Friday, March 26, 2010

some inspiration

Hey, everyone. I know I haven't been posting much. I've been working a lot on bits of fabric. I am trying to get all the little pieces out of my stash, press them and cut them into squares (mostly) of various sizes, depending on how big they are to start with. I love scrap quilts, so that's where these are destined to go. Right now I have no definite plans for them - just trying to make some headway into my stash and make it more organized. I didn't realize how much work this was going to be and how very slow my progress is. But I'll keep at it, because it needs to get done. I have way too much fabric. Unfortunately this process requires being spread out on a table and so works best when I'm home alone during the day.

I've also been working on crocheting some edgings to use on cards, but haven't gotten very far on that.

I haven't been stamping much, but when I saw the inspiration challenge on SCS posted tonight, I decided to do it, since the rest of the family was at the athletic club playing wallyball. I used the Moonflower Bath Salts Envelope as my inspiration.

I stamped the big flower from fabulous flowers (SU) in elegant eggplant on vanilla, and then masked it. I used a flourish from hero arts, which I embossed in gold and another flourish from Rubbernecker stamped in eggplant.

Then I sponged rich razzleberry in a circular motion to get a lot of color on the cardstock.

The verse is stamped in black stazon.

I layered the piece on brushed gold, added some brads and gold cording and then adhered it to an elegant eggplant card base. The card went together very quickly, which was good, since I wanted to be finished before the family returned.

I appreciate you stopping by. Have a great weekend.


Starla said...

This turned out lovely!!

seamom said...

I like that card! The big flower and the flourish and the colors, and finally that awesome scripture. I really like this!

Susan (rainy) said...

Melody this is exquisite! Seriously it is one of the most beautiful elegant cards... EVER!!

Diane aka cameldiva said...

Lovely card, Melody!!
you really did a great job. I have been contemplating delving into my stash as well and starting a quilt. problem is I have a couple of unfinished ones to try and get done first.... Is this a common affliction for quilters? I am a fairly new quilter...

aka suska said...

My favourite prayer and the card is exquisite!