Hello friends. While visiting some of my favorite blogs this week, I happened upon a couple of delightful challenges that I just couldn't pass by. The first challenge sets the mood and color with a gorgeous photo titled "Sweater Weather" over at Moxie Fab World. Isn't it wonderful? I'd love it ... in my size, please. The second challenge provided the sketch from Lord Have Mercy. It gives just enough to direction to define the shapes but then freedom for the right amount of embellishment. Here are the images from both blogs ...
So ... with the inspiration of these two challenges, here is my project to share with you today.
My card base is Soft Suede cardstock layered with Crumb Cake. The sentiment is from a Hostess Set called Afterthoughts and is stamped in Soft Suede Classic Ink. The papers are scraps from my drawer and pulling the colors from the sweater - I think they blend beautifully, don't you? Our Top Note Bigz Die was used on the polka dots and our Scallop Trim Border Punch gave interest to the fleur-de-lis print. I added a flourish of pearls which don't show well on the photo but are very pretty on the card.
The ribbon you may recognize as Early Espresso 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain. It is so soft and ties beautifully - I absolutely LOVE this ribbon and have it in every color we offer. Loops of Victoria Crochet Lace is tied on with gold cording. The flower is a gorgeous print of yellow and white made from flower shaped punches and dies .. here's a link to a video tutorial that will provide instructions. The petals are "glitterfied" (feel free to double click on the image) with my favorite Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and the leaves are created with the 5 Petal Punch.
That's all for today. Thank you for stopping by ... I enjoyed visiting with you!