Thursday, 29 September 2011

Warm Weather Suits my Mojo

The UK has been enjoying some unusually warm weather and it seems to have done my mojo some good as last night I actually made time for crafting.

The design is loosely (& I mean loosely) based on this week's Mojo Monday challenge. It started off with all the correct elements but then I added all sorts of bits and bobs to the card, so that now you can hardly see the particulars of the sketch.

The papers are all from Prima's Romantique range, which I bought at Ally Pally. The terracotta coloured paper was a little too saturated for my liking, so I gave it a whitewash with the picket fence distress stain. I love the way it mutes and softens.

The edge was scraped over with a knife before dabbing with tea stain distress ink. The flower was made using a length of ruffled trim, glued into a coil. The leaves were cut from another decorative strip of trim I have in my stash. The swirls were die cut out of a scrap of paper which I had been playing around with using crackle solution. And of course, I had to add lace, pearls and some stitching in there.

Hoping for another warm, sunny day, so I'd better crack on in order that I can sneak out this afternoon and enjoy. Px


kjjc said...

really like the last few cards you have done. A mis of vintage but C&S.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, my goodness...bless your shabby heart! This card is amazing! Beautiful, soft colors arranged wonderfully and that lace, oh WOW! I am in love! The pearl accents are just perfect~ You knocked this one outta the park, my friend!
I have found that, in my experience, putting the right elements on a card can make it look good...but half the battle is KNOWING what looks good. You have found your talent. ;)

Oh and P.S. congrats on being in the top 3 at CASE Study...well done!

Carol<>< said...

this is a beautiful take on MoJo this week,
Carol N<><
new follower

alexa said...

This is very classy - I find I often want to use this word looking at your cars!

JoZart said...

That is elegantly classy and you are really excelling of late Paul!
Now I'm looking forward to seeing what you do to your House Box at Saturday's workshop.
Hugs Jo x

Kasey said...

Paul, that lace is to die for, it instantly adds that romantic vintage feel to your creation. Stunning.
Kasey ~ in Oz

Neet said...

This card is so beautiful and that lace is exquisite. I loved your work in its earlier period but this period is taking some beating.

cockney blonde said...

WOW Paul, the sun certainly suits you this is fabby. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, x

Dotpat said...

Well Paul this is a fabulous card, the sun has definitively brought your mojo out

Marisa said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Love how you used the lace and that flower is fabulous! Lovely touch with the pearls. You aced this mojo sketch!

Jeanne J said...

Wow! What's not to love about this?!!! The lace, the flower, the soft colors just BEAUTIFUL!