Hey, Joy over on Less Is More is having her first challenge and has asked that we select a person, and one of their creations, that we would like to honour and make something based off of that. There are so many people out there in the crafting world that inspire me and I did not know where to start! So instead of getting "my knickers completely in a knot" I decided to go and take a look at all the fabulous creations I am constantly adding to my Favourites over on Flickr.
And over and over again, no surprise, Sally's cards keep popping up (amongst many others which I will have to make a point of honouring sometime!). Next was trying to choose one of Sally's creations! Well, I cannot sew anything that will never come undone so I could not choose from any of her beautifully sewn creations, but I chose a beautiful card which you can find HERE.
Paper: Dark Chocolate cs (PTI); Neenah Solar White
Ink: Victorian Velvet DI; Viva Pink Glimmer Mist; Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Swiss Dot CB Embossing Folder; Nestabilitie Die; Seam Binding (ribbon); Gems (old stash); Dryer Sheets; Clear EP; Stickles
As you can see, I basicaly CASED this card. That background stamp was a cling stamp I won from Sally herself during a colour challenge she hosted, so what better time to use it!
Ribbons and flowers are not my strong suite when it comes to having to make them, so it was nice to be able to use the seam binding, which I coloured with the glimmer mist spray. The butterfly, after being embossed, was also coloured with the same glimmer mist. Now for something interesting that I came across yesterday. You see that "flower", well, it's made using dryer sheets! Yes, the used ones from the laundry! I guess one can just about recycle anything! Alas, I cannot take credit for this at all, so please visit Gabrielle Pollaco , an awesome scrapbooker with equally awesome tutorials, for how to make this very simple flower! The cut circles were sprayed with Glimmer Mist, the edges were lightly coated with stickles, and when dry, each was mounted on the other with an added gem to finish it off! So easy!
I hope I did you proud Sally! Your work truly inspires me, but more than that, it's the personality that shines through your work, something gentle and caring.
And thank you Joy for hosting this challenge!