Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ruffled Denim

First, sorry for the late posting.  I had a little hiccup in my scheduled post, for some reason it didn't change from a draft.  So, hopefully all is well now.
Ok, I had to change my card too, because I didn't follow the recipe!  

Paula is our hostess over @ Our Creative Corner.  And she has some of the most creative challenges!  This week she has a recipe challenge.  You need to use denim, 3 ribbons/twines, and 3 buttons or brads on your paper craft item.  Sounds pretty fun, huh?  Paula, also gave us a photo and a little explanation:

I'm an Arkansan.  We wear jeans all the time... work, church, play, even weddings. You name it, we can make the denim work.  So dress it up or dress it down but use 3 ribbons or twine, 3 buttons or brads, and some denim on a project.
So, here is what I made:

I used some pretty pattern papers from Teresa Collins.  I have to admit, that I just love her designs.  She makes some very pretty pattern papers and embellishments.
I found this denim ruffled ribbon at a local shop and thought how pretty!  I used some seam binding, a bit of baker's twine and a scrap piece of stitched ribbon.  I used a favorite buttons: Paper Trey Ink Vintage.  Love 'em!  I wanted a blossom of some kind, but couldn't get anything to look appropriate, so I punched some floral shapes from pattern papers and used two white brads to hold them together.  I also used a die to cut some white leaves to complete the blossoms.
I used one of my 'go to' label stamps: Four Frames by Stampin' Up!  The sentiment is from another stamp set.  You know me; mix, match, and the kitchen sink!
I hope that you get a chance to play along with us this week.  Add some denim to your paper craft item, along with 3 ribbons/twine and 3 buttons/brads, and you never know, you could be our next Top Talent! over @ Our Creative Corner!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
Gosh they are pretty papers too!
The ruffled Denim could not have been easy, but you have made a superb job, it looks wonderful.
One would not have thought that Yellow would sit so well with this hue of Blue but it so works.
A lovely card.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is gorgeous, Sharon. I love the beautiful dp and ruffled denim.. :)

Unknown said...

There just isnt enough yellow in the world, is there. I always love to see a yellow card and I dont make enough of them myself. Your card is just adorable.

Lisa Minckler said...

How can you not have a happy life with a card like this in your hands?!? Sharon, if I wasn't smiling before, I am've brought comfort and sunshine and relaxation and all things gorgeous together in this card. Nicely done!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! I really like the pop of denim on that beautiful yellow. The layered flowers, the scrunchy ribbon...ahhh, it all works perfectly together! :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful Sharon! Love the dark yellow with this denim! What a fab card to receive!