Sunday, April 15, 2012

happy Birthday!

What a crazy busy weekend!  For those who visit often, you have realized that I did not participate in this week's challenge over @ Our Creative Corner.  But, I don't want you to miss out!  This week, Irena is our hostess and she has a creative theme, "Men's passion, hobby, interest".  Irena, wants us to show a hobby or interest of a man in your life - husband, father, son, brother, and any other male family member.  Also, explain the hobby, passion, or interest in your post write up.
So, now for this post.  I made a birthday card, for my mom.  I missed her birthday.  We had several schedule changes and different plan adjustments.  I knew what paper I wanted to use, so I set out to find a great sketch to work with.  But, please be advised, I did flip a portion of the sketch.  There is a relatively new sketch challenge, and they have some very creative sketchs to work with:  Retro Sketches.   
Here is their sketch:

One of my favorite paper lines is Lost & Found.  Their pattern papers are so pretty and have a shabby chic/vintage look to them.  I moved my 'circle' to the other side, but kept the card true to the sketch.
Here is my card:

The card base is crumb cake cardstock.  The next layer is Aqua Mist cardstock; I just love this color.  It's a bit blue, a bit teal, and perfect for vintage papers.  I sponged these papers with crumb cake ink.  I used my sewing machine, and added some random stitiching around three sides of the card. 
The three pattern papers are from Lost & Found.  They are pretty and vintage.  

 I wanted to strengthen the scrap pieces of pattern papers, so I adhered them to a piece of vellum cardstock.  I wrapped the crochet trim and crinkled seam binding around the papers and made another one of those multi-loop bows.  I added a vintage brad to the center of the bow.  I added a tiny silver glitter paper heart, to add some sparkle.  
For the sentiment piece, I stamped a pretty sentiment in black ink.  I added a heart shaped burlap piece.  I then punched a bunch of tiny hearts to create my scallop circle.  I added a pale blue paper blossom to the center.  I added a lone half faux pearl.  I tied a piece of cream twine through the button and tied a bow.
I had two left over pieces of a pearl swirl.  I added one to opposite corners.  I wanted to give my card a bit more feminine touch. 

This weekend was a Baby Reveal Shower for my daughter.  She is expecting her third child.  And we threw her a wonderful party.  (I will be posting photos tomorrow.)  We had a house full of family and friends to share this wonderful celebration.


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
I missed you this week at OCC, but what a gorgeous Shabby-chic card you have made for your Mum, it will be worth waiting for and she will love it.
Your papers are pretty as you say and set the tone for the card, all the embellishments are just perfect.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

This is a gorgeous should submit it to Frilly & funkie this week! I love your colors and the bow and stitching are fantastic!!!

Pauline said...

This this is just so pretty! Lovely papers, and fab textures too! Beautiful! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog xx

Jackie Rockwell said...

Your Mother will love this card! It's so full of pretty details!!! So glad you played along with us at RetroSketches this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love how you combined all those elements.

Arielle H Gordon said...

WOW, Sharon, this is beautiful! I love the papers, they're perfect together! Thank so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!!!

ktfabian said...

I really like your card, it's beautiful! Great job and congrats on the Shout Out!

Wendy Coffman said...

So pretty - that touch of blue is genius!