Here is a card I made for Julee's Mojo Monday (#44). I really loved the sketch for this week's challenge - its such a versatile sketch.
I chose not to use the optional layer and instead chose to add a ribbon - I was trying to avoid ribbons altogether - but felt like the card "needed" something. The birthday cake image from this card has a funny story behind it. I found this birthday cake image on..........(drum roll please)................ a paper plate!!!! I think it was almost a year and a half ago - I saw this image and fell in love with it. We used it for a birthday party and I saved one of the plates because I thought I could make it into something... someday. Well, after carrying it around with me for a year and half, I found it again in my scrap pile and thought that it might fit the vertical image on the Mojo Monday challenge. I love finding images in the oddest places like that - everything can be incorporated into a card, right??! :)
The very very very back background is burgundy cardstock. The other DP are from a stack of paper that I have had for so long, but have no clue where its from, its kinda organgy/reddish. I crumpled the background paper and then inked it with some #6 Brown from Marvy Matchables. The brads are from Paper Studio: Spare Parts, the ribbon is #148 Seville from Morex Corp., the sentiment is from Kolette Hall and was stamped in Stazon Black. The gold dots on the BP were painted on with gold paint. Oh and I have to say, I loved the little photo corner touch - never done photo corners before, and I have to say it was a really fun touch. The photo corner was layered onto black cardstock for a brighter look.
I really loved this sketch and can't wait to use it again soon. I think that everytime I do one of these challenges, I learn a little something new and fun. Its a great way to get your mojo going.... its only taken me till Thursday to get mine going and now its almost the weekend! LOL!
Hope all are well,
Ciao for now :)