My personal computer is still in the shop, along with my beloved Picasa. I used a friend's computer to write up this post and used Pixlr to tweak the light levels and contrast. With more practice, I could see myself using Pixlr instead of Picasa. I wish I would have tried that before canceling my participation in DeNami Design's February blog hop. Live and learn.
I love this week's inspiration photo that Cath offered up for the Tuesday Trigger challenge. The gauzy white background, distressed turquoise painted chair, cross-stitched heart pillow and those gorgeous blooms are so soft and romantic. I was inspired by the colors and textures of the scene, the romantic feeling...and of course, the cross-stitching. My card is small at 4-1/4" x 3" and although I added to the top and bottom of the layout, it was designed with this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge in mind.
It's hard to see, but I stamped a subtle woodgrain pattern stamp with turquoise ink along the top half of the card. I randomly cut the ornate edges of a circular doily and adhered them to the top and bottom edges in layers. Three laser cut chipboard feathers were laid out to create the focal point. For me, the feathers capture that soft, ethereal quality of the photo.
Each was lightly pressed into a white inkpad then dressed with a pale pink enamel dot. The same white inkpad was rubbed across the front of the card in various places, successfully smearing the sentiment as it went...sigh.
|Cross My Heart|
Equally soft and soothing is this little love...my Rosie girl...
She was helping me with the laundry...I love her to bits.
Thank you for stopping by,
Rubber Stamps: (Nana's Needlework Sentiments by Nina Brackett for Gina K Designs) (S5100 Woodgrain Pattern) Hero Arts
Cardstock: (Turquoise Mist) Bazzill
Ink: (Onyx Black - VersaFine) Tsukineko (Frost White) ClearSnap
Accents: (Mini Feathers laser cut chipboard) Dusty Attic (enamel dots from The Sweetest Thing collection) MME (paper doily) Etsy (shop now closed)
Trim: (white baker's twine) Stampin' Up!
Tools: (corner rounder punch) WRMK