Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Phew ......made it!

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!

Thanks HEGE!


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.

This pic shows exactly where my rope ends meet. (see the arrow)
And the last pic is just to show you that after the initial glue parts had dried, I still had to go in & add more to secure the remainder of the rope material.

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
My Partner in Crafting Crime- jute, twine or string
Colour Q- see below


LouDotMac said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the cage and the pop of orange!! The rope(?!) is just soo unique.


xo Lou.

Tracey Brossart said...

Amazing card Cor!! Love that bird cage die and yes that jute stuff is awesome! Love Hege's card too! Both you and Hege always dish out amazing creations day after day!!

I haven't been able to find myself any of that jute yet...but it is on my wish!! I like the mesh looking stuff!

xx Tracey xx

Helen said...

This is gorgeous.

Linda Peo. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What more can I say?! LOVE IT!!!

Suzanne said...

Wow What a fab card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Truly Scrumptious - Anything goes challenge.
Hugs Sue x

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow, what a fabulous, just awesome card! Great with a bird cage and feather to match this lovely mage! Love that distressing of the doily. Cool that you got inspired by a card I made! :D Your work is beautiful, I feel honored!

The 17h was our national day, here in Norway. Yesterday I was in bed almost all day, with fever. And I'm still not feeling 100 % today. Better be patient - especially today, with sunny weather!..*sigh*

Have a great day!
HUGS, Hege

Sarah said...

Hi there, my goodness what a stunning card. Just simple amazing, all of it is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Merry said...

Fantastic card and a bonus tutorial....great post.

Rebekah said...

This is fab Corry love what you have done with the rope great tut thanks for playing at creative card crew and Divas hugs Rebekah xx

coops said...

wow, fantastic card cor.i love the sassy and your colours and details are stunning.the effect of the rope is brilliant :D

xx coops xx

Susie Sugar said...

Corry this is great
Love what you did with the rope and the birdcage is a nice touch too
Hugs Susie xx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Kay this freakin rocks wow!!!

Everthing is just blinking beautiful Cor!!!!!

I need to color her up PRONTO LOL!Ruby♥

Dora said...

Wow Corry this is fabulous love your stamp and what a fabulous idea for the rope, love it xxx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Very cool! Love all the embellies!!

Chris said...

beautiful and very original. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Maggie's Crafts said...


Thank you for taking part in One For The Kids challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

So happy you've joined us!


Dawn said...

Love all the texture and dimension on your card! Thank you for joining in at CCC!

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Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card, I love your attention to detail.
Thanks so much for sharing the fab tip for your rope circle too :)

Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'One For The Kids' Challenge this week :)
Good Luck!

Carol x

Auntie Em said...

What an awesome card! I love the jute and feathers for texture and those metallic corners are perfect accents.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Noelle said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing at CQC this week! :)

Stampin Lucy said...

isn't this gorgeous!! Wowzers... just stunning, great details, love the step by step you shared...perfect for our girly challenge at Divas By Design.

Christina said...

Wonderful use of texture on this card! This has such a great collage look. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

Beth said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I love all the different textures and the feathers with the bird cage looks amazing! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

bosenberries said...

Your card has so many pretty accents! Love your chibi!! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

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