Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Well after yesterday, I really thought I had lost it! "IT" being the elusive stamping mojo. The challenge being create a holiday card in non traditional colours. How hard can that be, right? Apparently, brain numbing hard. I still don't have a card I'd be willing to show my dog. (Let alone the stamping public)
Why do we have mojo? Where do we get it? and lastly, How do we lose it? I am just glad it comes back in sporadic bursts.
Lucky for me.......the color challenge came today. The colors to use were, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom and Tempting Turquoise. I love these colors together. On the turquoise layer I stamped Paisley BG in turquoise, then stamped French Script BG over it in Celery. The next layer is Print Pattern in Celery on celery, which is matted in Blush.
The main image is one of my favorite Techniques. Faux Mother of Pearl. To do this you need glossy card stock, lumiere and a brayer and a light coloured ink. In this case celery. You daub the lumiere on your card stock with wadded up plastic wrap. When it is dry you brayer it with the ink. Then wipe the ink off with paper towel. You are left with a slightly tinted paper with pretty sheen. I stamped the image with staz on. After it was dry, I painted in with the aqua painter and ink. It is beautiful and luminous in real life.
Then finish your card.
I think I am going to make this as my swap card for Regional's. It is just 2 weeks away. I can hardly wait. I really enjoy doing this.....I will probably change it a bit but , it's pretty much done. Is it too much? I've never done a regional swap before. I guess i will find out!


Cyndi said...

Lisa - This is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful!!! Keep up the great work!

Kimberly said...

I really like these colors! Looks like you have your mojo :D

platitudinal said...

Your mojo returns with a big Bang :) The colors are such a study in contrast: between the vibrant blue and the serene green. I like the image too ... it feels very poetic (image poetry? :)

Jen said...

Lovely Lisa!! This will be a great Regionals swap card!

Jennie said...

I love all of your details on here, so beautiful, Lisa :)

texasjodylynn said...

I REALLY like this card! NICE!