I am just whipping this into blogger right now cuz I have to go pick up my son at preschool, but I didn't want to miss the boat over at the Sugarbowl Challenge which is this fabby sketch. If you know me, you know I can't pass up a sketch!
And here's my take.
The string/jute (whatever it is) inspiration is from a fellow blogger friend of mine HEGE. It was this exact post HERE that inspired me to go on the hunt for this material, that I later found looming in my basement. I told her I am sooooooooooooo gonna CASE her cuz I immediately fell in love with her creation! This sketch lended itself perfectly for this layout!
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Wow, can you believe this card only took me 2 hrs to put together!?!
You see I only saw the challenge over at the Sugarbowl yesterday & was bound & determined to make something for it. So with the help of my sons preschool (him being gone), my daughter's school (her being gone) & my youngest's two hr nap this morning, I was able to pull this together.
Once I had the perfect image, all the other embellies just fell into place, funny thing is almost all the embellies had to be glued down. BWAHahhaa, which usually takes a long time!
All I can say is thank gawd for Aleene's tacky glue that dries fast and clear. Goes on white, dries clear. LOVE THAT STUFFS (see tut below)
The doily I sponged with my pumpkin pie SU ink pad and Tim Holtz Vintage photo ink pad. Birdcage is a chipboard piece I bought in a set of 3 from a local craft store. I NEED TO BUY MORE !
Frames for the words 'friends forever' are from Dollarama, as are th feathers. The gold corner adornements are off eBay! Below is a pic of my completed inside.
Now for my Top Tip/ Mini Tut:
I must admit I was a little stumped at first on how to make the circle (in the sketch) with the rope/string/jute I had in mind, so I used my CTMH circle cutter to make it just so.
I placed the shape where I wanted it, then started dabbing glue around the outside about 3" apart in order to hold the rope down. The I had to take the circle shape away before it adhered to the paper & rope material.
The last pic there, just shows you the 3 different sizes of my circle cutters.
All in all, this was a very fun project with lots & lots of textures including my corner adornments, feathers, suede brown brads in opposite corners, chipboard piece, frame & bling!
My speciality, embellied to the max!
Challenges for my card:
Sugarbowl- sketch (see above link & pic)
Creative Card Crew- cute & girly
Diva's by Design- for the girls
Top Tip Tuesday- for a child
Truly Scrumptious- anything goes
Paper Pretties- texture
My Partner in Crafting Crime- jute, twine or string
Colour Q- see below