Monday, February 3, 2014

(P)ink and (T)aupe with a (T)ouch of (P)urple...

Hello, all...and happy February (already!). I'm 2/3 of the way to the end of this latest sort-and-donate project in my craft's a good feeling! So far, I'm resisting the urge to go through the donation stack "just in case I'll need it some time in the future" (and if you know me, you'll understand what will power that's taking...LOL).

One drawer I was recently working my way through was a large lateral file drawer filled with miscellaneous craft items that I put there over the last few years, solely for lack of a better place to store them. I commented yesterday that it was like a "craft memory drawer." Inside were instruction books and materials for various crafts I tried over the years, old sewing patterns going back as far as the 80's (that made me giggle as I remembered my old work wardrobe by looking at the patterns), and a couple mysterious embroidery tools that I don't even remember purchasing (but they have receipts from early 80's, so maybe that's why I don't remember buying them-that was a long time ago...heehee)!

But it will be nice if I can keep things as organized as I'm getting, so it will be much easier to temporarily move them out of the room when it's time to lay down the new floors...yay! And certainly much easier to pick and choose which items to keep close at hand so I can still craft a bit while my room is unusable.

Today's card is one I put together a couple weeks ago before this "cleaning" made such a mess in here. It's heavily inspired by Klaudia and her use of twine to form an airy wreath. Of course, when I went to write this post, I couldn't find the exact card that inspired this wreath, but that might benefit you, because you'll get to see more of her beautiful work if you go looking for it, too! :)  I intentionally left any sentiment off the front, making this an "all occasion/any occasion" card...

The twine wreath sits atop a die cut twig wreath, just to give it a little more contrast against the background papers - I put some clear white glue on my fingertips and ran the twine along them while shaping it into a circle slightly smaller than the die cut wreath...

...then added a couple matching twine bows among the top rose trio...

Beneath the bottom trio of roses, I added a snippet of crocheted lace to add just a touch of brightness against the muted shades of pink and taupe...

Patterned papers:  Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics collection
Dies:   Impression Obsession Twig Wreath;   My Favorite Things Royal Leaves;   Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves
Lace:          Pearls:   Recollections
Flowers:   LayoutsFromTheHeart on Etsy (pink roses);   Wild Orchid Crafts (purple roses)
Miscellaneous:   pink and natural jute twine

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!


  1. Hi Kathy,
    Your card is so beautiful, I love the way you have distressed the edge of the papers, it makes it looks so vintagey.
    Chris X

  2. Super lovely card Kathy! I just adore the colours. x

  3. Another gorgeous card, love the twine circle!


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