Sunday, April 17, 2011

Embellish Challenge w/ Crochet Trim

Hi all!  Hope you're having a great weekend!  My wonderful in-laws picked up my boys yesterday to spend the day with them--for me that meant time to clean the house, work on my report cards, and have some crafty time!!!!  I worked on a few colour challenges; the mojo was kickin'!!!

First up (you can check my other posts from today for other challenges) is Embellish's Crochet Trim Color challenge.  Turquoise/Aqua are my favourite colours, so when I saw this combo with yellows (a combo I had never tried before), I was completely drawn to it!

I used my favourite wPlus9 Pointsettia Patterns stamp set (I seriously cannot put that set down!) to create the background which I then heat embossed to add some dimension and shimmer.
I then stamped the PTI "Mother" from Mega Mixed Messages repeatedly on some soft yellow cardstock using TeaDye Distress Ink, and then distressed the edges with the same colour.  I stitched that piece and the crocheted trim on the card base.  Then I added the layerd Prima flowers (which I've had for over a year and had not used yet) with a button and some floss.
The final addition was the "You're the Best Ever" sentiment from PTI's Big Bold Wishes set, which I stamped onto a scrap of Vintage Cream and popped up with foam adhesive.  I love how the whole card turned out.  I've been trying to step out of my go-to layouts, and this off-centred yellow panel was my attempt at that!

Since I had the flower from my Pointsettia Patterns inked up, I also made this card [totally different colour combo].  I tried the new Nellie's Choice die set I picked up at Scrapfest last weekend!!  And I pulled out my other favourite stamp set--PTI's Delightful Dahlia for that flower focal point.

Okay, off to post my other challenges!!

Thanks 4 your time!


  1. these are both lovely, tammy, and yay for grandma and grandpa:)

  2. I am sooo with you on Poinsettia Patterns! And you made it *shine* here! So glad you joined us at Embellish (and that you had a little crafty time to yourself!).

  3. Wow girl you have been busy! Love these too!

  4. These are so sweet! what a great way to keep your mojo going! Thanks so much for playing along with Embellish!!


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