MOJO Monday #248 - You're Amazing!

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Happy Saturday! It's getting close to the end of vacation for me (sniffle), back to work on Monday. I used some precious days of vacation to move my craft room around, a big shout out to my DH for putting shelving up in the spare room closet to make room for all my goodies! Everything is finally where I want it and I found a sewing table online that is going to fit purrrfectly in the niche I have created for it, can't wait to add a bit of sewing to my projects! Anyway, while I wait for my new table to arrive I decided to play along with this awesome layout posted over at Mojo Monday. Playing along with these challenges is, well, challenging (lol) but hopefully will help me lose the fear of experimentation. Sometimes stepping out of our own box is rough!

Back on point, here's the challenge: 

And here's what I created with it:

I picked a DSP at random as my starting point. This pattern is part of the Comfort Cafe DSP collection and a bit outside of my box, so good thing to choose, yes? It's a very vibrant color, I have decided I really like it. Once the paper was chosen, I pulled out my trusty color coach and learned that Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, and Perfect Plum work together. Hmmm, I would never have come up with that on my own, but they are right, I think they look wonderful together! The color scheme seemed masculine to me so I built on that. I paired two framelits from different collections and added a few brads for some masculine bling (hee hee, gotta get it in there somehow, right?) and changed up the bottom of the banner from the scallops in the layout to a banner, it seemed to tie in better. (BTW, I freehanded the banner cut.) I sponged everything to give it a bit of roughness but it still seemed to be lacking something. So I searched through my collection and found a nice masculine-looking stamp from the Clockworks stamp set and stamped it onto the Perfect Plum DSP for a bit more interest. I tied it up with some retired denim jean ribbon in Always Artichoke, it just had that right vibe for this card :)

Hope you enjoyed it and please stop on by Mojo Monday to see other creations with this wonderful layout. 

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: You're Amazing, Clockworks

Paper: Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla CS, Comfort Cafe DSP, Color Collection DSP Stacks in Perfect Plum

Ink: Cajun Craze Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers, Perfect Plum Classic Ink Pad

Accessories: Big Shot, Square lattice Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents and Labels Collection Framelits Dies, 3/16" Regals Brads in Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke Denim Jean Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals