Friday, September 27, 2013

Kindness in Blue

Whew.  This week was hectic!  I have been crafting up a storm.  I have a few holiday craft fairs coming up, and need to build my stock.  This time of year, finds me a bit overwhelmed.  It seems like I never have enough time to get stuff made.  That darn  'j-o-b' takes me away from home, and out of my craft room {frown}.  (just kidding.)  I am grateful to have work.  I just need to figure out a way to get an extra hour out of my day, to get an extra paper craft done.
I took a break from making holiday themed paper crafts, and created a card that seems like a complete opposite of Christmas.
The lovely and talented Robbie, over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday has a creative sketch for you to work with this week. 

here is what I did:

I have to admit, that I did get my inspiration from a Pottery Barn Baby catalog.  I know how crazy, huh?  But, they have some beautiful pages.  Their pages are filled with a clean, elegant, modern look.  I wanted to add bits of grey.  This color is showing up everywhere!
The card base is pool party cardstock.  I added a matt with slate cardstock under the dry embossed white cardstock.  The white panel looked to 'flat', so I jazzed it up a bit with some polka dot dry embossing.
I cut a piece of pool party dsp with the top note die.  I added a strip of pool party seam binding, and tucked in a decorative scallop trim border using some silver glimmer paper.  I wanted to add some sparkle. 
For my blossoms, I heat embossed silver embossing powder onto shimmer white cardstock.  I color washed the blossoms with pool party re inker and my aqua painter.  I fussy cut the blossom, and adhered them to the top note piece.  
For my sentiment flag banner, I stamped my sentiment in slate classic ink onto white card stock.  Then matted the sentiment piece with pool party cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment banner to the card front, then stapled it to the card front, to give it some visual interest.  
Instead of a photo corner, as in the sketch, I added some butterflies.  I finally added some pearl jewels to the center of each blossoms, and for the butterfly bodies.
I hope you get a chance to play along with us @ SFF.  We would love to see what you create with Robbie's sketch {smile}.

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the flowers. Great take on the sketch.