Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Family is Everything

Hello! Happy Hump Day! I hope you are all having a great week! We are in the midst of Spring Break here and also getting over some ailments and sickness, so my crafting time has been somewhat limited.

I did have a chance to play in the My Mind's Eye Challenge #21 for this month, and since the deadline is quickly approaching, I thought I'd better post it. There are 2 challenge sketches each month, one for a card and one for a scrapbook layout. This month I only had a chance to play with the card sketch.. here's what I came up with:

I made a "scrappy" card today -- no stamping, if you can believe that! I layered some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Gertie 6x6 pad. For the double scalloped layers, I added one scalloped layer of cardstock and stitched some yellow lace from the Stella & Rose Gertie "Delightful" Trims. I also added some seam binding, tied a bow and added a button from Gertie "Friends Forever". For the diecut or chipboard element, I used a layered sticker from Gertie "You & Me". I layered it on top of an inverted scallop circle die cut to make it pop a little more. I also rounded all the corners on the left side to soften my layout.

Here's a detail shot of the layered sticker:

The challenge was to use Anam Stubbington's sketch (below) and the theme is "Celebrate Today".

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~ all supplies from My Mind's Eye unless otherwise noted
Paper: Stella and Rose Gertie 6x6 pad, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Classic Natural White (Neenah)
Accessories: Inverted Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Small Scalloped Border (Papertrey Ink), Round-It-All (Zutter), Button, Lace, Twine (May Arts).
Other: Seam binding, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.