Gosh, what a busy week it has been! Snow days with my young ones home from school and me not able to get into work. A sick day for my older one - two trips to the doctor and now we know it's bronchitis. Medications are helping her rest ... it's so painful to see your children suffer, I wish I could make it all go away. Thank goodness the weekend is here and no plans on the calendar to make us go out in the cold and snow. Lots of snuggling, reading, and crafting on my schedule!
The inspiration this week has me in awe. Moxie Fab World has a cameo challenge underway. Be still my heart! I have always wanted to make a cameo embellishment but never knew how until I saw one on dear Claire Buswell's blog. She led me to ETSY where I bought a mold - ok, well actually I bought four molds but to be honest I couldn't decide on just one. I'm absolutely head-over-heels with these new toys I have to play with ... you'll be seeing lots more in the coming days! A fabulous sketch is found at The Waltzing Mouse (mine is turned and mirrored) and the color palette over at ColourQ is perfectly feminine. My thanks to both Design Teams for helping me create a wonderful home for my first cameo.
I started with a card made from Blushing Bride cardstock and layered on scraps of Cameo Coral prints along with a Poppy Parade pattern from the Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper collection. The script stamp is En Francais shown here in Poppy Parade Classic Ink. The edges are tea stained with the Distressing Essentials kit. Some coral colored felt, my pinking shears, papers from the Newsprint collection, and a few Pearl Jewels made for a nice centerpiece. I added a sentiment from a Hostess Set Apple Blossoms stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink. That gorgeous lace is from my good friend Ginny - wasn't that sweet of her to send me some?! You can leave her some love at her blog here.
I dyed some seam binding with Blushing Bride ink and a touch of Cameo Coral ink. The flower was made from scraps of Sunny Garden paper and "glitterfied" with Dazzling Diamonds. See my sweet cameo nestled under the bow? I just love her and am anxious to try two clays in one mold. Wouldn't she be lovely with a pink backgound? A crystal stick-pin adds a bit more bling to the "bow bundle".
Thanks so much for stopping by today - I appreciate your visits!