Saturday, December 3, 2011

Winter Picnic

Hi bloggers!  I hope this post finds all of you well, and happy.  Me?  I'm doing pretty good.  I think I have found my mojo, and the feeling is wonderful!  Today, I am at another craft fair.
Wendy, over @ Our Creative Corner, has a very clever challenge for you!  She has provided a 'basic sketch' and is asking that you 'decorate it'.  Pretty creative, and very interesting.  
I stopped by the Shabby Tea Room, to see what their challenge is.  Theirs, to use the inspiration photo and a few required colors.  Easy-Peasy to put these two together.  So, I sat down at my craft table, and began putting things together.
Here is the sketch challenge from Our Creative Corner

Here is the inspirational photo from Shabby Tea Room
(use white/cream, neutrals, silver, and glitter)

Here is my card:

This card was actually fun to make.  I started with selecting some pattern paper that kept within the limits of the color challenge - neutrals.  I selected two different patterns, to keep it visually interesting.  I knew that I wanted to use my silver glimmer paper, so I punched a scallop trim border, so there would be some sparkle peeking thru.  (how cute, huh?)  I knew that I wanted to use a 4" doily for the circle image.  But, when the doily was forward, it seemed to take over the whole card, and nothing seemed balanced.  

Here is a close-up of the flower.  I stamped a flourish onto the smaller doily, to break up all the white.  I thought the game piece #25 gave my card some added texture, visual interest, and a vintage feel.  I thought that the push pin looked 'naked' even with the added pearls, so I added three white feathers to help soften the pin, and to continue the long lines.  The music sheet (Around the Christmas Tree), is actually a free download from graphics fairy, that I shrunk, to create a smaller version.  

Here is a close-up of the bottom portion of the card.  I stamped the sentiment in black.  I added both the fabric flower ribbon and some vanilla seam binding to cover the seam from the silver glitter paper.  I tied a simple knot with the seam binding.  I then added a button over the knot, to give this card a shabby look.  I stamped the same flourish over the sentiment, to break up the vertical lines.
Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visits and love your comments.  Please take time to play along with us @ Our Creative Corner.


Rema DeLeeuw said...

Thank you for your sweet comment. Your card is gorgeous! Love that center doily with the flower and pin. It really stands out nicely...

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card!! I love every detail!!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Наталья Д. said...

Какая красивая открытка!!!!) Очень понравилась!)

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Sharon... I love this card! What a beautiful mix of soft colors. The feathers are such a wonderful addition and do just what you wanted for the pin. There's so much to look at here... I keep scrolling up to look again. Totally gorgeous!

Anne Marie Hile said...

All I can say is WOW, Sharon! The details on your card are beautiful...especially that floral trim and the hat pin. SO pretty! Hope your week is great! Big hugs! :)

Vicki Burdick said...

Sharon, this is a beauty!! Love all the elements, the tulle, the hat pin, the roses across the bottom and the colors are all fantastic!!! Well done!!