Saturday, 30 April 2011

My Take on Mojo Monday Challenge 188

There was a choice this week on Mojo Monday to create something round or square. I opted for the more conventional of the two.

I've kept very much to how the sketch is laid out except for the oval shaped focal point. The oval seemed more appropriate for the cameo silhouette shape (a Marianne Design die).

The ribbon is my seam binding again. This time I spritzed it with a cosmic shimmer mist. Because the saturation of the purple was so strong, I only used a little of it as an accent. I balanced it out with a triadic colour combination adding green and yellow-orange to the design.

The flowers are all handmade from my never diminishing scraps of paper collection. I tried something new with the spiral rose this time around though. I saw how on Shari Caroll's blog that the edges of hers were curled back. So after spiralling my paper, I unfurled it and used a toothpick to curl back the upper edges. I then re-curled the spiral back into the rose shape. I think it gives it a more realistic appearance. The two smaller flowers are disgracefully simple to make. They start out as four punched out 1" circles which are stapled together in the centre and then scrunched up around each other. A little glitz Stickle to the tips and they're done.

Hope you're enjoying the good weather this bank holiday. We're hopefully off to relax with a jaunt around a Botanical garden which neither of us has visited before, south of the Wirral. A reward for all the hard work we've done in our own garden yesterday.


Tenia Nelson said...

What a lovely card!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Dotpat said...

Very elegant card Paul, love your rose you made

alexa said...

Those flowers are so pretty - though I doubt they're as easy to make as all that! You're a dab hand at this sort of thing. :)

Paul said...

Great card. Very elegant. Great to see another male with a great name too!!!