Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thinking of You


Aren't the colors just divine in this next Embellish challenge? I want a coat in that style! But I detract. The challenge is to include a bird. Birds made me think of the saying "To kill two birds with one stone," which brought me to the brilliant idea of combining it with this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch #9:

My card turned out to be a very lose interpretation of this sketch, but I hope the elements are still recognizable.


Thinking of You
Stamps: Asian Gardens (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Paper Basics Card Stock - Avocado (Papertrey Ink), Porcelain (Basic Grey)
Ink: Earth Elements - Chocolate Chip (Stamping Up!), Versamark - Watermark (Tsukineko)
Embellishments: Embroidery Floss - 3806 (DMC), Vintage Buttons - Brown (Papertrey Ink), Nestabilities - Labels Two (Spellbinders), Taylor's Tiny Twinkles - Multicolors (Taylored Expressions), Craft Punch - Hydrangea (Martha Stewart), Stamp 'n Stuff Embossing Powder - White Opaque (Stampendous!), Fine Point Correction Pen (Pentel)


While making this card, I realized I was missing a crucial element in my tools: a white gel pen! How does one do faux stitches?! Well - I found a correction pen lying around in my stash. It kind of work, but my stitches aren't as neat as I would have hoped.

Thinking of You
A fun element was to mimic the border of the card to be a Label Two. So off I went to tracing the largest Label Two Nestability. After a little fibbing & eyeballing, I had something that I could live with.

Time to rest my little bird-brain and peruse some blogs...Have a great evening!

9 comments:

Chris said...

I love that hydranga punch and what a super idea to trace and cut out the bottom of the card like that. Brilliant! :)

Thanks so much for playing along with the Embellish challege this week. I've been so happy to be their sponsor and have a chance to visit new blogs - what a treat to find yours. I have one more give away on my personal blog...

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty! love the crochet flower in this, just the perfect touch!

Savitri said...

This is beautiful! I love the crochet flower! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week. Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a darling card! That sprig of flowers looks wonderful & so does the crocheted one! Thanks for playing along with this week's WMSC!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Fabulous details that go into your card! Love the crocheted flower and the shape of card! Great job with the sketch!

Inés said...

ist ja echt super schoen!!! ich bin stolz auf dich!

Sarah Martina said...

Oh wow! This is just awesome! :) So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

Stephanie Gruss said...

Look at that even, perfectly tensioned chain. I almost, kinda, sorta hate you for that right now! :P j/k I'm still working on my repetitive strain injury here in Ohio! Stupid never-ending blanket...

Mariana Grigsby said...

Beautiful card! and fabulous details! Thanks for playing along with us!

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