Monday, November 14, 2011

Leaves Colors Embellish Challenge

Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I decided to play along with the Embellish Magazine Blog: Leaves Color Trends Challenge.  The inspiration for the project is below.
 This is the card I came up with.  It is very simple and clean.  I cut the leaf out of felt by hand (yes, that is supposed to be a leaf, he he) and attached it to the button twine with a tiny safety pin.  Hope you like it!

First, I must apologize for the lighting on this card.  I was running out of natural light so I turned on my kitchen light and it looks a little dark.  On the card above I used Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke and Elegant Eggplant ink from SU!  The stamp set is Day Of Gratitude from SU!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Little Labels set.  The cardstock is Crumb Cake from SU! 

Here is another version of the card above.  I showcased the sentiment differently on this card.  I like the matted effect and the way it looks anchored with the button twine.

 Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Papertrey Make It Monday: Reverse Applique

Hello everyone!  Things have been a little hectic around here lately.  Just popping in to share a card I made for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge.  Better late than never, right?  Hopefully you all have enjoyed your weekend.  Mine was a busy one but I got a lot accomplished.  Hope you like the card!

The first attempt at this card was stitched on the sewing machine, YIKES!  What was I thinking?  I can hardly sew a straight line let alone go around a snowflake for goodness sake!  So, I did the next best thing....stitched with a white pen!  I used one of the Damask Snowflake Dies from Papertrey Ink and also the Peace Die from the Wonderful Words: Holiday Die Collection.  I ran the tiny snowflake (SU!) and the Peace die through my Xyron and then covered them in Lily White Glitter Sugar Coating by Doodlebug.  The background paper is from My Mind's Eye.

Just wanted to share a quick picture of my daughter Emma.  We were playing around outside today and she let me take some snapshots of her.  She was really enjoying herself and I had a lot of fun too! It is hard to believe that she will be turning six this month!
I was playing around with the antiquing and contrast buttons in my photo editing software.  Not sure if I did in correctly but I like the way it turned out.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!