Saturday, May 5, 2012


Howdy! I'm so happy you have stopped by.  For those who know me, this is a really late post.  I apologize.  When I was creating my project for this weeks Our Creative Corner challenge, I misunderstood, misread, something.  I created a project using yellow and grey.  Don't ask me how that happened, because I really don't know.  I had written my post last night while taking care of my dog (who is recovering from bi-lateral knee replacements).  When I went to upload my project, I found out I was wrong.  So, I had to delete the original post I wrote and work on another paper craft item.  It was late, and I'll confess, I was tired.   I got up early this morning to work on another paper craft, and came up with a card.
Here is the inspiration board, for this weeks challenge:

Anne Marie, is our hostess this month.  And just look at this fabulous board!  I love how she has included color swatches and an inspirational photo.  I created a card for this weeks challenge.  And I used scrap pieces from my scrap box.  (I'm a big fan of using what you have.)  I also used the sketch from Willow Sketchie Challenge.  Here is their current sketch:

Here is my card:

I used quite a bit of different products, so grab a cup of coffee, tea, a snack, something. {smile}  Here we go.  The card base is crumb cake.  The main layer is a pattern paper from Authentique - Blissful collection.  I love how the large print makes a great background piece.  The polka dot paper is from Authentique, also, but from the Delightful collection.  I matted the polka dots onto a piece of crumb cake card stock.  The 'label' piece and postage stamp are from Authentique, a sheet of different shapes and tags, called 'Tabloid'.  The postage stamp is adhered to the card front with foam tape, to lift it off the other 'label'.  I hand-stamped the sentiment in basic black classic ink.  The stamp set is from Stampin' Up!, called 'In A Word'.  This stamp set is retired, but I just love the different sentiments.  The fabric blossom I made from some scraps of flannel material.  I'm working with this material, along with others to create another rag quilt.  To create it, I cut 8 two-inch circles and folded them into quarters and layered them on top of each other.  The beautiful metal brad is from Spare Parts - antique brads.  The horizontal layer is pattern paper from Teresa Collins - Fabrications.  I wrapped a piece of crochet trim from Spare Parts crochet trim collection, around this horizontal piece.  I just love how it helps soften the card and give it some texture and movement.  I wrapped a piece of Paper Trey Ink twill ribbon in Kraft, over the crochet trim.  I tied a single bow and then tied a yellow button to the center of the bow.  The button is from Amuse Studios, 'not your grandmothers buttons' in buttercup.  I used cream twine from Paper Trey Ink to tie the button to the bow.  I tied the twine into a bow, too.  I just love this layered look.   
I hope that you get a chance to play along with us this week!  We would just love to see what wonderful paper project you create with Anne Marie's inspirational board.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Sharon, WOW this is stunning, What a lovely ray of sunshine. Im loving your flower its amazing. Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie Challenge this week, Hazelxox

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous colour combination Sharon, such an elegant card and lovely flower.
Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie and using my sketch.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such an elegant card, Sharon. Glad to know that Sasha is doing better. Take care.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Sharon...this card is gorgeous! It's so bright and fun, and I love love love all the layers of paper. The bow really ties it all together! Fabulous!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
A wonderful card, I love the little bit of Shabby feel you have going on, your blossom creates so much texture, and your layers all work perfectly, which accounts for the impact it has on the eye, a gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful.Lovely colour combo and a fabulous take on the sketch.Love your fabric flower.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Tui Nathan said...

Oh, Sharon .... You know, I would've just gone with the grey and yellow combo ... but if you did ... I wouldn't have seen this card ...
And this card is just beautiful ... the papers, the flower and that beautiful ribbon and lace treatment ... love it!!!

kelly ledder said...

Sharon I just LOVE this card its amazing!!! Thanks for joining in at WSC.

Kelly x

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon, this is gorgeous!! (I bet the first one was, as well!) so much wonderful detail and I just love the mix of patterns and textures. I keep going back to look at it and I find a new element each time. You really showcased the colors beautifully! Glad to hear that your sweet pup is doing better, too. Have a great day! Big hugs! :)

Vicki Burdick said...

Sharon this is just gorgeous, so love that pretty flower!!

Kristin said...

WOW is this gorgeous! I can't believe that flower was made from scraps! How come my scraps aren't that pretty? Lovely creation, I love the crochet lace too.