Hello friends! Is it snowing where you are? It's a blizzard here in Michigan! No school tomorrow and I'll be working from home. The kids are thrilled and I must admit, so am I. Looking forward to PJ's, blankets, and a warm fire ... with a cup of hot cocoa in the afternoon.
While visiting some of my favorite blogs this week, I discovered a couple challenges that I just couldn't pass up. From my previous post, you know that the fabulous design team at Just Us Girls is celebrating hand-made flowers this week. Swoon ... my favorite little embellishment to create! I made one with Very Vanilla cardstock for today's post. You can see my tutorial here. The second challenge is one of colors. This image is our inspiration over at The Play Date Cafe. Isn't the lilac color wonderful?!
I began my card with Very Vanilla cardstock and layered on Basic Black along with a black/vanilla print from my scrap drawer. To add interest, a zig zag stitch runs up the left side and balances well with the beautiful lace on the right. Yep, once again ... thank you Shirley! Some felt trimmed with pinking shears and a couple printed papers sewn on dressed up my die cut centerpiece.
I added hand cut leaves from some rough brown fabric I have and the handmade flower as mentioned above. Please do click on the image so you can see the shimmer a glimmer mist gave to my little flower. The oh so sweet greeting is stamped in Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink and comes from Three Little Words stamp set. It's just darling!
I dyed the seam binding with two re-inkers. Beginning with a very watered down Perfect Plum Classic Ink - I ended up with a ribbon that was too "rosey" in color. So I spritzed it with a coating of Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink and that gave me the mottled lilac look I wanted. With a black button tied on with Linen Thread and a single Pearl Jewel embellishment ... I was done.
I hope you found some inspiration here today. I enjoyed making this for you. Thanks so much for stopping by!