Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Viva Las Mojo!

If any of you have been watching the news, you have probably seen the hot...hot...HOT temperatures here in Texas lately. Nothing like a few 100 degree days to make one want to stay inside (in the cool comfort of a/c) and stamp! So that's what I have been doing. I love the Mojo Monday sketch this week for two reasons. Number one, it is a clean and simple sketch. Number two, it was designed by one of my all-time favorite stampers, Mary Fish...love her amazing style!!  
My card started out as a thirst-quenching tribute to the Texas heat. However, with the addition of all the sparkly goodness, it now looks like a tribute to Las Vegas, reminiscent of Elvis in the "white jumpsuit and lamb-chop side burn years"! I'm not really sure how it got to this point...
*Sigh* I had good intentions, but this gorgeous DSP was screaming for some dressed-up, blinged-out, FUN! I thought it would be fab to add some Crystal Effects and sparkly glitter to the stamped image to jazz it up a little. Then I added more glitter, then MORE glitter...suddenly I see how this card got to the "Vegas-Elvis" stage! :)
Quick tip for Crystal Effects: someone (namely, ME) shook the bottle a "little" too vigorously and the results of that are the air bubbles you see on the image. Although it fits for this project, (so, I will completely claim that I over-shook on "purpose") remember to be gentle with YOUR Crystal Effects for a smooth, glassy image. 
Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Cheers to You

Ink: Basic Black classic and craft ink

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla cardstock, Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP

Accessories: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, 1 3/8" square punch, corner rounder punch, Crystal Effects, Rich Razzleberry marker, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Rose Red ribbon

Non-Stampin' Up! Supplies: scalloped square die cut, sentiment stamp, bling, gold "Elvis-inspired" glitter glue, some really fabulous markers ;)



Thank you...thank you, very much! 
Viva Las Vegas, baby!

15 comments:

  1. Very cute and I love the colors you have chosen. Makes me want to go and stamp with that set! :)

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  2. What a fun card! Love the colors and that stamp is really cute. :)

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  3. LOVE all your Vegas BLING!! I almost snagged you a stamp online that said BLING BLING today, haha...would be just PERFECT for you!

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  4. Love this card and I can't wait until the "cold front" comes through Texas, yippee 90 tomorrow! Your card is great, love the colors and we need bling :)

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  5. What a fun use of the Mojo sketch. Very colorful.

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  6. Love your take on this sketch. your bling in the bottom corner is perfectly understated.

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  7. Fabulous card, and very funny post! I think your card had the perfect amount of bling and was a delightful take on the MojoMonday sketch!

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  8. Love the colors and how you colored the images. I too am from San Antonio. Your cards are fabulous. Maybe I'll see you at regionals. TFS

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  9. I love the glossy glasses and the bubbles are perfect, lol.

    Sara xx

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  10. Oh my Anne Marie.. This is amazing.. what can I say.. you nailed this Mojo sketch.. big time.. So fun and what a great color combo you chose!

    Take care, Pauline

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  11. So cute! Makes me want to go to Vegas and have a drink... maybe out of an Eiffel Tower glass ;) lol!

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  12. Way cute! I think I may have to buy this set!

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Anne Marie