Sunday, January 16, 2011
The kids are sledding and I'm sure they are having loads of fun. We'll light a fire when they get home and warm them up with cups of hot cocoa. Remember the days when your toes would defrost in front of the fire ... they were soooo cold that you could feel them tingle? Mom would make hot cocoa with milk ... in a pan ... with REAL cocoa. She couldn't stop stirring or the milk would burn. Goodness, I miss those days and hope my two young ones will look back with the same fondness.
The Play Date Cafe color challenge this week is stunning. What would I do without these ladies? Their ability to find the perfect inspirational photo's, assemble them into a pleasing palette, and then provide a variety of beautiful projects. I am so thankful for this very talented team! (They make us all look good - don't they?)
I started with Very Vanilla cardstock and layered on delicious patterns from the Springtime Vintage collection. The doily is die cut and sponged with Crumb Cake Classic Ink to give it an aged look. The seam binding was hand-dyed (lightly) with Baja Breeze Classic Ink and the tea-stained tag is stamped with Basic Grey Classic Ink.
I've seen so many gorgeous examples of lace flowers lately that I thought I'd give it a try and create one myself. So I dug through my scraps and came up with about 9 inches of a lovely lace scallop and some tulle. Holding them together, I created a running stitch down one edge - gathering the trims as I went. The ends of my cotton embroidery thread were tied together (forming a tight circle) and I "adjusted" the ruffles. With a Baja Breeze embellishment in the center from Vintage Flower Adornments, I am very pleased with the result. (I hope you like it too.) A velvet leaf tucked behind the bow added a bit more texture to the soft romantic feel of my card.
Stay warm, my friends and thank you for stopping by!