Saturday, June 4, 2011

the Bride & Her Room #60

Well, I'm the hostess again this week, over @ Our Creative Corner challenge blog!  The theme this week, is weddings!  I figure its that time of year, and you probably need to crank-out a wonderfully hand-made card, layout, or altered 3-D item, so why not enter the challenge.  There are a few requirements, tho.  You'll need to add some sheer fabric (organza, tulle, etc.), some trim (lace, ribbon, bakers twine, etc.), a flower (hand-made, or purchased), a pearl (or two, or a swirl) and some stitching (faux, hand, or machine).  Whew!  Sounds like a long laundry list, but you'll be amazed at how easy it will all come together!

Here is my card:

For my card, I needed some color inspiration, so I went to the Color Room, to find some soft, pretty, elegant colors that I thought would work.  Here is the Inspiration Board, that I used.  This Color Room challenge is already closed, but aren't the colors just fabulous!

  Here is the Inspiration Board:
For the colors, I used:  Pink Pirouette, Going Grey, Peony, and Sahara Sand.  You will recognize the Stampin' Up! colors.  For those I used in cardstock.  The Peony, is actually the color name of the sheer fabric I used.  I used Sahara Sand as my card base.  I layered some Sahara Sand DSP together, added a strip of scallop trim borders in Pink Pirouette to two parallel edges.  The ribbon that hinds the seam is retired, Beachfront Ribbon Originals.  I added some of that wonderfully sparkly rhinestone trim.

For my three flowers: the large one is hand-made from Peony organza.  I cut 8 total circles.  (4 of 2 sizes).  I generally use a heat gun to melt the edges, but this time I used a lit tea light candle.  I melted each petal separately and then stacked them.  I threaded a pink pearl with some linen thread, and did a few quick stitches to hold it on.  I added two dressed-up corsage pins to this big beautiful flower.  I started with plain pins and just added small various beads I have in a stash.  Tied a thin Very Vanilla ribbon onto one pin.  The tiny grey flower is hand-made, I just used my hand-held scallop punch and hand-rolled it.  The other small pink flower I purchased a few years back.  

To make my tag at the upper left corner, I just stamped the 'Mr & Mrs' and frame in Whisper White craft ink, and used my Glacier ultra fine EP, and heat set them onto a scrap piece of clear card stock.  I added a flower-shaped pearl button to the upper edge of the tag, just to give it a 'finished' look.  The 'Bride' is actually a download from the Graphics Fairy.  They have some very nice free graphics.  I just did a search.  Easy peasy!  I hand-stitched the top and bottom borders of my card with some grey thread.  

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope that we, at Our Creative Corner,
have inspired you to create a wedding-theme paper craft and enter our challenge!  You never know, you could be our next top talent!


Jennifer Rzasa said...

Sharon, thanks for hosting another great challenge! I love the old-fashioned look of your card. I hope you have a stellar weekend!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card is drop-dead gorgeous, Sharon! The color palette is wonderful and I love all your yummy embellies - especially the peony colored flower! I had such fun with this challenge - right up my alley - felt like it was designed just for me - LOL. Thanks for being such a terrific hostess these past two weeks.

Hope you are having a great weekend.


Vicki Burdick said...

This is just pure perfection Sharon, your cards are always inspiring and full of wonderful elements!!!