Color Cue {6} Challenge & Wee Memories Challenge #16

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I was, completely, inspired by Dawn's Color Cue {6} Challenge for the card I have, for you all, today.
I combined it with Wee Memories' Chipboard Challenge #16 and came up with this.
I started this card by clear embossing the butterflies and polka dots on a piece of ivory cardstock and rubbing over them with Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Chocolate Chip, and Cameo Coral inks.
I, then, machine stitched brown-threaded, straight stitches around its edges.  A strip of punched, brown, polka dot, patterned paper was adhered across its bottom edge and a length of a brown and ivory, die-cut strip was adhered just above the polka dot, patterned paper.  I, then, ran a few brown-threaded, straight, machine stitches near the connections of all papers, before adhering them to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
The coral flower was made according to Wendy Smedley's pom-pom, flower tutorial; and the lacey, background flower was Cricut-cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Between the two, I sandwiched a chipboard flower, which was painted with acrylic paint; dressed with the coral, "Treat yourself.", rubon sentiment; and distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.  The completed flower was adhered, just right of center, above the polka dot, patterned paper, on the card face.
Finally, I wrapped a sheer, ivory ribbon, around the card face, over the polka dot patterned paper; tied it in a bow, just left of center; and embellished it with a coral button, laced with hemp twine.
Besides, always, welcoming new crafters to play along with her weekly challenges, Jenny is, also, having a little giveaway for reaching 300 followers!  Run on over to her blog, and leave a comment for your chance to win.

Oh!  And yesterday, Ezekiel's fever was uncomfortably high, for my liking, so I took him to his doctor.  As it turns out, he has mononucleosis.  Poor guy!  Please keep him in your prayers over the next two weeks to a month.  He's going to be out of commission for awhile.  Unfortunately, this is a super bummer way to spend the rest of his summer vacation.  Fortunately, this, too, shall pass, and my extra tiredness and sore throat cannot be mono, as well.  I've had it before, and the doctor assured me that it isn't possible to get it more than once.  Thank goodness!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Beyond the Basics (SU) Paper: Crumb Cake & Chocolate Chip (SU); ivory (Best Occasions); brown, polka dot patterned (?); coral paper (C.R. Gibson) Ink: Chocolate Chip & Cameo Coral (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); VersaMark Other: clear, embossing powder; sheer, ivory ribbon (Hobby Lobby); coral button (Paper Studio); hemp twine; brown thread & sewing machine; Scallop punch (SU); chipboard flower (Best Occasions); die-cut strip (Basic Grey); Ivory White, acrylic paint (FolkArt); sentiment rubon (K&Company); Storybook, Cricut cartridge (ProvoCraft)

8 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooooo gorgeous!!!

Karen B. said...

So sorry to hear about your illness and your boy's illness! That cannot be fun at all. Thank you for the tutorial link. And you card is just gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Hope you guys are feeling better soon. :(

This card is wonderful. I love the polka-dots with that sheer ribbon. And the stitching adds so much. I really need to not be so lazy and pull out the sewing machine some time. ;o)

Thanks for playing along!

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous card! So sorry to hear about your little guy ;( Cruddy way to finish up summer.

Ann said...

So lovely! Love that scrunched up flower! Thanks for playing with us at wee memories!

Simone said...

Beautiful card! Love that flower. Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Jinny, what a gorgeous card. Love the flower!This is so gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Wee Memories Challenge. :)

Elise said...

Oh, my dear! YOUR post has me on sensory over-load! First, I'll definitely keep your sweet son in my prayers! {Poor guy!} But EVEN more so, for your spectacular card! This flower and your LAYERING and material choice are exquisite! I love how you used Dawn's colors! This card is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing it with the Color Cue!

AND!!!! Congratulations! I saw that you WON Dawn's new stamps - YEEEEE HAW! {The little things help, don't they!} Take care!