/8″ Satin Ribbon did the job beautifully as the stripes in the ribbon came out almost like spots!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of You - Ribbon Flower

All these lovely flowers needed a butterfly of course. Papillon Potpourri is my go-to stamp-set choice at present as it has a co-ordinating stamp for each the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punch. LUV IT!!! Naturally I couldn’t resist adding some Pearl Basic Jewels and Dazzling Details and have it sitting on a 1-1/4″ Circle Scallop which I’ve also added a little dazzle too!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of you - Butterfly

The sentiment I chose is from the Hostess Set Express Yourself. I think is going to be my “go-to” sentiment set for this summer as there are 12 sentiments to choose from. Now I’m not sure if you noticed in the first photograph but on this strip of Very Vanilla cardstock I’ve used a stamp from the Clockworks set and stamped it off in the Pistachio Pudding to take away the starkness of the Very Vanilla.

Mojo 296 - Thinking of you - Sentiment

Well, I may not have completely found my Mojo but it feels a lot closer than it did earlier!

CARD RECIPE
Card-stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Papillon Potpourri, Express Yourself
Inks: Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Gingham Garden
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin – Summer Starfruit & Primrose Petals, 5/8″ Crochet Trim
Punches: 1-1/4″ Scallop, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Pear Basic Jewels, 1/8″ Mini Brads, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Two-Way Glue,
Sponges, Clear Mount Blocks, Stampin Scrub & Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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