Saturday, February 25, 2012

Over the Edge for You

Happy Saturday! I hope that this post finds all of you in good health and enjoying your weekend.  For me, the perfect afternoon, is sitting in my craft room, creating something pretty.  I have a great view outside my window, and I always have my favorite music playing.  
And yesterday wasn't any different.  Tui, is the hostess this again this week, over @ Our Creative Corner, and she has a fabulous challenge for us  this week.  It's called, 'Over the Edge'.  Tui's challenge is for you 'to create a card, or paper craft item with a design element that flows off the edge of your card'.  How fun is that?  I encourage you to stop by the challenge blog and see what these fabulously talented ladies have created!  You will be inspired!

Here is my card:


For this challenge, I have two elements that flow off the edge of my card.  The seam binding and button embellishment at the top of the card.  As well as the sentiment tag, at the right upper corner.
I'm not completely satisfied with this card.  I'm pretty happy, but now I see something that I should have done.  There really isn't a defining border to either of the pattern papers.  So, I wish I had sponged the edges.  There are two different pattern papers with the same colors in them.  
I cut two different color butterflies.  I used crumb cake seam binding.  To create the tag, is used speckled cream paper.  I used a matching die and stamp set, from amuse studios.  The sentiment is from a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set, Kind and Caring Thoughts.  The flower is a left over from a scrapbook page I did over 6 years ago.  (yes, I hoard hold-on to unique scrapbooking materials.)  The text paper is from Melissa Frances.  The button came from my 'jar o'buttons'.  The pattern paper is from Wild Asparagus, and is easily 5/+yrs old.
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you find time to play along with us in this weeks challenge.  

7 comments:

Tui Nathan said...

Your card is just wonderful Sharon ... am loving the background with the text and then the patterned paper, it adds a lovely contrast! I really like your beautifully tied ribbon - and it is still crease free (unlike my attempts with seam binding), the butterflies and simple flower embellishment are the perfect accompaniments!

Anita Houston said...

Spring has sprung!!! Your gorgeous is beautiful and really reflects all the beauty of spring! Love your little flutter friends!!!

Stampin by the Bay said...

I love your card. I love the way you attached your ribbon and the butterflies.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon, this has such a fantastic "springy" air about it. Love the butterflies and that perfect bow. SO many beautiful details on this one. What am I saying...you always seem to add the perfect touches to all of your creations. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Big hugs! :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a lovely color palette, Sharon. Love the script background and the flower and seam binding are positively yummy. The sweet little butterflies are the perfect finisher. Super sweet card this week!

Hugs,
Linda

Sue said...

Hello Sharon.
WE are are own worse critics are we not? Honestly your card is just beautiful in the muted hues, and as regards the defining border, I think you may have spoiled the effect, I am loving what you have designed, your Bg melts into each other, and by adding your elements it creates movement and dimension. Just Lovely.
Smiles:)

Vicki B. said...

So Pretty Sharon, I love all the elements, the butterflies, the colors and of course the gorgeous seam binding!!!