September 11, 2007

Is there such thing as too much Mojo???

I was bound and determined to get to Julee's Mojo Monday on MONDAY this week (not Saturday), so last night I got to work! Like her, I have a bin full of "almost cards." Images that I've colored, cut-out words, sticker embellishments stuck to CS and matted, etc.
I had made myself a note previously about some color challenges I wanted to try from SCS, so I started with one of those and went from there. Digging through the bin of images, I found this flower and leaf mounted on a white circle.
I stamped this image last year sometime, right after I bought it from my friend Barb. I remember sponging ink onto white CS and then stamping the flower on top. I wanted there to be more highlights, so I tossed it into the "later" bin. The reason I never used it was because I didn't have CS to match the magenta color. Well, not quite true, I'm sure in my hundreds of Bazzill papers, I could have found one close, but I'm sort of a perfectionist (surprise! Who knew? *wink*). Well it was PERFECT for last night because I was using one of the new "in colors" from SU, Purely Pomegranate.
Things were just coming to me left and right and everything was coming together so well. This is what I ended up with. I was pleased, but it looked too froofy. Is that a word? Ok, it looked too fussy. I wanted to get rid of something and I didn't know what.But then, I had another "light-bulb" moment and tore it all apart and re-assembled it without the pink/pomegranate BG piece. I did add a pink mat behind the green/grey to set it off from the card base, and I did change the ribbon, but otherwise it's the same!
Whatdaya think? I like the second one a bit better. More calm.
Anyway, if you've actually read this far you deserve a medal! I CAN ramble on can't I? *grin*

15 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

They are both great, the first one is for an A personality friend and the second one is for a B personality friend.

Mary said...

I like them both, and I love that you have the patience to tear a card apart and start over...the first one is pretty but I think I like the simpler (what me? never...) version, better!

Marlou said...

i like them both, no.1 my fave as i like the pink background :) x

Shannan said...

I love them both, and you know how I love a little froof, but the 2nd one seems to be more, I don't know, just maybe more striking? Love it!
Glad to know I'm not the only one tearing my cards apart these days LOL

Jessica said...

i like them both, but 2 is more striking. Lovely work! :)
i also played around with Julie's sketch yesterday, but am not totally happy with the results. i think i'll give it another go before i choose one for posting.

Shadowcatcher said...

Oooh, I love them both. Mojo double-time! :) The second is my favorite - love the grey, but the first one just sealed the deal on me adding the double-stitched pomegranate ribbon to my order.

Too funny about the word verification on my blog! :)

Rein said...

These are both beautiful!

malieta said...

I have to agree with the majority Dana, I love them both!
Malieta:)

Julie Campbell said...

That was fun following your train of thought when creating. When I saw just the first one I thought it was a really pretty card... but I agree - when I saw the second, more simpler one --- it really became perfect. How fun!

Corie said...

I love them both. The first one seems more "pretty" and the second one seems more elegant. So I choose both.

InspiredByInk said...

Okay, I think I'm liking the first one better. That gray is just so... well... GRAY lol. Too dark for me so i gotta go with card #1!

Thanks for sharing adn your stuff is AWESOME as always. You may need to send me some of those flowers stamped, or maybe let me borrow that stamp set? Pretty please? heheh

Bobbie *Ü*

Beth said...

Both cards are very pretty and I'd be hard pressed to choose which I like the best. I absolutely love the use of the grey with these colors and will definitely be putting some on my next SU order! It really works beautifully with your other vivid colors!

kathleenh said...

They are both fantastic! I like the pink background in the first one. Your color choices layout and embellishments all work together so well in this card.

Jen del Muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

Both are great!! I just saw one over at Julee's blog!

Lauren said...

The first one "spoke" to me more but they are both fabulous. Thanks for sharing.