Thursday, April 1, 2010
When I was little I used to crawl up onto the lap of my GG (my great-grandma) and admire the jewelry she always wore, it didn't matter if she was going out that day or not. Oh how she looked so pretty and regal, sitting there in her big leather chair.
The colors for the Embellish Challenge with Stitching were so vintage to me and I used what I remember of GG's jewelry to inspire this card. The layout came from this week's CPS. The latest Creating Keepsakes Magazine was full of ideas this month and they shared that you really could stitch on chipboard-although my wrist and my Janome got quite a work out I really like the subtle results of the aqua thread on the kraft board. I colored around some gems with dark brown to age them a bit and distressed all edges as well. In my mind the flower coupled with the gems resembles a brooch or earring from days gone by. I'm so happy that I went this route for these challenges, and thankful that they triggered such fond memories.
Supplies Used: Georgia Pacific White Cardstock, CM DSP, SU Happy Harmony Stamp Set, Maya Road Chipboard, SU Pretty in Pink Ink and Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan, SU Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel Markers, SU Scallop Border Trim and Corner Rounder Punches, White Satin Ribbon from Offray, Thread