Good morning!! This week over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge itis week it is the turn of the lovely Anita to set the challenge and she would like you to
Now I had all sorts of ideas for this one, involving making charms with Fimo, but sicky kids put paid to that idea and I went for making my own flowers out of the lovely felt Kerry has in her store... I'll park the fimo idea for another time :-)
I used some lovely papers from the "Its All the Little Things" Fancy Pants pad and a sketch from a few weeks back. And check me out - I paper pieced Shopping Nikki's bags (I never do this, but always admire it on other peoples cards!) The picture hasn't picked it out at all well but I also felt pieced one of the bags with a scrap of felt left over from the flowers.
I love this Marianne Die, and just added some caramel chalk eye round the edge to blend it in with the papers. I also stitched round the edges of all the papers with brown machine embroidery floss. Oooh and the lace is gorgeous on it's own, but this one has a strip of velvet ribbon along the middle, how lush is that!!
In the centre of the flowers are little gems I picked up off the table from a wedding we went to recently. Honestly you wouldn't believe the number of children I had to fight off to get them - in the end I popped them in my clutch bag as they were in danger of being snaffled off the table, by a little love while I went to the buffet :-D. Tusk, kids today :-)
I'm really looking to seeing all the fabulous embellishments you come up with for this challenge - if you have time, why not check out what the rest of the DT have come up with? Links to all their blogs are on the sidebar
Thanks for looking (and reading... honestly I'm not that horrible to small children!!)
P.S. Please can I enter these challenges - thank you :-)