*** My card WON card of the week at CARD PATTERNS !!! and an honorable mention at the Shabby Tea Room, I'm shocked and delighted!! ***
Just popping in with a quick post, we had a busy weekend at the local festival - 'The Rose of Tralee', lots going on, we took Isabelle to the circus (no animals), she loved it! She starts pre-school next week and is so excited! I've been working on some magazine commissions the past few days. I made a card today using Card Patterns Sketch 78 and combined it with this week's Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week#24 'A Little Bit of Metal'.
The lovely rose print paper is Floral Fantasy by Betsy Tuma at Two Peas in a Bucket. The little bit of handwriting you can see is from a scanned copy of an old letter of my grandfather's, he had gorgeous handwriting! I love using it in my cards! The lovely green color paper with subtle stripe is from Ready for Spring by Elise and Jude at the Digichick.
The rose I made using some card from the Mariposa Stack using this tutorial. I painted the white side of the card with some Ivory Creative Inspirations Paint. The little rose I painted with Mango Creative Inspirations Paint. The sentiment is from the Sweethearts set by Waltzingmouse Stamps, I stamped it using Impress Bottle Green.
Just in case you were wondering where my 'Little Bit of Metal' was, it's the little off white metal rose, it's from a vintage earring. I used some torn strips of cream dress lining for the ribbon along side the seam binding.
I also sponged a little Green Olive Creative Inspirations Paint around the edges of the card and some Mango and Ivory around the image of the roses.
I'll be back on Saturday with a brand new creation for the next Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Oh and you still have a little time to enter this week's challenge for a chance to win two brand unreleased stamp sets!!! (I've heard they're pretty amazing, you'll definitely want to get your hands on these!!) You have another chance to win by simple leaving a comment on the Mischief Makers blogs for that challenge! Wow, how generous is that!! Full details here.
Card/paper: Green paper from Ready for Spring by Elise and Jude at The Digichick, white card, Floral Fantasy by Betsy Tuma at Two Peas in a Bucket, Mariposa Stack.
Stamps: Sweethearts by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Impress Bottle Green
Other: Creative Inspirations Paint in Ivory, Mango, Beige and Green Olive, natural twine, flat backed pearls, sewing machine, peach seam binding, paper rose, cream lining fabric, crochet circle, metal rose from vintage earring.