Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happiness in Psalm

Welcome to my little slice of blog-land.  I hope this finds you well, and crafting!  I have a very sweet card I want to share with you today.  I had another package come in the mail recently, and just had to 'play'.  Another pattern paper collection from Tilda, a company in Sweden.  This pattern paper isn't 'Christmas' in theme, but rather has a sewing theme:  Happiness is Homemade.  
I needed a little focus, so I went to an industry staple:  Mojo Monday, to see this week's sketch:

Clean lines, nice size element pieces, easy to embellish.

But, I also wanted something very special.  So, I went to another favorite challenge blog:  Word Art Wednesday.  I have been stalking visiting their challenge site for sometime.  But only recently have I started playing.  Don't really know why, it just 'came upon me'.  My friend Christina says that the Lord is guiding me to share my talent.  All I know, is that I have become very fond of their challenge.  They provide a scripture each week.  They also explain what it means, and how to use the scripture in your life.  For the challenge, they want you to use the scripture as your inspiration.  You don't even have to use the scripture in your paper craft.  
This wonderful group of talented ladies is just a blessing.   Here is this weeks:


So, I combined the three.  Some beautiful pattern paper that just called to be cut, a wonderfully designed sketch, and some beautiful scripture.  Here is what I made:


Recipe:  The card base is crumb cake card stock by Stampin' Up!.  I just love the weight!  Nice and heavy to hold up an embellished card {smile}.  The matts are ripe avocado by Paper Trey Ink.  The largest piece of pattern paper isn't polka dots, its actually stars!  (Happiness is Homemade from Tilda.) Love the pale mint green color.  I did a 'sloppy' double border machine stitch.  I really wanted it to look homemade {smile}.  No pun intended.  The tiny script pattern paper is a scrap left over from a paper project I created in April.  I believe the company is My Mind's Eye.  And the beautiful floral pattern paper is also Tilda Happiness is Homemade.
I printed the scripture onto whisper white card stock by Stampin' Up!  I love using their white card stock for all my printing; either digital paper or word documents.  The card stock is a printer friendly weight, and for digital work the colors come out clean and crisp.
I took a piece of this pink crinkle satin ribbon I purchase while in Phoenix, and a piece of a beautiful white crochet trim and did a zig zag machine stitch across the front of the card.  The floral paper piece is adhered to the front of the card with foam tape to lift it off the front of the card, due to the crochet trim.
I made a multi-loop box out of the same crinkle satin ribbon.  I tied a pink vintage button to the center of the bow with some kraft twine (both items from Paper Trey Ink).  I adhered the bow to the front of the card with hot glue.  I then tied some kraft twine to the trio of tiny vintage buttons (Paper Trey Ink), and adhered those to the upper corner of the floral pattern paper with hot glue, too.
For the final touch, I added 5 half faux pearls to the front of the card.  (Ok, 4 are on the card, and one is on the kraft twine bow on the button.) I wanted something pretty, feminine, and soft.  So I chose the pearls over rhinestone/sequins.
Thank you for looking.  I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful! and to get back into your craft space and play along with these wonderful challenge sites:  Mojo Monday and Word Art Wednesday.  Both challenge sites have supper talented crafters who are sure to inspire you!


4 comments:

Brenda said...

Sharon, your card is beautiful! I need to check out Word Art Wednesday, sounds wonderfully inspirational.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

How many ways can I say beautiful. Those three sweet little buttons pulling the color from that floral DP, the perfect bow with a button and of course the word art. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 153rd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

Jo Ann said...

Love the country feel of your card...I'm also delighted to see that you were able to use our previous Word Art to highlight this creation. Awesome! We are blessed to have you join us at our last week's Word Art Wednesday Challenge. We hope you'll come back to visit us again. Leaving you with God's Word in James 1:12 which says, "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." Hugs always!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Karen Murray said...

I love your card! It's absolutely gorgeous. So feminine and pretty...it's perfect!