Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Meet Me in Paris

The January 2017 DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge uses this sketch:

I used papers from the DCWV Meet Me in Paris stack.  I embossed the pink paper  with a Darice embossing folder featuring French images.  I used Ranger Distress Ink Victorian Velvet to emhance the raised images created by the embossing folder.  I used dies from China to cut the flowers and a Memory Box die to cut out the butterflies.  The leaves were cut with a C. C. Designs die.  The center of the flower is a pink half pearl.  For the horizontal strip I used black cardstock with an overlay of glittered pink adhesive lace.  

Thanks for visiting my blog........Paulette

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tags for CHA


 I love doing the monthly Stack-aholic Challenges on the DCWV Facebook page and blog.  Next weekend is CHA in Phoenix.  Megan of DCWV posted a call on Facebook asking for volunteers to send in some tags for a board that will be on display at CHA.  Here are the criteria she posted:

As part of our booth display this year, we are hoping to put together a wall of tags that shows (either with words, pictures, or other art) “Why do I create?” and/or “
What makes me a Maker?” We would LOVE to get a tag from you showing this and how it relates to you! The tag size is 2-3/8”x4-3/4” (6cmx12cm).  If you want to make more than one even, that would be great too!  

I had so many ideas that I ended up making 5 tags.  They will be going in the mail tomorrow...wish I could be going with them....

Thanks for stopping by................................Paulette

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Inspired By Alexander McQueen

Every Saturday on Splitcoaststampers there is an Inspiration Challenge.  This week's challenge uses the gorgeous dresses on this tumblr site called "i don't wear dresses."

I need a sympathy card for the mother of a friend who passed away this week. Ruth was 95 years old and a most gracious and beautiful woman. This dress by Alexander McQueen was my inspiration for the die I used to frame my design. The delicate floral spray reminds me of Ruth...she was a petite and frail woman who weighed only 78 lbs. I used the Tattered Lace floral die and cut several copies and cut them apart to fashion my design.  I added some half pearls as embellishments.

I am entering this card in the Dies R Us #64 Anything Goes Challenge.