Monday, January 17, 2011
It's wonderful to have a day off. I have so much planned - a visit to the bookstore (the new Somerset Life is out and I can't wait to get one), sewing a chair cushion with my daughter, and then of course there is the ever needed ... grocery shopping. Ah well, I can't complain - I will be spending the day with my children and I wouldn't want it any other way!
Ros has given us a sketch challenge this week over at The City Crafter Challenge Blog. At the risk of repeating myself (and I know I am) ... sweet and simple is the best kind of sketch. Thanks Ros! The Design Team has created some beautiful samples to share with you - they are so talented.
My project began with Very Vanilla cardstock layered with Designer Series Papers from the Springtime Vintage collection. My goodness, I am using this a lot lately - I hope you're not growing tired of it! Hand-dyed seam binding and some delicate lace added dimension and texture plus helped to soften the contrasting patterns. I also added a touch of paint in a light shade of pink around the edges ... forgive me - I have to practice that technique. (You are all so patient with me as I dabble in "this and that" along the way.) My "tag" is a beautiful example of ephemera ... I've been collecting all that I can get my hands on.
The sweet creme flower and decorative pin compliment the strong color of the Rose Red button from Subtles Button Collection. My sentiment is stamped in Rose Red Classic Ink and held in place by a button of the same color.
It was so nice of you to stop by!