Friday 30 September 2011

Delightfully Random friendship card


I have been wanting to make this card in response to the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World ever since the Delightfully Random trigger photo was released.  I have mulled over ideas, but always came back to this gingham fabric, which I was envisioning as a picnic blanket in my card.

Here is the trigger photo:
Lovely, isn't it?

And here is my card:
I have created a thrown-down picnic blanket, and a flower for my field in which I am picnic-ing. *smile*  My little flower is actually a twine pom-pom, which I created around a fork (the idea for which I found on Pinterest). I frayed the edges of my fabric to create a tasselled edge on the blanket. I sponged the vanilla panel in pink and blue and then spritzed it with shimmer mist.  And I did a little sewing (don't look too close).

The card has lovely depth, it will definitely be a hand-delivery card, this one.
What I used:
Card: SU! Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Real Red
Stamp: Janes Doodles Pretty Peonies (sentiment)

Not my usual style. It is a hit with my girls, so I'm happy.

Before I go, I thought I'd show you a card my 8 year old daughter made up yesterday. I was working on something else and didn't even look until it was finished. I really love the way she's put the images and the sentiment together, and I think I'm going to steal her colour scheme for something similar on a card of my own. :-)  It is a little card, but very cute:

So, do you like my pom-pom flower?  What do you think?



Jenny said...

I love the whole summery feel and the material just looks fab too :) The twine pom pom is rather cute...I will have to try it too :)
Your daughters card is pretty, she definitely has a flair for card-making :)
Jenny x

Chunyuan said...

Great take of the trigger. Love your use of fabric. Your daughter is quite a talented card-maker

Donelda said...

Michelle, you did wonders with the inspiration image. I adore your picnic blanket and a cool idea to make a pompom into the flower!! And your daughter's card is awesome! She clearly has her mother's talent!!

Anonymous said...

The twine flower is great -- love the picnic blanket, too.

Teresa Kline said...

super adorable, I too luv the gingham...hope you have a great weekend!

enjoy *~*