Sunday, May 27, 2012
Chin Up Chickadee!
There was another perfect storm of challenges for me this week. I created this card for the Moxie Fab World Doilies and Lace Challenge, for Three Cool Chicks' Day #2 Doilies, RCC #54 Fancy Flowers, and I'm also going to enter into the Gallery Idol competition.
This is a fun mish mash of products. The paper is from a retired CTMH collection, called Wings. The little bird is a Fancy Pants rub-on from the It's the Little Things collection, the alpha stickers are Dear Lizzy (I added a little extra color with a sponge dauber to make them a little more blue), there's May Arts twine, and some great crochet lace that I got from Hydrangea Hippo.
The cluster of embellishments is also a mish mash. I'm using some of CTMH's retired crocheted flowers mixed with designer wood buttons, Twinery twine, May Arts twine and Dear Lizzy brads. I used one brad in the center of the large crocheted flower, and I actually popped the brad center off and put it into the small button (a little trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire).
If you want to know where to get that great doily, the answer is that I don't actually know. I'm a big fan of Stephanie Howell who uses a lot of doilies in her work. A while ago she mentioned that she takes home the doilies that restaurants use to decorate the plate under soup bowls, which I thought was a slightly hilarious and totally genius idea. Imagine my delight when I had to attend a conference last month and found this great doily on the bowl with the mints that were at my seat. I MIGHT have de-doilied the entire conference room following the conference.....
Anyway, I hope that you're having a great holiday weekend and staying cool. It's been pretty warm here this weekend, and the girls and I will be headed to the pool at my parents' tomorrow.
Cardstock/Paper: CTMH - Wings Collection; Cocoa and White Daisy cardstock
Ink: CTMH - Cocoa and Lagoon
Other: CTMH - Crocheted flowers; Designer Wood Buttons Dear Lizzy - brads and alphabet stickers; The Twinery cappucino twine; May Arts twine; Hydrangea Hippo natural crocheted lace; Random hotel doily