Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mojo 256 & TSTR #129 - Happy 21st Birthday

I was so excited to find some time to play along with a challenge or two this week.  It is such a busy week with the Paperific Show starting in Melbourne on Friday and I didn't think I would get to play along with many challenges.

I knew it was round or square week over at Mojo Monday and so I was all set to make a round card - the sketch was so cool and perfect for the card I wanted to make!

So here is the sketch from the talented Julee Tilman:

I also visited one of my favourite colour challenge blogs - The Shabby Tea Room and found some colour inspiration:

This week Starr is the creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Summer Cottage' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration the challenge was to create a card or project inspired by the COLORS from the photo and INCLUDE DISTRESSING/SHABBY ELEMENTS plus a TITLE/SENTIMENT!

I immediately picked up on the lovely hues of pink and cream and the complimentary green in the cushion on the couch.  So here is the card I created:

It's the lovely Bec at Scrappy Hollow's 21st Birthday this week so I immediately knew what my sentiment had to be.  I die cut the 21st and used rub-ons for the rest of the sentiment.  I cut the word Birthday into pieces so I could get it to sit on the curved edge of the oval and tuck up around the 21st.
The shabby elements on the card include edge distressing, inking and stitching which I snipped into to make it look well worn and shabby.  I also added some pale pink pearl flourishes.
I added my favourite rolled roses, a hemp twine bow and some metal butterflies.  All the elements were mounted on the card with foam tape to give some further dimension to the design.
The 21st and edges of the ovals had some glitter pen applied to give the card a bit of shabby sparkle.
So a big Happy Birthday to Bec - hope you like my card!
Materials Used:
Paper - MME Miss Caroline
Dies - MFT die-namics Mini Rolled Rose, Oval Stax and Quickcutz alphabet.
Other - ZVA creative pearls, Darice Hemp Twine, Punch Bunch leaf punch, metal butterfly trinkets, Yours Truly scalloped edge note card, BBP rub on and gel roll glitter pen

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Hi Leanne, looking forward to the show this Saturday and visiting your stall.

    1. Fantastic! Please make sure you introduce yourself to me I love to meet my followers!

  2. wow, such cuteness, I adore those circle cards, so glad you played along with us at Mojo Monday...have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  3. Such a pretty birthday card! Love the butterflies and flowers!


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