Monday, June 09, 2008

Mystery Image Swap

I joined my first mystery image swap on Stamp Girls Gone Wild. It's an anything goes off-shoot from the Sensational Stampin' Up! Swappers group that I'm in. Anyway, Kristen mailed us all 4 copies of a stamped image and challenged us to make a card with it. Let me tell you, this was definitely a challenge! Now I don't ordinarily need to re-stamp an image 4 times to make one card, but I think the pressure of not being able to make more if I made a mistake really got to me!

Anyway, I had so much fun with my last Mojo Monday card, that I dug into the archives and chose Mojo Sketch #38. I also decided to use the same Scenic Route patterned paper since it is so bright & festive.

The only thing that I don't like about this paper is that the teal color is more green than Taken with Teal. This severely limits my coloring choices since most of my supplies are Stampin' Up! I tried mixing some Taken with Teal & Glorious Green reinker to make a closer match. I picked up the ink with an aquapainter filled with rubbing alcohol instead of water hoping that it would keep the colors more vibrant. It looked like a better match before it dried. Next time I'll have to add more green.

Since this was an anything goes swap, I pulled out the stickles that I bought several years ago and only used once. I think the chunky glitter looks cute as sprinkles on a cupcake. (In person, the glitter is clear, not blue like it came out in the picture.)

Stamps: All images by Just Johanna
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, Mystery black ink
Paper: Papertrey White,
Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Patterned Paper from Scenic Route
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, May Arts Polka Dot Black Organdy ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Paper Snips, Aquapainter


rozie640 said...

Another cute cupcake card. Love that paper. Stamp Girls Gone Wild has put the fun back into stamping!

Julee from Verve said...

Just lovely! Love all those colors and the sparkly frosting.

Tanja said...

This is so adorable! Great Birthday card!