Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wonderful Windows


Good Saturday morning my blogging friends!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start.  I'm feeling rather poorly myself, having come down with a cold/flu type of deal on Friday so I'm hoping to be able to squeeze in a bit of rest this weekend - amongst my crafting and ministry work at church.

Our challenge this week at Our Creative Corner was set by our hostess Holly and is called Wonderful Windows. Wooeee, this was a tough one for me!  I'm not too fond of window cards because they are so fussy and take so long to make, not to mention how tough they are to photograph! That said, I am very happy with the results of my labor.   As you can see, I wanted to work in some yellow crinkled seam binding, but there was no room for a large floppy bow so I ended up weaving it in and out of the filigree metal.  I like the way it looks!

Details for the front of the card - Chocolate Chip outer shell, then a layer of whisper white stamped in Ranger Archival Black with a Tim Holtz (Christmas) music stamp then sponged with Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo.  The checkered paper is from Raspberry Roads but I changed the color from light blue to the garden green shade I had in mind to go with the sunflowers.
The window was cut with a Spellbinders label die and I used the music stamp plus an Artistic Outpost postcard stamp on the inside.  My sunflower was cut from crinoline with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and dyed with Summer Sun reinker.  The leaves were cut from canvas with the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die and dyed with Garden Green reinker.  The ledger paper is also (digital) from Raspberry Road.  

I made up a little embellishment kit with the crinoline sunflowers and am offering it in my Etsy boutique.  I listed 5 but if they are sold out, come back later and I'll list more.  If you don't see them listed and are interested, email me at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com and I'll let you know the availability of additional kits.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great weekend.

Challenges Entered:

Crafts and Me - Buttons and Bows
The Pixie Cottage - Mellow Yellow and/or Sketch
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the Inside of Your Card

23 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

This is beautiful!, hope you feel better soon, trace x

Queenie said...

Totally gorgeous Linda!!
Enjoy your weekend too.oxoxo

Queenie said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Dot said...

This is awesome, a great way to use this spellbinder die.
hugs Dorte

MD said...

toujours superbe
bravo

ednamburgess said...

Very beautiful and something different to try. Edna

Debs said...

wow, so fabulous Linda, awesome colors and I love your design and embellie's
Debs
xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card, love the. Ribbon/binding wrapped through the metal and your flower is gorgeous. Tracy x

Conniecrafter said...

Your flower is Gorgeous and just love the way you weaved your seam binding through the corner treatments!

Darlene G said...

Oh, I love your card. It is simply beautiful. Hope you feel better soon.

Patti P. said...

Linda, what beautiful sunflower cards you have made for this weekend. I love the music stamp along with the ledger paper...makes such a lovely combo. The crinoline is such a gorgeous flower base...must try this. I loved being gd at OCC this week and we appreciate your being the GD at SCH for us as well as sponsoring. I know the winner will love shopping at your store. Just sorry I am not in the running. Sorry that you feel bad, wishing for a quick recovery.
Patti

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Linda what a beautiful creation those colours are gorgeous the flower looks awesome so do those corners a truly creative and inspirational card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Vicki B. said...

OH MY Linda, that sunflower is amazing!!! So love it!!!

Nancy said...

Ooooh, another gorgeous card! Love how you wove the ribbon through the filigree, and another beautiful flower!
Thanks for playing along at The Pixie Cottage!
Nancy

Tracy Vinson said...

Linda, what a beautiful piece of art work you have created for us...but then you never disappoint. I must get over to your store and try and pick up a few goodies. My daughter is getting married in 4 weeks so that has drained my craft money if you know what I mean!!! THanks for joining us and being such a great sponsor.

Kristin said...

Criminey - that flower is STUNNING!!! Accenting the window with the metal and the yellow seam binding is the perfect accompaniment to the inside of the card. Gorgeous creation Linda, as always! Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

Linda, your lovely sunflower looks stunning on this fabulous window card. Lovin' that weaved seam binding and those button accents too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi team's Buttons and Bows challenge. ~ Rose

Sharon said...

Linda, your cards are always soo gorgeous! I love how you gave your 'window' an edge/frame. And I agree, I love the ribbon woven thru the metal piece. And I really enjoy looking at the inside of your card, too! It's beautiful and I love the vintage papers and your hand-made flowers are always gorgeous!
Your card is a real treat for the eye!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow. .. Linda, what a fabulous creation ... Your creativity never ceases to amaze me .... Oohhhh .....Love love love your gorgeous ribbon sunflower .... This is Stun-ning!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the bold flower popping through the window! Sorry to hear that you were feeling sick last weekend...hoping you're better now! (sorry it took me all week to comment). Enjoy your weekend, Linda!

Marlies said...

An asolutly gorgeous creation! Beautiful details and I love the flower! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
hugs, Marlies

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! This is fabulous, Linda. The crinkled seam binding woven through the filigrees is a so beautiful and I love the way you finished the inside/rear of the window opening. Your card is total eye candy.

Ellie said...

Another beauty!

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