Saturday, June 26, 2010

A bit of pink and a shabby rose

Wow did that week ever go by fast. I can hardly believe it will soon be the 4th of July. It seems like I just got all my spring garden work done. Oh, that's right- I did just finish that, didn't I. Well the best of the summer is yet to come and now I can sit back and just enjoy it.

Today's card is using one of my homemade flowers made from a strip of designer paper folded in half and then scrunched and twisted- shabby, don't you think. I hot glued it to a circle piece of paper to be used as a base and then I could use it when I wanted. I certainly don't have the time to be making the flower as I make the card. I find that if I spend an afternoon or evening making a bunch of flowers to supply my stash it makes the card making process a bit easier. It might also be the design element that gives me the idea for the color scheme of my card. Isn't it amazing how one little piece of paper, ribbon or button can be the spark that creates the idea for the card. I just love it when that happens. I am amazed each and every time. See, it doesn't take that much to amaze or amuse me.

The designer paper is by GCD Studios which was a 6x6 pad of paper I found an odd lot store. I had never heard of this company but I liked the patterns, so for $2 I thought I would see what I could come up with. I found the seam binding on an Etsy site and I just love it. I bought about 20 different colors and it was only $.30 a yard. Needless to say, I have a small fortune tied up in seam binding since I figured I might not be able to find it again- so I stocked up.

Here is a close up of the flower. I sprayed a bit of glimmer mist on it to give it a bit more color. I believe it was Tattered Rose since that is the bottle that is sitting on the outside of the shelf. The velvet leaves were from Michaels in the bridal section.
Darn- should have cleaned up the bit of glimmer mist that got on the button. Oh well, I guess that is what makes it shabby.

It looks like it is going to be another beautiful day here. They are promising thunderstorms later today, but I'm not holding my breath. If it happens I will just accept it as a wonderful surprise. I have been keeping my eye out for the humming birds. I haven't seen much of them this year. Maybe I should just get a nice tall glass of iced tea and sit out on the deck to keep a watch for them. Sounds like a plan. I hope you can come up with a similar excuse to relax.

Take care and enjoy!

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