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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Our Creative Corner ~ Red and Aqua Challenge

The challenge for this week over at Our Creative Corner is to create a project using the color scheme of red and aqua.  Now, how did they know that is my very favorite color scheme these days???  One day, when we have plenty of money (ha!) I want to decorate my kitchen in those colors, and build a crazy studio using those colors, too!  Here is what I came up with . . .

Supply List:

  • Base (kraft) cardstock - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
  • Patterned papers - (top) My Minds Eye (middle) KI Memories (bottom) The Girls Paperie
  • Aqua cardstock - scrap, probably DCWV
  • Doily - old, no identifying marks, purchased at an estate sale
  • Felt, perle cotton and vintage button - my stash
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers

Tools Used:
  • Cricut Expression using Plantin Schoolbook and Walk In My Garden cartridges
  • Scissors, ruler, craft knife, rotary cutter
  • needle

Cricut Cuts:
  • Card base - cut using Walk In My Garden cartridge, 'card2' set at 5"
  • Patterned paper - (First I cut several strips of patterned paper then adhered it to a square of white cardstock, larger than what I wanted my finished product of 5")  cut using Walk In My Garden cartridge, 'card1' set at 5"
  • Circle for sentiment - cut using Plantin Schoolbook 'circle' set at 1 1/2"

The Heart:
  • I cut (freehand) two hearts from acrylic felt.  Next I stitched the two pieces together using perle cotton and an embroidery needle, using alternating straight stitches and French knots.  About 3-4 stitches short of the end, I stuffed it with a tiny bit of polyfill, and finished stitching it.  Then I sewed on the vintage button.

And I love this card!  Cute, sweet, and perfect for so many occasions!  Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope to see you back again very soon.  Blessings, Becky

1 comment:

Val said...

I am always so inspired by you! I got so in to crocheting but I still want to do a "good" card! This week I will tackle this! I am so excited. Another thing to do! Seriously, you are so gifted.