Saturday, July 19, 2014

Guest starring on Jingle Belles this week! :)

Howdy blogging buddies!  This week at Jingle Belles, I am serving as their humble guest star.  Ever since Lauren changed the design of their blog header, I have loved it and I thought, "What wonderful inspiration that would be for a card."  Take a look for yourselves:

Since Stef and Lauren are always kind enough to let their followers make suggestions, I decided to see if they would accept my suggestion of using the blog header for inspiration.  That is, if no one else had given them the idea before.  Luckily for me no one had, so here is my card inspired by the Jingle Belles blog header:

 
I've been wanting to make a card using purple and gray for awhile now...I guess the gray comes from the shading on the white flowers in the header!  I just couldn't do brown and purple, at least not THIS shade of purple.  I used a Silhouette file to cut the flowers, but for some reason the blade would not cut all the way through, so I had to trace the lines with a blade to get them out.  The shading was done with Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord.  I love the effect it gives!  The doily is from stash, and I used homemade shimmer paint to spray thru a snowflake embossabilities plate on the card base.  Dug some bling outta my bling stash and pearls for the flower centers, and the card was done.
 
Please take a look at what Stef and Lauren have created for the "Take a Header" challenge, and I hope you'll be inspired to make something as well!  Thanks for stopping by to have a look, and take care until next time!
 
Can't forget to link this up to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra!
 
~Marie~

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your super creation for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon x

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  2. Great care - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

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