Hello dear friends and welcome! We had a beautiful, sunny day here today and I spent some time in my flower gardens, which, of course, wore me out. So, I didn't make dinner (Praise God for leftovers!) and I laid on the couch for a couple hours. But, now the second wind has hit and I am ready to post!
I have a card for the challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's where the challenge is to not make a square card. Not a problem, right? Right! Sort of. There's more than 1 way to get from point A to point B. The direct route and any number of scenic routes. Mine was definitely scenic. At least in my head. I started with one idea. Which got me thinking about the pros and cons. Which led to another idea. And another. Until I came up with my card. But then, being the perfectionist that I am, my brain had to keep working out the details til I was happy with it. (And my brain doesn't like heavy duty thinking lately!) First, let me show you the image I chose. She is Sweet Little Avery. I have used her before and she is so adorable!
Don't you just love her? I used my Prismacolor pencils to color her sweet little self. What a cutie! I inked the edges of the image with a SU ink pad and added some pearls. But, remember the scenic route? This isn't just "Not a Square Card". You ready for this?
TA-DA! It's a purse! (Please don't ask how I got from point A to point B. I'm sure I've forgotten all the twists and turns!) I used my new embossing folder from Cuttlebug called Tiny Mosaic. I see great possibilities with this one! The button is from my stash as are all the beads I threaded on some necklace size memory wire. It will keep its curved shape permanently (just like me I'm afraid!). The yellow around the edges is actually bias tape from my stash. I was looking for some Velcro to close the purse (don't ask what happened with the magnets I bought) when I found the bias tape! Score!! I adhered it with my Scortape although the seamstress/quilter in me desperately wanted to sew it on. But given the embossed paper I knew the presser foot would smoosh it (yes, I have smooshed some before!), so I settled for tape. Ready for the inside?
Isn't that DP delicious? Its from a K&Co stack by Susan Winget called Spring Blossom. Can you see how glittery this sheet is? Love it! The sentiment comes from a set I purchased from Papertrey Ink. Their sets come with an empty CD case, a clear label to put on the front and room inside to mount the stamps. They stay neat and clean and I think they're great!
Here's another look at Avery and all that glitter!
Here's the back. That purple box is not part of the purse ;) The button on the front made it tip over and this was the only way it would stay up for it's picture!
I am entering my "card" in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's - Not a Square Card
Shopping Our Stash - Bingo (diagonal from top left corner: yellow, pearls, free, ribbon, pink)
Divas by Design - Tickled Pink
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
I think that's about it. Did you make it through all my ramblings? You deserve a prize for that! Thanks for taking a peek today!
Blessings & Hugs