Saturday, July 23, 2011
Good morning and welcome back to my Saturday post for Our Creative Corner. Hope you are all managing to find a spot to keep cool, especially those of you in areas where we are having record high temperatures. I'm vacationing again in Key West, where it is hot and sometimes rainy, but usually have a nice breeze. We plan to go bike riding today, but are waiting out a hopefully brief thunder shower.
Our hostess this week is Sarah Gough who has set a clever challenge - All the B's - Buttons, Black, Bling and a Bow. So dig into your stash for some fun bits and bobs. Here's my take on the challenge. I can't tell you the names of the sets because I forgot to take note of their names before I left on vacation. I think the toile background stamp is Elements of Style from SU! The Thanks is from Crafty Secrets and the frame under the flower is from WaltzingMouse. For the white panel, I used an SU! border punch and embossing folder. Spellbinders dies were used for the tag and the main panel. The black flower was made from crinoine. I die cut the flower pieces with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and then dyed them black (very icky process, I must say). The tulle was purchased black, not hand dyed by me. I really like the way the black crinoline flowers came out and have made up a few more sets to sell in my shop. I also put together the stick pin for a pop of color on this card. The thread is burlap thread that I ussed to sew along the back of the panel to sew on the buttons and create the required bow for this piece.
Hope you will hop over to Our Creative Corner to check out the rest of the samples by our lovely design team and then play along with us this week.
That's about it. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much for your encouraging comments.
If you are interested, the following products are available in my Etsy shop:
Black crinoline flowers (oops, currently sold out - check back later!)
Crinoline to make your own shabby flowers