Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mojo Monday 116 - Christmas Wreath

Hi All,

I am a challenge machine this week! I decided to play with Verve's MOJO skecth 116 this week. As usual, the first Monday of the month, there is a chance to win a Verve stamp set! I'm sure everyone's wish list is still lacking, right?

As soon as I saw the circles on the sketch, I knew I HAD to use one of the beautiful wreaths from the Verve set O Christmas Tree. It was calling out to me!
I stamped the wreath in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Gina K Luxury White CS, and coloured it in with my Copic markers. I stamped the bow again, coloured it, cut it out, covered it with Crystal Effects (for a nice shine), and mounted that bow on top with foam dots.

I added some "snow" with my white gel pen on all the little flowers and leaves, and I added some Taylor's Twinkles to the centers of the main flowers.

I used my circle Nestabilities to cut out all the panels - Handsome Hunter is the mat colour, and the circle on the left is white CS, and the circle on the right is a Real Red Patterns Paper DSP pack.
For the circle on the left, I gathered some red and green SU buttons (thread tied on the red ones), and affixed them to the circle with Mini Glue Dots.

My card base is Kraft CS. The next layer is Handsome Hunter and Whisper White, both punched with a Martha Stewart corner punch.  The red at the bottom is from the same DSP paper pack, also with the corners punched. 

The ribbon is red gingham from SU, tied in a simple knot.

The sentiment is from the Verve set Christmas in the Air - this release had my favourite sayings and fonts!  It was just stamped in black ink at the bottom.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!


Mandy said...

OMG I love it! Such a cute idea to line it with buttons. =)

Betty Wright said...

This is so fabulous and beautifully detailed, Robin! LOVE how you used the buttons! Great detailing with the CE on the bow, too! Lovely card!

Marisa said...

GREAT take on the mojo sketch!! Love the buttons you used for one of the circles and the corner punch is wonderful (how did we survive before MS punches LOL!)

Melisa Hunter said...

Wow! This is so pretty! A wonderful button wreath and the corner punch adds pretty detail. Congrats!

Kerry D-C said...

Great card!! congrats on your win!!