Happy Saturday to you! I'm pretty excited writing this post. I am joining some wonderful friends for this weekends Stamp Retreat, here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have to admit, that this is my first one ever! But, I think I'm more excited about spending the weekend with girl friends and paper crafting together.
As this weekend get a jump start with creativity, Liliana I. is our hostess over @ Our Creative Corner. Liliana, has a clever little challenge for us; create a card/project with a country/western look. I want to see some plaid, such as in a ribbon or designer paper. Also, use the picture to inspire you.
I have to admit, when I saw this inspiration photo, I first thought of Thanksgiving. So, I wanted to inspire you in a direction that might not be so obvious. Here is what I created:
I just loved the orange in the plaid table cloth. So, I looked through my scraps box, and found some wonderfully appropriate pattern paper from Cosmo Cricket. I just love this pattern paper. The pattern paper I selected for my card front, has the same 'orange' on a blue-ish woodgrain patter paper. How pretty. So, I collected two other papers from the same collection. I added a cream and brown pattern paper and a blue-ish plaid pattern paper.
I thought the cowboy pattern paper fit this challenge beautifully, so I used it as my focal panel. I cut a star shape from some left over burlap. I stapled the folded brown plaid ribbon and burlap star to the cowboy panel. I added a linen thread tied wooden button to the top right corner. I thought that this card needed something else. So, I added two staples to help give the card some visual interest, but not distracting. I also added 3 copper brads to the lower right corner. I thought the copper helped brighten the 'oranges' in the various pattern papers.
I hope you have been inspired, and decide to play along with us @ Our Creative Corner.