Friday, December 30, 2011

My Eight-Hour Card.....No, Really!

Hello there and thanks for stopping by!  I have a great post for you today!  First, I have a great card (and it truly did take me 8 hours to make this card.  I don't know why, but it did.  I had fun so that's all that matters right?) using an image from Krista Smith of Saturated Canary.  But I also have a great prop in my pictures that I made following this tutorial by Karin over at Creative Chaos.  I just discovered her blog and she is talented, funny, creative and AMAZING!  I have spent as much time on her blog as I have on Pinterest lately (and that's saying alot!).  Go check out her blog.  She has made me laugh many times.  Makes me wish I lived in the southwest so I had a better chance of meeting her!  OK, enough of me, check this out:

Karin makes the most amazing Crepe Paper Trees.  (This is my tree, not Karin's.  Her's have more embellishments and are soooo pretty!)  I've made one and can't wait to get more crepe paper, pink, turquoise and whatever else strikes my fancy!  Thankfully the crepe paper perfectly matched my cardstock for today!  I was trying to figure out how to work my tree into my post and it worked itself out!

So, my image is A Winter Ragamuffin.  I've used her before, I know, but she is so cute and I couldn't resist.  And I am so impressed that my husband and oldest son (Oren) both recognized that I had used her recently!  They earned some serious brownie points let me tell you!!  lol  I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  I added plenty of glitter to the snowman and snow.  I used glue and German Glass Glitter from Wild Orchid on the edges.  The metal filigree is from my local craft store.

The DP is MME (Deena's Penny Lane).  Now that the card is done it looks kind of like a circus!  It's so bright and fun!  The pink fabric on the left is a piece of needlework linen.  I used to do a lot of stitching and I could never throw away the small strips that I would cut off the piece when I was making an ornament.  After all, you pay for that stuff by the square inch!  So, I have a whole box of scraps.  I got the idea from Iulia at My Adored Adorables.  She has such beautiful cards!  She made this great box and put some brown fabric behind the image.  To me it looks like a piece of large count evenweave fabric.  I tucked that thought away and decided to use it on this card.  The beads are all in my daughter's stash which now abides permanently in my sewing room.)  It really should be called my studio but old habits are hard to break!

The beautiful flowers are all from Wild Orchid.  I added Stickles to bling them up a bit.  The large blue rose is so beautiful!  So glad I ordered them this time!

Here's the inside.  I used a small snowflake punch and added small pearls to the centers.  I isolated the snowman from the image and printed him on the writing panel.  He got a glitter treatment also.  :)

I'm entering my card in the following challenge:
Saturated Canary - Christmas/Winter

That's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Gorgeous colour combo Michelle and I love the tree...might have a go at making one myself!
    Thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenges!xx

  2. Your tree looks adorable!