Thursday, April 9, 2009

Soft Mojo

Thankfully everyone in my house is feeling better...well it appears that Adi may have caught a cold, but other than that we seem to be somewhat healthy! After the nastiness that was in our house, a cold is nothing! Actually, she is cutting her upper molars, so it could always be due to that...poor little thing!

With Elijah visiting Oma & Opa for a couple of days this week (he is on Spring Break), I was able to get a chance to play with a new stamp set and some new product! Yeah me!! As usual I got my Mojo on by starting with the Mojo Madness Monday Sketch Challenge #81. I just got the Branch Out stamp set from Stampin' Up!...I love the tree! I also got some Flower Soft the other week, so I have been dying to play with it. So with all of that this card was born! The colors were based on the Flower Soft - Sweet pea colors (or at least my best guess as to what they are): Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette. Such a pretty color combo!

The Flower Soft adds such a beautiful texture to the it! I am seriously lacking on patterned paper, so I rely on making my own a lot! I hate buying patterned paper without having a plan for it (gasp! - I know), but then I am always wishing I had more patterned paper...a horrible cycle! Anyway, I used the branches portion of the tree to create the Certainly Celery patterned paper (turned out pretty cool if I do say so myself) and I used the butterflies on the Rose Red cardstock. The butterflies circle element was cut with Nestabilities and I used the die to mask it so I could sponge the Certainly Celery color and draw the line in Handsome Hunter and still keep a white edge around it. The only thing I felt it was missing was a little sparkle on the butterflies, but alas I didn't have the right color of sparkle pen...something to add to my wishlist! The last thing was I didn't have any Rose Red ribbon, so I created my own by dying some White Taffeta ribbon...tada perfectly matches!

I thought I would take a moment to share with you our completed bathroom! This project got started 4 years ago when my husband starting taking out the counters in a bathroom in our finished basement....that is when I count this project started from...he likes to count just from when the bathroom was no longer usable, which has been like 2 years or so! Anyway, either way, the bathroom was completely gutted and now it is finally finished! We are pretty pleased with how it turned out. When I saw the Tree Decor Element from Stampin' Up!, I knew I wanted it in my bathroom. It turned out great...well it would be better if there wasn't some light switches there, but I have to work with what I got!

Thanks for stopping by my engineering world!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Branch Out, Beautiful You (Verve Stamps); Paper - Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White; Ink - Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, Rose Red; Accessories - white taffeta ribbon, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, Flower Soft - Sweet pea, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, dimensionals


Steph said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. I have that stamp set on my wish list. The colors you used together are perfect. Love it:)

Regina Mangum said...

What a gorgeous card! Splendid.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabulous card. The flower soft looks gorgeous. And I love the finished bathroom. I got that same wall decor, and who knows it might be 4 years before it gets on my wall! LOL! Thanks for playing mojo monday! :)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card! Your husband is on the same renovation schedule as mine ;0 The new bathroom is gorgeous!

Katie Cotton said...

I love this card! I need to try out flower soft but you did a FANTASTIC job here. An di loev how your bathroom turned out! We need to redo ours. it's cold and grey and blechy!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this card. I saw it in the top 20 on Mojo Monday. I think it shoudl have been one of the winners (but you can't have my spot! you can be one of the other 6) Rebecca

Cheryl KVD said...

Love the texture on the card!! So beautiful! The walls are awesome too!

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