Saturday, November 19, 2011
Are you with me when I say that sometimes when you are feeling blue it is nice to receive an encouraging email? Especially in this crafting/blogging community from a nice, talented and successful designer? Virginia is celebrating a big milestone birthday soon and I just wanted to wish her a very Happy Birthday because she is a sweetheart and totally deserves a great day! I remember that email from her. In fact, I still have it. If you ever need a laugh or some great eye candy, stop by her blog, Yes, Virginia.
The inspiration for my card came from a photograph posted by another talented crafter and blogger, Barb from Kinsale Creations for a little challenge she is having. I was drawn to the colors, the damask and the overall sophistication and elegance of the place setting.
I chose to go with a damask embossed background panel for The Pink Elephant Challenge, but then decided that I needed to ramp up the embossing a little so I created my own shimmery paper. I love how it turned out!
And, one other thing...May Arts has teamed up with Echo Park Paper this past week and I've got my take (and tutorial) on how to transform a common household item into a cool holiday display. I'd love for you to stop by, there are great prizes up for grabs too!