Monday, April 22, 2013

Sweet as Sugar

Hello blog friends! I had a chance to catch up with some challenges this morning...I kicked my mojo into high gear to participate with this week's Mojo Monday and combo-ing it with The Shabby Tea Room's inspiration photo and some cute Paper Sweeties' stamps:

Lots of drying time...which does not bode well for my patience level :)
I cut out the scalloped ovals and then punched out the middles with a regular oval. I stamped the sentiment from Paper Sweeties' You Are Fabulous set, painted over both shapes/sentiment pieces with some Modge Podge and then sprinkled some glitter over them. On the inside perimeter of the scalloped pieces, I outlined a ring of Silver Stickles (which take FOREVER to dry) and then dotted the scallops with Bisque Liquid Pearls. While they were drying, I made the base by distressing all panels and inking up the edges. I added a length of daisy chain lace and dotted the middles with pearls. I then carefully cut up some dimensionals to make them smaller and added them to the outside ring of the inner ovals. I laid the scalloped circle down, and then added my flower/jute accent. Oh, and there are some pearls at the bottom, too.

Here's the sketch for Mojo Monday:

Inspiration pic from the Shabby Tea Room...we're to use green, yellow and cream along with polka dots and flowers:

Just for fun, I walked into the living room yesterday and saw my daughter and our cat Pickles striking the same pose. I couldn't help snap a picture of these two silly girls:

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps: You Are Fabulous (Paper Sweeties Stamps)
Paper: Ã„ntligen (Naturen doftar, Vitsippor), Vintage Spring Basics (1st of March, 1st of March-bs) Maja Design, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Paper flowers & Pearls (Zva Creative), Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Bisque Liquid Pearls & Silver Stickles (Ranger), Modge Podge, Coarse glitter (Martha Stewart), Daisy Chain lace, jute twine, sewing machine, paper distresser, dauber, dimensionals
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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  1. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and layers.

  2. Love that daisy chain and of course the green :) Nice touch with the ovals too. Love the picture of your daughter and cat!!

  3. Yes, I'll say that was a lot of drying time! It's really glorious, though. I like how you glittered inside those pretty frames. A GREAT way to do the MM sketch!

    Love the pic of the girls. ;)

  4. This is the SWEETEST card Andrea! I'm swooning over the trio of frames. Love this to bits!

  5. PRETTY! LOVE the glitter & perfect for this challenge!

  6. Just love your design Andrea. Love the trims and your pearls....really adds some elegance.

  7. A stunning card. Everything works so well together and nice and glittery too.


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