Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pom-Pom's?

 
Good morning friends.  It's a cold "single digit" morning here ... which makes the house feel so cozy.  I love early morning.  The family is still asleep so I have some quiet time to share with you.

The challenge sketch from Get Sketchy is fabulous!  I've commented before on the joy of a simple sketch ... it gives direction without constraining your creativity - this one is another perfect example.  The color combination comes from the ladies at ColourQ - they never disappoint and once again have provided a beauty to inspire us.




My project began simply but finished with more layers and details than I expected!  A Whisper White card layered with a beautiful blue print from Springtme Vintage Designer Series Paper was a good beginning.  I added a So Saffron polka dot (it seems to be my "go to" background lately).  Basic Black Classic Ink created my birdcage from Nature Walk.  I also used Artistic Etchings and Style Beautiful stamp sets.




The layers of lace, a blue stiped print and Daffodil Delight Pom-Pom Trim did not go as I had intended.  To stay true to the inspiration colors (I was missing Daffodil Delight), the pom-pom's were added - my first time working with this type of trim.  Hence, the "layers of detail" ... that's all I'll say about that (thanks for your understanding).  How about some guidance - do you sew them on, glue them or tape?

I dyed some seam binding and wrinkled it to perfection.  An old fabric flower layered with a crocheted Fleurettes II detail and a Pearl Jewel tops my bow.




I have a lot to learn about working with pom-pom trims.  I'm sure you'll see more of them in the future - but only after I have them "under control" - so to speak.  Have a wonderful day ... I hope to be back with a second post later!


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13 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful. Love the soft colours, lace, pompoms, birdcages and bow.. :)

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  2. Just beautiful! Your choice of papers, trims, etc. are just gorgeous! Your photo had me wanting to see more - I wish you had a whole frontal view! :) Thank you for joining us this week at GS! :)

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  3. This is so pretty.. I hope you are having a happy Sunday! Hugs, Linda

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  4. Ahhhh. This card is so beautiful, Joanne. I love the flower embellishment on your bow and the pom-pom trim is a playful added touch. I haven't used this trim yet, but what about Sticky Strip for adhering it?

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  5. This is just beautiful, Joanne! I'm loving your row of trims! Stunning!

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  6. Joanne, this card is beautiful! Love all the ribbon and trims! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week!

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  7. Another absolutely beautiful card!! I do love that little birdcage and the lace with yellow pom-poms!! Such a lovely sentiment too!

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  8. Aha! Found it. This card is beautiful. I love it.

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  9. Oh dear....first, the card is stunning, I LOVE all the elements. Second, I just got my pompom trim and I didn't even think about how to adhere it? Sticky strip or Tombow glue? Hot glue? I will try to play with them this week! Meanwhile, hanks for playing with us at the CQC this week!

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  10. You don't have to learn a thing about pom pom; this is perfect so there's nothing for you to learn....:)
    My oh my Joanne; I keep staring at this card; this beauty just blew me away. I could write a comment as long as a bookpage but is it enough when I tell you that I'm smitten?

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  11. OH, yummy! What a great card, Joanne.

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  12. Joanne, this card is exquisite! I love the gorgeous colors and layers and textures! It just takes my breath away! :)

    So with you on simple sketches guiding you without constraining your creativity! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Get Sketchy...so glad you did! :)

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