15 Dec 2007

Crazy for Paisley!

Today's challenge on SCS was an Inspiration Challenge, the idea this week being to look at the picture and get some sort of inspiration.

Well, I took one look at the picture which is here, and I LOVED IT!!

Oh my goodness, I could have jumped through my computer and hugged that dish set.
It is freakin' beautiful!!!.....however, I am guessing that I am just going to have to settle for being inspired by it......hmph.....(as Stamping Bella would say)

Paisley, Paisley PAISLEY!! I chose to be inspired by the paisley.

I have loved paisley since my mom made me a midi (calf length) skirt out of purple paisley when I was 15 years old- no kidding!!

I wore it when she married my step-dad....there should even be a picture around somewhere, I mean it WAS a wedding.....if I can find one I will post it.

I also remember wrecking it later by trying to hem it up myself to a mini skirt. The hem looked like TOILET PAPER ROLLS had been stuffed all around it!! .......ROFL!!!.....I never could sew!!

Anyway, I stamped Technique Tuesday, Crazy for Paisley all over Papertrey Ink white cardstock, and trimmed it to 4" x 5 1/4", just a 1/4" smaller than card size - so I could mount it on MORE cardstock....

I colored the background with copics and then the paisley's (if that is a word) with what I thought was inspiring!!

I cut out the scalloped circles with my nestabilites and stamped the "B" for Bonnie (me) with Papertrey Ink Trajan Monogram, and surrounded it with Papertrey Ink Border and Corners - Circle.

There is ALWAYS the question on Papertrey Ink "What is the proper initial to use for a monogram? First or last initial?"

After doing a bit of research, I found that "The Monogram Page" says in essence, that any one of the initials is correct, so, do it whichever dang way you want!! So I chose to use my first initial....

I glued some white ribbon to the paisley paper and attached it to the turquoise cardstock. Then I popped up the scalloped circles and stamped image with dimensionals. I tied another piece of white ribbon around the original ribbon (because I always only glue the ribbon at the back in case I want to add a bow - or half bow - or whatever you call that tie thingy.... phhthh!!)

There was a lot of coloring in this card!! But it turned out quite pretty (and bright!)

It is snowing like the dickens here!! (I think that means it is a LOT of snow) We are supposed to get a BIG storm in southern Ontario so hopefully we can dig out and get to church in the morning.

This time of year our church is at 11:30 am so they MAY have the roads cleared out by then. Our church is part of a 3-point charge, which means that our minister has 3 churches to preach in every Sunday.....she does a lot of driving - AND talking!! 9:00 am, 10:15 am, and 11:30 am. Only fifteen minutes of (probably nutso) driving in between each service!!

Off to watch the snow come down!!


1 comment:

  1. Marcie S.10:09

    Wow! I LUV your colouring of the paisley's (it's a word now!). And the monogram looks great on the scalloped circles...must be a new set- you haven't mentioned it before! :)


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