Friday, January 7, 2011
I've been away too long and have missed this little blog of mine. Returning to our daily routine has kept me very busy this week. I couldn't wait to create something to share with you. The gorgeous color combination presented on Mona's new blog (CR84FN Color Challenge) has been on my mind all week. The shades are so soft and sweet ... they look like "spun sugar" to me. Delicious.
I began with Pretty in Pink cardstock as my card base. Layered with a yellow polka dot print and a beautiful stripe from the new Springtime Vintage Designer Series Papers collection my card began to pull the inspiration colors together. The flourish plate from Notably Ornate stamped with Pretty in Pink Classic Ink fit perfectly. My message of love is from the tres' chic Artistic Etchings set.
I made the shimmery flower and crocheted the heart for this project. Tutorials and instructional links are found in previous postings. Various other embellishments such as buttons, a wispy fabric and netting, half-pearls, dyed wrinkled seam binding and a decorative pin added texture while keeping to the recommended color palette.
I know this is a short post this evening. If I don't hurry, I may be the last participant in Mona's challenge! I'll be back later with more to show. I have so many new things to share with you. Thanks for visiting - I'm so glad you could stop by.