Sunday, January 29, 2017

Missing Mint

Howdy.  I hope your weekend was wonderful!  Productive!  Creative! and on track with your new year resolution.  Mine was.  {smile}
I am still loving my planner, and keeping my projects/tasks/chores organized.   I have also added my budget and menu, to my tasks.  It feels good to have those two chores organized.  {smile}
So, with my mind not on those items, I had some free time today to craft a little.  Gotta love that!
For starters, I stopped by Shabby Chic .  They have a color theme board.  The color theme is mint and their requirement is to craft in a shabby chic style.  And who doesn't love mint!  It is such a sweet, and refreshing color.  Mint pairs nicely with almost everything!

To help give me some direction, I stopped by a new-to-me challenge As You See It.  They have a sketch, as their current challenge.   I love working with sketches.  And this one is a good sketch.  easy to work with, and I did flip the sketch.

I stopped by my favorite challenge site:  Cupcake Inspiration.  This challenge site, always have some creative themes/inspirations.  Their current challenge is to use plaid.  Yep, plaid.  I just love their cupcake!  But, I wanted something a little more spring.  But those cupcakes look yummy!

And finally, I stopped by Brown Sugar Challenge.  Their current challenge is Anything Goes.  But please stop by to see what this creative design team has created!
All of these challenge sites, have very talented, creative folks on their design teams.  They will inspire you!
and here is what I created:

Recipe:  The card meausres 4 1/4" x 6 1/4".  The card base is made with a no name Kraft card stock.

The first matt is pool party card stock.  I matted the floral pattern paper with aqua mist card stock.  The mint & aqua plaid is actually a holiday pattern paper by My Mind's Eye.  Once these two pattern papers were adhered to the card front, I ran them thru my sewing machine to add a double border stitch, all the way around. I added a strip of mint lace, to cover the seam where the two pattern papers meet.  I machine stitched some aqua seam binding to the center of the lace.  I wrapped silver bakers twine around the middle.  I tied the seam binding into a double bow.  I also tied a simple bow with silver bakers twine. I added a trio of paper blossoms distressed with tea stain ink, and white acrylic paint.  They are adhered to the card front with my hot glue gun.  For the sentiment, I used a new-to-me stamp set by AlteNewLabel Love.  I stamped the sentiment in basic black classic ink,  and stamped on kraft card stock.  I used my scissors to cut out the sentiment piece, and adhered it to the card front with foam squares.  The final touch were these rain drops in mint.

Well, I hope you have a chance to play along with some (or all) of these challenge sites!


Wendy Bellino said...

Mint is my favorite shade of green! BEAUTIFUL shabby chic card and the mint drops are a great finishing touch! So glad you could join the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Thanks for sharing your artwork! Wendy DT

Ульяна и Полина said...

Красивый блог! Красивые работы!

Jan Clothier said...

Goodness, this sketch works really well flipped! And it suits shabby chic wonderfully as well! I love the colour combination you've chosen and the flower cluster is stunning. So glad that you found us and joined us at As You See It and hope to see you join us again.

Jen Mitchell said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the details. Fabulous shabby chic design!

Rosejam said...

Очень красивая открытка! Спасибо от блога Шебби шик!

Birgit said...

Beautiful! Your spring plaid is so refreshing!! I'm so glad you linked up to this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

Scrappin Sue said...

Wow so pretty
Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Heather Cooper said...

Beautiful card, Sharon! I adore that gorgeous old DSP on top and you had me at plaid! I love it! You've created a shabby chic masterpiece, right down to those mint rain drops! Thanks for finding us and playing with us at As You See It Challenges! I hope you'll drop by again!

Jen Carter said...

Love your plaid paper! What a pretty card! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Indy's Designs said...

Beautiful card! The soft colors and the flowers make for a very feminine card! So glad you were inspired by this week's plaid challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you will join us again for our new challenge starting tomorrow!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

EK Gorman said...

Your plaid paper is so sweet and pretty. I just love how you turned plaid into something so soft and feminine. Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.

Анастасия Золотарева said...

Прелестно! Спасибо за участие в задании от блога Шебби Шик!