Hello again my friends. Have you seen all the wonderful inspiration on the blogs this week? Oh my, there is so much I want to try and so little time! I counted no less than six of my favorite sites that have the most beautiful images and samples created by incredible design teams ... I hope to jump into them all! For today, I have combined two challenges into one project to share with you - I hope that's ok. The City Crafter shares this fabulous image of polka dots and stripes ... such a sweet pairing of patterns. The Play Date Cafe takes us to "days gone by" with a vintage photo in colors of sepia and a touch of robin egg blue. Delicious!
I began with a fold of So Saffron cardstock layered with polka dot paper of the same shade and a scrap of lovely blue stripes. The cocoa herringbone and remaining color coordinated prints are from my scrap drawer. Some old pieces of chipboard were cut into squares ... painted or covered in papers, distressed and sewn. I didn't have a blue flower so I made one by layering three punched flowers and curling up the petals to create a bud. That big beautiful button adds the perfect balance to my crocheted heart.
The bow is seam binding dyed with So Saffron Classic Ink ... scrunched and slightly tattered. The tag is stamped in Soft Suede Classic Ink with a sentiment from All Holidays and punched out with Jewelry Tag Punch. Topping off the bow is a glorious pin from Viola - you just have to get yourself some of these!
Thanks for stopping by .. I hope you get to spend some time creating something beautiful for yourself today.