Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mojo Monday #134 - Tilda with Pets

The sketch for Mojo Monday this week was very inspiring for me. Here is the sketch...

...and here is my card...


Stamps: Tilda With Cat, Tilda With Puppy, Whimsical Words (SU!), Flourish stamps (MS)
Paper: Nana's Nursery - Baby Girl, Textured Cardstock (DCWV)
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Flowers and Leaves (Prima's and Wild Orchid), Branch Punch (MS), Rhinestones, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Trim Border (SU!), Spellbinders Label


The sketch inspired me to hinge the front of the card with the round tab punch. I wanted my images to correspond, so I chose Tilda with Cat and Tilda with Puppy.


I am continuing to refine my style with distress inks. I can't get over the effect of blending colors. I just wish the photographs did justice to what the images are like in person.


I wanted to use Becca's technique for bow tying. I struggled a bit because the bow kept covering my image. I finally ended up with a bow tie.

I can't make a card without some kind of flower bouquet. Gotta love those flowers.

So, do you ever finish a card, and think, "Why is this not quite right?" I felt that way with this card. I like it, but I think I would have liked the bow a little higher. What do you think? I am always trying to improve, so your comments are always appreciated.

Well, I hope you have a great weekend!


17 comments:

shelly said...

Great job with the sketch. Your card is very pretty. I love the distress inks too. I can see the shading on your Tilda and also in the background. Beautiful.

paola said...

You may be right about the bow as it is very close to encrouching on your beautifully colored Tilda. I think your card is just lovely none the less, and i love the little details
smiles
Paola

Barb Hardeman said...

Julie I think everything about your cards is just delightful! Perhaps a bow made with narrower ribbon, but I love the look of it anyway. Super idea to put a flower and pearls on the knot. Your background is fabulous and your Tildas a beautifully colored. Great job...hugs...Barb

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Yummy papers, fabulous details, and beautiful coloring!
hugs!
Sharon

Karen W said...

Your card is wonderful! You did a great job from the sketch.

coldwaters2 said...

Like you Julie I am always trying to improve and with the help of wonderful talented crafters like yourself I am getting there lol...this is stunning two Tilda's on one card is awesome the colouring is beautiful so are the papers loving the bow as well great work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jean said...

Julie, I love everything about your card.. love your dog and cat theme and your chose of papers and your flowers and all your details and placement are perfect. Your coloring is devine... your card is unique..
Hugs, Jean

Peggie said...

Absolutely wonderful. Love the layout that you did. The background you did for Tilda is great. The bow turned out pretty.

Cissy said...

Your card is very creative & beautiful!! Love the colors!!

~Cissy

Pat said...

what a darling card. At first I thought you had posted 2 cards...but then I realized you used 2 Tildas on the card. What a cute idea!! Pat Frank (VA)

Robin said...

Super neat Tildas...the distressing is wonderful on them. I love the papers you've used as well!!!

Bengelmama said...

Uiii ist das eine Klasse Karte. Gefällt mir sehr gut.

Nadine

Cherri said...

Most wonderful work! I love all the details and all the little surprises inside, you must have worked quite hard on this one! It is a winner!

Lisette Morris said...

Very Sweet Card! Love the card layout. Your coloring is great!

cabio's craft corner said...

Totally gorgeous card Julie. LOve that beautiful bow and the layout design of that sketch!
Hugs,
Cabio

Maureen said...

Awesome Julie! Love the hinged card, and your images / colouring is too cute! Love it!

Patricia Garcia said...

Wonderful cards, love the pretty images on both! So much inspiration visiting your blog!!

Hugs,
Patricia