Monday, April 2, 2012

In Joy or Sadness...

Hello blog friends...no sadness here today...I made a card today for this week's Mojo Monday and Shabby Tea Room challenge that I am honestly happy with. The past few weeks I've been in a card making funk...instead of spending time in my craft room, I've been reading, watching movies...distracting myself from any creativity and although I'm not sure of the purpose, I know there is one. However, today my Mojo is in the air so I'm going to use it to my full advantage, namely:


Here's a close up of the stitched lace flower:


Here's the sketch for Mojo Monday:


And the Shabby Tea Room's inspiration photo:

I made my flower by using this technique here. The only difference is that I used a shorter length of lace to that there was no overlap. Sooo very simple, just a needle and thread and you're ready to go. I want to thank my friend Pat for sending me some old lace...I was glad to be able to make this gorgeous flower with it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Stamps: Floral Whimsy (Verve Stamps)
Paper: 5th Ave, Attic Treasures dp (Melissa Frances), Kraft, Vintage Cream
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: 1.5" Ivory Wired Net Ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), lace, pearl brad, pearls, Petite Scallop Nestability (Spellbinders), flowers from a pick, Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), sewing machine, dauber, paper distresser
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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20 comments:

  1. So very lovely Andrea! I love the fact you used vintage lace! It looks like your Mojo is back full force! Blessings...

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  2. Beautiful flower and just love how you used the sketch. Glad the Diva dust was circling - this is a beauty :)

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  3. I'm thinking the diva dust always circles with you!!! Haven't seen a card yet that I didn't love!!! Excellent use of the sketch!!! And, did I read on your blog a couple days ago that another Verve release was in the air???

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  4. Love that flower! Your papers and colors are fab!

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  5. Another beautiful creation, you never dissapoint
    you are so talented

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  6. Gorgeous! This flower looks really beautiful and elegant. I love the pretty papers and the net you used is amazing!
    Hugs
    - Maria

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  7. Very beautiful take on that inspiration pic of flowers!

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  8. Love your home made flower. Beautiful card! So glad to have you join us at TSTR!

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  9. Beautiful. No lack of creativity here.

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  10. Beautiful. No lack of creativity here.

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  11. Beautiful. No lack of creativity here.

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  12. Beautiful. No lack of creativity here.

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  13. Lovely take on the sketch! Your card is grogeous and so is the lace flower. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Love your cards Andrea , and this is no exception ,even though they are all different you still have a very distinctive style. Used your flowers as inspiration , hope you will let me know what you think.

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  15. Very lovely card! I love the flower and everything stands together just perfectly! Gorgeous!

    Blessings,
    Aleksandra

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