Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mojo Monday 222 + Moxie Fab Trigger!

It feels great to be kicking off the new year by clearing the decks of all my unfinished projects (from last week anyhow). Off into the mail tomorrow will go these little 2012 Pocket Calendars, which I made for my team members as a holiday treat. Ok...now a new year's treat! In any case, they have been sitting on my desk waiting to be blinged up and turned into something fabulous for a few weeks now...and then the Mojo 222 sketch posted. I pondered using it for the front of the calendar...and then the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger came with these adorable bright colors, and I was finally sparked, inspired, ready to stamp!

Since these are calendars, meant to slip back into a little plastic cover, my hands were tied so far as dimensional embellishments go - a few layers of paper maybe, but nothing too lumpy bumpy would fit! So I took that as a sign that it was time to get the stamps out and play!

I read an awesome tip on Jeanette Lynton's blog and that inspired me to stamp all over my B&T paper! The Plaid looking "ribbon" from the sketch is actually the Lagoon print from the Elemental paper packet, over stamped with the polka dot image from Rock the Block - it fits perfectly, making a sort of polka dotty plaid that I was diggin'!

I embossed the Lagoon CS strip with a big dotty Cuttlebug folder, then flipped it over to use the debossed side. I lightly painted it with Pearl Paint so that the polka dots would stay bold and Lagoon while the rest of the paper would be toned down and pearly. Then I stamped Lagoon hearts into each little debossed circle.  I also painted the Lagoon CS base of my calendar with Pearl Paint to match.

I made a little puddle pad with a scrap of felt and three reinkers: Sunflower, Pear, and Lagoon. I drew a stripe of each reinker onto the felt until I had a variegated block of inked felt big enough to ink up my "FUN" image. Just be sure you've placed your felt on something disposable or washable so you don't actually end up with a puddle of ink! Once you've inked the felt, you just use it as you would any ink pad - pounce, pounce, stamp, only now your image will be a customized rainbow!

Gosh I love this Rock the Block special stamp set! The big swirly corner image alone would be enough to make me fall in love. Don't forget the stamp set is only available through the end of this month - click here for more details or to orders yours today!  I've done a LOT of projects with this Rock the Block stamp set (click here to see more), but never with such bright colors. When that Moxie Fab trigger arrived, it literally brightened my day!

Here's the Moxie Fab Trigger image - so cute right?

16 comments:

Allie Gower said...

I love your card. You took a great picture, so nicely staged with the buttons and paint. Don't you love the Mojo Monday sketches?

Gina Brandstetter said...

FABULOUS CARD! The colors are great and I love how you used the Rock the Block stamp set. Perfect for the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab!

One4Joy said...

fab colors and a clever take on the Tuesday Trigger!

Linda said...

this card is so bright and happy-just gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

This is so fun! I love how vibrant it is!

Alison Barclay said...

What a wonderful card!! The colours really jump off the page! Love it! :)

Donna Bowman said...

Fun card! Great take on the sketch and the trigger!

~Tammy~ said...

OMG, I love tat sentiment! What a fantastic bright and fun card!

Cath said...

Hey Wendy! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Teresa Zuehls said...

What fun colors and fab take on the TT.

Amanda said...

This card is so colorful and fun! Great take on the TT. Congrats on your win!

Alicia said...

What a bright and happy card. It just makes me smile! Congrats on the win, you totally deserve it!

Luanne said...

this is very beautiful and fun card!
Love your style!

Aixa M. said...

Love the vibrant colors! Great take on the trigger. Congrats!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Congrats on being a TT!

Sarah said...

This is beautiful! Huge congrats - so well deserved!

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