Wednesday, June 1, 2011

'for you' {CR84FN #30 & CP sketch #117}

There are a few challenge sites that I just go to; like a habit.  Cupcake Creations color challenge, and Card Patterns sketch challenge, just to name a few.  And this past weekend, was no exception.  So, the colors are: light blue, light yellow, and kraft.  The sketch calls for a center object with an object above and below.  Sounds easy enough, huh?  Here are their inspiration boards and sketch:

This past weekend, was a nice break.   It gave me time to catch up on some household chores, and some time to do nothing.  So, I feel a bit revived, and want to sit and create!  So, here is what I created with the inspiration and guidelines from these two wonderful challenge blogs:

My card base is Crumb Cake (Kraft).  I layered a scrap piece of Daisy D's pattern paper as my main paper.  I had a piece of Very Vanilla Satin ribbon that I wrapped around the card front.  I cut a strip of the lace pattern paper into a banner.  The blue is the other side - 2 sided paper!  I collected two Kraft buttons out of my 'jar o'buttons', threaded some 1/8" Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon through the button holes and cinched the satin ribbon, tying the skinny ribbon into a bow.  I found a doily tag, from Martha Stewart, and layered two circles on top of it.  The largest circle is punched from a piece of Crumb Cake DSP (1 3/4") and the smaller circle is punched from a scrap piece from the Bella Blue DSP (1 3/8").  I stamped the 'for you' in Crumb Cake classic ink, using my stamp-a-ma-jig.  I wanted it to be off-center and high.  The flower I made myself.  I used Shimmer White card stock and sponged the edges with So Saffron classic ink.  I used two different dies and a hand-held punch to create the three different flowers, and then stacked them.  I added a light yellow button to the center.  The leaves were made with a die and the other side of the Crumb Cake DSP.  I used glue dots to hold the leaves on. (the leaves are actually one piece.  I cut it into two pieces so that I could have leaves at the top and bottom of the flower.)  The butterfly was made with a butterfly die and Soft Suede card stock.  I added two faux half-pearls for the body.
I really like how my card turned-out.  I did have a few concerns about the flower.  At first I put it right smack in the middle of the doily.  But, then changed my mind to an off-center look.  I balanced the flower by adding a dark butterfly to the opposite corner of the middle circle.  I really wanted to add a faux half-pearl flourish on my card, but I didn't 'see' a good spot.  The button in the middle of the flower looks 'naked' to me, but I couldn't come up with a solution that didn't look yukky.  Any suggestions?
So, if you have a free moment, please stop by both challenge sites and enter!  Its fun!


Deborah Frings said...

This is lovely! I really like the paper you've used and the lace, ribbon, flower and butterfly. Fab!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Andrea M said...

Sharon this is truly a BEAUTY!!! Love the center doily with the butterfly and flower! The lace is FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Sharon! Very elegant and feminine looking! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

This is BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT Sharon! LOVE the flower you made and LOVE how you put it off center! BEAUTIFUL papers and details! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

whoistracy said...

Very pretty Sharon! Love the soft colors you used. So glad you could join us this week on Card Patterns!!