Monday, September 27, 2010

You Hold The Key To My Heart

Hello dear friends! I hope you've had a fabulous weekend! The Husband, Finnegan and I trekked on down to North Carolina to visit with my in-laws. It was a beautiful weekend - Saturday I finally got to experience the "Carolina Blue" skies that my mother-in-law has told me about... stunning! We had a long To-Do list, which is kind of cool (we do like to help them when we can). It was nice to see Matthew and his Dad working on a grill surround thingy. They had oodles of power tools and measuring devices and Gatorade... actually, it was nice to see them working so well together. :)

It's Susan Monday, which really means I get to introduce the design team's weekly theme. This week we all worked with a sketch that we'll use as our next Beary Sweet Challenge on Friday. Be sure to check back for a great sketch!

I love the Basic Grey Capella papers.They're such wonderful prints and warm colors! I complemented the BG with Bazzill Basics in Mud Pie, and actually veered away from my normal white card stock base. (You'll see another here Friday.) I do like the "drama" of an all-dark base!

As embellishments, I sprayed all the crocheted flowers, rose buds and leaves with pearl Glimmer Mist - it's a lovely subtle sheen. The green flower in the bottom right is edged with Frosted Ice Stickles for a little added (but still subtle) bling. Hmm... can bling be subtle?

Anyway... I received a card from the oh-so-lovely and talented Elise of Paper Love Affair the other day and was WOW'd by her perfect Stickles edging. I was so inspired to try it on this card... not perfectly straight, but better than any effort before today. Thanks sweets!

Our sketch has a rough -or torn- edge, and I ran a little bead of water down the edge of the paper with a Brush2O, let it soak in a bit and tore the edges off. Once dry I edged with Cinnamon Stickles and layered with a bit of scrap crocheted lace.

Card Recipe
Thanks for stopping in today! Don't forget you still have a few days to whip up a little creative somethin' somethin' for our Vintage themed Beary Sweet Challenge. You could win a $20 gift voucher to The Beary Scrap!


1 comment:

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! Love the color combo

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