Saturday, April 26, 2014
Lacy Sunshine Make it Feminine
Here's a card for the Lacy Sunshine Make it Feminine Challenge for all you April Birthday girls out there (like me!) Gotta say, the first time I looked up the flower for April I was SOOO disappointed. Sweet peas in the garden can be such a tangled mess, but the Pleasanton Farmer's Market sells them in big bunches and although they don't last all that long, they make a gorgeous bouquet. I'm cutting it close again because I've had to craft ahead this week on DT projects because I'm going on a little birthday trip. Sorry about the lighting. The sun is going in and out and casting all kinds of shadows but I've got to get this posted.
Tomorrow is MY birthday and I've gotta say I'm not all that thrilled about it. Some milestones are best forgotten. LOL But I do have to admit that coloring this adorable Lacy Sunshine Sweet Pea digi (available in the Flower Pot Pretties section of the Shop) did boost my mood a bit. She's colored with Copics in my FAVE sweet pea shades.
I was thrilled to use my new Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles to make this easel card. The lacy edges are sooo feminine, don'tcha think? Just happened to have some silk sweet peas in my stash, too. the sentiment is computer generated and cut with Spellbinders Fancy Labels that I trimmed a bit to fit. The DP is SEI Promise 6x6 stack. When I cut the circle for the top I didn't even check if I had more for the base. Turned out I didn't, but I did have enough to cut a partial circle from the piece I had. By popping it, it worked perfectly to hold the easel open. Now that's serendipity for sure!
I'm also adding this to the CMC Birthday Challenge, the Cut it Up Birthday Challenge, the Fairytale Cute Only Challenge, Di's Designs Birthday Challenge, Craftitude ATG Spring/or Easter, Paper Crafting Journey Make an Easel Card, Digi Stamps4Joy Easter or Spring, Handmade Harbor Birthday or Best Wishes, One Sweet Challenge Ringing in Spring and Really Reasonable Ribbon Monochromatic and Ribbon.