TSTR #34: Country Kitchen

Sunday, November 7, 2010

We made it, safely, back home from a crazy, birthday weekend and are, now, recovering from all the excitement.  I promise that I'll get a few pics up, hopefully, tomorrow, but, for sure, this week.  For today, I have a couple, papercrafty creations for you to enjoy.
I started, this layout, by trimming the left edge of a piece of red, polka dot, patterned paper with pleated, turquoise, patterned paper; machine stitching, with white-threaded, straight stitches, a strip of textured, Real Red cardstock between the two; and embellishing the center of the cardstock strip with a punched strip of textured, Whisper White cardstock.
After adhering pictures, I used alpha stickers to create the "JOY" title...
and embellished with a "September", calendar card; a clear, star, stick pin; flowers; and stamped, in Garden Green ink, on Whisper White cardstock, and hand-cut leaves.
Let's take a little closer look at those flowers. I, actually, made the frayed, fabric rosette, embellished with clear gemstones, last month, at Scrapbook Club. It just worked, so well, with this color combo, that I had to steal it, from those layout pages; but not to worry, we made lots of other fun, fabric flowers to dress up the layout. Speaking of, I, really, should add some pictures to it... Huh?! One thing at a time :). Moving clockwise, the next flower was created by layering a couple of chipboard buttons, one on top of the other, and topping them with a fabric-covered, aluminum button, embellished with an aqua gemstone. The third and final flower was made from a length of red, gingham trim. I just ran a running stitch along its bottom edge; gathered it; anchored it closed with a few, hand stitches; stitched a Pure Poppy button into its center; and embellished it with more, aqua gemstones.
This layout was inspired by The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge #34: Country Kitchen.
This is, literally, one of my all-time, favorite, color combos to work with; so, I just couldn't stop right there. I made a card, for my baby girl's second birthday, from a few of the leftover goodies.
I started this card by embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock with lines every 1/4" (Still, totally, loving the way this looks like bead board!); distressing its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; machine stitching a red-threaded, straight-stitch frame around its outside edges; adhering it to the Real Red, cardstock, card face, which had its bottom corners rounded; and embellishing it, along its bottom edge, with a punched strip of red, polka dot, patterned paper.
I, then, pleated the turquoise, patterned paper around a Whisper White, cardstock circle; gave it a Tempting Turquoise, cardstock frame, which had been glittered; filled it in with a Cricut-cut, from Real Red cardstock, number two; and adhered it, with dimensionals, in the center of the embossed, Whisper White cardstock.
The butterfly was stamped, in Tempting Turquoise ink, on Whisper White cardstock; had its wings stamped, in Real Red ink, with hearts, which were, also, glittered; was hand cut out; and adhered, just at its center, to the edge of the Cricut-cut, number two.
A length of crinkled, white, seam binding ribbon, embellished with a Pure Poppy button, laced with a Baker's Twine bow and dressed up with an aqua gemstone...
and a stamped, in Basic Black ink, in the bottom right corner of the card face, "Birthday Wishes" sentiment...
complete the look.
Well, I'm off to get the laundry started and convince my hubby to help rake the leaves in the front yard, which might take some doing, considering the Chiefs game is on.  Plus, I've got two kiddos that could use some company watching a couple, new, birthday movies :).  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, everyone!  Oh!  And I almost forgot to mention that I got the Lead, for Curtain Call {Act 54}, over at Stacey's Stamping Stage!
Yippeee!  Thanks so much, Stacey!  I'm so, extremely, blessed!
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sketch It (SU) Paper: Real Red & Whisper White (SU); red, polka dot patterned (American Crafts); turquoise patterned (DCWV Nana's Kitchen Stack) Ink: Garden Green & Tempting Turquoise (SU) Other: white thread & sewing machine; Scallop punch; clear gemstones; & polka dot fabric (SU); red, gingham trim (Hobby Lobby); Pure Poppy button (PTI); aqua gemstones (Paper Studio); chipboard buttons, calendar card, & clear, star, stick pin (Jenni Bowlin); red fabric (unknown); aluminum cover buttons & kit (Dritz); dimensionals; Remarks alphas (American Crafts)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: The Birds and the Bees (Wplus9) Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, & Whisper White (SU); red, polka dot patterned (American Crafts); turquoise patterned (DCWV Nana's Kitchen Stack) Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, & Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: red thread & sewing machine; turquoise & red, Sugar Coating glitter (Doodlebug Design); white, seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); Pure Poppy button (PTI); Baker's Twine (AR Designs); aqua gemstone (Paper Studio); Scallop & Corner punches (SU); score board (Martha Stewart); dimesionals; All Mixed Up, Cricut cartridge (Provo Craft); circle template (Fiskars)


Nicole said...

Adorable page and card! They fir our challenge perfectly! Love the flowers and the polka dots! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Debbie said...

WOWOWOW, Jinny!! What an amazing LO and adorable card! So creative and your attention to detail is wonderful! Thanks for sharing these two amazing projects with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the page! LOVE LOVE LOVE your flowers! FAB card as well! Congrats on the shoutout at the CARDS blog for you peacock card!

Aussie TM5 Thermomixer said...

wow love your work - so beautiful!!

Sandy Ang said...

Such chic projects - especially adore your rolled flowers !
Love to see you at my challenge - http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/11/sandys-challenge-1.html

Ann said...

Wow oh wow, these are both FAB-u-lous! Such an awesome color combo (one of my faves) and the dots...the flowers on the LO and the ribbon on the card...LOVE it all!