Sunday, 9 June 2013

Tuesday Trigger - All Sweetness and Light

Hello!

A new stamp set arrived in my house this past week. It has been very difficult to not sit down and play immediately. But I had to wait until today. The stamp set in question is Mama Elephant's Filigree. Oh my goodness, I'm in love! As I usually do with a new stamp set, I sat down and made a simple card to start with. I made this one in response to the Tuesday Trigger: All Sweetness and Light.
I used Mama Elephant Filigree stamps. Colours are SU! Daffodil Delight and Cameo Coral, and Memento Tuxedo Black.

This is the trigger image. I could just jump in there right now. What a pretty bed! There is so much going on in that photo for inspiration, but as I said, I was keeping it simple.
If I were you, I would expect to see a flurry of Filigree cards appearing on my blog. I will definitely be doing some more playing with this set. It's irresistible!

Today was a bit exciting. I spent the morning at the Brisbane Papercraft Expo with my friend Cassandra and our daughters. I was relatively restrained, although it took quite a bit of willpower to walk past a wall FULL of washi tape. Cassandra's daughter makes magic with distress inks, and so my eldest daughter was inspired. We have started with six inks (and lots of sponges), and she had a lesson with her friend right after the show. She came home a master and promptly gave me a lesson. :-)  I forgot to photograph our work. I'll have to show you another day. It was amazing watching those colours blend as my daughter worked. I know, I'm VERY late to this trend.

While my daughter was having her inking lesson. I was sewing up a case for my Kindle. This one is a prototype, as I have other fabric in mind for the final version. I searched the internet for case tutorials, and found a few different patterns. The one I ended up using was THIS ONE. I still need to add buttons or velcro, but this is it almost done. I will say, I added extra seam allowance when measuring, because I added a batting layer and that added to the bulk of the seams. I also added an extra layer of fabric inside (as well as interfacing) to toughen it all up, because my pretty outer fabric is fine Japanese cotton lawn (super soft).

That's probably enough words and pictures for you today.

Thanks for visiting me! I hope I'll be back again soon with something else to show you.

Michelle
xxx

15 comments:

Janet Zeppa said...

That is a gorgeous stamp and your card is beautiful!!
You did an awesome job with your sewing project too!

Kara said...

Awesome case!! Can't wait to see the fabric you chose for the "real" one. Lovely card too!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Very pretty! I love how you simplified that busy scene into a lovely CAS card!

Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous...love the delicate detail of those stamps! beautiful...and your Kindle case = AMAZING!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michelle your card is fabulous, what a beautiful take on the trigger. Love your Kindle case, I wonder if it could be modified for my Kobo...Hmm. Happy Sunday!

Helen F. said...

What a gorgeous card, Michelle! You picked up the TT colors beautifully. AND, your Kindle case is fabulous!
Have a wonderful Sunday :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the fabric choice for your Kindle case -- well done!! :)

Joyce said...

Lots of eye candy today, so thanks. Your Trigger card is gorgeous, and I just love your Kindle case. Now, my kindle wants a hand sewn case.

Cassandra said...

Glad daughter No.1 had fun, they had such a lovely time together, albeit short. Beautiful card and love the colours.

Love the Kindle cover, think I'll pin that photo because the fabric is so gorgeous (card inspiration?)

Jacquie Southas said...

You really have captured the feel of the trigger photo in this stunning card!

Lindsay said...

LOVE! What a great CAS card!

fun stamping said...

So pretty - I like the shading on your stamp!

Julie said...

Great job with this challenge, I love the inking technique you used for that stamp!

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Wow, love the case you made and that fabric is beautiful. Your card is amazing too...love what you did with those colors, stunning.