Tuesday, March 4, 2014

homemade #335

I have been in my craft room getting ready for the Spring Craft Fair this month.  I really wanted to use some of this new pattern paper I received in the mail yesterday. . . Vintage Bliss.  It's the new collection from Simple Stories.  To say its gorgeous, is an understatement.  Or at least it is for me.  This pattern paper has all my favorite graphics: polka dots, text, florals, chevrons, doilies, canning jars, and prize ribbons!  Oh my!  
To help get me started into a creative mood (aka mojo) I turned to no other than the creative gals over @ Mojo Monday.  Seemed like the logical step.  Right?  Here is this weeks sketch.  Oh, and its a prize week (the first week of the month).

the sketch:

and here is my card:

I used crumb cake card stock for my base.  I then added pieces of the polka dot and plaid to a piece of whisper white card stock.  I added a thin strip of scallop bordered pool party texture card stock to separate the two patterns.  Then I ran this piece through my sewing machine and used more of that beautiful silver metallic thread around the border.
I took a piece of the floral text pattern paper and matted it with some more crumb cake card stock.  For my banner piece, I just had to add some crochet trim.  I really wanted to add that piece.  To give it some character, I stapled the crochet trim at the edge.
For my sentiment piece I used Country Born stamp set by CTMH.  I used Vintage Labels stamp set and matching die set by A Muse Studio, to create the decorative sentiment label.
For my butterfly, I stamped the image in versa mark, then added pool party embossing powder.  Heat set it onto vellum card stock and fussy cut it out by hand.  I added a small pearl to the butterflies body.
For my blossom, I hand made that.  I used two cotton candy colored sheer fabrics.  I cut 3-4 circles of different sizes.  Then I used my heat gun to melt the fabric.  I'm not a fan of using a flame to create the look, and my heat gun heats up rather nicely for this affect.  I added a single rhinestone bead I had left over from another project.  I used a blossom builder punch for the leaf shapes.  I used a green polka dot pattern paper for those.
Thank you for looking.  Hope you get a chance to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog and play along.  You could win their challenge!  Anyways, I hope I have inspired you, or at least gave you some eye candy {smile}.

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