PDCC117 - Melanie Muenchinger

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

You all completely blew my socks off with last week's color story!  WOW!  I just love visiting your blogs and being inspired!  Thank you for being you and for playing along with us, at The Play Date Cafe, week in and week out!  With that said, check out the deliciously elegant and uniquely shabby Challenge #117.
This has got to be hands-down one of my favorite color stories EVER!  And I decided to use these robin egg, lilac, and bisque colors to make my birthday thank yous.
I started this card by trimming the bottom of a piece of soft blue, flourish, patterned paper, which had its top edges rounded, with a punched strip of Wisteria Wonder cardstock and a strip of woodgrain, patterned paper; stamping it, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the nest image; and distressing the edges of everything with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.
I then machine stitched, with lilac-threaded, straight stitches around the entire piece's edges; trimmed the space above the punched, cardstock strip with a length of ivory lace; and filled in the space between the spoken, two elements with a Bashful Blue, taffeta ribbon, tied, in a bow, near the prepped piece's left edge, before adhering the entire thing, with foam tape, to the Very Vanilla, cardstock, card face.
The "Merci Beaucoup" sentiment was stamped, in Wisteria Wonder ink, on a Very Vanilla, cardstock, punched label, which was distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks and adhered just below the nest image.  A little, blue glitter, added to the nest eggs, completes the look.
And I just couldn't resist showing you all the whole lot.  LOVE to see them all lined up like that!
Now, it's your turn!  You have until the close of the day EST, next Tuesday, February 7, 2012, to link up your takes over at the challenge link above.  Please also use that link to see what the rest of the team has cooked up with this gorgeous color story, as well as to find out what you're playing for, this week, from our sponsor, Melanie Muenchinger, Designer for Gina K. Designs.  We're also welcoming the talented Alicia Thelin to our Design Team tonight.  So, please be sure to pop in and give her some extra love.  Welcome to the team, Alicia!  It's so good to have you!  Have fun, ya'll, and be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: C'est la Vie (Wplus9) Paper: Very Vanilla & Wisteria Wonder (SU); woodgrain (Paper Studio); blue flourish (K&Company) Ink: Chocolate Chip & Wisteria Wonder (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: lilac thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scotch); Scallop Trim Border, Corner, & Modern Label punches & Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon (SU); ivory lace (Hobby Lobby); blue glitter (K&Company)


Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous Jinny! I love that birds nest image!

Lynn said...

I love the sentiment. My grandmother was French and my dad would always say Merci Beaucoup. So, soft and feminine Jenny...wonderful.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous set'

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! Not only did you make a beautiful card---but you made a WHOLE SET! LOOOOOOVE! I love the soft colors and that nest is SUPER gorgeous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeee this!! LOVING that robin's nest! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Elise said...

I'm simply OFF the couch now. On the ground... amazed! WHAT a fantastic card! Use of colors - YES, please - ultra fabulous inspiration: you BET! YeowZA! You are SOMETHING, Jinny! LOVE, love,love your CRAFTY show! xoxoxo!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my stars what a beauty Jinny! Love the nest and the pretty lace trim...brilliant!!!

Aleksandra said...

Gorgeous set of cards! I just love your work!

Have a blessed day!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Jinny. I *always* think you make the most beautiful things, but this one really stopped me cold. It is something that just spoke right to my heart. Love, love, love it, as Sav would say!

Marlena M. said...

Lovely card...and you made MORE...absolutely amazing.