I hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend. I had yesterday off and went to a graduation party and caught up with some old friends, then my daughter and I went to JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts and spent 3 hours there! We were looking for wedding dress patterns and fabrics. To our disappointment, there weren't many wedding dress patterns, but we did find one we really liked. My daughter is getting married June 19, 2010. We are having the wedding in our home/garden. I will keep you posted throughout the year about everything we are doing, and after the wedding is over, I'll probably do a month-long-daily post showing all the pictures of the wedding decorations, paper-crafts, and other details. Today I worked again, but tomorrow I have off. I'll probably spend the morning crafting, then were off to a Memorial Day Picnic at our Pastor's house.
Now, onto my card. I made this card for this week's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. My inspiration piece was a hand bag with a vintage children's print from 'Little Odd Forest'. Its the first picture shown in my post. I know my card doesn't look anything like the Inspiration Piece, originally I started with some vintage patterned paper and the same colors, but it just didn't look right with my stamped image. So, change of plans. I decided to do pink and white, and make the card look more ballerina like. I didn't think I was breaking any rules, because I was still 'Inspired' by the handbag. The vintage children's print on the bag, reminded me of the Crafty Secrets Vintage Children's Images.
For my card, I used the Crafty Secrets Image 'Little Dancer'. My card stock colors are Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, and White. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I created the sentiment by using a lot of different, words from a bunch of different stamp sets. I added eyelet, two different types of ribbon, adhesive crystals, and baby buttons for embellishment. I also used the 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder on the White panel. The main image panel is mounted up on dimensionals. The star was made with a star punch and silver metallic/glitter paper.
I hope you whats left of your Memorial Day weekend. God Bless! Amy