Friday, May 24, 2013

Just Because (it's Friday)...

As the old saying goes, "better late than never."  The sketch today's card is based on was a weekly challenge at Mojo Monday the first week of May.  I got as far as getting the patterned papers cut and stitched before I had to start packing up my work room for the cabinet install, so I couldn't participate in a timely manner. But I love the sketch, and the card was almost finished, so finish it I did...better late than never. :)

I went back into my 12 x 12 patterned paper drawer and pulled out some older favorite patterns. The result is a bit of a study in contrasts...burlap and distressed edges embellished with pearls, flowers, and lace...

Here's the sketch the design is based on...

I made the bow by pulling out about 6-7 long strands from a piece of burlap, and tying them into one large, loopy bow. It's a little tricky holding them all together while you're looping, but once it's done, a little dab of hot glue on the back makes sure the bow stays put...

The floral cluster takes the place of the scalloped circle in the sketch, and the small snippet cut from some tea-dyed scalloped lace takes the place of the lower banner strip in the sketch...

Patterned papers:   Graphic 45 Fashionista/Vintage Cherries (dot);  Botanicabella/Eden's Symphony,
 Love Letters, and Secret Garden
Dies:   My Favorite Things Doily Duo, Royal Leaves;   Sizzix Flowers Branches and Leaves
Laces:        Pearls:   Recollections        Sentiment stamp:   Fiskars
Flowers:   Wild Orchid Crafts       Miscellaneous:   burlap, pearl wire spirals

Thanks for stopping by for a visit...have a wonderful weekend!


  1. This looks wonderful.. love your take on the sketch, and love the flowers!

  2. Kathy,
    Just lovely! That is a great sketch! Love the contrast on this card,very pretty!

  3. This is so sweet. I love the little embellishment cluster.


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