Monday, April 7, 2014

Serenity is a Happy Little Fringe Flower

Have you found serenity this weekend?  Maybe all you need is a happy little fringe flower!!

I really had some stamping fun yesterday afternoon.  I got back from a wonderful spring walk by the lake and had a great idea for my Freshly Made Sketches entry.  Here's the sketch I was working with:

For some reason, when I first saw the sketch, I thought, "Plumbing!", but then I saw the super Design Team samples and understood the soul of the sketch a little better.

I received a swap card at convention last summer and I was thrilled with the colours and design of it.  It used Island Indigo and Pistachio Pudding and believe it or not, these two colours, joined by Very Vanilla, are beautiful together.  I used them with this card, along with the Serene Silhouettes image and the results are as you see here:

  • The DSP from Venetian Romance combines those three colours as well and is the perfect background for this design.
  • I love this image from Serene Silhouettes and with the background images stamped in varying intensities of Pistachio Pudding (some of them stamped off once or twice), the Island Indigo, being darker, brings that image to the foreground.
  • With my Two-Way Glue Pen, I added some glue to the tops of the flowers and all the little buds and sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter over it.  You can just see the sparkle in this photo.  It is much more glittery in real life.
  • The Victorian Crochet Lace Trim suits this project so well, by adding a vintage touch to a delicate design.
  • But the star of the show is that happy little fringe flower that I made using Creped Filter paper spritzed with Island Indigo and Pistachio Pudding reinkers mixed with 70% Alcohol and some Shimmer Paint. It's hard to see here, but it is so shimmery!  And, of course, Stampin' Up!'s Fringe Scissors were instrumental in creating it! (Click the link above for a video tutorial on how to make fringe flowers.)

I also wanted to share with you some photos of my weekend event celebrating my all good customers who purchased a minimum of $60 from me during Sale-A-Bration.  The event was called Celebrate Sale-A-Bration!  We had food, games, make & takes and lots of door prizes.

Here's the cupcake display featuring the July 2013 Paper Pumpkin cake garlands!

This is the Candy Buffet, featuring Mini Eggs and Chocolate Covered Cranberries and Jelly Beans!

One of the games we played was to try and get all the wood mount stamps in the Peaceful Petals set back into the box within 3 minutes.  It's not easy.  I've played with it for a good 10 minutes at time, trying to find the combination that works!  Here's a photo of what it should look like:

I planned to do one game that I completely forgot about when the time came.  It was an Easter Egg Hunt, with the one who found the most eggs getting to pick one of the great door prizes!  Now, my hubby and I have to try and find them all!  And they were the good Cadbury Easter Creme Eggs, as well.  Maybe my mind had a hidden agenda when it kept me from remembering to do that game!!  Ya think??

Thanks for dropping by today!  Hope the rest of your week is awesome!

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  1. OH! We missed a great game there, didn't we?! Great card!! The fringe flower looks great!

    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Yes, I was kicking myself for forgetting, but Ken has been having fun looking for them! As a matter of fact, I could use a little chocolate right now.....See you later!

  2. This is such a lovely colour combination and layout.

    1. Thanks, Heather! I took a look at your blog and I absolutely LOVE your work!

  3. I must love serenity, because I love that happy little fringe flower! Really great card and I enjoyed the pictures from the party, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. WOW! This is so beautiful. The Designer paper, flower and the image are all very nice. Loved it a lot.

  5. Love your fringe flower and party treats!


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