Maricopa is a community just south of Phoenix, AZ partially surrounded by raw desert and American Indian tribal land where wild horses still roam free and John Wayne worked his sprawling Red River Ranch and Cattle Company in bygone days. My husband photographed this horse sculpture near our subdivision’s entrance.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Marge's Monday Card Corner (November, 2010)
I'm so thrilled to have you stop by for my first individual post for Creating Memories in Time. I'll be hosting my Monday Card Corner the 3rd Mondayof each month, my little "corner" of the CMIT Blogwhere I'll share a sketch and card. Each Design Team member will have a separate and unique spot monthly here on our blog, so don't miss any of these exciting upcoming posts! A sketch to me is just a "jumping-off point" for inspiration and can be followed exactly or you can simply be inspired to go off in any direction with the sketch, flipping it/turning it/making it "your own" -- just having fun and being creative!
All supplies used are available at Creating Everlasting Memories EBay Store, except solid CS and stamp. Finished card size is 5"x7". For my snowy BG, I used My Mind's Eye "Signature Christmas", distressing the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink and creating my main focal image using 6 of the 8 dies from QuicKutz Nesting Trees (#DC0016). These dies cut/emboss beautifully and are so fun to play with! I chose 3 complimentary blue-green CS colors, cutting/embossing dies 1-6 (1 being smallest) as follows, beginning with the darkest color: 6 and 3; medium: 5 and 2; light: 4 and 1, as shown below.
My Die Cuts
ZVA Creative Self-Adhesive Pearls (#PE-02CB-110) in soft blue were adhered to my tree layers, gently curving them as I pressed them down and adding a large pearl to the tree top. Next, I assembled the layers by lining up the tree tops, using small foam dots near the bottom of layers for dimension. I ran a long basting stitch through the center of May Arts (C-1-04) "Sheer" 1" Teal Ribbon and ruffled it, adding it to the left side of my card, along with my sentiment and a gorgeous Tim Holtz (TH92873) Idea-ology "Fanciful Button" with small pearl added to it's center. Hope you find some inspiration and create a card after seeing mine today. If you do, leave me a comment/link so I can see yours and thanks so much for stopping by today!