Monday, May 30, 2016

Mojo Monday

Not sure what happened to May, but it has zipped by like a streak of lightning and we're already on the last Monday! You know that means the Mojo Monday Challenge has a different shaped card as part of the challenge and this time, Julee has a tall and skinny layout for us! 

Since this is Memorial Day in the states, I wanted to remember those who have died in their service to our country by using poppies on my card.  I always associate this flower with veterans who are seen handing out the paper version of the flower to people who donate money to their cause.  

I did a watercolor wash with Candied Apple and Festive Berries distress ink on Ranger watercolor CS, then die cut the flowers using Verve's coordinating dies to the Poppy Birthday stamp set.  I colored the leaves with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn distress ink markers, stamped with Garden Green ink and fussy cut them.  The flower centers have black Enamel Accents added which gives them a glossy sheen...not picked up well with this photo. Papers are from My Mind's Eye "A Mother's Love" 6x6 pad.  The tiny crosstitch dies are from Paper Smooches "Stitched" wise dies set.

For more inspiration from the rest of the mojomakers, click on their blog links can go to the Mojo Monday blog and click on the first seven thumbnails. 

Julee Tilman (Owner)
Justin Krieger
Lori Tecler
Marisa Ritzen 
Sarah Bigelow
Teresa Kline

Wanda Cullen (you are here)


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Wanda, what a beautiful card and so very touching as today we remember all those who have sacrificed - both those who gave their lives and the families left behind. I am so thankful brave men and women fight for our freedoms and liberty. What a perfect card, and I do love this floral set and your beautiful design! Stunning and so touching to me especially today having lost someone I loved in Vietnam! Big hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for sharing this one!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card, Wanda. Love those little cross stitch accents.

Terri said...

Way to rock the layout! Thanks for the visit to my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Petra Swart said...

Some more great Mojo Monday inspiration, Wanda!!!! I really like the combination of the stripes and the tiny little flowers on the patterned papers!!! The red poppies shine beautifully and the twine bow adds just the right amount of fun!!!! Perfect!!!