Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Crepe Bouquet

I am getting this one done under the wire...I love the bouquet featured in this week's Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World...any hand-tied bouquet is gorgeous in my books.

Crepe Paper Bouquet from Martha Stewart
I decided to make my own hand-tied bouquet on a card....

Because of the softness of the photo, I chose vellum as my card base.  I used a piece of tissue paper I had saved and die cut multiple layers of flowers, crumpling them up and attaching them together with a brad.  I ran a ribbon through a few holes on the bottom of a scrap of ivory paper and tucked some green tissue paper underneath for the ties.  Edging and rounded corners as well as a flourishy sentiment complete the look.


Stamps:  Spiral Bouquet (PTI)
Paper:  chiffon yellow (A muse studio), pure ivory (GinaK), vellum, tissue paper
Ink:  peeled paint (Ranger distress)
Accessories:  scallop trim border punch (SU), corner chomper (WeRMemory Keepers), Bigz Island Floral die (Sizzix), olive twill ribbon (SU), yellow brad (BasicGrey)

Happy Easter!

Now that the Easter Bunny has visited we could open a chocolate shop...nice to have a few days off even if we have strep throat and a nasty cough in the house...

Enjoy your Easter!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: A Burst of Blooms

I made a last minute card for this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World.

I found some really cool trim at a local fabric warehouse a few weeks ago and it is perfect for this challenge.  The trim itself is off-white, but easily coloured with copics using some of the colour combos found in the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment on a card base with rounded corners, then I grounded a strip of the flower trim with an ivory scalloped base and adhered it to the card base.  I love how quick and easy this was to make!

Enjoy your day!  Thanks for stopping by...

Paper:  watermelon (A muse studio), vintage cream (PTI)
Stamps:  Eat Cake (PTI)
Ink:  fired brick distress (Ranger)
Accessories:  scallop edge punch (SU), corner chomper (WeR Memory Keepers), flower trim (NST), copics

Saturday, April 9, 2011

In my Beautiful Balloon...a Moxie Fab Challenge

Hot air balloons are beautiful...they are everywhere in the crafting world these days, and now that spring is here, I expect we will see some in the horizon from our back deck.  I am afraid of heights, and would likely never go up in one, but I love to watch them from the ground!!  I am also loving all the great creations that are being made for the latest Moxie Fab World Challenge "In my Beautiful Balloon".  Here is my entry:

Here is how the card came together...I hand-drew my balloon and cut it out of kraft cardstock.  I then cut out the stripes in different colours.  Once they were adhered to the balloon base, I stitched the seams for dimension.  All of the edges are sponged with distress ink which gives additional dimension.  I had to do all of that twice because my sewing machine ate my first balloon and completely wrecked it.  ACK!!!  The basket is made from half of the decorative label punch topped with a large scalloped border.  The sentiment fit perfectly on the basket - YAY!  The balloon is accented by kraft clouds and baker's twine ropes.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Paper:  kraft (SU), vintage cream (PTI), cherry, grass, orange & bermuda shimmer couture, eucalyptus (A muse studio)
Stamps:  everyday button bits, polka dot basics (PTI)
Ink:  versamark, burnt umber (palette hybrid), walnut stain distress (Ranger)
Accessories:  cappucino baker's twine (the Twinery), pop dots (ANM), corner chomper (WeRMemoryKeepers), decorative label punch (SU), cloud trio & jumbo scallop dies (MFT)