Saturday, October 20, 2012

retro Kitchen

Thank you for stopping by my blog, to see what I've been creating.  I know that I have been a bit late on a few posts and I apologize.  I know that I am in the same boat as a lot of other folks, with life being too busy.  I think I have a new 'schedule' to get more accomplished.  So, let's see if my new time management schedule does actually work.  I'll keep my fingers crossed.
It's Saturday, and that means that its time for another challenge over @ Our Creative Corner.  Meihsia, is our hostess again this week.  If you haven't seen her work, she does shabby chic/vintage very well.  She has a great eye for soft and delicate!  Just wonderfully inspiring creations.  Anyways, she would like us to make a Clean and Simple card featuring something you would find in a kitchen.  Ok, here is my problem, I have a very hard time creating clean and simple.  I don't know if it is all the white space, or the fact that I can't load the card with embellishments.
Here is what I created:

When I sat down to create this card, I knew that I wanted to use pattern paper that looks like something from a kitchen; wall paper, table cloth (Domestic Goddess DSP).  You get the idea.  I also knew the stamp set I was going to use: Compliments to the Chef .  So, I sat down at my craft table and got to work.  I stamped the flatware in VersaMark, and used silver embossing powder to heat emboss that image.  I just love the detail in the flatware.  So, I made sure to use fine embossing powder.  There is nothing worse than a blob of embossing powder to ruin your image. I had a very had time restraining myself from adding layers and embellishments.  I really wanted to add a button somewhere.  But, I restrained myself and created a CAS card for Meihsia's challenge {smile}.
When I finished, I just had to create another card.  Same products, just not CAS.  Here is that card:

I hope that you play along with us @ Our Creative Corner.  We would love to see what you make, and I'm sure you'd love to share your work with the rest of us in blogland!
Thank you for looking, and have a wonderful weekend!


Lisa Minckler said...

Sharon, these are terrific!! Of course Domestic Goddess paper...what could be MORE perfect!! The silver embossing turned out wonderfully and despite the natural tendency to "embellish" I love your CAS Kitchen card. Now, moving on to your next card...CRIPES..that's incredible too. I love the variation here and the tag with the bow is so pretty. I'm so glad you showed both examples. These are designs that truly inspire.
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a delightful CAS card, Sharon. I love the beautiful colors and pretty layout ... :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

LOL Sharon, we did the same thing. I couldn't leave my CAS card alone either and had to spruce it up. You made another whole card. I like them both but like the second one better! Great mix of patterns!

Hope you are having a great week!