A new challenge is going live tonight over at Magnolia down under and I must admit I thought it was going to be somewhat of a toughie ;) Let me tell you all about it: we want you to really get your creative juices flowing and make an embellishment of your own and add it to your creation. If you pop on over to the challenge blog we have listed some nice options if you like me struggle a tad bit ;) That´s also where you NEED to go to see the stunning creations my teamies has made for this week! Don´t miss out!
However! This challenge was just what I needed :) I can use some help every now and then to think outside the box. One of the things you can chose to make is a handmade flower of some sort. Since we are soon expecting another little family member I have been going through all of the stuff we have left since Signe was a baby. I´m separating the still wants from the to throw aways and am doing loads of laundry. One of the things that ended up in the throw away pile was a bed sheet that I have no idea as to why we kept because it was filled with stains and spots that can´t be washed off. Between it landing in the throw away pile and it leaving my picky hands I got an idea as to what I wanted to make! I saved a piece of the fabric and used some medium on it that is used for strenghtening shirt collars to try to gain some stability. It worked great so I simply used my scissors and cut out a bigger shape that I liked. To finish off my flower I used a punch from Nellie Snellen that makes etches in paper to try it on my flower of fabric. Worked like a charm! So now that I knew it was doable I chose a piece of the bedlinen that was colored in both pink and yellow and redid it all again. So that flower was the start of my whole card this week, at least the colorscheme I chose to work with. Intressting way to start off!
Besides this flower I have used a charm, pearls, shabby chic frame from MF, sentimentstamp, scene stamp and Tilda stamp that I bought at the Magnolia store in Borås. The sentiment is stamped with di color Vintage photo onto Wellum (a lovely idea I once saw on a card that my cute friend Lillemor from Lillemors Magnolior had done on her creation) The rest of the flowers are from WOC and as always my stamps are colored with di´s on 300 g watercolorpaper. The card is folded into what my teamie at MDUC, dear Denise calls an easel step card. At least thats where I saw it first. Love those! All edges are sewn and has been smuttred with di crackle paint picket fence :)
Today has been a busy, busy day ;) Our little daughter turns five on tuesday and she has celebrated today togheter with her cute, cute friends! This year we were not at home, we decided to leave it up to someone else to plan and organise everything and Signe wanted the peeps at Leos indoorplayland to arrange it all. So that was the way the cookie crumbled. She chose the jungle room where the lighting was a bit off but I just have to show you this cute picture of our little birthday girl! I feel rediciously proud of the little girl she´s growing into. She is sooo good!
Thank you all so much for checking in with me!