Saturday, March 7, 2009

Melissa's At It Again

While out stalking blog-land, I did my daily visit to Melissa Phillips' site and noticed she's at it again with a challenge. This month's give-away is an adorable apron from Jillie Willie. The challenge was to create a card with some sort of pocket, it must have buttons, ribbon, pink, and stripes. How can you go wrong with all those embellishments? I wanted to try something different and used a stamped image as my pattern for the bunny. I cut an enlarged version of this image out of mulberry paper for the bunny. Then, I cut the egg at the seam and inserted it inside the bottom of the egg as the "pocket." The picture is a little blurry (time for a new camera), but the stamped statement says "sweet thing." I didn't take a pic of the inside of the card, but I used the smaller stamped image of the bunny and egg and the striped paper at the bottom edge. I'm sure my chances are slim to win, because I've seen some of the competition. Wow, there are some truly talented entries this time around. Just the same though, I had a blast working on this one. Thanks for the challenge Melissa.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fun with Graphic45

If you haven't seen the newest Graphic45 papers, you really should go out and get it! Their blog has so many ideas and their booth at last summer's CHA was just so inspiring. Their paper doesn't look like paper, it has a quality of fine art and fine fabrics. Needless to say, I'm totally intrigued by the things they are doing with paper and die cuts. AMAZING!! I wanted to try my hand at cutting and collaging some of these fantastic images and mixing them with some of my vintage sewing notions. The beeswax collage was a perfect medium to showcase this paper. I love the way it turned out. The layout uses more of this paper and a few of my vintage pattern peices from a doll dress. I printed an image from Fairy Davis as my focal point and it seems as if these lovely ladies have been relative of mine forever. The handbag is G45 papers scanned and printed onto Sticky Back Canvas by Claudine Hellmuth. Love, love, love this many possibilities. Hope you enjoy and take the time to make something for yourself with these fun papers.