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