Hello friends. My daughter and I made a list of all the fun "stuff" we want to do over the next two weeks. There's a new vintage clothing store in town that we have to visit. Getting our nails done before Christmas is a must. A trip to Pier One for some last minute stocking stuffers. A stop at Borders (they have the BEST hot chocolate ever). Brendan and my husband are going to build a bookcase - the perfect project for my two Boy Scouts. The list goes on and on ... we're so excited to have this time together!
Today's post was inspired by two challenges. The Waltzing Mouse has an adorable sketch this week (of course they always do). And The Play Date Cafe put together a stunning color combination.
Black and white with a splash of color is very difficult for me to get my head around. I love the look of classic black and white together and the punch of bright color is amazing. Perhaps the strength of the colors scares me a little since I am one for doing the softer shabby look. So ... I have to face my fears! I started with gathering black and white print papers from my scrap drawer. Following the sketch, I layed out the patterns on Basic Black Cardstock (the base is Whisper White Cardstock). I added some beautiful white lace to soften the unfinished edges.
The bird is chipboard (Mix & Match On Board) covered in two different yellow prints from the Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper collection. The wing was covered in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and the eye is a Black Flourish Jewel. The crown is die cut and I added Basic Rhinestone Jewels (you'll see a couple more on the tag too). My yellow ribbon is embellished with Black Raven Lace and a button. The Jewelry Tag Punch is the perfect size for my sweet little sentiment.
Whew, that was tough but I'm pleased with the results! Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day!