"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
You're So Special...
Hey there!!! Happy New Year!! Been awhile, again, since I last posted. Still trying to get into the swing of things and get some mojo back. Got some super exciting news this morning.... I'm going to be guest designing for Penny Black Stamps!!! I could not believe it when I got the congratulatory emails from a couple of bloggy friends (they saw the news before I did!!). Penny Black stamps are some of my favorites and guest designing for them is a dream come true!! And my good news doesn't end... on Saturday I will have some more exciting to share. Now... on to my card. It is for this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge and I used another one of Chupa's fabulous Sketchbook Saturday sketches for the layout.
The requirements this week at the Tea Room are to take our inpsiration from the photo provided and to make sure our project has something with wings on it. For my card used a softer version of some of the colors from the photo and added a butterfly from the Hero Arts/Sizzix die set Antique Flowers and Butterflies. I have to tell you that if you have not tried out these sets from Hero Arts & Sizzix you really should. The dies are absolutely fantastic to use. The papers I used are from the My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 Blush 6x6 pad. I did a bit of distressing on the edges to give a little more shabby look. The butterfly was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics (BG000, BG01 & BG11) and then diecut. The sentiment is from a new stamp set from Hero Arts called Year Round Sentiments and was designed specifically for Operation Write Home.
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream; PP: My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 Blush; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & PTI Sweet Blush; Dies: Spellbinders & Sizzix; Stamps: Hero Arts; Copic Markers; Lace: Unknown