August 14, 2011

Mojo Monday #203 & Color Throwdown #154


Hello again!  Another last minute entry into a couple of challenges tonight.  The first is a wonderful sketch from Mojo Monday, and the second is a fabulous color combo from the Color Throwdown.  I think they work very well together!


I was the happy recipient of some Verve goodness a few weeks ago when I was fortunate enough to win Mojo Monday.  I chose the lovely set New Mercies, mostly for these gorgeous leaves.  Seriously, are they not swoon-worthy?

I stamped the large leaf image onto white cardstock, then added some texture with the Linen & Canvas impression plate.  Two of the small flowers are stamped in yellow onto a circle of white cardstock and given sparkly centers with yellow Stickles.  The sentiment is from WPlus9's Spring Post.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up (Basic Gray, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight), Papertrey Ink (white)
Patterned paper:  Stampin' Up! (Neutrals DSP)
Stamps:  Verve (New Mercies), WPlus9 (Spring Post)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Old Olive), Studio G (yellow)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Limitless Layers dies), EK Success (border punch), piercing tool
Accessories:  Ranger (Stickles), ribbon

Things are busy in the MacLaren house these days as we are celebrating my daughter's birthday tomorrow, and I am starting a new job next week!  Yep, I can hardly believe it myself, but it is only 20 hours a week so hopefully I won't be too overwhelmed.  *grin*  But my posts may be a little less frequent while I adjust to the new schedule.

Off to link this up to the challenges before they close!  Thanks so much for visiting, my friends!

21 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous CAS card Christina!!! Hugs ~S~

Marisa said...

I can't WAIT to get that leaf image!!! You have rocked the sketch and the colour combo! Just love this card!

Virginia L. said...

Your craftsmanship is beautiful, Christina! Love your take on the colors!! Stunning card!

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning. Love the pretty stamps. This just made me realize that I forgot to link up my card. LOL :)
Hugs~

Karen B. said...

Exceptionally beautiful! Good luck on the job!

Debbie Carriere said...

Stunning is right!! Love everything about it!! Good luck with the new job :)

Lynn said...

Good luck with your new job Christina! I adore your card today...I too am in love with the New Mercies leaves!

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous my friend! I looove how you've used the colors and that leaf stamp is fabulous! Good luck on the new job, yeah!

Kathryn said...

This is wonderful! I love your creations and your blog.

Have a great day,
--Kathryn

Amy said...

Congrats on your new job!!! How exciting! I SHOULD have chosen this set as my mojo win but didn't and now it's on my long list of *need* from Verve. :) This color combination is just so pretty and I really like the striped paper....very eye catching. Yes, this set has those leaves.....LOVE them!

Laura B. said...

I'm in love with that yellow on the grey stripe, sooooo fab!!! Hope you enjoy your new job!! Will you spend your paycheck on stamps? wouldn't that be nice:) haha happy birthday to your daughter, too♥

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Christina such a great card ... Wow! Love the piercing and the colors are the bomb. LOVE the leaf image coming from behind the sentiment. Very nice! Hugs.

Nance said...

Gorgeous card Christina! Love how you've used these color. Love that beautiful yellow bow and those gorgeous leaves. Happy Birthday to Miss Ella and good luck with the new job, oh my!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is gorgeous! Exactly the kind of card I had in mind with these colors! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Andrea M said...

This card is last minute?!?! *drool* This is AMAZING!!! How do you do it?! I love the pinstripes - so elegant! The yellow and green are perfectly punctuated on the card!!! LOVE!!!! Pinning!!!

Jen Carter said...

Pure gorgeousness!! Love that paper!! LOVE!! And the way you pierced the holes at the top of the yellow...what a perfect accent!! So pretty!

kasia c. said...

So many exciting things for you!
Happy Birthday to your daughter, congrats and good luchk on the new job, and congrats on your Mojo Monday win!! :)

This card is fabulous. I LOVE those green leaves against the yellow layered circles. You totally rocked that colour challenge. But you always do!!!
{hugs}

Suzanne Russell said...

Love this card! So elegant. The rich colors are balanced and so pleasing to the eye. I can see why it was chosen as a favorite! Congratulations!

The Paper Parade said...

The yellow and the grey look so classy together :) Did you start your new job today?? How did it go?!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE the gray and yellow...and those pinstripes in the background...FANTABULOUS!!!! Congrats on the new job!!!

Laurie said...

This is gorgeous! You worked these colors out beautifully!

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