Hi!!! How's your weekend? Mine's been great! We took off Friday morning and went to West Edmonton Mall to go to the waterpark and stay overnight in a theme room at the Fantasyland Hotel. We had a blast on the slides and in the wavepool, ate at The Old Spaghetti Factory, shopped, saw a penguin show (to which my Hayes shouted 'Nice Puppy'...such a sweet little age! But no good for shopping with;) lol)...my oh my, you could go for days without even stepping outside, that place has so much to do and see! My hubby left for work this afternoon, which always makes me feel a little down:( But I have my 3 little monkeys to keep me busy, so the next few weeks should fly by. Oh, and my new job will keep my mind off being a desperate housewife, I'm sure! I managed to carve out some stampin time today to get my entry done for MFT's February guest DT. The challenge was to make a card using a specific recipe. Now I find these kinds of challenges really hard, as I tend to creatively 'veer off' the recipe and I always feel to confined, which I think stunts my creative mind! lol! But I gave it a shot anyway! The recipe: 1 patterned paper (WHAT!!!! If you know me, you know I love paper!!), 2 colours of CS, besides the neutral, 3 kinds of embellies, and the card has to have a Valentines theme to it.
Here is my card:
I stamped her with memento, omitting the butterfly and hedge(?). She is coloured with copics, masked off, and then I airbrushed sky. I cut a few clouds from MFT's Cloud Trio and put them here and there before airbrushing. I punched a few small hearts and sewed them together. The trick with sewing such small pieces (they are too little to be pulled along properly by the feed dogs) is to sew everything onto tissue paper. The tissue paper can then be easily pulled away. Don't ask me how I found all this out!! LOL! I popped up the hearts on dimensionals (halfed) and glued to string ends to her hands. The panel was then stitched around with a straight stitch. I used various SU punches for the border strips, the small hearts and the white circle under the button (which is also SU). The large heart is a sizzlits embosslit from SU. I tied plain white thread through the button.
Soooo, my three embellishments were: 1) ribbon, 2) button, and 3) punched out hearts
I used chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze (SU) plus the neutral white, as my colours, and the striped DP paper is from my stash. I thought it went perfect with the heart-stitched ribbon (Dear Lizzy + American Crafts). The ribbon is actually what inspired the whole card! I was brainstorming a completely different card, and then I realized that I didn't have the stamp set for the card!! HAHA!! I'll have to use that idea another time!
Here is a close up of the heart strings: