MOJO Monday is A Whole Lot of Wonderful!

I loved the design of this week’s MJO Monday Challenge! I’m a newbie to Blendabilities, so my goal was to do a little blending for this entry. Vivid Vases is a great coloring set, and just the right size for what I wanted to do. So here’s my card:

And here’s the sketch from the Mojo Monday Challenge #358:

 

Tips and Tricks:
Blendabilities: Outline images like these vases are the perfect opportunity to practice with Blendies. I watched a few videos from Stampin’ Up! about using Blendabilities, like this one and this one and this one, but the bottom line seems to be, use them the way they work for you. On some of my images I started light and went darker, but I found that I usually prefer to start with the darkest shade and work my way lighter, blending as I go. I also learned that I shouldn’t be discouraged. I didn’t think the vases looked so hot while I was blending, but when I finished, they looked great! I used the Color Lifter to take a little of the color off to make the “reflection” on each vase, too.
Color on Color: I love the whole color on color thing. Choosing Coastal Cabana for the scalloped band behind the focal point was easy, and adding the Washi Tape added just the right amount of interest.
Bling: All right, now I get it. Everyone has been talking about using the Blendabilities to color rhinestones and pearls and I thought, “Eh.” But, I thought I’d try the Blendies on the Vintage Faceted Design button and WOW! I am a believer. Look at that sparkle and shine! Even better in person, of course!

Stamp Sets:  Vivid Vases
Papers:  Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Park Lane DSP
Inks:  Memento Pad
Accessories:  Blendabilities (Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Skin Tone), Brights Designer Buttons, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Beach House Washi Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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