Wednesday, March 18, 2009
A Pink Elephant Surprise..
Wowie! Yesterday(it's now almost 2 am)I received word that the great designers over at The Pink Elephant felt that my card brought delight, thank you for saying so it made my day!
Speaking of The Pink Elephant they have a terrific new challenge for the week to incorporate buttons onto your card and who doesn't love buttons, except maybe the postal service. Then again ,they should especially find delight in these embellishments as it brings reason to charge more for postage! I opted to do a mixer by pulling Stamp Something into the challenge by creating a green theme and even thought St. Patrick's Day came and went like the wind green is where its at! I noticed some hints of green out in the gardens and in some of the fields and needless to say I am thrilled! I love flowers, the more the merrier, and I love getting dirt under my fingernails and this is about to take hold.
For this card I used an amazing stamp set by Close To My Heart called Blooming Flourishes, isn't it grand! I dug out any green marker I could find to color in the images and utilized paper piecing for the raised flowers. Paper Studio several years ago put out their own line of Bag 'O Buttons, I picked out the green ones plus found a few others and tried stamping on a few with Stazon just for fun. Why not right? Oh yes, I also popped a few bity brads into some of the button holes, I've seen this done before, not my idea. Well I'm excited to see what the rest of the crafty world has come up with so with that, I leave you my example. Remember creation diverts destruction...
Close up of stamped button