Monday, March 25, 2013

Punky Sprouts and Carta Bella

I was so excited when I heard that we were teaming up with Carta Bella this month.  I've been a big fan of Carta Bella's collections from the start, and I was lucky enough to get to work with the Winter Fun collection. 

I have two projects to share with you today.  The first is a layout. 

This is from Christmas Eve 2009.  We generally spend Christmas Eve with Andrew's family, and we were down at his parent's house that year.  As you can see, there was a lot of snow on the ground, and Andrew's dad volunteered to take Ellie out for a walk to see the stream at the back of their property.  They never made it all the way as Ellie was just the right size where she would put her boot down on the snow and it would hold for a few seconds, and then as she continued to walk the boot would fall through.  She did NOT like that, so back they came, but I was glad to have gotten these shots of the two of them.

I used two similar photos.  One as the main image, the other covered with vellum as kind of an echo of that image.

The layout includes both  Lil' Lacy and Lil' Parchment blossoms.  The Parchment blossoms are the medium size and were folded and adhered to the vellum mat to create a frame for the photo.  I also added a little glassine bag to hold the journaling tag. 

The strips from the bottom of the page as well as the Winter Days block were cut from the border and journaling block sheets in the Winter Fun collection.

My second project is a card.

Usually I like a sentiment on my cards, but I really wanted the flower to be the focus on this one. 

I chose two of the Winter fun papers, distressed the edges and sewed them together and then to the card.

Then I added a Lil Lacy blossom.  To create the flower, I got one of the small Lil' Parchment Blossoms, folded it in half four times, then opened it up, and kind of pinched/twisted the center and manipulated it until I was happy with it.  It's adhered with a Zot dimensional adhesive.  A button and some twine finish it off.  This was a really easy card to put together, but I think it has a big impact. 

Thanks so much for coming by today.  Be sure to head over to the Punky Sprouts blog to check out the rest of the projects that the Design Team created this month. 

Supplies Used:
Punky Sprouts:  Lil' Lacy Blossoms, Lil' Parchment Blossoms  Punky Store-
Carta Bella - Winter Fun Collection
Other:  American Crafts - Black Nutmeg Thickers; Trendy Twine - Peppermint Stick; Curtsey Boutique - Glassine Bag; CTMH - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; Kraft Button; Thermoweb - Zots Dimensional Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Sewing Machine


  1. Love the medallion inside the doily on your card, and all of the texture you put in there! It's so sweet!

  2. I so love your card in particular Miriam, it is just so *dainty*!! Great detail to have the dimension of the medallion! And the layout just evokes the feel of the photograph so well too!

  3. Soooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING all the doilies!!!!

  4. Lovely layout and card, Miriam!

  5. Love the doilies and the vellum on your winter layout, Miriam! The colors are wonderful together. And the flower you invented on your card is SO FUN! What a great idea : )

  6. gorgeous work Miriam!
    Your work with layers and various texture is always such a treat!
    Thank You~

  7. OHHH! What a beautiful LO! I love the mix of alphas that you've used on the title!! And the little bitty bag is a fun extra!! LOVE!!!!!!

    That card is GORGEOUS! I love the flower with the doily! I agree-- no need for a sentiment on this one! FAB job:)

  8. wow these are gorgeous.. I love the LO and that card is amazing.. love how you used the Carta Bella paper... great post.

  9. Gorgeous projects! I love the vellum on the LO & you know I love the big flower on the card!

  10. Great projects, Miriam! LOVE the mix of patterns and doilies in both, but I'm really diggin' the stitched vellum! Yum!

  11. Both are absolutely beautiful, Miriam. I really love how you used the vellum on your layout. :)

  12. FAb layout, Miriam - love the mix of alphas you used! And love your card - soooo pretty!

  13. Gorgeous work on both of these! I love the vellum over the photo!