Saturday, May 28, 2011
Our Creative Corner. (Baby is also the theme at The Shabby Tea Room this week - one of my favorite challenge sites). Sharon Wheet is our hostess and she wants to see baby cards, but not just any baby cards. Your card must also have something in kraft, some sort of trim (lace, ribbon, etc.) and a button. Now I didn't think I would have any trouble with those recipe ingredients, but I did struggle a bit. I really wanted to use the straight doily from my Etsy shop because I thought it was perfect for a baby card. But then I couldn't seem to work in the trim. I was tempted to call the lace applique the trim, but finally decided to add a bit of lace to the bottom of the main image. I hemmed and hawed - laid it on, took it off, laid it back on again and finally when I took it off again, it looked bare without it so out came the glue and when I laid it on again - it was with glue.
The dets: Brocade Blue CS with old Creative Memories baby blue gingham. I used a vintage nursery rhyme image from the Graphic Fairy. I've had the image for a few months and have really been wanting to use it. The library card stamp is from PTI and the Sweet One stamp is from SU. I stamped it a second time, cut out Sweet One and popped it up. Then I stamped it again on Barely Banana, cut out only the moon, glittered it and glued it to the original stamping. The appliques, doily and lace are all from my Etsy shop. The heart applique is mounted on a scrap of kraft paper twist ribbon, also from my shop. I'm finding that I'm reaching for that kraft paper twist a lot - adds a nice texture and warm color. The lace comes in white and I tea dyed it with very weak tea this time. The vintage image was cut with a PTI die.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much for your comments and for stopping by today. Wishing everyone a happy and safe weekend.
Oh, and anybody know what happened to all my followers? They seem to have left en masse several days ago. I've been hoping they would return, but no sign of them yet - LOL. Looks like Blogger is having a little issue again.
The Shabby Tea Room - Sweet Baby