Monday, January 24, 2011
Hello friends. Sometimes the simple things are the best ... aren't they? I tried to keep that in mind when creating my post for you today. I was hoping to use the precious pink flower created in this tutorial and also wanted to give my flower "center stage" ... so to speak. So "keep it simple" - I kept saying. Don't distract from the focal point. Go light with the embellishments. With this in mind, I found that Mona's color challenge at CR84FN was the perfect solution. A beautiful palette of gorgeous colors, trims, and flowers ... and I love the quote too. Funny how she always seems to have what I "need" at the moment.
I began with Crumb Cake cardstock, brushing the edges lightly with a soft lavender paint. Then layered on lovely print papers - all from the Lap of Luxury collection. Perfect for this color challenge and oh so lovely! A bit of stitching and a rub-on sentiment added further interest to my patterns. I won't go into details regarding the flower - you can read all about it on my tutorial. (Thank you for your kind comments ... it made my day to read them!) Be sure to "click" on the flower image below to enlarge the photo - the shimmer is delightful!
The seam binding is hand-dyed with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks. A length of scalloped lace added texture and a pearl bead was slipped onto my stick pin before placing it in the bow. Simple ... soft ... sweet. I hope you like it.
Thank you for stopping by today!