Good morning my sweet friends! We have a fresh powdering of snow on the ground making everything look clean and white. The kids are going sledding this afternoon on a Boy Scout outing after having a fun sleep-over here last night. There was lots of music, dancing, computer games, movies ... and a heaping dose of laughter and giggles. Everyone had a fun and I'm sure today will be filled with more wonderful memories.
Here's another color challenge hosted by Moxie Fab World. Lovely shades of rose and oh so vintage. I love it and knew I had to participate as soon as I laid eyes on this trio! And would you believe that the ladies over at Just Us Girls are calling for hand-made flowers this week? They are singing my song!
Here is how this post came together for you ... beginning with Very Vanilla cardstock the corners were rounded (Corner Punch) and the edges antiqued with Distressing Essentials. The patterns are from the gorgeous collection of Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper. Just can't get enough of these colors and patterns - as you know I've been using this paper collection a lot lately! The lace is from my dear sister-in-law - thank you Shirley! The pin had a crystal teardrop on top so I added a rose colored bead and a pearl. The seam binding is hand dyed with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Classic Inks. I made so much that I had extra for this card after making this too. JOY!
The chipboard ring was painted first then "glitterfied" with a rose colored chunky glitter. This Butterfly Punch was used to create my little winged friend and the flower is handmade from scraps of the same papers. I used a die to cut out four 5-petal flowers, spritzed them lightly with water, then used the end of a marker on a soft pad to curl each petal up. My hot glue gun (never far from my side) was used to hold them together - nested snug inside one another. Here's a tutorial that will help. I brushed the tips with a creme shade of paint and added a green "flower" on the bottom for leaves.
Thank you all for stopping by. Enjoy your day!