I am still giddy that Jen asked me to be a part of her SFYTT team. She is such a sweetie! I had *so* much fun with this sketch. I knew that I wanted to use my new "Tea Party" DSP from SU!, but I don't have the coordinating set, so I had to get creative. This particular paper reminds me of fabric, so I decided to go for a *Grandma's Button Box* kindof a feel. I stitched around the perimeter of the green piece and then repeated the stitching up on the top strip, but replacing the straight stitch for a zig-zag. I knew I wanted each circle to have a bit of depth and dimension, so I used different colors and elements for each one, but keeping it cohesive. If you look closely on the green butterfly, you can see a tiny button. I have had these for about a decade and this is something that I *definitely* have been hoarding. I have never been able to find buttons that small since.
I used the sentiment from Verve's Filigree Fantasy set. I think it pulled it all together nicely. The tiny butterflies have Martha Stewart pearl gems in the center. I used my 1 1/4 inch and 1 3/8 inch circle punches from SU! for the circles and my Martha Stewart punches for the butterflies and flowers. I used buttons from my stash and a bit of crochet thread for the buttons. Everything is secured to it's circle using either liquid glue or glue dots. I had *so* much fun making this card. Even though I am exhausted, it is so relaxing being able to sit and create.
This is such a fun sketch! I hope you will all get a chance to play. You can check out the other fab creations from the rest of the gals:Jen and KirstenAmy Shannan Carole Susan Amy . They always blow me away with their creations so you will want to make a stop at each of their blogs! Thanks for fluttering by!
ETA: I am still having major issues! ughhh!
Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts, Filigree FantasyPaper: PTI White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Tea Party DSPInk: Basic Brown, Antique Linen Distress Ink by RangerAccessories: 1 1/4 inch and 1 3/8 inch circle punches, Scallop Edge Punch, Sewing Machine and Thread, Tiny buttons from Magic Scraps, Buttons from my stash, Crochet Thread, Butterfly and flower punch, pearl gem stickers from Martha Stewart, glue Dots, liquid glue, Satin Ribbon from Club Wed (Target), foam squares, dimensionals